On November 27, 2023 we co-hosted a #NoTechForApartheid virtual event with Haymarket Books, to amplify the #NoTechForApartheid movement started by Google and Amazon workers. This page collates some resources from the event's participants.

Screenshot of Marwa Fatafta, Mona Shtaya, Matt Mahmoudi and Timnit Gebru on a panel at the #NoTechForApartheid event.

Our Blog Summarizing the #NoTechForApartheid Event

This short blog summarizes what was covered in the event. We highly recommend that you watch the recordings, but if you want a quick summary, you can read this post.

Read the blog here
A social graph with cirlces in the colors red, green, blue and grey, and arrows between them. The text is mostly illegible.

Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet

Marwa Fatafta described how internet shutdowns and deliberate targeting of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure by Israeli bombing isolate Palestinians. Read the Access Now report she co-authored on the topic.

Read the report here
An image of a phone in someone's hand, with a background of lots of words like Chat, Social Meida, Internet, etc.

Tainted Narratives: Tech Giants Harming Users in War Time

Mona Shtaya described the manner in which social media platforms systematically silence and dehumanize Palestinian voices. She was shadowbanned by Instagram after posting an analysis on the topic.

Read her analysis here
Screenshot of the image on Amnesty International's linked report. It shows an illustration of somene sitting reading a newspaper, with lots of lights and cameras through their window, and another person walking by. Most of the image is in ed, with the people sketched out in black.

Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: Automated Apartheid

Matt Mahmoudi described the manner in which face recognition is used to dehumanize Palestinians. Read the Amnesty International report he co-authored on the topic.

Read the report here
The book cover for Resisteing Borders and Technologies of Violence. The background is in blue, and the text is in black. There is an icon of a bird which looks like its also a weapon.

Resisting Borders and Technologies of Violence

Mizue Aizeki, Matt Mahmoudi, and Coline Schupfer edited this book, and our Marwa Fatafta wrote a chapter. You can also attend their event on February 15, 2024.

Find the book here
The book cover of Antony Loewenstein's "The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports The Technology of Occupation Around The World". There is an explosion in the backgroun dof the text.

The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World

Antony Loewenstein discussed the technology developed through experimentation on Palestinians and exported around the world. Find his book on the topic on Verso Books, and read this interview by Thomas Le Bonniec (French, English).

Get the book here
The illustration in the linked Dissent Magazine article. It is a sketch in black and white, where there is a couple on the one side, with one of them wearing sunglasses and both wearing head gear. On the right is an image as seen through "Polaroid Lnad" of two women shackled.

When Polaroid Workers Fought Apartheid

Our panelist Caroline Hunter, co-founder of the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement launched in 1970, walked us through her journey to anti-apartheid activism and starting the divestment movement against apartheid South Africa in the US.

Read about them here
Screenshot of Caroline Hunter, Ariel Koren, Antony Loewenstein and Alex Hanna while on a panel at the #NoTechForApartheid event.

Google’s Complicity in Israeli Apartheid

Our panelist Ariel Koren was pushed out of Google in 2022 for organizing on behalf of the #NoTechForApartheid and Drop Nimbus campaigns. Read her letter on Google's complicity in Israeli apartheid.

Read her message here

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