Oberlin College appeal tries to turn criminal into the victim

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Allyn Gibson Sr. talking with children outside his Oberlin, Ohio, store. Appeal of court decision against Oberlin College officials deepens race-baiting smear campaign against Gibsons family.

Perpetuating their smear campaign against the Gibson family who own a small bakery, Oberlin College asked the Ohio Court of Appeals June 5 to overturn a 2019 jury verdict finding the college and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo guilty of…


Judge backs Gibsons in fight over privacy rights

Vol. 84/No. 20 - May 25, 2020

For more than three years Oberlin College has pursued a vicious race-baiting smear campaign against the Gibson family in the Ohio college town. The family, which owns Gibson’s bakery shop, have won wide working-class support in the area and all…


Gibsons fight Oberlin College ‘racism’ smears

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019

The Gibson family, owners of a bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, won a multimillion dollar libel suit last June against Oberlin College over its race-baiting slanders against them. Since then the college has appealed the $31 million verdict and has engaged…


Bakery owner who won victory against college dies

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

David Gibson, a co-owner of Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, died at his home Nov. 16. He was 65 years old and had been battling pancreatic cancer. Gibson was a plaintiff in the family’s lawsuit earlier this year when the…


Stakes in Gibsons’ fight against Oberlin College smear campaign

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019
Gibson family members celebrate June court victory over Oberlin “racism” libel campaign.

The stakes are growing for the political rights of the working class in the landmark Ohio court battle won June 7 by the Gibsons, the family owners of a local bakery, against a malicious smear campaign by senior Oberlin College…


Oberlin appeals court victory by bakery in college’s smear campaign

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019

Oberlin College’s administration is stepping up its campaign to reverse a victory for working people against class privilege and slanderous race-baiting. The Board of Trustees announced Oct. 8 it was filing an appeal against the jury verdict that led to…


Oberlin College keeps up drive to crush the Gibsons

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

Despite a unanimous jury verdict finding Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo guilty of libeling father and son Allyn W. and David Gibson, and their bakery, as racist, officials of the liberal arts school continue to go after…


Gibson’s bakery scores another victory against Oberlin attacks

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019

In a victory for the Gibson family and working people, Lorraine County, Ohio, Judge John Miraldi Sept. 9 denied motions by Oberlin College asking him to either grant them a new trial or overturn the jury verdict finding the college…


Oberlin College demands judge overturn victory won by bakery

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

Lawyers for Oberlin College filed post-trial motions Aug. 14 seeking to quash the trial verdict that found the college and its dean of students and vice president, Meredith Raimondo, guilty of slandering and wreaking damage on Gibson’s bakery. The family-run…


Gibson family vows to continue their fight

Vol. 83/No. 30 - August 19, 2019

“It’s become clear that the fight’s not over,” David Gibson said in a video posted to Facebook Aug. 6. Gibson is one of the owners of a family-run bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, who won a lawsuit in June against Oberlin…