Amazon TAXED! Lessons of the Amazon Tax Victory in Seattle

The Most Revolutionary Act

CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. Jeff Bezos attends the Amazon Emmy Award afterparty at Sunset Tower, in West Hollywood, California, on September 18, 2016. / AFP / TOMMASO BODDI (Photo credit should read TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Logan Swan

The Tax Amazon movement and Seattle’s working class won a historic victory on Monday, July 6. Following a three year struggle against the richest man in the world – Jeff Bezos – and his political establishment, we’ve won a tax on big business in the Seattle City Council that will raise an estimated $210-240 million a year, creating tens of thousands of green union jobs by building permanently affordable social housing.

This victory was entirely due to the power of our movement and our threat to take the Amazon Tax to the ballot if the City Council failed to act. This offensive win is a historic example of the power of class…

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