About a hundred people gathered for a rally in front of the post office in Berkeley, California, yesterday. The historic 1915 post office is for sale, and the citizens of Berkeley are going to do everything they can to stop what New Deal geographer Gray Brechin calls “an old fashioned 19th century land grab.”
There’s more on the story in the Berkeley Daily Planet (the source for most of the photos) and SF Gate, here. Gray Brechin has written several excellent pieces, including one on the Daily Planet and another on the Berkeleyside news site. Berkeleyside also has one of the best pieces on the whole story, by Frances Dinkelspiel, here, as well as this piece about the rally. There’s another good story about the rally here.
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