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MLK Would Have Supported Striking Amazon Workers, Not an Auditorium Named After Jeff Bezos in His Library

After public backlash, Jeff Bezos withdrew his name from having an auditorium named after him at the Martin Luther King library in Washington, D.C. MLK himself would have been out on the picket lines, supporting the unionization campaigns of Amazon workers.

Daniel Werst

February 8, 2022

More Reasons to Hate Capitalism: Jeff Bezos and the Case of the Rotterdam Bridge

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest people, has offered to pay the city of Rotterdam to dismantle a historic bridge so his $500 million yacht can pass through to the sea. It’s proof that the ultra-rich can finance whatever whims they have, whenever they have them.

Sara Yuki

February 7, 2022

What Billionaire Space Flights Mean to Healthcare Workers

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe and climate disaster is destroying the planet, billionaires are taking joyrides to space. Two healthcare workers who worked throughout the pandemic respond.

Mike Pappas

August 2, 2021

Jeff Bezos Is Going into Space. Fingers Crossed He Won’t Come Back

If Bezos, Musk and Co. want to go “off Earth,” then let them. Our task is to ensure that at some point, when they come back, they’ll find the completely irrational, exploitative system of capitalism on which their obscene wealth was based has been dismantled and replaced with a socialist society.

James Plested

June 9, 2021

Amazon Workers in Italy Stage 24-Hour Strike

As Amazon workers in Alabama fight for a union, workers in Italy disrupted Amazon operations across that country in a one-day strike yesterday to call attention to their horrendous working conditions as the company rakes in greater profits than ever.

Scott Cooper

March 23, 2021

Battlefield Bessemer

The unionization drive at Amazon in Alabama revives the Black labor tradition.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 7, 2021

If You Marched in Black Lives Matter, Support Unionizing Amazon

Black Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama were inspired by last summer's anti-racist uprising to fight for a union. They need active support and solidarity from every single person who fights for a world where Black Lives Matter.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 2, 2021

“A Lot of Changes Need to Happen”: Amazon Workers on Why they Need to Unionize

In an interview with The Valley Labor Report, two Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama talk about why they need to unionize.

Left Voice

March 2, 2021

Philanthropy: Tool of the Capitalist System

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from Amazon to “focus on his passions,” including philanthropy --- which is little more than a way for the mega-rich to bolster their reputations as they try to obfuscate the fact that they are pillars of a system responsible for society’s ills.

Sybil Davis

February 6, 2021