eindeoc at freenet.de
Thu Jan 7 08:36:27 MST 2016
On 07.01.2016 14:55, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
> This post was partly inspired by Luko's comment on Louis's recommendation
> of a book to be ordered from Amazon, but I didn't want to misdirect the
> original thread.
> So anyways...
> We all know the working conditions at Amazon are a horror show.
> Same at Foxconn (the huge PC/iPhone/etc. manufacturer in China).
> Same at Walmart.
> Of course the reason each can exploit so barbarically so many so terribly
> with so little (as of yet) resistance is their huge size and reach - a
> reach however which also represents their objective socialization.
> The question I keep coming back to and will one day write more on is how
> the technical and organizational sides of that objective socialization make
> them ripe for the picking - i.e. how after the Revolution each will
> facilitate democratic self-management by workers in and across such huge
For those of us living in Germany there are particular reasons for
boycotting Amazon. Here there is an ongoing dispute between Amazon and
the Amazon workers' union ver.di to win a proper contract and ver.di has
called on people to boycott Amazon as a token of solidarity.
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