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“No Biz with Tech” as Left Marches against Amazon Corporate Greed (again)

Oct 11. 2019. The Marxist/Socialist war against big business:“NO TECH FOR ICE!” continued as they gathered on the steps outside NYC’s famous public library (at 42nd and Fifth Ave)

“Close the Camps & End Corporate Profits from Immigrant Detention” hosted by NYC Democratic Socialists of America


AOC’s job-killing Amazon attack claimed that corporations only care about PROFITS. And since ICE is a state-sanctioned terrorist group, corporate TECH support from Amazon must END!

No Hate No Fear, Immigrants are Welcome Here!

Marxists/Socialists support the People, Open Borders and Sanctuary Cities for Illegals. Ignoring history, they only generate failure (think Venezuela, Cuba)

From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go!

Outside the library Socialists demanded an end to government collusion with ICE, profiteering (they say) from (ILLEGAL) immigrant detention.

Democrat Socialist accusations against corporate greed:

  • Salesforce contracts directly with CBP to provide custom software for hiring purposes. Through a $7.2 million annual contract, Amazon provides its Amazon Web Services to Palantir for their direct contract with ICE.Tech companies like Salesforce and Amazon provide the tools for the surveillance, detention, deportation and death of immigrants. In order to close immigrant detention camps, we must end the profit motive.”
  • The time has come for THE people to put a stop to the detention and deportation of immigrants and end the money-making that drives these policies.  It’s time to mobilize nationwide against the US’s draconian immigration policies and the corporations that profit from them! “

Video Part 1 March gathers at Main library at Fifth Ave- 42nd Street. Excerpted quotes from one speaker:

“The Democrats are partners with Trump in the attack on immigrants. (… in Jersey) counties all run by Democrats, they have the biggest concentration camps in the country (…) many of the immigrants here in liberal New York are dragged to their partners in New Jersey (…) grabbed by ICE, dragged to Newark, then sent off to the other part of the gulag in Miami (…) this happens repeatedly. We’ve got to build a movement … to march to the Democrats concentration camp, to demand its closure. Immigrants are not our enemy, it’s the billionaire class.”

Part 2 – Outside Amazon Book Store on 34th Street. Excerpted quotes from another speaker:

“Amazon … supplies facial recognition technology … they use for surveillance and  deportation of our immigrant community. It’s time for Amazon to say, “No Business with ICE.” (…) Salesforce, another company supplying tools for Border Control. (remember) they can’t deport people if the companies that profit from them no longer exist! (laughing) No TECH FOR ICE!”

The March concluded at Salesforce

Across from Bryant Park at Sixth Ave and 42nd St
Part 3  video finishes the march to Salesforce

Endorsements to END CORPORATE PROFITS partners included:
Close the Camps NYC
DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving
Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network
CODEPINK: Women For Peace / CODEPINK NYC
Laborers Local 79 – New York City

Flickr slide show

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NYC Democratic Socialists is a local of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. NYC-DSA is run by its thousands of members and activists who are working together to build a democratic socialist organization in the five boroughs.”

“The NYC-DSA Immigrant Justice Working Group is organizing alongside local immigrant-led organizations to fight back against ICE, to expand protections and rights for (ILLEGAL) immigrants through state and local legislation, and end the corporate profiteering from immigrant labor exploitation and detentions and deportations.”

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]