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This #BlackFriday, we stand in solidarity w @amazon workers striking for dignity & safety for workers & communities harmed by Amazon & its tech! From warehouse workers, to drivers, to engineers: as workers united, we’re unstoppable. #MakeAmazonPay🧵
Today @amazon workers and activists in 30+ countries are take to the streets to demand justice for workers, communities & the planet. Tech giants can’t make $ w/o us: we have the power to demand these companies do right by their workers & the communities we serve. #MakeAmazonPay
From surveillance tech pushing @amazon warehouse workers to meet dangerous quotas, to collaborating w/ police, to providing tech to the Israeli apartheid gov & military via #ProjectNimbus: Amazon tech harms its workers & our communities #NoTechForApartheid Image
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Yesterday, masses of @amazon and @google workers led protests in 4 cities, demanding both companies end their contracts with Israel.

These workers risked their jobs to stop Google and Amazon from profiting from Israeli apartheid and using workers’ labor to harm Palestinians. 🧵
Worker-led #NoTechForApartheid protests in SF, Seattle, Durham, and NYC drew crowds of up to 300, rallying community members who came out in solidarity with Palestinians and the workers themselves.
Workers don't want to build technology that powers Israeli apartheid.

So they bravely put their jobs and safety on the line to stop @google and @amazon from using their labor to help the Israeli government and military surveil, oppress, and inflict violence on Palestinians.
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“We have a simple message to Amazon and Google executives:

End the Project Nimbus contracts.

Stop profiting from violence against Palestinians.”
Dylan @pal_legal:

“Slowly but surely the tide is turning against Israeli apartheid.

But we’re not there yet.

In the past year we’ve received reports of students, workers, and journalists who have been harassed, targeted, and fired for speaking up in solidarity with Palestine.”
Dinesh @JustFuturesLaw tells 200+ and growing rally of our comrades:

Our fights are intersectional. #NoTechForICE is in solidarity with #NoTechForApartheid ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻
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BREAKING—@amazon @Google workers are about to kick off direct actions at their offices in Seattle, SF, NYC & Durham right now, escalating the pressure on the companies to end their $1B contract w/ Israel

Running thread of #NoTechForApartheid action coverage & updates here ⬇️ ImageImage
First things first: take action from home!

Stand with Palestinians & support these workers by emailing their CEOs w/ one click at NoTechForApartheid.com

If you're a tech worker yourself who wants to get involved in #NoTechForApartheid organizing, go to bit.ly/workersagainst… ImageImage
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BREAKING:@Google worker organizing with #NoTechForApartheid resigns over punishment of Palestinian & allied workers who speak up for Palestinian freedom. Workers don't want their labor to enable Israeli violence against Palestinians, but Google is systematically silencing them.🧵
Along with 100s of other Google workers, Ariel Koren spent over a year organizing against @amazon & @Google’s $1B contract with Israeli government & military which helps them surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
Google workers don’t want to be complicit in Israeli apartheid and human rights violations.

As @nytimes reports, one Palestinian worker said, “Project Nimbus makes me feel like I am making a living off my family’s oppression.”
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I am leaving @Google this week due to retaliation & hostility against workers who speak out. Google moved my role overseas immediately after I opposed its $1B AI/surveillance contracts with Israel. And this is far from an isolated instance.

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Our Palestinian coworkers are being silenced across the company. Workers who support Palestinian rights are getting HR warnings, harassment, even pay cuts and negative performance review feedback.
Today 15 Palestinian Googlers & allies are sharing their stories about the bias institutionalized within the company that helps Google justify & protect its $1B contract Project Nimbus: bit.ly/Google-Voices
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📣 HUGE news from @nytimes: Our coworker and #NoTechForApartheid activist Ariel Koren resigned from @google, calling out Google’s retaliation against Palestinian, Muslim, and anti-Zionist Jewish Googlers who speak out for Palestinian human rights. 🧵

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Fifteen Googlers are speaking out about this contract today for the first time in audio testimonies. Many are from Palestinian workers, speaking anonymously due to @Google’s culture of fear and track record of retaliation. Listen here:
@nytimes highlights our coworkers’ stories of how @google creates an environment of fear that shields it from accountability for its $1 billion contract with the Israeli government and military.

Read and listen to more of our stories: jewishdiasporatech.org/voices
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BREAKING: Anti-Zionist Jewish Google worker resigns over Google’s punishment of Palestinian and allied workers who speak up for Palestinian freedom.

Workers don't want their labor to enable Israeli violence against Palestinians — but Google is systematically silencing them. 🧵
Along with 100s of other workers, Ariel Koren has spent over a year organizing against Google’s $1.2B contract with the Israeli government and military, which helps them surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
Google workers don’t want to be complicit in Israeli apartheid and human rights violations.

As @nytimes reports, one Palestinian worker said, “Project Nimbus makes me feel like I am making a living off my family’s oppression.”
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When Google and Amazon signed a $1.22 billion agreement with Israel to provide cloud services for the 21st Century colonialist project they probably didn’t think about its impact on talent acquisition. They should’ve thought harder. Image
.@jess_buxbaum’s latest investigation exposes how Project Nimbus – the $1.22 billion cloud services contract that Amazon and Google signed with Israel – is undermining hiring at the tech giants.

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The #NoTechForApartheid movement is leading more young people to refuse interviews with Amazon and Google in solidarity with occupied Palestinians. ImageImageImageImage
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#NoTechForApartheid campaign against Google & Amazon Web Services' cloud technology contract with apartheid Israel is growing.

Google offers learning software. Let’s teach Google respect for Palestinian human rights.

Toolkit for student & faculty ⬇️ ctt.ec/ZO31x+
The Google & Amazon contract for cloud tech, #ProjectNimbus, helps entrench Israel's regime of settler-colonialism, apartheid & occupation.

It assists the Israeli state & military in carrying out violence & ethnic cleansing against Indigenous Palestinians.
Heeding the Palestinian call to end corporate profiteering from apartheid, activists, workers, and shareholders globally call on Google & Amazon to end Project Nimbus.

Non-assistance to crimes against humanity is an international duty.
#NoTechForApartheid
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Sign up here for our first ever community briefing on the #NoTechForApartheid campaign this week– Thursday, July 28 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm East to learn about how you can get involved and take action with us!
Hosted by Jewish Diaspora in Tech, this community discussion is open to tech workers across the industry interested in hearing from Google and Amazon workers organizing to end Google/Amazon’s $1.2B contract with the Israeli government and military…
And we’ll be sharing some important news about how we can take action together as tech workers! Since our companies signed the “Project Nimbus” contract last year, over 1,100 workers across Google and Amazon have signed petitions calling on our companies to rescind the contract.
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BREAKING—Today, Alphabet investors voted on one of the first shareholder resolutions in history that name Israeli apartheid & raise investor concerns w/ Project Nimbus, @google & @amazon’s $1.2 billion cloud contract w/ the Israeli military & gov #NoTechforApartheid 🧵
We’re proud that a fellow @google worker & @AlphabetWorkers leader will present this proposal. As tech workers, we do not want our labor to be used to enable violence against Palestinians or any other communities
That’s why Proposal #21 at today’s Alphabet annual investor mtg calls for a risk assessment of @Google contracts with militaries & militarized policing agencies, including Project Nimbus, policing agencies like CBP, and more.
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BREAKING: @Google and @Amazon investors don’t want to profit off of Israeli apartheid!

This is historic: for the first time ever, Israeli apartheid is being explicitly named in shareholder proposals at any company.

#NoTechForApartheid

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As @theintercept reports, shareholders at Google and Amazon are raising concerns about the ethics and financial liability of the companies' $1.2 billion Project Nimbus contract with the Israeli military and government.

Their concerns echo those of workers at both companies.
Shareholders and workers worry that, through the Project Nimbus contract — signed while the Israeli military bombed Gaza last May — Google and Amazon help Israel surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
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jewishvoiceforpeace: @Google punished an anti-Zionist Jewish worker for demanding the company end its contract with the Israeli military. 

Google's $1.2 billion Project Nimbus contract — signed while the Israeli military bombed Gaza last May — helps the Israeli government and ImageImage
military surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
 
It’s wrong to silence workers for standing with Palestinians. Workers should be free to protest contracts that enable state violence without fear of retaliation. ImageImage
But, as Ariel writes, Google can make this situation right and abide by its founding motto — "don't be evil" — by ending its deadly contract NOW.

To support Google and Amazon workers' demand to end their companies' $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli military, ImageImage
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@Google punished anti-Zionist Jewish worker @ariel_koko for demanding the company end its contract with the Israeli military.

It's wrong to silence workers for speaking up for Palestinians.

But Google can make this right by ending its contract now.

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As @ariel_koko writes, Google's $1.2 billion Project Nimbus contract — signed while the Israeli military bombed Gaza last May — helps the Israeli government and military surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
1,000+ Google workers didn't want their labor to power Israeli violence against Palestinians.

And 40,000+ everyday Google users backed them in saying #NoTechForApartheid.

That's when Google started to punish Ariel — but 632 fellow workers, and 25,000 supporters, stood by her.
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.@Google is punishing a worker who doesn't want her labor to power Israeli apartheid & violence against Palestinians.

500+ coworkers united to defend her — and their right to speak up about company contracts that abuse human rights.

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As @suhaunah reports in the @latimes, Google's retaliation against Ariel began when she criticized @Google and @Amazon's Project Nimbus contract and called on both companies to stop providing services to the Israeli government and military.
The unity among Google workers against Project Nimbus and Google's retaliation against Ariel is historic and exciting.

For more info about the organizing these workers are doing and how to support, check out the thread below!

#NoTechForApartheid

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BREAKING—@Google is punishing a worker who spoke out against Google's contract w Israeli apartheid gov that inflicts violence on Palestinians

500+ Googlers defended her & their right to protest tech contracts that power state violence #NoTechForApartheid
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As @latimes reports, Google's retaliation against Ariel began when she criticized @Google and @Amazon's Project Nimbus contract and called on both companies to stop providing services to the Israeli government and military.

Here's her powerful MSNBC interview with @AymanM:
The unity among @Google workers against #ProjectNimbus and Google's retaliation against Ariel has been historic and incredibly inspiring!

For more info about the organizing these workers are doing and how to support, check out the thread below + follow!

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BREAKING: @Google is punishing an anti-Zionist Jewish worker who doesn't want her labor to power Israeli apartheid and violence against Palestinians.

500+ other Googlers united to defend her — and their right to protest contracts that abuse human rights.

latimes.com/business/techn…
As @latimes reports, Google's retaliation against Ariel began when she criticized @Google and @Amazon's Project Nimbus contract and called on both companies to stop providing services to the Israeli government and military.

Here's her powerful MSNBC interview with @AymanM:
The unity among Google workers against Project Nimbus and Google's retaliation against Ariel is historic and exciting.

For more info about the organizing these workers are doing and how to support, check out the thread below!

#NoTechForApartheid

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.@amazon & @google's cloud services power Israeli settlement expansion, surveillance & apartheid

So Palestinians are giving them terrible reviews

On #CyberMonday—demand @ajassy @sundarpichai stop enabling Israeli apartheid& violence: notechforapartheid.com

#NoTechForApartheid
@amazon @Google @ajassy @sundarpichai @BDSmovement @Remroum @athenaforall @Make_Amazon_Pay @4noura @palyouthmvmt @fightfortheftr @evan_greer @AdalahJustice @wearedissenters These reviews, based on real Palestinian stories, show the devastating impact that @google and @amazon's cloud services have on Palestinians’ lives — from false criminalization to forced displacement to restricted movement and access to basic needs

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.@Google & @Amazon agreed to provide cloud tech to the Israeli military RIGHT AFTER it bombed Gaza in May. Their tech now helps Israeli gov maintain Gaza an open-air prison.

This #CyberMonday, tell @ajassy @sundarpichai you demand #NoTechForApartheid: notechforapartheid.com
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Ariel Koren, Google worker & Jewish Diaspora in Tech leader, tells @AymanM why 1,000+ @Google and @Amazon workers demand their employers cut Project Nimbus contract with the Israeli gov

Workers want their labor to uplift people—not power violence & apartheid

#NoTechForApartheid
The Project Nimbus contract — which gives Google and Amazon minimal transparency and authority about how the Israeli government and military will use their services — alarms workers.

Tech companies have cut contracts that violate human rights before, and they can do it again.
1,000+ Google and Amazon workers believe they have “not only the right, but the responsibility” to stop their labor from enabling Israeli apartheid and violence.

They are putting their jobs on the line to get their employers to "do the right thing" and "live up to their values."
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Remember that “anonymous letter” from “concerned employees” of Google and Amazon opposing the new cloud based Project Nimbus in #Israel? Turns out it was an organized smear campaign by #BDS groups Jewish Voice for Peace and MPower, whose the organizers also signed the letter.
Not only that, the domain for the campaign was registered in August, while the “anonymous letter” and #NoTechForApartheid campaign (organized by one of the signatories) were released within a day of eachother…
Here’s the timeline of events for the pre-meditated “No Tech For Apartheid” campaign against Project Nimbus organized by BDS groups Jewish Voice for Peace and MPower, who tried to portray it as “concerned employees” of Google and Amazon.
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@amazon and @google workers refuse to build tech that the will be used to violently oppress Palestinians.

To stay faithful to their values, workers, and users, Amazon and Google must cut their contracts with the Israeli government.

#NoTechForApartheid

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This op-ed follows the publication of yesterday's letter in the Guardian, co-signed by 800+ Amazon and Google employees, urging both companies to stop providing cloud services to the Israeli government.

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Today, a coalition of 41 organizations launched our #NoTechForApartheid campaign to support these workers' efforts and pressure Amazon and Google to cut their contracts.

Keep up the momentum by emailing the companies' executives at notechforapartheid.com.
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As Israeli bombs dropped on Gaza, @amazon and @google signed a $1B contract to provide cloud services for the Israeli government.

Alongside workers, 40+ orgs across the globe are launching a campaign to demand #NoTechForApartheid.

Join us: notechforapartheid.com
Google and Amazon should build tech that works for the common good — not enables Israeli apartheid and military occupation.

Tell their executives to cut their $1 billion contract with the Israeli government at notechforapartheid.com.

#NoTechForApartheid
The Israeli government uses Google & Amazon's cloud services to surveil Palestinians, expand illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land, & inflict violence in besieged Gaza.

Tell Google and Amazon to cut their $1 B contract at notechforapartheid.com

#NoTechForApartheid
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Yesterday courageous workers called on ordinary ppl to rise up against @google @amazon contract w/ Israeli apartheid gov

Today we launch #NoTechForApartheid

Join us—demand @sundarpichai @ajassy be on the right side of history, not apartheid & violence ➡️ notechforapartheid.com
By doing business with Israeli apartheid, @Amazon @google will make it easier for the Israeli gov to surveil Palestinians & force them off their land

Technology should be used to bring people together, not enable apartheid, ethnic cleansing & colonialism

#NoTechForApartheid
Following in footsteps of those who fought to divest from apartheid South Africa, it’s our responsibility to rise up for Palestinian freedom

Execs @sundarpichai @ajassy @aselipsky @ThomasOrTK can stop enabling the Israeli military's violence

Tell 'em: notechforapartheid.com
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