An anti-Amazon action gathered on Friday in front of Bercy, in Paris, activists from the ANV-COP 21 collective, associations Attac, Amis de la Terre and Action Climat Paris, to denounce the “
” of the digital giant.
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This action took place in front of the Ministry of Economy and Finance accused by the demonstrators of "
rolling out the red carpet at Amazon
" in France.
The activists deposited fake Amazon packages and unfurled a “
Change of ownership
with the portraits of Emmanuel Macron and the boss of the American giant Jeff Bezos.
Alma Dufour, campaign manager for Friends of the Earth, notes a "
" after the call from LREM deputies on social networks not to buy on Amazon during "
", these promotional operations from the United States. United and pushed back to France to December 4.
Amazon is a machine for crushing small businesses,
” says Alma Dufour, referring to a new economic study which estimates that e-commerce is responsible for the destruction of 81,000 jobs in France between 2009 and 2018.
Amazon defends itself
We have become, in spite of ourselves, a voice for certain organizations wishing to ensure better media coverage of the causes they represent.
These groups are based, often voluntarily, on misleading information
, ”reacts Amazon, in a statement sent to AFP.
We have invested more than 9.2 billion euros in our activities in France and are the source of more than 130,000 jobs spread across the whole of France.
For 2019, compulsory levies related to Amazon's activities in France amounted to more than 420 million euros,
”adds the e-commerce giant.
For Annie Coupet, general secretary of Attac France, “
Amazon is the world before power 10!
It is the symbol of a multinational that escapes tax and evades VAT
've been fighting for two years to stop Amazon's expansion in France, two years we've been alerting the government to this economic model incompatible with the Paris agreement
" on the climate, signed five years ago , underlines Sandy Olivar Calvo, spokesperson for ANV-COP 21. "
But after the rhetoric, there is no act to save the climate and jobs
The various organizations are demanding a moratorium on the construction of e-commerce warehouses, already requested by the Citizen's Climate Convention.
In August, the government announced a moratorium on shopping center construction, excluding Amazon warehouses.