(submitted anonymously) On April 25th, 2018, a small group held a noise demonstration outside the luxury apartment of a local Amazon manager. After filling the air with shrieking whistles that set every lap dog into a frenzy, a smoke bomb was set off beneath his window near the entrance to the apartment complex. This small […]Read more "Demo Outside Amazon Manager’s Luxury Apartment"
The tired and abandoned phrase “the local is global” has never been more true in the city of Seattle. While residents of this techno-metropolis face their own unique problems, the consequences of their local actions resonate outward across the globe with increasingly destructive power. As some friends wrote in 2001, “the liquid crstal screen of […]Read more "The Transmetropolitan Review #8: The Amazon Issue"
On Saint Patrick’s Day, 2018, a group of ten people held an agitational demonstration outside of the new Amazon Flex distribution center (DSE2) in the Georgetown district of Seattle. This facility is located along an industrial waterway in a nondescript logistics terminal called the Seattle Distribution Center. Amazon rents out the front half of one […]Read more "Disrupt the Gig-Economy: Demo at Amazon Flex"
A Warning Letter From Seattle: Stop The Amazon HQ2 No one really saw it coming. There were more immediate issues to face. The federal government had forcibly gentrified the Central District through its Weed and Seed program, pushing out black residents and installing childless Microsoft employees with high salaries. These mostly white colonizers caused the […]Read more "A Warning Letter From Seattle: Stop Amazon HQ2"
Construction noises ring out all through the night around Amazon HQ1 in Seattle. Lonely janitors scrub and mop the surfaces of the Amazon Spheres, locally known as the Bezos Ballz. While they are paid 15-20 dollars an hours, well-paid Amazon executives cruise out of their parking garages in Teslas, Porches, and Lamborghinis. Their 100K a […]Read more "Recent Agitprop Against Amazon"
For the third survey in our series on Amazon, we decided to stop by the grand public opening of the Amazon Go convenience store. The internet was abuzz the night before, especially after a New York Times journalist revealed he’d attempted to steal from the new automated store in the name of journalism. We arrived […]Read more "An Anarchist Survey of Amazon Go: Day Three"
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.Read more "An Anarchist Survey of Amazon: Day Two"