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 [...]

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 [...]