Sept 13, 2019 (Fri) Began the protest week outside Senators Schumer and Gillbrand’s NYC offices: DEFUND HATE!
A lame protest. Poorly attended except for the very left Jewish contingent from the Workman’s Circle.
No press was interested.
Flickr Slide Show
Next day, Sept 14, 2019 (Sat). The March against Microsoft/Close the Camps : #NoBusinessWithICE! Defund Tech!
Hosted by Empire State Indivisible outside NYC’s Main Library at 42nd and Fifth.
- 12:00 PM- Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
- March will step off at 12:15pm sharp! (IT DID NOT)
- Children are caged in concentration camps and ICE is terrorizing our communities, all while private corporations continue to provide the support ICE needs to rip families apart.
- Private companies provide facilities, transportation, tech, research, and myriad other forms of support to this violent institution almost completely under the radar.
Flickr Part 1 – Outside the Library
- We DEMAND that private companies stop being complicit in the horrific violence against immigrant communities.
- We DEMAND that private companies cancel all contracts with ICE and withdraw all support that allows the violent institution to continue to carry out its bloody mission.
- We DEMAND that private companies sign the pledge to say #NoBusinessWithICE
Video Part 2 – The Chechnyan attorney said to the Marxist, “It’s like American education … I’ve never seen so many retarded people in one place.”
Video Part 3 – The March – Around 1 pm they marched to 52nd and Fifth
Destination: the MicroSoft Store, planning to be arrested (as always).
It took FOREVER (waited an hour) for the police to do anything. There was a ridiculous amount of police tied-up by this protest/rally/ march; they just stood around forever while the store’s entrance was blocked.
Part 2 Flickr – Protestors blocked the store entrance and ‘occupied’ the second floor window.
NYPD arrested 76 “immigration policy protestors” on Saturday, after they held a pointless demonstration outside Microsoft’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan.
The protestors, of course, had a list of demands. They staged a sit-in, demanding that Microsoft stop doing business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As a result, the store closed its doors early.
Protesters targeted Microsoft earlier this year for the company’s $19.4 million contract with the immigration enforcement agency.
“Microsoft is a company of immigrants in a nation of immigrants,” part of Smith’s statement read. He also wrote that Microsoft is “something akin to ‘the United Nations of Software.'”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also wrote his thoughts on immigration in a June article on LinkedIn.
“I want to be clear: Microsoft is not working with the U.S. government on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border,” Nadella wrote. “
Alinskyied! Create a “crisis”. Keep police off the streets.
[Pictures and Video Property of Pamela Hall]