To the editors:
Just a short footnote to Michael Miner’s article regarding local coverage of Amoco’s joint venture with Burma’s military junta [Hot Type, September 17].
The article mentioned that the only local print coverage we (the Chicago Coalition for a Democratic Burma) knew about were Frederick Lowe’s articles in the Sun-Times and those in the Heartland Journal. This is correct and also applies to TV and radio with one notable exception–Sondra Gair on WBEZ.
She always has been open to interviewing people knowledgeable about Burma. And I’m sure she would be more than willing to interview anyone from Amoco who could come up with one justifiable reason for their investment in Burma. Chicago deserves better from their largest corporation.
Chicago Coalition for a Democratic Burma