No Technology for Apartheid (NOTA), a coalition of tech workers demanding that big tech companies drop their contracts with the Israeli government, is close to achieving its goal of… campaign Asking students not to work with Google and Amazon. like Wired According to reports, more than 1,100 people who identified themselves as students and young STEM workers pledged to turn down jobs at companies “to support Israel’s apartheid regime and genocide against Palestinians.” According to its website, NOTA’s goal is to collect 1,200 signatures for the campaign.

“As young people and students in STEM and beyond, we refuse to have any role in these horrific abuses. We are joining the #NoTechForApartheid campaign to demand that Amazon and Google immediately end Project Nimbus,” part of the pledge read. Google and Amazon have won a $1.2 billion contract under Project Nimbus to provide the Israeli government and military with cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence services. Former Google spokesperson to reject The company’s Nimbus contract handles “highly sensitive, classified or military workloads related to weapons or intelligence services.”

As two of the largest technology companies on the planet, Google and Amazon are also two of the largest employers of STEM graduates. Wired He says the campaign’s pledges include undergraduates and graduate students from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, and San Francisco State University — institutions located in the same state where Google is headquartered.

NOTA has also organized actions to protest tech companies’ involvement with Israel in the past, including sit-ins and office takeovers that prompted Google to Dozens of workers were fired. In March, he was one of its organizers Launched by Google After interrupting one of its executives at an Israeli tech conference in New York and loudly declaring that he refuses to “build technology that supports genocide or surveillance.”

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