[Marxism] Amazon

Einde O'Callaghan 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
> institutions.
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.

Einde O'Callaghan



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