Meet The Immigrants Who Took On Amazon

By Jessica Bruder, Wired.com -

It was 11 days before Christmas in 2018, and Amazon’s warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, was operating at full tilt. At the rear of the facility, waves of semi trucks backed up to a long row of [...]

Alexa Everywhere – Homes, Cars, Phones, Body – Raises Privacy Alarms

By Jason Del Rey, Vox.com -

During an event at its Seattle headquarters on Wednesday, Amazon unveiled 15 new gadgets — many of which are integrated with its artificially intelligent voice assistant Alexa — including a [...]

Thousands Of Amazon Employees Walk Out For Climate Strike

By Zoya Teirstein, Grist. -

“Were gonna strike cause the waters are rising, we’re gonna strike cause people are dying,” an Amazon organizer sang into a bullhorn in front of a crowd of around 3,000 at Amazon’s headquarters [...]

Defender Of Brazil’s Indigenous Tribes Murdered ‘Execution-Style’ In Amazon Town

By George Dvorsky, Earther. -

Maxciel Pereira dos Santos, a veteran defender of Brazil’s indigenous people, has reportedly been shot dead in a remote Amazon town while riding his motorcycle. The BBC reports Santos was shot [...]

Nearly 1,000 Amazon Workers Will Walk Out And Join Global Climate Strike

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

"As a leader, we need to reach zero first and not be a company who slides in at the last possible deadline,” Nearly 1,000 Amazon employees have pledged to join the massive upcoming Global Climate [...]

BlackRock: Divest From Amazon Destruction

By Corporate Accountability -

BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm, has more money invested in the fossil fuel and agribusiness industries – the biggest drivers of climate change – than any other company in the [...]

Prince George’s County Residents Want To Halt Suspected Amazon Warehouse

By Dominique Maria Bonessi, Wamu.org -

When Briana Bostic moved to her developing Prince George’s County neighborhood last year, she was told that a shopping center, grocery store, library, and other amenities were going to be a part [...]

Surviving Amazon

By Sam Adler-Bell, Logicmag.io -

It is human to resist even when our resistance is barely registered by those in power. In her memoir of working in an Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany in 2010, Heike Geissler recalls these [...]

Journalist Who Took Job At Amazon: We Got 18 Minutes Total Break Time For 11.5 Hour Shift

By Sahid Fawaz, Labor411.org -

“I took a job in an Amazon fulfillment center in Indiana over a few weeks–along with a call center in North Carolina and a McDonald’s in San Francisco–to investigate the experience of low-wage [...]

Prime Day Brings Out Anti-Amazon Wave Of Protests And Activism

By Ben Fox Rubin, Cnet.com -

Demonstrations happened in Minnesota, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across Europe. While Amazon is working to push its big Prime Day summer sale this week, activists and unions [...]

Why It’s Prime Time To Boycott Amazon

By Valerie Vande Panne,  Independentmediainstitute.org -

Are you ready to divest from Amazon Prime? How about Whole Foods? If the idea makes you break into a nervous cold sweat, no worries. You don’t need to divest from either. Yet. That’s the idea [...]

PLEDGE: Solidarity With Amazon Workers Striking On Prime Day!

By Staff, Solidaritycenter.ourpowerbase.net -

On July 15 — 'Prime Day' — Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota will stage a six-hour strike on a range of issues, including low pay, poor working conditions, increasingly heavy [...]

Amazon Protested In Three Cities Over Climate Crisis

By Forrest Crellin, Reuters. -

Paris - Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon’s headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate [...]

Report: Corporations And Bolsonaro Teaming Up To Destroy The Amazon

By Joe Catron, Mintpress News. -

As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and [...]

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 [...]