"The Billion Dollar Deal that Made Google and Amazon Partners in the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. No amount of Google justification or Amazon rationalization can change the fact that they are facilitating Israeli war crimes in Palestine. 'We are anonymous because we fear retaliation.' This text was part of a letter signed by 500 Google employees last October, in which they decried their company's direct support for the Israeli government and military.
In their letter, the signatories protested a $1.2 billion contract between Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Israeli government which provides cloud services for the Israeli military and government that 'allows for further surveillance of and unlawful data collection on Palestinians, and facilitates expansion of Israel's illegal settlements on Palestinian land'.
This is called Project Nimbus. The project was announced in 2018 and went into effect in May 2021, in the first week of the Israeli war on besieged Gaza, which killed over 250 Palestinians and wounded many more."
-->What US media is going to call attention to Google and Amazon as they make money from Israeli apartheid? Certainly not the major players like the NYT, which had a story about Google's Spotify billing in Israel, but nothing about surveillance and war crimes.
"This past Tuesday, The New York Times published a Bret Stephens’ article entitled 'A New Iran Deal Leaves Us Weaker and Meeker.' On the very same day, The Washington Post ran a piece by John-never-met-a-war-he-didn’t-like-Bolton urging the Senate to prevent the Iran Nuclear Deal from being resealed. 'Republicans should seize the moment; perhaps there is at least one Democrat,' he pleaded, claiming that a resealing of the deal would 'encourage North Korea, gratify China and Russia, appall Israel and our Arab allies, and endanger the United States and the world.'
As of today, it has been four days since the op-eds by Stephens and Bolton were published and neither the Times nor the Post have yet published counterarguments. In fact, scrolling back through both papers’ opinion sections for the month of March, their hawkish articles were the only op-eds devoted to the Iran Deal.
With the world already on the brink of a nuclear war between Russia and the U.S., it is worse than disappointing that The NY Times and The Washington Post editorial boards have not taken positions or published op-eds in favor of resealing the Iran Deal."
-->Yes, your mainstream media has gotten the New Cold War virus. In the interests of world peace, and the continuation of our species, let's not let the NYT get away with calling itself a reasonably progressive voice in US foreign affairs. In fact, the NYT is a warmongering publication going back to the US invasion of Korea.
"U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday unveiled the Ending Corporate Greed Act, which aims to end corporate price gouging in the midst of multiple global crises by imposing a 95% tax on the windfall profits of major companies.
'The working class cannot bear the brunt of this economic crisis, while corporate CEOs, wealthy shareholders, and the billionaire class make out like bandits.'
The bill—spearheaded by Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.)—is inspired by previous windfall profits tax plans implemented during World Wars I and II as well as the Korean War. During WWII, Sanders' office noted, 'the tax rate reached as high as 95%, which ensured that companies could not profiteer off the war.'
'The American people are sick and tired of the unprecedented corporate greed that exists all over this country. They are sick and tired of being ripped off by corporations making record-breaking profits while working families are forced to pay outrageously high prices for gas, rent, food, and prescription drugs,' Sanders said in a statement."
-->The NYT didn't cover this story. With corporate types making up the majority of the NYT Board of Directors, our "newspaper of record" avoids these types of populist ideas.