Google fires 28 workers after sit-in protest over Israel cloud contract

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Google fired 28 workers in reference to sit-in protests at two of its places of work this week, based on an inside memo obtained by The Verge. The firings come after 9 workers had been suspended after which arrested in New York and California on Tuesday.

The fired workers had been concerned in protesting Google’s involvement in Venture Nimbus, a $1.2 billion Israeli authorities cloud contract that additionally consists of Amazon. A few of them occupied the workplace of Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian till they had been forcibly eliminated by legislation enforcement. Final month, Google fired one other worker for protesting the contract throughout an organization presentation in Israel.

In a memo despatched to all workers on Wednesday, Chris Rackow, Google’s head of world safety,…

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