How Amazon Destroys The Intellectual Justifications For Capitalism

By Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs. -

Amazon doesn't fit comfortably within the free-market fable of how capitalism is supposed to operate. We are, in theory, supposed to get freedom, competition, the reward of innovation, the [...]

Resisting Amazon Is Not Futile

By Jonathan Rosenblum, The Bullet. -

It seems eons ago, the youth-led climate strike of September 20, 2019 that brought four million people onto the streets worldwide. I was on the sidewalk outside Seattle City Hall, watching [...]

How Do We Solve A Problem Like Amazon?

By Craig Gent, Novara Media. -

Progressive International has launched a global campaign to #MakeAmazonPay. Yet for two decades numerous unions and campaigns across the globe have scratched their heads wondering how to curb the [...]

International Coalition Of Activists Launches Protest Against Amazon

By Loren Grush, The Verge. -

An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have launched an online campaign called “Make Amazon Pay,” calling on the tech giant to provide better working conditions [...]

CIA Partners With Google, Amazon And IBM

By Raul Diego, Mintpress News. -

AWS currently holds the sole contract to provide cloud computing services to a number of intelligence agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. That contract is set to expire in 2023 and this new [...]

Amazon Bans Book Exposing US COVID-19 Chaos

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

A decision by the Amazon company to block a book focused on a scientific and cooperative approach to COVID-19 amounts to corporate information control operating at a new intensity. This [...]

End Worker Surveillance

Today, workers are subjected to an unprecedented level of workplace surveillance and control. From voice monitoring to tracking applications, these systems are being introduced into workplaces [...]

Amazon Expects Employees To Operate Like Fast-Moving Machines

By Michelle Chen and Molly Crabapple, In These Times. -

For Sean Carlisle (a pseu­do­nym) a 32-year-old grad­u­ate stu­dent and native of California’s Inland Empire, the last three years at his local Ama­zon ful­fill­ment cen­ter have been an [...]

Workers At Amazon Center In Minnesota Walk Out

By Joey Peters, Sahan Journal. -

Minnesota - About two dozen Amazon employees in Shakopee walked off their jobs Thursday night to support a colleague whom they said was unjustly fired earlier this week. The former employee, [...]

Amazon Posted Job To Monitor Employee’s Efforts To Unionize

By Aaron Holmes, Business Insider. -

In a now-deleted job listing posted this week, Amazon advertised that it's looking to hire an "intelligence analyst" tasked with duties including snooping on workers' unionization efforts and [...]

Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks For Hours

By Lauren Kaori Gurley, Vice. -

Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to [...]

Amazon Taxed! Lessons Of The Tax Amazon Victory In Seattle

By Logan Swan, Socialist Alternative. -

The Tax Amazon movement and Seattle’s working class won a historic victory on Monday, July 6. Following a three year struggle against the richest man in the world – Jeff Bezos – and his political [...]

Amazon Labor Activism Goes International

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Amazon worker organizing is going international. A new coalition of Amazon employee activists from Spain, France, German, Poland and America has announced itself with a list of demands for [...]

Longtime Amazon VP Explains Why He Quit Over Treatment Of Amazon Whistleblowers

May 1st was my last day as a VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, after five years and five months of rewarding fun. I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were [...]

Liberating Logistics: All Power To The Frontline Workers

By Dave Braneck, ROAR Magazine. -

This May Day, a broad coalition of workers from firms in the logistics sector ranging from Amazon and Walmart to Instacart and Wholefoods are staging a mass walkout. They are rising up on [...]