Protesters continue occupation as sale of Berkeley post office falls through

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Michael Drummond/Senior Staff

Local developer Hudson McDonald failed to reach an agreement regarding the sale of the Downtown Berkeley post office last week, after months of negotiations and prolonged community protest. Despite termination of the sale and recent police intervention, some protesters remain outside the building on Milvia Street and Allston Way after more than a month of occupation.
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Nader’s post office speech fails to deliver

Citizen Ralph Nader, the champion of the Consumer Product Safety Administration, the Environmental Safety Administration and the Freedom of Information Act, came to the steps of the Downtown Berkeley Post Office yesterday to give a pep talk to the volunteer defenders of our public postal service. Some 300 listened as
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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.
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Congress calls for USPS to suspend sales of historic post offices

In response to the controversy surrounding the U.S. Postal Service’s efforts to sell the Berkeley post office and other historic post offices across the country, Congress called for the sales to be suspended in its recently passed $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. After the Postal Service announced its intent to
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