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Watch: Amazon Workers Erect ‘Guillotine’ Near Jeff Bezos’ House

Watch: Amazon Workers Erect ‘Guillotine’ Near Jeff Bezos’ House

Postby smix » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:49 pm

Watch: Amazon Workers Erect ‘Guillotine’ Near Jeff Bezos’ House
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URL: https://www.infowars.com/watch-amazon-w ... zos-house/
Category: politicsNews
Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:57:39 +0000

Description: Demonstration comes after Amazon CEO's wealth tops $200 billion
Amazon workers holding a rally near Jeff Bezos’ house in Washington set up a makeshift guillotine while protesting over their low wages. According to FoxBusiness, the protesters are calling for a $30 minimum wage. The Congress of Essential Workers previously announced it would stage a protest, requesting the Amazon CEO to provide hazard pay, personal protective equipment, and a $30 minimum starting wage for all hourly associates.
Protesters build a guillotine outside of Jeff Bezos’s house. Yesterday the Amazon billionaire was reported to become the first man worth $200 billion.

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— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) August 27, 2020

The net worth of the world’s richest man has surpassed the $200 billion mark amid the coronavirus pandemic, with shares of Amazon rising to $3,403.64 due to surging online retail activity. The company hasn’t commented on the protests so far.
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Amazon protesters outside Jeff Bezos' home construct guillotine: Report

Postby smix » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:21 am

Amazon protesters outside Jeff Bezos' home construct guillotine: Report
Fox Business

URL: https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/ ... bezos-home
Category: Politics
Published: August 27, 2020

Description: Bezos' net worth was revealed at $200 billion this week
Amazon workers staged a protest on Thursday over their wages, as CEO Jeff Bezos’ astounding net worth was revealed this week. Footage posted to Twitter by the Washington Examiner on Thursday shows people who are allegedly Amazon protestors, setting up a makeshift guillotine outside of Bezos’ home in Washington. The protestors are said to have called for a $30 minimum wage. The Congress of Essential Workers had planned a march on Bezos’ property on Thursday, with a number of requests including hazard pay, personal protective equipment and a $30 minimum starting wage for all hourly associates. Amazon did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment about the protest. Guillotines were regularly used during the French Revolution, including for the deaths of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in addition to other aristocrats. On Wednesday, Bezos’ wealth was valued at more than $200 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index. He is the first person to have wealth recorded in excess of $200 billion. In October 2018, Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all employees.
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There's Now a Guillotine Set Up Outside Jeff Bezos's Mansion

Postby smix » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:26 am

There's Now a Guillotine Set Up Outside Jeff Bezos's Mansion
Vanity Fair

URL: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/0 ... on-workers
Category: Politics
Published: August 28, 2020

Description: Protestors are preparing for the revolution outside the Amazon CEO's $23 million
Protestors demanding higher wages for Amazon workers prepared a pointed welcome home gift for Jeff Bezos on Thursday, setting up a guillotine in front of the multi-billionaire's $23 million Washington D.C. mansion. The Washington Examiner reported that around 100 protestors, led by former Amazon employee Chris Smalls, gathered outside the CEO's home demanding he increase the minimum wage for his workers to $30 an hour, as well as provide adequate personal protective equipment and sanitation, give increased hazard pay and sick pay dating back to March 1. Smalls spoke to the gathered crowd, saying, “Give a good reason why we don't deserve a $30 minimum wage when this man makes $4,000 a second.” During the pandemic alone, Bezos made over $24 billion, and on Wednesday, Forbes revealed he has become the first person to ever be worth $200 billion, almost $90 billion more than the world's second-richest person, Bill Gates. To celebrate that milestone, protestors set up a guillotine in front of his home, an apparatus made famous in the late 18th century during the French Revolution for beheading nobility, including Marie Antoinette of “let them eat cake” fame and King Louis XVI. Protestors surrounded the antique execution device with signs decrying Bezos's poor treatment of workers. Smalls has protested outside Bezos's home before, organizing a group of activists in New York on August 9 and at his D.C. home in June, an event which also featured a guillotine. According to The Washington Post, Bezos purchased his latest D.C. pied-à-terre in October for $23 million in cash, a million over the listing price, or .000115% of his total net worth. The 27,000-square-foot property is actually the city's former Textile Museum that spanned two historic mansions and which he has now converted into a single-family home. Just a humble abode for the richest man on the planet.
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Protesters build guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos's house after his wealth hits $200B

Postby smix » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:43 am

Protesters build guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos's house after his wealth hits $200B
Washington Examiner

URL: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... -hits-200b
Category: Politics
Published: August 27, 2020

Description: Protesters on Thursday responded to a report that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the first man to be worth $200 billion by building a guillotine in front of his Washington house. The protest, organized to demand a $30 minimum wage for Amazon workers, attracted about 100 people, led by former Amazon employee Chris Smalls. Smalls, who has protested Bezos before, gestured at the billionaire's house and decried his record-setting wealth. "Give a good reason why we don't deserve a $30 minimum wage when this man makes $4,000 a second," he said. Smalls told his own story of employment at Amazon, saying the company had not responded adequately to the coronavirus pandemic. Smalls said he worked long hours without adequate pay and that he saw other people come in for work who were infected with the coronavirus. In late March, he walked out of the Staten Island shipping center in protest. Amazon fired him shortly afterward.
They’re asking for a $30 minimum wage. “Why not?” The lead protester says.

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— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) August 27, 2020

At the protest, Smalls lectured outside Bezos's home. It is unclear if the billionaire was inside. "Hey, Jeff Bezos. I'm going to let you know something today: We are just getting started," he said. "We're going to go to every single location you've got across the country and set up shop until you meet our demands as workers." Smalls invited other speakers to share their stories and led the crowd in an anti-Bezos chant. "If we don't get, we shut it down!" they shouted repeatedly. Protesters in June set up a guillotine, a device known for beheading elite French nobility during the French Revolution, in front of Bezos's house and surrounded it with signs accusing him of treating workers poorly. Bezos on Wednesday became one of the richest people in recorded history, Forbes said.
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