Next Thursday, hundreds of Google and Amazon employees are planning three vigils outside the two firms’ headquarters to demand the termination of Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion agreement with Israel that will provide it access to cloud storage services and artificial intelligence technologies.
In an effort to stop Israel from employing technology in its atrocities against the Palestinian people, the #NoTechForApartheid organization reported that vigils are also anticipated to be staged in the cities of San Francisco, New York, and Seattle.
The Initiative, which was established last year, has also begun a drive to collect signatures on a petition urging the leadership of the two firms to scrap the agreement.
Nearly 40,000 Americans have signed the agreement, which demands that the two tech behemoths to stop doing business with the Israeli apartheid regime and withdraw from the Nimbus project.
“Technology can bring people together—but when these tools are used to harm communities, they make the world less safe for us all. That’s why workers at Google and Amazon are urging their employers to walk their talk on human rights.”