Amazon Union’s Chris Smalls Is Part of the Legacy of Black Labor Organizing | Portside

On April 1, 2022, Jeff Bezos received some news that he wished was an April Fools’ joke: Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island won their vote to create a union, beating the odds and making history in the process.

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Billionaire Space Flights Are a Carbon Bomb That Will Destroy the Planet

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are dead set on expanding commercial space flight — even though a single person taking one of their carbon-spewing joy rides will produce more pollution in a few minutes than people belonging to 1/8th of the world population will in their entire lives.

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“Billionaire Jeff Bezos could personally pay for enough vaccines for the whole world, yet he would rather spend his wealth on a thrill ride to space,” said Max Lawson, the head of inequality policy at Oxfam International. Bezos, the richest man on Earth, has seen his wealth grow by more than $79 billion during the pandemic, from $113 billion in March 2020 to $192.4 billion today, the new analysis finds.The organizations estimate that fully vaccinating the world’s entire adult population would cost around $70 billion, and a one-time $20,000 cash grant to all jobless workers would cost $4.4 trillion

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Source: One-Time 99% Tax on Billionaires’ Pandemic Profits Could Fund Vaccines for the Entire World | Common Dreams News