6,000 Amazon Employees, Including A VP And Directors, Are Now Calling On Jeff Bezos To Stop Automating Oil Extraction

By Brian Merchant, Gizmodo.com -

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By [...]

Amazon’s Underbelly 3.0: Lobbying And Bribing To Secure Market Dominance

By Chris Paulis, Occupy.com -

Amazon has continued to expand its influence on policy and on government over the past decade. We laud Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world and how he rose to the top by his own bootstraps. [...]

Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off The Job Over Speed-Up

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labornotes.org -

After yet another speed-up in a workplace notorious for its lightning pace of work, workers at a Minnesota Amazon warehouse walked off the night shift for three hours. The March 7 walkout at [...]

Cries Of ‘Shame!’ Heard At Arlington County, Va. Hearing As Officials Approve $23M In Incentives For Amazon

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"You claim Arlington is a place for all, for immigrants, for equality, [and] clamor for the attention of a company that does the opposite." Anti-Amazon protesters in Arlington County, Virginia [...]

Without Amazon, New York Can Now Do Economic Development Right

By Isaiah J. Poole, Commondreams.org -

Now that activists in New York City successfully chased Amazon and its “HQ2” plan out of New York City, there is a new challenge: Can the organizers and elected leaders who successfully blocked [...]

Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon’s Game & Quit Offering Corporate Tax Incentives

By Amihai Glazer, The Conversation -

New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in [...]

Amazon Won’t Pay A Dime In Federal Taxes This Year

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

Amazon won’t pay a dime in federal taxes this year—just as it didn’t pay a dime in federal taxes the year before. According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic [...]

Amazon’s Decision To Pull Out Of NYC Is A Massive Blow To Corporate Welfare

By David Dayen, Inthesetimes.com -

Amazon announced Thursday the company has canceled its bid to acquire nearly $3 billion in public dollars to locate a facility in New York City—the most substantial setback for corporate welfare [...]

Feeling Unwelcome, Amazon Ditches Plans For New York Hub

By Jonathan Allen and David Shepardson, Reuters.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 [...]

Protests Push Amazon To Explore Alternatives To New York Office

By David Shepardson and Susan Heavey, Reuters.com -

The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy to scrap its plans, the source said. The Washington Post reported the story earlier on Friday. The [...]

Time For A Maximum Income: Jeff Bezos Has Enough

By Mark Engler, Dissentmagazine.org -

For Republican members of Congress and cable news pundits, a cap on the earnings of the super rich might sound like a dystopian nightmare. Yet, as author Sam Pizzigati argues in his new book, The [...]

“Alexa, Drop A Bomb”: Amazon Wants In On US Warfare

By Nick Mottern, Truthout.org -

Amazon is seeking to build a global “brain” for the Pentagon called JEDI, a weapon of unprecedented surveillance and killing power, a profoundly aggressive weapon that should not be allowed to be [...]

New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs At City Council Meeting

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarters—complete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff [...]

Losing Amazon

By Ted Howard, The American Prospect. -

Last week, the cities still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2 officially found out the bad news: despite months of effort and billions of dollars in subsidies assembled, they will not be the new [...]

Amazon Workers Strike In Germany, Spain, Italy And The UK

By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post -

Amazon workers in Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K. walked off the job on Black Friday, mixing labor unrest with the start of the biggest shopping season of the year. Close to 90 percent of [...]