How The Washington Post's New Owner Aided the CIA, Blocked WikiLeaks & Decimated the Book Industry

AUGUST 7, 2013 - The Washington Post announced the paper had been sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the sale have cited Bezos’ close ties to the U.S. government. In 2010, Amazon pulled the plug on hosting the WikiLeaks website under heavy political pressure. Earlier this year, Amazon inked a $600 million cloud-computing deal with the CIA. Independent booksellers and publishers have also long complained about Amazon’s business practices.

4.0 ·
2
www.democracynow.org
Trending Today
Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”
Russell Means22,434 views today ·
15 Powerful Quotes From the World's Most Humble President
Hyacinth Mascarenhas10,777 views today ·
History Tells Us What May Happen Next With Brexit and Trump
Tobias Stone8,565 views today ·
MP Says Government is Intentionally Making People Destitute to Prevent Organised Opposition
2 min6,290 views today ·
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
Jade Small3,444 views today ·
Every Town Needs a Remakery
Jeremy Williams3,258 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min3,004 views today ·
Debating the British Empire's 'Legacy' Is Pointless - This Is Still an Imperial World
Ibtisam Ahmed2,983 views today ·
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
3 min2,952 views today ·
Load More
New
Trump is a Symptom of Corporate Globalization
Helena Norberg-Hodge
Up Close and Personal With Norwegian Orcas
2 min
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
3 min
Why Did Activists Chain Themselves to the Runway at Stansted Airport?
Plane Stupid
Rosie the Riveter for the 21st Century: You Dreamed, We Drew
Jennifer Luxton
Meet The Woman Rescuing Fruit and Feeding Her Community
2 min
Debating the British Empire's 'Legacy' Is Pointless - This Is Still an Imperial World
Ibtisam Ahmed
9 Times Video Games Were Great for Mental Health
Marijam Didzgalvyte and Jish Newham
What is Populism?
6 min
Load More
What's Next
Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion
83 min
Canada's War on Weed
41 min
Ron Paul : Lying is Not Patriotic (2010)
5 min
Like us on Facebook?
How The Washington Post's New Owner Aided the CIA, Blocked WikiLeaks & Decimated the Book Industry