Services that we used to count on from the US Postal Service have been increasingly taken over by private companies such as UPS and FedEx. Jim Cook, a long time postal worker and President of the Portland branch of the Letter Carriers Union, discusses what we lose as a result (Saturday deliveries are on the chopping block!) and how the Postal Service could be brought into the age of electronic communication.
Get involved: There will be an informational picket on Thursday, July 1, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm in front of the main Post Office at NW Broadway and Hoyt.
Is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism? British blogger and theorist Mark Fisher explores this question in his book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Old Mole blogger and theorist Frann Michel reviews and comments on his work in this commentary. You can read the text of her remarks here.
Zaratha Young is with Transition PDX organizing Portland neighborhood committees to reduce energy use and build an environmental ethic. Bill Resnick talks with her about the work. Read all about it at their website.
Denise Morris hosts this program about the future of the US Postal Service, whether capitalism has a future, building sustainable neighborhoods in Portland, and the lives of British working class women.
Event: Bushra Kaliq, General Secretary of the Pakistan Women's Workers Help Line, speaks on "War and Resistance in Pakistan" at PSU tonight (June 29). Here is more info.