(In lieu of the normal arts blogging I'm posting my photographs of yesterday's protest in Braddock, Pa. For this purpose the pictures are minimally, if at all, edited.)
This evening the 104 year-old Braddock Hospital will close. It will not close because it's unneeded but because the local healthcare near-monopoly, the "non-profit" University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has decided that its non-profit profits can be better served by building and operating facilities in Palermo, Dublin, and of all places, a soon-to-be-built and largely-redundant facility in Monroeville, Pa. About 200 people came out on one of the coldest days of the winter.
Braddock resident Tony Buba (IMDB) observes the crowd.
significantly higher than the industry average. Not bad for the chief of a "non-profit".