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Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:53 PM

Those Damned Hippies. They're Saving the Post Office.

Those Damned Hippies. They're Saving the Post Office.

by jpmassar

Yup. Hippies. Straight out of the 60's, looking oddly like grandparents these days. Hardcore labor unionists. Harscrabble activists. Street kids. Cal students. Throw in a few of Berkeley's famous homeless and They may think it's a movement (as Arlo famously put it). A movement to save the Berkeley Post Office and stop the Privatization of our Commons.



One hundred plus people rallied at the downtown Berkeley Post Office yesterday, celebrating 15 days of successful Occupation organized by an activist coalition from Save the Berkeley Post Office and Strike Debt Bay Area.

We're fighting to stop the sale of the Berkeley Post Office. We're trying to call attention to the seemingly inexorable push to privatize and de-unionize the entire Post Office, just one instance of the more general goal of privatization across the board - from education to Social Security, from Medicare to owning the roads. (For more on these issues and the Occupation see the articles referenced in Background etal at the end of this picture essay).

Let's start with the basics: Why Are They There?




Read more:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/11/1230418/-Those-Damned-Hippies-They-re-Saving-the-Post-Office?detail=action

Great stuff! Photos, tweets, etc




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marble falls Aug 2013 OP
Blue Owl Aug 2013 #1
Fuddnik Aug 2013 #2
silvershadow Aug 2013 #3
sulphurdunn Aug 2013 #4
edbermac Aug 2013 #5
marble falls Aug 2013 #9
bvar22 Aug 2013 #6
malthaussen Aug 2013 #11
Overseas Aug 2013 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2013 #8
marble falls Aug 2013 #10

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 07:17 PM

1. Time for a good ol-fashioned stamp-out

As in stamp out the GOP's sinister plan to ruin the USPS!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

2. You mean GOP-Third Way sinister plan.

Execution orders introduced into Senate by Sen. Carper (D) and Sen. Coburn (R).

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014557221

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. Carper, huh? When is he up? nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:33 PM

4. Bless their hearts,

but I wonder how much money they paid in bribes to politicians last year? UPS and FedEx handed out lots of it.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:35 PM

5. Of course! You can't email weed, can you?

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Response to edbermac (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:37 PM

9. No, but if you leave it in a paper bag with a star drawn on it by the water fountain, I'll take ...

care of it for you. Non es problemo.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:39 PM

6. The Privatization of OUR Commons

...has been a non-stop Bi-Partisan "Everything MUST GO" Re-Distribution of our common assets to the 1% Ownership Class since the Reagan Years.

It is part of the NeoLiberal Economic Doctrine, which is really just a fancier new name for the Old Conservative Trickle Down Economics.
Since BOTH major Political Parties practice what was once called "Voo Doo Economics", The White House, Senate, and House can change hands with virtually NO Disruption of the flow of wealth FROM the Working Class TO the 1%.
QED

They even invented a brand new GOD to replace the OLD god who wanted us to be kind to the poor.
Like the Old God, our New GOD is all-powerful and INVISIBLE too!
All Hail The Giant Invisible Hand!!!




The Graven Image on the altar
of the Church of the Invisible Hand.





You will know them by their WORKS.


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Response to bvar22 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 09:42 AM

11. Somehow, that pic reminds me of the Golden Calf...

... thought all those guys were supposed to be xians.

"Thou shalt have no other god before me."

-- Mal

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:42 PM

7. K&R. Yes please!

Thank you for your efforts! I love the USPS. Something wonderful I get for my tax dollars.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:50 PM

8. DU Rec

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:40 PM

10. Anyone who thonks the USPOos not a good thing hasn't had to deal with mail, say in Bangala Desh ....

or France, or Canada or Mexico for example.

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