Tuesday, May 8, 2007

U.S. Postal Service Plan to Impair Dissemination of Alternate Media

I heard about this about a month or two ago and wrote a letter to the U.S.P.S. in objection. But I feel it's important to inform my fellow students and citizens since we have been discussing the conglomeration of the media and how it affects our access to the news.

Prior to now, only small publications were opposed to the Postal Services proposed rate plan increase -- because they will be most adversely affected by it. However, now the NY Times has come out in opposition of it so hopefully there will be more news and discussion about it.

The plan that the U.S.P.S. is considering adopting for media mail was proposed by Time-Warner and benefits them the most.

Also see:
Jonathan Stein's blog at MotherJones


The Political Action opportunity at FreePress.net.

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