[Editor's Note: The writer was an anti-war organizer in the '60s and a defendant in the Seattle 7 Conspiracy Trial. He now works in energy conservation.]
The Executive Committee of the Seattle Community Council Federation wishes to express our appreciation to you for your very fine articles, "Unhappy Landings" and "Good Health Takes Flight in Airport Communities" that appeared in the February/March issue (WFP issue 20). They were very insightful, presented information that the public ought to know, and reflected careful in-depth research. They showed the importance to our community of reading the alternative press in order to understand different perspectives on a major issue.
Good Job II
I recently came across a copy of the Free Press and was very excited about the type of news coverage, stories, events and ideas expressed in the paper. I really enjoyed the Special Report on "The Brave New Economy" (WFP issue 21). It was an excellent, in-depth report on our current global economy and how it affects the common worker. I have worked for the Seattle Times in the P&A department for about seven years and always assumed that we had a great newspaper serving the people. But radical ideas and issues were always ignored by our press. The Free Press is more truthful and reveals the real facts which big newspapers refuse to cover. I remember the radical newspaper movement back in the late '60s. Living in the Los Angeles area back then was an exciting time to witness. There were more small radical newspapers then than now. It is good to see this movement alive in the '90s. Most people want to hear the truth concerning an important issue affecting them. The Free Press is on target. Keep up the good job.