This is a group for political grass-roots activists in Arlington, Virginia, who want to stop the Amazon.com headquarters / HQ2 from coming to Arlington (half of Amazon's second headquarters), or at very least want to look deeply and quickly into this issue and make strong new demands for Amazon to support the Arlington community, if they are to be allowed to come to this county.
We are fast developing - as I write this - powerful publicity-generating tools to tell the county and world the shocking truth about Amazon's dangerous activities, as presented by top scholars in the anti-monopoly arena, and related areas of academic and journalistic investigation.
This group was put together quickly late at night after our third "Amazon Anaconda" Internet radio show in three days - December 24th, 25th, 26th.
We will usually meet at the Java Shack in Clarendon in Arlington, or in a meeting room at nearby Arlington Independent Media, a nonprofit television/radio/new-media nonprofit a few blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop in Arlington.
Please forgive the fact that this site is not perfectly organized. We have put it together at high speed, as time is of the essence, with the vote on HQ2 coming Feb 23rd.
Our idea that a small initiative can have a big impact is not new, but it has been supercharged in the past two decades by ideas from:
- Chaos theory
- Quantum theory
- Theories of self-organizing systems
Amazingly, the high-powered subtitles of two of my favorite books have the same important meeting:
THE TIPPING POING: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
THE POWER OF PULL: HOW SMALL MOVES, SMARTLY MADE, CAN SET BIG THINGS IN MOTION
Our movement is growing fast, with dozens of amazing people joining, but it is still small - especially compared to Amazon!
Yet it entirely possible that we can make a huge difference by setting big things in motion!
One of our press-release headlines is going to be:
CAN WORKING-CLASS KIDS WITH FINGER PAINTS AND PAPER MACHE DO BATTLE WITH A BILLIONAIRE?
We think they can!
But these kids - and this project - urgently need YOUR help in guiding the way!