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Almost 1,000 Employees at Amazon in Seattle to Stage Walkout for Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00am 9/10/2019 at 7:00am
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On September 20th, almost a thousand employees at Amazon in Seattle are planning to walk off the job to protest the company’s lack of action on climate change. The event is being timed to coincide with the appearance of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations.

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Amazon Charges College Student Over $3,000 for Overdue Rented Book

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:00am 7/12/2019 at 10:00am

This is absurd. The student was unwise to not return it on time but $3,000? Really? At least they got a refund.

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Amazon charges college student more than $3,000 for overdue book

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Congress, DOJ Launch Antitrust Investigation Into Big Tech Monopolies, Business Practices

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00am 6/4/2019 at 11:00am
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The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would launch an antitrust investigation into big technology like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also announced their own investigation into these companies.

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Amazon’s Bezos Supports Trump’s Moon Mission Plans While Revealing His Plans for Lunar Lander

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00am 5/13/2019 at 9:00am
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It looks like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has planned to expand his firm’s delivery range.

The entrepreneur unveiled a mockup of a lunar lander built by his Blue Origin rocket company. Bezos also announced his support for the Trump administration’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years.

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Free Speech Coalition to Amazon: Stop Using Discredited SPLC ‘Hate Map’ Against Charitable Conservative Orgs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00am 5/9/2019 at 11:00am
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A coalition of free speech advocates have taken on Amazon over their use of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” standards when deciding which organizations they will include in their Smile charitable donation program.
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Unions, Democrats Plead With Amazon in Open Letter to Return to NYC

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00am 3/1/2019 at 11:00am
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Unions and Democrat politicians asked Amazon to come back to Long Island City, Queens, in an open letter in The New York Times. They wrote:

New Yorkers do not want to give up on the 25,000 permanent jobs, 11,000 union construction and maintenance jobs, and $28 billion in new tax revenues that...

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Amazon, Others Rip Into Ocasio-Cortez After Company Flees NYC Deal, Taking 25k Jobs With It

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:00pm 2/15/2019 at 3:00pm
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Yesterday I blogged about Amazon skipping out on New York City, which gave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a victory.

Now Amazon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Chris Cuomo, and o...

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Ocasio-Cortez Victory: Amazon Won’t Build Headquarters in New York City

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/14/2019 at 1:00pm
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Amazon announced today that it will not build a second headquarters in New York City.

This is a political victory for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who opposed the deal, but that victory may be short-lived. Though the campus would not have been...

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24 Amazon Workers in New Jersey Hospitalized After Robot Sprays Them With Bear Repellent

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/6/2018 at 5:00pm
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Has no one seen I, Robot?!

On Wednesday, one of the robots in the Amazon warehouse in New Jersey accidentally punctured a can of bear repellent, which sent 24 people to the hospital. The spray affected 54 people total.

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Amazon employees seek to deplatform Palantir – founded by Peter Thiel – from Amazon cloud

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:35pm 6/24/2018 at 7:35pm
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Amazon employees have circulated a letter demanding that Jeff Bezos cancel sales of facial recognition software to ICE in protest of zero tolerance policies as to illegal border crossers. Those arrests have resulted in some children being temporarily separated from their arrested parents (as happens whenever U.S. citizens are arrested...

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#DearJeffBezos: We request @Amazon donate the money it took from us to struggling WaPo employees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 7:30pm 6/17/2018 at 7:30pm
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When Amazon s***canned us from the Amazon Associates program, it made a point to tell us it was holding back and would not pay us any money we had accumulated as referral fees:

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This is my *shocked* face: Amazon turns over policing of its charity program to SPLC

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am 6/7/2018 at 9:00am

We got kicked out of the Amazon Associates program for reasons that remain unknown.

Amazon told us that its “criteria” used to kick us out were proprietary. Amazon would not provide evidence of our alleged Operating Agreement violations to us or to...

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All Hail the King Harv’s Imperial Coffees (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00am 6/6/2018 at 7:00am

I have been known to be drink $4 Ithaca lattes, if visiting Legal Insurrection readers pay.

So when reader David threw a pity party for me after Amazon dumped us, and offered to send me some coffee from his family business, I was like: If you insist.

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I just ordered from Walmart.com, and it felt Amaz-ing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/29/2018 at 7:00pm

Not for nothing, there is life after Amazon.

Walmart.com isn’t quite up to Amazon’s website ease of use, depth of user reviews, or breadth of product, but it’s getting a lot better. And the price is the price and the shipping (or free shipping) is what it is. Do a test at...

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Amazon demonetizes conservative website (us) [Updated]

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/23/2018 at 7:00pm
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For as long as I can remember, Legal Insurrection has participated in Amazon Associates, a way for websites to earn fees when readers shop at Amazon.com via links from our website.

It was an important source of revenue to us, and paid for some of the operating expenses readers...

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UK: Amazon Delivery Driver Steals Man’s Dog, Owner Emails Jeff Bezos, Dog Returned

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/5/2018 at 3:30pm
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A man from the UK found the bag of dog food he’d ordered from Amazon awaiting him . . . and his miniature schnauzer puppy gone.  He emailed Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and was delighted to have his puppy returned to him.

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Data Reveals Companies Have Used Tax Cuts to Increase Capital Spending

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/3/2018 at 1:00pm
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Remember when the left said that President Donald Trump’s tax reform would not work because the companies would give those breaks to shareholders instead of reinvesting in the company?

Well, Bloomberg released data that shows capex (capital expenditure) has won out. It shows that the 130 companies in the S&P 500 have...

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