Arch City ARA is pleased to announce that we will be holding the Anti-Racist Action Network's 18th annual conference this year in our hometown of Columbus, OH during October 12th-15th . The conference will include ARA's annual plenary, caucuses, and discussion on current issues facing antifascists. All said events will be held privately.
Currently, the Columbus City Council is considering Ordinance 1386-2012, proposed on June 14, 2012 and apparently scheduled to be voted on at the meeting this coming Monday, July 16, 2012 (the agenda hasn't been posted on their website at the time of this writing so all I have is this -- UPDATE: Apparently, the vote will not be held on the 16th as the emergency language in the proposed legislation was removed.
Here is a link to a video shot at the anti-fracking rally by Peace General Bruce - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrPDFubVMJI&feature=youtu.be
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."]