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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:

@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

.@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:
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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

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.

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.…
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
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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:
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

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

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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 ➡️
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

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:
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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 employees, 41 organizations are launching a campaign to demand Amazon and Google stop powering apartheid.

Join us:
Through Project Nimbus, Amazon and Google are strengthening Israel’s military occupation and apartheid rule over Palestinians. The Israeli government uses cloud services to surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians in Gaza.
As employees wrote in their op-ed, co-signed by 800 and counting, "We cannot look the other way as the products we build are used to deny Palestinians their basic rights... We envision a future where technology brings people together and makes life better for everyone."
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