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Google workers arrested after nine-hour protest in cloud chief’s office.

Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:48 pm
Posted by loogaroo
Welsh
Member since Dec 2005
31057 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:48 pm
Shocked I tell you. Look at these idiots still wearing masks.



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Nine Google
workers were arrested on trespassing charges Tuesday night after staging a sit-in at the company’s offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California, including a protest in Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s office.

The arrests, which were livestreamed on Twitch by participants, follow rallies outside Google offices in New York, Sunnyvale and Seattle, which attracted hundreds of attendees, according to workers involved. The protests, led by the “No Tech for Apartheid” organization, focused on Project Nimbus — Google and Amazon’s joint $1.2 billion contract to provide the Israeli government and military with cloud computing services, including artificial intelligence tools, data centers and other cloud infrastructure.

Protesters in Sunnyvale sat in Kurian’s office for more than nine hours until their arrests, writing demands on Kurian’s whiteboard and wearing shirts that read “Googler against genocide.” In New York, protesters sat in a three-floor common space. Five workers from Sunnyvale and four from New York were arrested.

“On a personal level, I am opposed to Google taking any military contracts — no matter which government they’re with or what exactly the contract is about,” Cheyne Anderson, a Google Cloud software engineer based in Washington, told CNBC. “And I hold that opinion because Google is an international company and no matter which military it’s with, there are always going to be people on the receiving end... represented in Google’s employee base and also our user base.” Anderson had flown to Sunnyvale for the protest in Kurian’s office and was one of the workers arrested Tuesday.

“Google Cloud supports numerous governments around the world in countries where we operate, including the Israeli government, with our generally available cloud computing services,” a Google spokesperson told CNBC, adding, “This work is not directed at highly sensitive, classified, or military workloads relevant to weapons or intelligence services.”

The demonstrations show Google’s increased pressure from workers who oppose military use of its AI and cloud technology. Last month, Google Cloud engineer Eddie Hatfield interrupted a keynote speech from the managing director of Google’s Israel business stating, “I refuse to build technology that powers genocide.” Hatfield was subsequently fired. That same week, an internal Google employee message board was shut down after staffers posted comments about the company’s Israeli military contracts. A spokesperson at the time described the posts as “divisive content that is disruptive to our workplace.”
Posted by Tower_Tiger12
Member since Jan 2021
802 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:49 pm to
fricking fruit loops..
Posted by teke184
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
96437 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:51 pm to
I bet the males involved could frick Froot Loops without breaking them.
Posted by Deplorableinohio
Member since Dec 2018
5627 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:52 pm to
Fire them. Nothings but termination.
Posted by LEASTBAY
Member since Aug 2007
14324 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:54 pm to
Were they fired though?
Posted by loogaroo
Welsh
Member since Dec 2005
31057 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:56 pm to
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Were they fired though?


Don't know yet, but I would image they will be.
Posted by Sailin Tiger
Member since Jul 2014
1463 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 8:59 pm to
They look exactly like you'd expect
Posted by Azkiger
Member since Nov 2016
21790 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:02 pm to
Whichever one was screaming "bloodlust" over and over is Mo Jeaux.
Posted by RogerTheShrubber
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
261640 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:06 pm to
Self indulgent children.
Posted by Feelthebarn
Lower Alabama
Member since Nov 2012
2443 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:10 pm to
So many of these IT people are weirdo leftist dorks. It has to be because they can't function socially around other people. They've always been weird and nobody ever wanted to be around them so they pretty much lived on electronic devices since they were 5
Posted by wareagle7298
Birmingham
Member since Dec 2013
1486 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:34 pm to
I would have to think working at Google would be a fairly sweet paying gig. I can't believe you would waste a job on that.
Posted by JackieTreehorn
Malibu
Member since Sep 2013
29178 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:36 pm to
I can smell them from here. BO, flatulence, and patchouli.
Posted by lsufan1971
Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
18365 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:36 pm to
If they were really against genocide they would be asking to ask Google to stop doing business in Chicago,Philly, Detroit, or DC.
Posted by SouthEasternKaiju
SouthEast... you figure it out
Member since Aug 2021
25364 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:36 pm to
Good luck finding a paying job close to the one you just got fire from. Especially in this economy.
Posted by BobBoucher
Member since Jan 2008
16776 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:42 pm to
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Good luck finding a paying job close to the one you just got fire from. Especially in this economy.


They can wear their righteousness as a badge of honor as they move back in to their parents basement.

Or get a job as a barista.
Posted by tiggerfan02 2021
HSV
Member since Jan 2021
2925 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:51 pm to
That is a group photo of people who belong in a mental institution.
What a bunch of losers.
Posted by Bestbank Tiger
Premium Member
Member since Jan 2005
71383 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 9:55 pm to
quote:

If they were really against genocide they would be asking to ask Google to stop doing business in Chicago,Philly, Detroit, or DC.


Or China, which actually is perpetrating a genocide.
Posted by chili pup
Member since Sep 2011
2795 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 10:12 pm to
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Look at these idiots still wearing masks.



Let them have to wipe their asses with them when they need to schite.
Posted by Herschal
Land of the Free
Member since Sep 2011
1563 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 10:18 pm to
quote:

On a personal level, I am opposed to Google taking any military contracts — no matter which government they’re with or what exactly the contract is about,”


I didn’t realized this person was forced to work at Google. If only she had a choice.

Oh well.
Posted by Corso
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2020
10813 posts
Posted on 4/17/24 at 10:19 pm to
Annnnd there's the purple hair on the bottom row. Maybe blue. These idiots don't give a frick about people over there getting hurt, they just want to go along with the cool crowd and there are no consequences for it. Start prosecuting and handing out a couple of months in county jail and this shite will stop
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