Portlanders Kicked, Arrested for Protesting Post Office Privatization

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Calling themselves “postal protectors,” 15 activists gathered in the lobby of the main post office in downtown Portland, Oregon, Tuesday, holding signs protesting postal privatization. Seven were arrested while attempting to negotiate a meeting with District Manager Erica Brix.  Read more.

Getting the facts straight on the Redlands post office

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Citizen Karlie Miller has been fighting to save the historic post office in Redlands, California, since last spring (as reported in this post from May).  Unfortunately, she often finds herself not fighting just the post office.  There are folks in town who want to buy the building and turn it into a museum, so she has to contend with them, … Read More

Milton Friedman and the US Postal Service

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There's a great piece on Daily Kos dismantling an article by Milton Friedman about the postal monopoly.  It takes Friedman to task for errors of omission and commission and everything else, and it gives a very interesting short history of the Pony Express and other chapters in the history of the post office.  Read more.

Aripeka FL post office to reopen

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The post office in Aripeka, Florida, closed in September for an emergency suspension over a lease issue.  The elderly landlady, though a long-time promoter of the post office, wouldn't sign the stack of papers required for lease renewal.  A local resident has come to the rescue by buying the building and negotiating a new lease with the Postal Service.  The … Read More