No Tech For Apartheid
In October of 2021, over 1,000 Amazon and Google workers and over 52 human rights organizations came together to rise up against Project Nimbus, a $1.22 billion contract signed by Amazon and Google to provide cloud technology to the Israeli government and military.
For decades, Palestinians across historic Palestine have been harmed by Israeli surveillance and violence. Now Israel is waging an all-out genocidal war on the people of Gaza, indiscriminately bombing residential buildings, hospitals, UN schools, refugee camps, journalists and media workers, and the area’s electricity and water infrastructure. Over 21,000 people have been killed so far, and thousands more are trapped under the rubble of decimated buildings.
By expanding public cloud computing capacity and providing their state of the art technology to the Israeli occupation’s government and military, Amazon and Google are providing some of the critical digital infrastructure powering Israel’s killing machine.
As young people and students in STEM and beyond, we refuse to have any part in these horrific abuses. We’re joining the #NoTechForApartheid campaign to demand Amazon and Google immediately end Project Nimbus. And until Amazon and Google executives choose to be on the right side of history and cut the contract, we pledge not to take jobs or internships at either company.
Divestment has historically been a key strategy in student activism. In addition to helping dismantle apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s, students continually stand up to destructive corporations that are complicit in human rights violations. We have an obligation to continue this practice in order to support Palestinian human rights and dismantle the Israeli apartheid regime.
We call on all students of conscience to join more than 1000 Google and Amazon workers and tens of thousands of people & demand #NoTechForApartheid on university campuses worldwide.