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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Disrupt Google Conference over Israel Contract

HeadlineMay 15, 2024
Image Credit: Instagram / @cunygs

Protests over Israel’s war on Gaza are continuing across the country. In Mountain View, California, hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters blocked the entrances to a Google conference for software developers. Ariel Koren is a former Google worker.

Ariel Koren: “We are sending a message that Google is the company that is providing the cloud infrastructure for Israel’s violent crimes against humanity, and so we will hold the company accountable for this behavior. And you know what? This could all go away. We could be quieted down if Google would do the bare minimum and heed our calls and cancel this contract. Google does not need to profit off of genocide. There is no reason, there is no need for Google to profit off of genocide. And so, our demands, they’re not radical, they’re not difficult. It’s really simple: Drop Project Nimbus, and drop business with the government and the military of Israel that is guilty of genocide.”

Here in New York, students at CUNY, the City University of New York, briefly took over a library at the Graduate Center Tuesday night and renamed it “Al Aqsa University Library” to honor Gaza’s oldest public university, which was destroyed by Israel.

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