Tell Amazon: Passover is Deadline to Stop Advertising in Breitbart

 I have just sent the following letter to Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, urging him -- with a Passover deadline -- to stop funding Breitbart wth his advertising.  I am serious about the Passover deadline for me,  and am ready to spread the word and then to act on it. Feel free — especially free, superlatively free!  — to join me.  Write Mr. Bezos, using the address below. And if Amazon won't announce it has dropped Breitbart by the time you gather at the Seder table -- Then ask your Seder-mates to join you in putting your matzah where your mouth is— NOT paying for a racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic megaphone.

NOTE TO READERS:

If you wish to write Mr. Bezos, please write directly to <jeff@amazon.com>!   Glad for you to write a comment below (click on "Read more"), but only writing as shown will reach him. --  Shalom, Reb Arthur

Shalom, Arthur


To: <jeff@amazon.com>

Subject: Passover deadline for changes in Amazon's advertising practice

Dear Mr Bezos,

I am a Rabbi — which means  I  know something about both Jewish tradition and Jewish history. From both I know that it is unethical, immoral, and both murderous and suicidal to put money in the pockets  of racists, Islamophobes, and anti-Semites.

Breitbart is a megaphone for all of these. And Amazon supports those murderous falsehoods by advertising there.

I am also the director of an organization with 13,000 members and readers who abhor racism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism.

And I am also a Prime Member of Amazon. I certainly cannot stomach putting my money into Breitbart’s pocket.

You may need a little time to make the necessary changes to  achieve honest ethics and good business.  Passover is three weeks away.    It is the festival of freedom not only for Jews but for every human being. (The Passover Haggadah says, “In every generation, every human being must look upon him/herself as if WE, not our ancestors only,  go forth from slavery to freedom.”)     

Three weeks should be plenty of time to turn your pocketbook to good as I am sure your heart is turned toward good. So if by Passover,  the evening of April 10, Amazon announces that it has withdrawn all advertising from  Breitbart, I will be glad to keep buying books and chochkes from Amazon. If not, not.

Shalom, salaam, peace, Earth!— 

        Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., founded (1983) and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in the Jewish, multireligious, and American worlds for justice, peace, and healing of the Earth. <https://theshalomcenter.org>.  

 

NOTE TO SHALOM CENTER MEMBERS & READERS:

Please write directly to <jeff@amazon.com>!   Glad for you to write a comment below (click on "Read more"), but only writing as shown will reach him. --  Shalom, Reb Arthur



   

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Breitbart

The United States was founded on religious freedom and has learned to to respect all. Especially at Passover, let us not go back to hatred and prejudice.

advertising in Breitbert is

advertising in Breitbert is against all of the ideals of America - do not contribute to hate - I am passing this on to my family so they can stop using Amazon if this advetrising continues

funding Brietbart News

I have already disabled my 2 credit cards on line so I have not used amazon for the past 2 months and will continue to do so until you stop advertising in--ie funding--Brietbart News.

Amazon

I am a very frequent Amazon buyer. But if they do not comply I will join by pausing any Amazon purchases.

Rabbi Waskow thank you so

Rabbi Waskow thank you so much for posting this and I also than Dr. Jerry Folk for reposting. Aside from registering my disgust, I will spread the word. Whether they cease advertising or not is of really no concern to me at this point. The sheer fact they engaged in this advertising is enough for me to cease buying from them....probably not their biggest loss but significant nonetheless. Thank you. Melinda (Storey) Weisberg

We are watching

Please understand the repercussions of your choices. I have been an Amazon user for a long time. Until you make changes with your support of perpetuating a negative agenda, I will not be using my credit card nor purchasing anything thru your site. Do the right thing.

You may be unaware that you

You may be unaware that you are advertising on Breitbart News but now that you are aware you should stop supporting a fake news outlet that also fosters hate.

I am sure that there are many

I am sure that there are many alternative advertising sights to Breitbart. Your shame yourself and your company and all the employees by advertising there. You can do better.

thank you Rabbi and please stop Amazon

Pease stop supporting Breitbart news...it is time to take a stand against hate. I am an Amazon Prime customer but will not continue if Amazon does not discontinue advertising with Brietbart news. Thank you.

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