Hundreds Of Google, Amazon Workers Call For Ending Contract With Israel
Hundred of Google and Amazon workers reportedly signed an open letter called on the two companies Tuesday to end a cloud services contract with Israel’s government and “end all ties” with the Israeli military.
Nearly 100 Google employees and more than 300 Amazon employees signed the letter published in The Guardian, demanding an end to Project Nimbus. Israel’s government signed a roughly $1.2 billion contract with Google and Amazon Web Services earlier this year to provide cloud services for the country’s public sector and military.
The workers argued that the contract would allow for “further surveillance of and unlawful data collection on” Palestinian people. They also wrote that the cloud services technology “facilitates expansion” of Israel’s “illegal settlements” on territory claimed by Palestinians.
“This contract was signed the same week that the Israeli military attacked Palestinians in the Gaza Strip – killing nearly 250 people, including more than 60 children,” the letter read.
“The technology our companies have contracted to build will make the systematic discrimination and displacement carried out by the Israeli military and government even crueler and deadlier for Palestinians,” the letter continued.
Neither the names of the workers who signed the letter nor their roles at Google and Amazon were published. “We are anonymous because we fear retaliation,” they wrote.
Google ended a contract with the Department of Defense to track individuals in drone footage following internal opposition. Amazon workers have called on the company to stop selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement.
In their letter, the Google and Amazon workers said their companies’ contracts with military and law enforcement groups represented a “disturbing pattern of militarization, lack of transparency and avoidance of oversight.”
Notes from the Editor
It seems that while Google employees are great at setting up systems, algorithms to silence conservatives, they have no clue what had happened in Israel.
Israel was not attacking Gaza, there was a conflict over homes Arabs had built on Jewish-owned property in Jerusalem, refused to pay rent for using the land, so they were being brought to court with the landowners seeking to evict (something that happens in every nation).
The Arabs started to riot, attacked from the mosques on the Temple Mount; this, in turn, set off Hamas, who wanted to be seen as guardians of the Arab people there (I will not dignify the Palestinian narrative, which is built on a lie). It was the over 2,000 rockets fired at Israeli civilians that Israel was responding to. For some odd reason, the people in Google and Amazon ignored this vital information in their letter; one must wonder why it was not convenient to their narrative?
The problem with the “woke left” is they refuse to look at the facts on the ground, instead only focus on what they see as victims and perpetrators of victimization; they never look to see if the so-called “victims” are bringing repercussions on themselves by their actions, such as firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians, this does not matter, according to them, Jews should lay down and allow these people to kill them, that is the only thing that would satisfy these people. What is worse, many are Jews signing up for this, which makes as much sense as the self-hating whites we have in society today.
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