Seize the Assets of Russian Oligarchs — And of U.S. Oligarchs Too
Russian billionaires own big swathes of New York City and London. Politicians are saying these mansions and penthouses should be seized. A great idea — but why only apply it to Russian billionaires?
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 21, 2022
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 WerstFebruary 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 YukiFebruary 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 PappasAugust 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 PlestedJune 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 CooperMarch 23, 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 CozzarelliMarch 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 VoiceMarch 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 DavisFebruary 6, 2021