2022-09-01 14:40:39

"No Tech for Apartheid": Google Workers Push for Cancellation of Secretive $1.2B Project with Israel

A national day of action is planned next Thursday as protests grow against Google's secretive $1.2 billion program known as Project Nimbus, which will provide advanced artificial intelligence tools to the Israeli government and military. We speak with two of the leaders of the protest: Ariel Koren, a former Google employee who says she was pushed out for her activism, as well as Gabriel Schubiner, who currently works at Google and is an Alphabet Workers Union organizer. ​​"Cloud technology is extremely powerful, and providing that power to a violent military and to an apartheid government is not a neutral act," says Schubiner on Project Nimbus. The pair also detail how workers are rising up against what Koren says is Google's "culture of retaliation."

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