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Amazon news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
Don’t Boycott Amazon
They’re too big to be hurt by individual consumer choice. Instead, hit them where it really hurts.
April 26, 2022
Now Amazon Is Being Challenged in the Boardroom as Well
A campaign by New York and Illinois pension fund leaders, led by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, aims to pressure the company on its shocking record on workplace safety and high employee turnover.
April 15, 2022
The Amazon Labor Union’s Historic Victory Was the First Step
But with the full support of the New York City labor movement and the broader community, the workers can win.
April 1, 2022
Amazon Workers Score a Decisive Win in Staten Island!
Today’s vote marks an important victory over corporate power and arrogance—and a crucial step in the fight to unionize the company.
February 21, 2022
I Helped Publish “Maus.” Never Once Have I Regretted It.
If you truly want a teenager to read any book with gusto, the first thing you need to do is, of course, ban it.
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February 17, 2022
Amazon Warehouse Workers Want to Feel Safe
At a rally at the facility where a tornado killed six people, protesters from across the region demanded better protections for workers.
January 6, 2022
Welcoming Our Robot Overlords
Corporations like Amazon have lives of their own—and they control ours.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
December 28, 2021
There Was No Union. There Was No Plan.
A tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Illinois and killed six workers. Would a union have made a difference?
November 8, 2021
“Corporate Democrat Goes Down to Defeat in Virginia”…
...is a headline you didn’t see last week. But it contains more truth than all the scare-mongering over critical race theory.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
October 28, 2021
The Strange State of the Novel in the “Age of Amazon”
A conversation with Mark McGurl about how the company changed the way books are written and the consequences of a service oriented reading culture.