Monday, November 26, 2018

New Yorkers Say No to Amazon

Since Amazon announced its controversial plan to move into Long Island City, Queens, New Yorkers have organized in force against the corporate tech giant.

On Black Friday, a group called Amazons Against Amazon rallied on the steps of the NYPL Main Branch and marched to the Amazon bookstore on 34th Street, singing anti-Amazon carols while the NYPD guarded the store.

Songs including "DeBlasio the Neoliberal Mayor," sung to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Countdown to Amazon HQ2, a.k.a. The 12 Days of Christmas. "Amazon got a buyout and gave to NYC: Skyrocketing rents, No more local bookstores, Tech bro invasions," among other undesirable gifts.

More events and actions are being planned by multiple activist groups. Today, Amazons Against Amazon and the Queens Anti-Gentrification Project are calling for a Cyber Monday blackout of Amazon.

Also today:

Protect Queens: #NoAmazonNYC
Nov. 26, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Court Square, Long Island City, Queens
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Cyber Monday Canvass Against Amazon
Nov. 26, 6:00 - 9:00PM
The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens
Join Queens DSA as we talk to our neighbors about the disastrous effect Amazon will have on our communities and the importance of strengthening our rent laws
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Amazon in Long Island City Teach-In
Nov. 28, 10:30AM - 2:00PM
LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC, Queens
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CUNY vs. Amazon
Nov. 30, 11:00AM
100 Wall St., NYC
Rally outside the offices of CUNY Board Chairman Bill Thompson to demand that he rescind his statement in support of Amazon
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Keep CUNY Out of Amazon
Dec. 3, 4:30 - 6:30pm
205 E. 42nd St., NYC
Meeting of CUNY Board of Trustees, express concerns about CUNY's support for HQ2
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Resist Amazon Community Forum

Dec. 10, 7:00 - 9:00PM
New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, Queens
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