ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

Fact Sheet: Eight Ways Amazon Is Abusing Its Dominant Position and Hurting Small Business

Fact Sheet: Eight Ways Amazon Is Abusing Its Dominant Position and Hurting Small Business

Virgil McDill

June 16, 2021

A new fact sheet from ILSR explains how Amazon is crushing independent businesses, detailing eight specific ways that Amazon abuses its market dominance to hurt smaller competitors.  READ MORE


Statement: New Federal Legislation to Rein in Big Tech is a Major Step Forward

Statement: New Federal Legislation to Rein in Big Tech is a Major Step Forward

Virgil McDill

June 11, 2021

Read ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell's statement in response to today’s release of legislation by the House Judiciary Committee designed to address the outsized power and destructive harms of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.  READ MORE


Historic Antitrust Legislation to Rein in Dominant Corporations Heads For Approval in New York State Senate

Historic Antitrust Legislation to Rein in Dominant Corporations Heads For Approval in New York State Senate

Virgil McDill

June 7, 2021

As the New York State Senate prepares to pass historic legislation today, a broad coalition of unions, industry associations, workers, and small business owners applauded the Senate’s expected approval of the bill, and called on the New York State Assembly t  READ MORE


Small Business Rising Coalition Applauds New York’s Landmark Antitrust Bill

Small Business Rising Coalition Applauds New York’s Landmark Antitrust Bill

Virgil McDill

June 4, 2021

Small Business Rising, a coalition representing more than 150,000 independent businesses, signaled its strong support for groundbreaking antitrust legislation being considered by the New York State legislature. If approved, the bill would dramatically level the playing field for independent business  READ MORE


New Report: How Local Restaurant Delivery Services Are  Proving There Are Better Alternatives to the Big Apps

New Report: How Local Restaurant Delivery Services Are Proving There Are Better Alternatives to the Big Apps

Virgil McDill

May 25, 2021

Dozens of locally based alternatives to the big, Wall Street-backed third-party delivery apps have popped up during the pandemic, proving not only that restaurant meal delivery can be done in a way that supports locally owned restaurants and builds local  READ MORE


ILSR Signs on to Letter Opposing Flow of Ratepayer Money to Utility Trade Groups

ILSR Signs on to Letter Opposing Flow of Ratepayer Money to Utility Trade Groups

Jess Del Fiacco

May 11, 2021

More than 80 energy justice, environmental and community groups submitted a letter today in support of a petition seeking to prevent utility companies from funneling ratepayer money to trade associations engaged in political activities.  READ MORE


ILSR Statement on Conviction of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin

ILSR Statement on Conviction of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin

ILSR

April 23, 2021

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance issued the following statement on the conviction of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin.  READ MORE


Statement from ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell on Nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission

Statement from ILSR's Stacy Mitchell on Nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission

Virgil McDill

March 9, 2021

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, issued the following statement in response to the expected nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission.    READ MORE


New Research Focuses on Internet Infrastructure on Tribal Lands

New Research Focuses on Internet Infrastructure on Tribal Lands

Virgil McDill

March 3, 2021

New research from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Community Broadband Network Initiative is focused on broadband access and Internet infrastructure on tribal lands -- areas which suffer from the least connectivity in the nation.  READ MORE


ILSR Organizes Roundtable with Rep. Cicilline, Small Biz Owners and Antitrust Experts on Curbing Monopolies

ILSR Organizes Roundtable with Rep. Cicilline, Small Biz Owners and Antitrust Experts on Curbing Monopolies

Virgil McDill

February 22, 2021

The roundtable event, “Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws,” included a keynote address from Rep. Cicilline, as well as moderated conversations with small business owners.  READ MORE