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Title: Demonstration Against Post Office Closings and Sales
START DATE: Tuesday December 04
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details:
Assemble at Office of Richard Blum
909 Montgomery St, betw. Broadway & Pacific
Map at http://tinyurl.com/d354m86
# 10, 12, 4, 30x, 82x buses

Rally, then March to Diane Feinstein’s office
1 Post St. (corner of Market & Montgomery)
Event Type: Protest
Contact NameDave Welsh
Email Addresssub [at] sonic.net
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Demonstration Against Post Office Closings and Sales
December 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Assemble at Office of Richard Blum
909 Montgomery St, betw. Broadway & Pacific
Map at http://tinyurl.com/d354m86
# 10, 12, 4, 30x, 82x buses

Rally, then March to Diane Feinstein’s office
1 Post St. (corner of Market & Montgomery)

Protest the closing of US Post Offices, especially the Berkeley Main Post Office. Richard Blum, Diane Feinstein’s husband, stands to profit mightily from the sale of the Berkeley Post Office.

Up for sale is the historic Berkeley main post office. Billionaire real estate mogul Blum is chairman of CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, which has the exclusive contract to sell off some 70 post offices in the US. Blum is also a regent of UC, where he’s been working to privatize the University just as he’s involved in privatizing the Postal Service.

See article “A victory for mass action to save the People’s P.O.” at http://tinyurl.com/d7tlex9
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by L. S. Carrier
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 6:32 AM
As a former Postal Officer in the United States Air Force, I cannot believe how far down the road we've gone in privatizing the U.S. Postal Service. I am shocked and dismayed that the billionaire Richard Blum would be so greedy as to try to profit even more from selling off Berkeley's historic Post Office. Although my PhD is from Stanford, I feel a klnship with the citizens of Berkeley across the Bay, and I deplore Mr. Blum's attempt to sell off part of Berkeley's history. Surely, Senator Feinstein must stop her husband from doing this. After all, she should represent her constituents and not any private interests. So my advice to her would be to tell her husband to get his cotton-picking hands off Berkeley's Post Office. If she doesn't stop him, then maybe she should no longer represent the great State of California. What's it to be Ms. Feinstein, your husband or your people?
by reader
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 9:45 AM
In Alameda the wonderful downtown post office was made into the local Kaiser office. We have to go out to the mall to use the main post office. Although that one is only a 70s building that likely won't have a great deal of interest for the big corporations, it's located right at the water, where the McDonalds is.

Just think how wonderful our cities could be if citizens really had a say, if we really had a diverse input of voices.
by Jessea Greenman
Monday Dec 3rd, 2012 7:42 AM
Downtown Berkeley is decaying. I would be surprised if any major corporation were interested...there's already a hotel nearby.
HOWEVER, mark my words, I'll bet you a "Forever" stamp that UC ends up buying the downtown post office, with Blum as Regent
voting for it! I worked at UC Berkeley for almost a quarter of a century and I know how they operate.