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No Tech for Apartheid: Protesters Call Out Google for Cloud Contract with Israel

HeadlineSep 01, 2023

In San Francisco, tech workers and others protesters gathered outside the Google Cloud Next conference this week to call out Google’s contract with Israel, which uses the cloud service for its public sector and military, including to surveil Palestinians. This is activist Ariel Koren.

Ariel Koren: “We are here representing the No Tech for Apartheid campaign. We’re a coalition of Google workers and community members who have coalesced to send a strong message to the company that Google workers are refusing to allow their labor to be used to power apartheid violence against Palestinian people.”

Project Nimbus is a $1.2 billion artificial intelligence and computer technology agreement between Google, Amazon Web Services and the Israeli government which went into effect in July 2021. A statement from the movement “No Tech for Apartheid” said, “Technology should be used to bring people together, not enable apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and settler colonialism.”

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