Security was very lose and we entered without issue or incident. This laxness was due in large part to the fact that Jeff Bezos was not going to be there. Our first observation was that the majority of Amazon employees in Seattle are between the ages of 25 and 35, many of whom wore Romanesque laurels around their heads.
The latest word is that Amazon is planning to open, in the United States, 2000 completely automated convenience stores with no cash registers, hence no cashiers, and under total monitoring with facial recognition of the customers and real-time analysis of their gestures. On entering you make your smartphone beep at a terminal and then you […]Read more "War On Amazon: Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy The Economy!"
“Illicit and thrilling, this is a consciousness expanding, euphoria inducing novel. I loved it.”Read more "Darlingtonia – A Novel Now Available"
On the morning of October 30, 2017, our group conducted its first survey of the Amazon HQ1 in Seattle, Washington. We produced a banner which contained the following question: JEFF BEZOS = SOCIOPATH? We provided a ballot-box marked with the phrase VOTE HERE and set out 200 hundred printed voting ballots to be checked YES […]Read more "Is Jeff Bezos a Sociopath?: A Survey, Day One"
Our latest issue is now on the streets IRL. The link to the printable PDF can be found here (remember to flip on the short edge when printing). It can also be found at Left Bank Books and The Station. The entire issue is formatted for black and white printing and is meant to be […]Read more "The Transmetropolitan Review #7"
The recent anti-fascist mobilization in the City of Vancouver on August 19th drew thousands of people to City Hall. The media referred to this mobilization as anything but anti-fascist: anti-hate, pro-diversity, but definitely not anti-fascist. It didn’t matter that a local fascist group called the Soldiers of Odin was referenced in the call out, it […]Read more "By the Bright Lights of the Empire: Anti-Fascism in Vancouver"
The future is here. This is the new Seattle. Everything is on a screen. Even the benevolent and wise Stranger has more readers online than IRL. Only a healthy 19% of the population can afford to live within the municipal borders. For that, it requires over $100,000 a year in wages. Loyal citizens can now […]Read more "Mice Without Cheese: The Coming Revolt of Seattle"