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Close the Concentration Camps
September 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=3731
As a member organization of the Close the Concentration Camps Coalition – Bay Area, Silicon Valley DSA urges all members and allies to show up to Palantir HQ, 100 Hamilton Ave in Palo Alto, at 4pm on Friday, September 13 for an emergency mobilization to push Palantir to cancel their contract with ICE.
For more information, see the Coalition’s facebook event.
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#JewsAgainstICE and allies know our history. IBM sold tech to Nazis. Palantir sells tech to ICE. This state sponsored terror must end NOW. Join us in actions to shut down Palantir from coast to coast on 9/13 to demand they #DropICEContracts. Because #NeverAgainisNOW!
We are calling on all those who denounce ICE’s reign of terror to join in action outside the Palo Alto headquarters of Palantir, a tech company that provides tools for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Last month, Palantir renewed its contract with ICE, providing a tool that has been used by ICE agents in investigations of children who crossed the border alone and their families. This tool, called Investigative Case Management, was used by ICE agents in an operation that specifically targeted the families and sponsors of unaccompanied children, comparing them to “smugglers” and investigating them for arrest and deportation.
Palantir has another tool that was used by agents leading workplace raids, which spiked 650% in President Trump’s first year in office, and we have seen ICE agents tackling people to the floor, handcuffing them, and loading them onto buses in front of their friends and family.
The signing date for Palantir’s ICM contract is September 20. It’s not too late for Palantir to pledge it will not work for ICE’s deportation machine. It’s not too late for Palantir workers to join hundreds of other tech workers saying #TechWontBuildIt and pledge that they will not use their skill to build tools for immigration enforcement.
PALANTIR MUST DROP THESE CONTRACTS
THE TIME TO STAND UP TO PALANTIR IS NOW