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 [...]

Amazon’s Billion-Dollar Shakedown Of America’s Cities

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

If one required reminding of the Democratic Party’s complete capitulation to corporate interests, to say nothing of the country’s as a whole, he or she need only have listened to New York City [...]

What Can Be Done To Stop Amazon From Devouring Everything?

By Neil Demause, Gothamist.com -

There are many, many reasons to want to avoid making purchases from Amazon. The company is owned by an anti-union zealot, is largely responsible for the death of brick and mortar stores by [...]

Amazon IS The Government, No Press For Nobel Winner & Post-Hurricane Updates

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Amazon gets cozy with the CIA, DHS and ICE – here's what the Silicon Valley beast has to gain and to offer in this growing Orwellian nightmare we call the US of A. Next up, the Nobel Peace Prize [...]

WikiLeaks Releases A Detailed List Of All Amazon Web Services Data Centers Ahead Of DoD Decision

By Aaron Kesel, Activistpost.com -

WikiLeaks has published an alleged “highly confidential” document outlining the addresses and operational details of Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers called Amazon Atlas. The international [...]

Amazon Must Address Safety Concerns, Says National COSH

By Staff, Nationalcosh.org -

BOSTON – Amazon, the retail giant which announced this week an across-the-board wage increase to $15 an hour for all employees, must also pay “urgent attention” to workplace safety issues, says [...]

Amazon Concedes $15 Floor Wage, Bernie Sanders Plays Minor Role In Significant Victory

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Amazon’s announcement last week that it would boost the wages of its lowest paid workers to $15 an hour in time for this year’s holiday rush, was not a generous gift from its owner Jeff Bezos, [...]

One Man Could End World Hunger, But He Won’t

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

He’s achieved a net worth of more than $150 billion by selling everything that has ever existed … with free shipping. (It turns out the only thing stopping the human race from giving all our [...]

Nicola Sturgeon Tells Amazon To Ditch Slave Wages Or Lose Millions In Handouts Freeze

By John Ferguson, Dailyrecord.co.uk -

The First Minister has lost patience with the web giants after their failure to bring in fair working standards and pay staff the Living Wage. Nicola Sturgeon has pulled the plug on multi-million [...]

Groups Backed By Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon Push For Return Of Net Neutrality Rules

By Roger Cheng, Cnet.com     -

On Monday, the Internet Association, Entertainment Software Association, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America filed a brief with a US Appeals Court [...]

How European Workers Coordinated This Month’s Massive Amazon Strike—And What Comes Next

By Rebecca Burns, Inthesetimes.com -

As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth topped $150 billion last week, making him the richest man in modern history, thousands of Amazon workers across Europe went on strike. The work stoppage, which [...]

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