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- Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:00:09 +0000: It's not enough to beat back Amazon from New York. We must do more | Matt Stoller - Internet | The Guardian
Simply saying ‘no’ to its headquarters isn’t enough – Amazon should be investigated for abusing monopoly power
This week, Amazon abandoned a plan to open a second “headquarters” in New York City, after citizens rebelled against the idea of paying almost $3bn in subsidies and tax incentives to one of the world’s biggest corporations. But simply saying “no” to Amazon’s coercive terms is not enough. New York citizens should now demand that the state’s Attorney General Tish James begin investigating the corporation for abusing its power as a monopoly.
One reason the idea of subsidizing Amazon with New York city and state tax monies was so galling is that the corporation is already extracting so much wealth from the region. Amazon for more than a decade has steadily battered the American book publishing industry, which is largely based in New York, and which employs tens of thousands of residents. The corporation has done so through thuggish negotiating tactics, including simply refusing to sell a publisher’s inventory unless they agreed to a detailed list of concessions.
New Yorkers should demand that their government punish Amazon for gangster-like business tactics
Matt Stoller is fellow at the Open Markets Institute, where he is researching the history of the relationship between concentrated financial power and the Democratic party in the 20th centuryContinue reading...
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:07:11 +0000: French media in crisis as they face their own #MeToo moment - Internet | The Guardian
The scale of online abuse by ‘boys’ club’ Ligue du Lol has sent shockwaves through society
Florence Desruol was a freelance consultant living in Lyon when the attacks began in 2009. Hundreds of abusive messages were posted online, a false account was created in her name, and her head was Photoshopped on to pornograph images and published.
“I was called a slut, a whore, my face was grafted on to a picture of a naked woman having sex – it was all designed to humiliate and silence me,” she said.Continue reading...
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:10 +0000: Ron Burgundy brings his classy touch to true crime – podcasts of the week - Internet | The Guardian
Will Ferrell’s famous Anchorman blunders into the world of podcasting, while a new series explores the dangerous chaos of tech startup Theranos
Major podcast players Spotify and the BBC are teaming up for a new series. Created by the BBC Studios arm of the corporation, Stay Free: The Story of the Clash will follow ‘the rise, the reign and the self-destruction’ of Joe Strummer’s punk icons, according to Deadline. The eight-part series is narrated by Public Enemy rapper Chuck D and launches on Spotify on 28 February.Continue reading...
- Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:55:41 +0000: Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition - Internet | The Guardian
Tech company says it has ‘decided not to move forward’ with giant campus in Queens
Amazon has cancelled its plans for a new headquarters in New York City following a torrent of local political opposition.
“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” the company said in a statement.Continue reading...
- Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:48 +0000: Why Ocasio-Cortez’s lesson in dark money is the most-watched political video - Internet | The Guardian
A clip in which the congresswoman asks ethics experts about government corruption has been viewed 40 million times
It’s already well-established that congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very good at social media. A Guardian analysis found she has more engagement on Twitter than Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
But even the most exciting social media personality might struggle to make the often plodding work of congressional committees especially exciting. Some had assumed that while Ocasio-Cortez drove likes and favourites online, as a first-term congresswoman she would be relatively inconspicuous.
‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxELContinue reading...
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