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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bezos And Bipartisanship: Voting Vets Not Always The Best

By Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance. -

Veterans running for office have never had a stronger personal brand or more political backing. To hold onto or win back seats in Congress, both major parties have recruited many candidates whose [...]

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 [...]

Nader Open Letter To Jeff Bezos

By Staff, Nader.org -

You’ve come a long way from being a restless electrical engineering and computer science dual major at our alma mater, Princeton University. By heeding your own advice, your own hunches and [...]

Amazon CEO Does Damage Becoming World’s Richest Person

By Adam Johnson, www.fair.org -

By Adam Johnson for FAIR. The three most prominent US newspapers haven’t run a critical investigative piece on Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon in almost two years, a FAIR survey finds. The last [...]