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Arizona CANS Nike $$$ Deal, After Sports Giant Axes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Shoe at Kaepernick’s Behest

The state of Arizona is removing subsidies for Nike to operate there.

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Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced today that his state of Arizona would be removing “all financial incentive dollars” from the state’s commerce authority toward Nike after they announced they were cancelling a brand of patriotic-themed shoes at the behest of Castro-supporting washed up former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

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“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Ducey wrote in a subsequent tweet.

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“American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it,” Ducey added.

That’s when Ducey lowered the boom on Nike, in a showing of economic patriotism. He made clear that his state would not be rewarding any anti-American behavior from a multinational corporation that has forgotten its roots.

“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history,” Ducey wrote, before adding that the story of founding mother Betsy Ross should be taught in every school across the nation.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is also piling on the company, urging Americans to join him in boycotting Nike’s products.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Nike pulled their ‘Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July’ brand of shoes after washed up former NFL player Colin Kaepernick whined about the use of Betsy Ross’ revolutionary-era flag in their design as being racist.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman said to The Journal.

Nike, which has been marketing itself to the anti-American demographic for years as professional sports become increasingly politicized, is finally feeling the sting economically for turning its back on the country in which it was founded.

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Leaked Amazon Memo Shows How the Globalist Company Demonizes Their Own Workers

Bezos has been bad!

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A leaked memo from Amazon showed how the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos attended a recent meeting in which Amazon executives plotted ways to demonize a top labor organizer.

Notes from the meeting indicate that the Amazon executives are plotting a campaign to destroy the reputation of former warehouse employee Christian Smalls, an organizer who has been trying to rally Amazon workers for better wages and more benefits. They said that Smalls was “not smart or articulate,” and they hoped to make him “the face of the entire union/organizing movement.”

“He’s not smart, or articulate, and to the extent the press wants to focus on us versus him, we will be in a much stronger PR position than simply explaining for the umpteenth time how we’re trying to protect workers,” wrote Amazon General Counsel David Zapolsky in meeting notes that were circulated throughout forwarded widely within the company.

This was apparently discussed during a daily meeting that was meant to be centered around coordinating a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“We go over the update on what’s happening around the world with our employees and with our customers and our businesses. We also spend a significant amount of time just brainstorming about what else we can do [about coronavirus],” Amazon SVP of Global Corporate Affairs Jay Carney said to describe the meeting while appearing on CNN.

But apparently their coronavirus meeting was diverted into plotting new ways to punish workers during the crisis. Amazon terminated Smalls last week after he led a protest at a Staten Island distribution facility in which several workers walked out on the job to send a message. Amazon is claiming that Smalls was fired for violating a mandatory 14-day quarantine after coming in contact with an employee who tested positive for coronavirus.

Smalls disputes the story that is being spread by Amazon about why he was fired. He is saying that his firing had nothing to do with alleged contact with an employee who tested positive for coronavirus. He claims he was fired because of concerns that he brought up with management regarding sanitation standards at the warehouse. Smalls also believes that Amazon is not being truthful about the number of workers who have been infected with coronavirus.

Other notes from the meeting lay out Amazon’s devious plan to target Smalls and make him the focal point of any response to public concerns regarding worker safety.

“We should spend the first part of our response strongly laying out the case for why the organizer’s conduct was immoral, unacceptable, and arguably illegal, in detail, and only then follow with our usual talking points about worker safety,” wrote Zapolsky in his notes from the meeting.

“Make him the most interesting part of the story, and if possible make him the face of the entire union/organizing movement,” he added.

Zapolsky attempted to rationalize his anti-worker sentiments in a groveling statement issued to VICE News after realizing his notes went public.

“I was frustrated and upset that an Amazon employee would endanger the health and safety of other Amazonians by repeatedly returning to the premises after having been warned to quarantine himself after exposure to virus Covid-19,” he said. “I let my emotions draft my words and get the better of me.”

Bezos’ brand of globalism does not put American workers first, and the coronavirus pandemic is seen by Amazon as just another excuse for the billionaire technocrat to put the squeeze on labor.

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