Seattle Rebels Shut Down Amazon

Yesterday, in Kent, Washington, Rebels from the Seattle chapter of Extinction Rebellion blockaded the entrance to an Amazon fulfillment center near Seattle to protest the company’s environmental impact.Five activists were locked down along with a crowd of supporters, citing the company’s failure to meet the critical environmental benchmarks set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as the greater scientific community.


The group submitted four demands, including one to Stop using misleading reporting techniques that understate the environmental impact and expand environmental reporting to include the footprint of third-party vendors and all delivery services, not just those directly owned by Amazon.


Andrea O’Ferrall, an organizer with Extinction Rebellion Seattle said, “Corporate entities like Amazon will kill us of they don’t start enacting policies that lower emissions now. I follow climate news and know how dire our situation is: tipping points have taken us to the brink and Amazon will push us over the edge. Lives around the world are at risk because of this greenwashing.”


William Livernois, an organizer with Scientist Rebellion said, “The global temperature just surpassed +2degC above pre-industrial levels last month, a key tipping point towards climate catastrophe, while Amazon stalls on delivering meaningful climate action. It’s terrifying to live in a world where a single corporation that controls a large fraction of our commerce is not being held accountable for it’s impact: this is why we stand in resistance today.”

In Solidarity, Will Regan

 

 

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Will Regan has been a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion in the US and Declare Emergency. He's editor in chief for the Daily Rebellion and has been arrested 4 times since taking that role.