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Making a stand: Campaigner Emily Cunningham addresses an Amazon Employees for Climate Justice event

Making a stand: Campaigner Emily Cunningham addresses an Amazon Employees for Climate Justice event

Making a stand: Campaigner Emily Cunningham addresses an Amazon Employees for Climate Justice event

Maybe it's the Irish blood in her or just an innate rebel instinct, but Emily Cunningham is wearing her sacking by the world's richest man as a badge of honour.

"I would do this a million times over. I have no regrets," she says of the defiance that saw her job as a tech worker for Jeff Bezos's Amazon come to an end on Good Friday.

It was a year to the day that she, Maren Costa and 8,700 other Amazon employees wrote an open letter to Mr Bezos and the Amazon board, urging them to take responsibility for the company's contribution to climate change.