Thursday, May 3. According to a level 5 prisoner participating in the hunger strike at Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) there are forty-eight (48) prisoners who have refused nine meals and should be officially recognized as on hunger strike. Warden Bobby refused to comment or return calls requesting information about the hunger strike.
The prisoner's demands include the following:
1. Lower commissary prices. One striker writes: "Commissary items are permitted to be marked up.to 35% above retail, while many of us receive only $8 a month."
Cece McDonald is a 23 year old black trans woman who was with friends one summer night in 2011 in Minneapolis, MN when she and her friends were attacked by white people who were obviously racist and transphobic, based on a swastika tattoo and language used that night. The fight left Cece severely wounded by a glass to her face and one of the attackers dead.
As the World Bank promoted its Seven Principles of Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) at its annual conference in Washington D.C. from April 23-26, food sovereignty activists with Via Campesina, National Family Farm Coalition, and other groups called attention to the bank’s role in land grabs.
OSU students and allies staged a sit-in at the Ohio State Student Union on Friday, April 6, 2012 in response to recent hate crimes at the university and in the surrounding community. They have three main demands:
A group of about 25 protesters, who gathered to walk to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) division of Mineral Resouces Management(MRM) in Columbus, were stopped outside of the security gate of the state facility's complex on Wednesday, at approximately 11:00am. The small group was met on the grounds by three Columbus police cruisers and a "paddy wagon". A security spokesperson for ODNR met the group, and designated an area where they could remain to assemble the protest outside of the security gate. The group, led by Ohio residents Ben Shapiro and Jonathan Sidney, demanded that they be allowed to enter ODNR property, which is public property, to present their demands to Chief Simmers, the chief of the MRM division. The ODNR security spokespers