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Christmas without Amazon: A petition by elected officials calls for a boycott

Elected leftists and environmentalists, cultural figures and associations have joined a petition to pledge not to go through Amazon during the Christmas season. “Dear Santa, this year we are committed to a # ChristmasWithoutAmazon,” said the signatories.

The signatories advocate giving preference to local shops for Christmas gifts. “It’s not just a call not to order from Amazon, but also a positive petition in favor of local retailers and more sustainable e-commerce,” says Matthieu Orphelin (ex-LREM). The petition also calls for legislation “at the foot of our tree” that will slow down the development of the digital giant in France.

It calls for a ban on new warehouses or laws “that end unfair competition and tax injustice between the digital giants and physical and local businesses.”

In the face of “digital predators,” the petition also calls for laws “that benefit our economy, not Jeff Bezos’ delusional fortune,” and “especially political leaders who dare to face him, who dare to fight lead against these opponents of the state ”.

The signatories of the petition for Christmas without Amazon

Among the signatories are MPs and heads of left-wing communities and environmentalists such as the former Environment Minister Delphine Batho, the former LREM Matthieu Orphelin, François Ruffin (LFI), the mayors of Paris, Grenoble and Poitiers, Anne Hidalgo (PS), Eric Piolle (EELV ) and Léonore Moncond’huy (EELV), the President of the Métropole de Lyon, Bruno Bernard (EELV) or Carole Delga, President of the PS of the Occitania Region.

France Nature Environnement, Greenpeace or the Confederation of French Traders and the French Bookstore Syndicate are among the signatory associations, as are the director Cyril Dion, the writer Christine Orban, the songwriter François Morel and the designer Philippe Geluck.