82 mail processing plants are set to close. Post offices are being "out-sourced" to Staples. Saturday and at-the-door delivery are threatened. And seven postal defenders are on trial for occupying a post office (University Station) to save it. Support the defendants and the peoples' postal services.
Free speech, human rights and civil rights are on the table.
(The trial begins Monday 9.24.14 and may continue through Friday)
Rally and Pack the Courtroom!
Wednesday, September 24th, 8:00 am
Multnomah County Courthouse 1021 SW 4th [downtown Portland]
Save Good Service, Union Jobs & Free Speech!
http://www.theportlandalliance.org/postaldefenders/ [Portland Alliance]
Occupy The Post Office - Protest in Portland Oregon - May 24 2012 https://archive.org/details/OccupyThePostOffice-PortlandOregon-May24201245Minutes [Archive dot org 45 minutes]
Occupy The Post Office - Portland Oregon protest 5.24.12 http://youtu.be/alDJwPGIUp4 [YouTube out take 4 min.]
https://www.facebook.com/events/434272496711167/?ref=22 [Facebook Event Page]
http://www.savethepostoffice.com/ [National Website]
The truth about the US Postal Service.
THE BIG FAT LIE or the so-called "Postal Crisis" was caused by Congress in 2006. A few members of Congress have been pushing the idea that the Postal Service is losing money -- actually, the US Postal Service has been making money, but Congress has been using the Postal Service as a cash cow, forcing it to pay billions into a "pre-funding" account (for retirees who haven't even been born yet!) The Postal Service actually has over $50 Billion dollars in the bank, but Congress won't let them touch it. A campaign of lies has been fed to the American public.
MEDIA COVERAGE of May 24, 2012 Occupy the Post Office action, Portland OR
link to www.katu.com
Here are some of the media links covering the May 24 event.
(KATU TV news)
link to www.koinlocal6.com
(KOIN TV news)
https://picasaweb.google.com/117761077738674620264/OccupyThePostOfficeMiniAlbum?feat=email (excellent photos by Jerry Atkin)
(4 min. interview w/ Lataya Dailey, Occupy Portland)
(6 min. video w/ article by Peter Parks)
(4 min. video by Joe Anybody including negotiation to reach PMG)
(1 hour interview w/ Jamie Partridge, arrestee, and footage from rally, march, arrests)
occupy the post office 5.24.12 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22829204
(2 hr unedited LiveStream of whole Occupy action at University Station by Tommy Murray)