Tag: amazon

Amazon Will House 200 Seattle Homeless for a Year

Amazon announced this week that it will commit one of its buildings to housing 200 Seattle homeless for the next year allowing a nonprofit organization to oversee the facilities. The former Travelodge motel faces demolition as part of the company’s tremendous...

/ April 16, 2016

An Open Letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon's success has inspired innovation across the technology sector, but it's been relatively silent in response to its harmful impacts on Seattle and women.

/ November 10, 2015

Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Series Contents I You've Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle's Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Photo Gallery of Amazon's Growth V Let the Other Cities Fight Over HQ2 VI Know HQ2: Essential facts about Amazon's impacts on Seattle...

/ September 27, 2015
Jeff Bezos and Tom Cruise

Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon's male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

/ September 20, 2015

Amazon’s Terrible on Diversity (The Seattle Times is Wrong)

While I greatly appreciate Nina Shapiro’s front page story on Amazon’s impacts on The Seattle Times, I disagree with her coverage of the company’s impact on Seattle diversity; in fact, her reporting contradicts two other statistical reports from The Times’ Gene...

/ August 6, 2015

It’s Time to Cut Our Spending at Amazon

The company's ignored the massive problems it's created in Seattle. It's time to stop shopping with them.

/ July 26, 2015

Evidence of Traffic and Affordable Housing Problems in Seattle

In How Our Success is Ruining Seattle, I mentioned traffic gridlock and affordable housing issues as lowering the quality of life in Seattle. Over the last 24 hours, I saw two examples of this. This morning, I received my third...

/ July 17, 2015