Yesterday we made a post encouraging you to shop on Amazon
today during Prime Day to benefit CNVS, ignorant of the workers’ strike and the global boycott. We stand in solidarity with the
workers, and if you can afford to, we encourage you to avoid
shopping on Amazon today.
In the U.S., Amazon workers have had to endure brutal conditions such as extreme temperatures and no breaks. You can read more about that in the New York Times’ 2015 exposé.
Such conditions, fueled by unchecked profit-seeking and dismissal of wealth inequality, amount to structural violence. The labor which makes wealth cannot go unrequited in order to pad the pockets of one man.
“In modern capitalism economic exploitation rather than political oppression is the real enemy of the people.” – Emma Goldman #AmazonStrike