With International Support, Prime Day Wildcat Strike and Picket Shakes Amazon

By Harvey Markowitz, published on Workers World,  July 23, 2019 Shakopee, Minn. – On Monday, July 15, the same day as Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales extravaganza, workers at the Amazon MSP1 fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., walked out to protest the company’s oppressive management practices. With the support of the general community and union locals, hundreds of people picketed the[…]

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“Alexa, Drop A Bomb”: Amazon Wants In On US Warfare

Above Photo: The acquisitive impulses of hundreds of millions could become the stuff of their imprisonment or death.JARED RODRIGUEZ / TRUTHOUT 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 created. Founded in 1994 as an online bookseller,[…]

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The Amazon Robbery

by Margaret Kimberley, from Black Agenda Report, November 21, 2018 The world’s richest man just pulled a con job on several hundred US cities, which tells us a lot about the (mostly) Democrats that run these towns. “Public officials are the errand boys and girls for the billionaire rulers.” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in[…]

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Socialism or Amazonism

Originally posted on Black Agenda Report. Two unfolding developments show the stark choices faces humanity. In China, president Xi Jinping laid out the Communist Party’s 30-year grand plan to become “a moderately prosperous country” by 2020 and “a modern prosperous society” by 2049. The roadmap was both detailed and realistic, based on the world’s most populous nation’s steady — but[…]

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