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“Matrix” producer buys Venice, CA post office #savethepostoffice

According to the LA Times, Matrix producer Joel Silver has just purchased the WPA-era post office building in Venice, CA. The Venice PO is one of over 800 post office buildings on the National Register.

I’m quite verklempt about what’s happening to the USPS. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress “To establish Post Offices and post Roads.” As Congressman Dennis Kucinich said in the first DemocracyNow segment below, “Universality is the bedrock of a democracy.” For more information and to find out how you can help save the US Postal Service, go to SaveThePostOffice.com.

As U.S. Postal Service Faces Default, Critics See Manufactured Crisis to Speed Up Privatization

Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?