| Amazon |
|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, U.S|
• Amazon Web Services
• Alexa Internet
• Digital Photography Review
• Internet Movie Database
• Amazon Game Studios
• Ring (company)
• Whole Foods Market
• Body Labs
• Amazon Air
• Amazon Prime Air
• Amazon Robotics
|Owner of||IMDB, Twitch|
|Member of||Business Roundtable|
|Sponsor of||Center for American Progress|
|Membership||• Brian T. Olsavsky|
• Andrew R. Jassy
• Shelley L. Reynolds
• Jeffrey A. Wilke
• David A. Zapolsky
• Keith B. Alexander
• Rosalind G. Brewer
• Jamie S. Gorelick
• Daniel P. Hutten
• Judith A. McGrath
• Indra K. Nooyi
• Jonathan J. Rubinstein
• Thomas O. Ryder
• Patricia Q. Stonesifer
• Wendell P. Weeks
|An monopoly/cartel online retailer with deep state connections.|
Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce company and one of the largest providers of cloud computing services. It was set up by Jeff Bezos in 1994. It experienced a huge surge in profits as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns.
- 1 Propaganda
- 2 Censorship
- 3 Pricing algorithm
- 4 HQ2/National Landing
- 5 Amazon Smart Speakers
- 6 Amazon pages of Books
- 7 Amazon pages of Authors
- 8 Related Quotations
- 9 Documents sourced from Amazon
- 10 References
In 2018, an internal training video surfaced which claimed to provide Amazon employees with "tools for success when it comes to labour organizing." It states that Amazon is "not anti-union, but not neutral either." It provides explicit "warning signs" for "organizing activity" among employees and encouraged against the use of terms such as "living wage".  Motherboard reported in November 2020 that the company hired Pinkerton to spy on warehouse workers and the extensive monitoring of labor unions, environmental activists, and other social movements.
Amazon was criticised for not prioritising the safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its response included a video made by members of its PR team, in which they pretended to be ordinary Amazon employees. This was aired as news by US commercially-controlled media.
Support of Hillary Clinton
Luke Rudkowski tweeted in 2017 that Amazon had deleted all the critical reviews (as measured by the number of stars) of Hillary Clinton's book, What Happened. This lead people to criticise the book but give it 4 or 5 stars.
The Pink Swastika
Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams 1995 book: The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party (which had several updated editions over the years), has been banned on Amazon in August 2020. The book is focusing on the heavy homosexual side of the leadership of the Nazi party.
Udo Ulfkotte's Gekaufte Journalisten
"The English translation of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte’s best-selling book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists) appears to have been suppressed throughout North America and Europe." In April 2018, it was selling for around $1000 a copy. In June 2019, the book had 22 Amazon reviews, all 5/5 stars, and was retailing for around $900. Another translation of the book has been released in 2019.
- Full article: Philip Marshall
- Full article: Philip Marshall
Philip Marshall is somewhat exceptional in that he has two Amazon pages: https://www.amazon.com/Philip-Marshall/e/B00L35P65K for his first two books, & https://www.amazon.com/Philip-Marshall/e/B00MD6S8XA for the posthumously published Lakefront Airport, which was selling at $1000/copy (around $850 by October 2020).
After a highly publicised publicity campaign throughout 2018 to find a new location to build a second headquarters in the United States, it was reported that Amazon will be developing an HQ2 location in the Crystal City district of Arlington, VA that also encompasses Pentagon City and Potomac Yard in association with developer JBG Smith. Crystal City is located directly south of the Pentagon and includes portions of Pentagon City.
As part of its plan for "National Landing", Amazon has plans to construct several new buildings in Pentagon City and Potomac Yard as well as a pedestrian bridge to the nearby Ronald Reagan International Airport. 
Amazon Smart Speakers
Amazon's smart speakers (aka Alexa) listen in and records users' conversations or metadata, for then to give it to the US government. Amazon said that “any number of entities” can request the data, but that they prioritize it based on urgency. Lee Whitfield, a forensic analyst, said: “Things like Homeland Security, they're going to take high priority. Other law enforcement requests will come in under that. And then things like divorce cases or civil cases, they have a lower ranking.”
Amazon pages of Books
Amazon pages of Authors
|Platformization||“The much loved upstart that gains network effects by managing incentives across the ecosystem loses its benevolent streak as its power increases. This may take many different forms. Amazon, for example, often uses its platform’s data to determine which product lines to get into; eventually it outperforms the merchants who were doing well with those products. Twitter, likewise, has repeatedly changed policies to work against the ecosystem. A recent example saw Twitter pushing live streaming service Meerkat off the platform after acquiring its competitor, Periscope.”||Sangeet Paul Choudary||8 May 2017|
|Platformization||“So one of the things that these five companies have done kind of masterfully is create these platforms that startups have to use to get to customers. So they all own these cloud-storage services. So Amazon is an example. If you want to store your media online - so, for example, all the movies that you watch on Netflix are actually stored on Amazon servers - so every time you use Netflix, Netflix is kind of paying Amazon for that kind of storage.
Yeah. It's surprising, first of all, because they're such different companies. You wouldn't really know - you wouldn't really think that they would have that kind of connection. And then they're also competitors. Netflix makes original TV shows and so does Amazon. And so, you know, in this way, Netflix has this dependence on one of its competitors. There are lots of different examples of this though.There - you know, all app makers have to put their apps in the Apple app store or the Google app store. And when they sell in those apps, 30 percent of that money goes to Apple or Google. They all have to advertise on Facebook or Google to get customers because that's become the way to advertise on digital platforms. And so any new app - Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, all the other sort of smaller companies online - have to go through these five to get to their customers. And what ends up happening is that other companies succeed, but always these five benefit off of that success.”
|Farhad Manjoo||26 October 2017|
Documents sourced from Amazon
|Document:The Shadow Factory||Book||CIA|
National Security Agency
|2008||James Bamford||The workings and scope of the US Military-Intelligence complex focussing particularly on the NSA. |
|File:Report from Iron Mountain.pdf||book||War||1967||Leonard Lewin||A precient analysis of why war is considered necessary by the power-brokers of the western world|
|File:Spycatcher.pdf||ebook||MI5||Peter Wright||Memoirs of former senior MI5 officer Peter Wright.|
|File:The Holocaust Industry.pdf||book||"The Holocaust"||20 July 2000||Norman Finkelstein||Devastating criticism of the way in which Jewish organisations use their Official Narrative of "The Holocaust" to extort money from its alleged perpetrators and those considered to have been insufficiently attentive to preventing it.|
- https://www.scottlively.net/2020/08/29/scott-lively-victimized-by-cancel-culture/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- Document:The Dreamings of Dominic Cummings
- "Virginia is now the sole winner of Amazon's HQ2. Here's what its planned neighbourhood looks like right now"
- "Amazon boss to send supplies to MOON to establish BASE by 2020"