CP is MIA
I'm surprised at City Paper's failure to cover the marches and rallies protesting Israel's brutal attack on Gaza. This war resulted in the deaths of 1,285 Palestinians, 280 of whom were children. Many diverse groups from Pittsburgh's peace and social-justice community joined with the Pittsburgh Palestinian Solidarity Committee and Pitt Students for Justice in Palestine to show their outrage over this heinous act. CP has always done a great job reporting news the mainstream media does not cover, but even the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review had photos, letters and news articles about these important events. Despite the air of "Hope and Change" that has swept across the country, our newly elected administration must be pushed to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the occupation of Gaza by Israel. We will continue to organize around the issues. Hopefully CP will continue reporting the voices from the streets.
-- Francine Porter
Coordinator, CODEPINK PITTSBURGH Women for Peace