Sunday, June 17th, 2012, Youngstown, OH- Last Friday, Jason Robb a death
sentenced prisoner at Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) suspended his hunger
strike demanding transfer to death row at Chillicothe Correctional. Jason's
description of his meeting with Warden David Bobby is below.
"On the 15th of June I met with the Warden and Deputy Warden. During this
meeting I raised the issue that no one had been able to tell me what I
could do to move from isolation to death row at chillicothe. The Warden
explained that throughout Ohio's control units they had been setting up a
step-down program so inmates could work their way to general population. I
explained that this was not the case for death row inmates in Ohio control
[Photo, the bloodied bed of Fred Hampton, Chicago Black Panther Party leader murdered in his sleep in a joint operation of the Chicago Police and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. In 1968 J. Edgar Hoover infamously declared, "The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."]
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, one of the most significant pieces of domestic legislation in the United States since the New Deal of the 1930s. The Act outlawed discrimination based on race, religion or national origin in public places including hotels, restaurants and theaters. It also required equal employment opportunities to be provided by employers and laid the groundwork for passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jason Robb on Hunger Strike Demanding Transfer to Death Row.
I attempted to attach a picture to Tom's email on the email list that shows how I add pictures to my articles. Unfortunately, it ended up in a moderation queue. So, I'll add it here instead. Click on the picture below to see it full-size.
I don't have to change whether it's "Filtered HTML" or not to add a picture. To add some HTML features, I need to edit the full HTML directly in order to make it look decent. But, for adding pictures, all I need to do is what I've described in the attached picture.
Let me know if you still have other questions and I'll see what I can do.
About 240 hourly workers are on strike at the Husky Energy Inc. oil refinery in Lima, OH. USW Local 624 and Husky Energy failed to reach a contract agreement. Workers took to the picket lines May 25, 2012. The union and Husky could not come to terms in regards to working conditions, safety and use of personal time. Husky maintains that the company needs to reduce a "higher-than-standard" absenteeism rate. Salaried workers are currently maintaining the 155,000-barrels-a-day output of the refinery. Despite quiet, peaceful picket lines, Husky is paying for police presence during the strike.
If one were to honestly assess Occupy's current strengths and weaknesses as a movement, confusion must be the inevitable result. This is because Occupy is not one movement, but an umbrella term that encompasses several different groups that have varied aims, organizational structures, and gaping theoretical differences.
Occupy may not be dead, but its power as a powerful social movement has surely been splintered into a dozen or so mini-movements. For example, a good, broad definition of a social movement is a large group of people who collectively try to achieve certain agreed on goals.