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We Set Amazon on Fire

Millions of people stuck at home means more orders for Amazon. But squeezed Amazon employees in France and Italy didn’t want to be “essential workers” — and they launched a wave of strikes to demand a shutdown.

Illustration by Dominic Kesterton

By April, Italy was responsible for around a quarter of coronavirus deaths worldwide. Starting from a few towns in the hardest-hit zone rosse, a lockdown spread nationwide in early March and promised to keep Italians at home. Yet while “smart working” measures allowed a minority of mostly professional employees to work remotely, the situation for […]

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