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May Day Action at Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island

On #MayDay dozens of nurses and other frontline workers came out to show solidarity for Amazon workers facing life-threatening working conditions during an action in front of the Amazon Warehouse in Staten Island . This demonstration was just one example of how workers facing common struggles can come together to show their power and amplify their shared demands as the working class. #PPEOverProfit #ProtectAmazonWorkers

Luigi Morris

May 5, 2020

Capitalist Profiteering in the Age of the Coronavirus

The legal framework under which capitalism operates allows the wealthy and big business to engage in the same kind of petty thievery as profiteers and price-gougers, except with impunity and on a massive scale. With the coronavirus pandemic, this is made blatantly obvious every day.

Scott Cooper

April 10, 2020

Amazon Won’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, millions of workers are at risk of infection, layoffs, and lack of access to health care. But certain sectors are profiting tremendously as a direct result of the crisis.

Ana Rivera

April 1, 2020

#ReHireChrisSmalls, Amazon Worker Fired for Organizing Walkout

On Monday, March 30, Chris Smalls helped organize and lead 50 workers in a walkout at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York. Workers took action because the company is failing to protect them. One of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus the week before; the company claims this is the only case, […]

Left Voice

March 31, 2020

Worker’s Voices From the Amazon Walk Out

“These people are working in fear. They only confirmed one case, there are at least 10 in here. There is no social distancing going on. People are packed on top of each other. Close this building now and pay us for every day that is closed. Close this building down, get it clean.”

Luigi Morris

March 30, 2020

Amazon’s Green Capitalism Is a Cruel Joke

Megacorporations like Amazon are racing to rebrand themselves as leaders in environmental sustainability. But capitalism is a system that is inherently dirty and unsustainable.

Robert Belano

January 15, 2020

‘For Them, the Amazon Is for Capital Accumulation’

Left Voice interviewed Brazilian Marxist and environmentalist, Gilson Dantas on the recent fires in the Amazon and a socialist response.

Left Voice

September 9, 2019

3 Better Uses for the $3 Billion New York Promised to Amazon for HQ2

Instead of giving money to Amazon, the City and the State of New York should allocate more money to fix the subway, provide quality public housing or fund CUNY.

Juan C

November 26, 2018

Jeff Bezos Gets a Prize in Berlin, Hundreds of Amazon Workers Protest

The head of Amazon received a prize in Berlin for his "visionary entrepreneurship". Outside, hundreds of his employees from across Europe were protesting.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 25, 2018