[Ppnews] Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb have started their hunger strike

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Wed Jan 5 15:06:32 EST 2011


Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb have started their hunger strike

Dear family, friends and supporters of the Lucasville uprising prisoners,

I am not aware of all of the factors that went into their decisions, 
but I have been informed that rather than waiting as previously 
planned, Hasan and Jason Robb have joined the hunger strike. I 
received a letter from Hasan today stating that the warden and deputy 
warden of OSP were questioning him about his plans to go on the 
hunger strike based on information they had gleaned from the 
internet, and that may have influenced their decisions. I think the 
tremendous outpouring of support from all corners of the globe and 
all across this country has strengthened their resolve. There has 
also been phenomenal media interest with an op-ed piece by Denis 
O'Hearn in the Youngstown Vindicator, interviews of Staughton Lynd by 
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and by KPFA, and an interview of Denis 
O'Hearn by WBAI. Both Denis and Staughton are frequent visitors of 
the prisoners. Denis wrote the biography of Irish hunger striker 
Bobby Sands entitled, "Nothing But an Unfinished Song." Staughton 
wrote the definitive book on the 1993 rebellion entitled, 
"Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising." He and his wife 
Alice were the attorneys in a class action lawsuit against OSP.

Please keep putting the word out about the rally at the entrance 
gates to OSP in Youngstown at 1:00 on Saturday, Jan.15, Dr.  Martin 
Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. We are trying to coordinate car pools 
and a car caravan from Cleveland. The 7-person van is filling up 
fast. We need other people with cars who know they are going to this 
rally and who have space in their car to contact us because lots of 
people need rides.

Contact lucasvillefreedom at gmail.com or call 216-571-2518.

Send the attached flyer around to everyone you think might be 
interested and print it out and post it in coffee shops, barber 
shops, laudromats, libraries, supermarkets, you name it. Buy poster 
board and markers and start making signs. If we have enough signs and 
banners, the prisoners will be able to see us from their windows and 
they will be so thrilled. Carloads of supporters are planning to 
drive in from other states. Let's show them what Ohio activists can do!

Let's mobilize and make it big!

Sharon Danann
for the Lucasville Uprising Freedom Network

  Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb have started their hunger strike





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