We have no choice in the sale of buildings

As this paper and most other news organizations have reported, the U.S. Postal Service is in a financial crisis that necessitates the passage of comprehensive postal reform legislation to return the organization to sound financial footing now and for the future. Read More…

Death Mail Tax

Taxing email? We can’t make this stuff up!

Just in case you haven’t managed to fully comprehend the meaning of the word “sequester” over the last few months – and years, really – of partisan bickering, it has massive financial implications for the entire country, and more importantly, Berkeley. While Mitt Romney’s favorite “Sesame Street” hasn’t been put Read More…

USPS

Post office sale is a surrender to corporate interests

The selling off of the U.S. Postal Service properties is the latest example of the movement to corporatize what’s left of the public sector. It comes in a long line of privatization efforts — from shrinking the public school system to expanding the prison system to contracting out the U.S. military. Read More…