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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network

Steve Hutkins Save the Post Office
It should be clear that the changes to the delivery network now underway are not simply a “broad strategic plan” or “pilot program.” Implementation has already begun with the acquisition of huge spaces in three cities, notification of the employee unions and associations, and a list of the first 200 post offices that will be converted over the coming weeks and months. The scope of the plan is far reaching and nationwide. You don’t need to wait for it to be “scaled up” to see what’s happening.

Supreme Court Weighs Voting Rights in a Pivotal Arizona Case

Cornell William Clayton, Michael Ritter The Conversation
Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a post office to mail your ballot? That question confronts the United States Supreme Court this session in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

Friday Nite Videos | May 15, 2020

Portside
What the F**k Is “Obamagate”? Everybody Must Stay Home | Bob Dylan Coronavirus Parody. Angela Davis on Ahmaud Arbery's Killing and More. USPS: John Oliver. Amid Pandemic, Renewables Now Supply More Energy than Coal.

USPS: John Oliver

As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.

Can One Union Save the Slumping U.S. Postal Service?

David Morris Alternet
With new leadership, the APWU could turn the tide if they build an effective national movement. Can the election of new officers in a single union, even one with over 200,000 members possibly save the post office? Certainly not if they try to do it singlehandedly but there’s a chance, just a chance they could turn the tide if they build an effective national movement. And that’s what they’re trying to do.
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