A group of anonymous Amazon employees have penned an op-ed slamming their employer for a recent contract with Israel and calling on the company to pull out of the project.
“We are writing as Google and Amazon employees of conscience from diverse backgrounds,” the letter, posted by The Guardian on Tuesday, from about 400 Amazon and Google employees said. “We believe that the technology we build should work to serve and uplift people everywhere, including all of our users. As workers who keep these companies running, we are morally obligated to speak out against violations of these core values.”
The letter continues, “For this reason, we are compelled to call on the leaders of Amazon and Google to pull out of Project Nimbus and cut all ties with the Israeli military. So far, more than 90 workers at Google and more than 300 at Amazon have signed this letter internally. We are anonymous because we fear retaliation.”
The employees allege that Project Nimbus, a partnership announced in June that will make Amazon the Israeli government’s primary cloud provider, will “sell dangerous technology to the Israeli