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Please join NoEthicsInBigTech.com for this year’s NSAComedy.com event. As the United States congress is working to erode our basic rights to privacy and security in the digital age under section 702 and global conflicts rage across the world, join this online free event on May 16th 2024. Join the conversation with human rights organizations, digital rights and peace activists from around the world discussing our inept leaders and big tech corporations that undermine our digital rights and freedom.As in previous years, we aim to unite on our shared human values and basic fundamental human rights as our rights are under attack in the US and around the globe. We hope you will be inspired, entertained and rejuvenated in defending basic rights and values that we are all entitled to regardless of our differences.This year’s presenters will include the role of surveillance state, impact of technology companies in undermining our digital security, current genocide in the Holy Land and the nuclear arms race.We will end the evening with comedy as we laugh at powers at be and global institutions that are incapable of solving the pain and challenges that humanity faces.

Event will be streamed live at:
https://youtube.com/@EthicsInTechnology 
Time:- 6:00 PM

No fees to attend. We encourage attendees to research and fund organizations mentioned in this event.

Presenters:

Marianne Díaz Hernández : is the #WhyID Campaigner at Access Now. Marianne is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist, and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, privacy, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO Acceso Libre, a volunteer-based organization that documents threats to human rights in the online environment in Venezuela. Before joining Access Now, Marianne worked as a public policy analyst for the Latin American NGO Derechos Digitales. She’s volunteered for Global Voices, particularly for the Advox project, since 2010. She has also published several fiction books, and co-founded the small press Casajena Editoras. In 2019, she was recognized with the “Human Rights Hero” award, granted by Access Now, for her “research and leading advocacy efforts against invasive measures taken by the Maduro government in Venezuela. In 2022, she was selected as one of the Global Leaders of Digital Human Rights by the Ouano Foundation.

Co-Director of Civilian Agenda, Ousman Noor : promoting civilian protection in Armed Conflicts. Ousman studied law at SOAS: University of London, and social anthropology at the University of Oxford. He worked as a human rights barrister in London for 9 years, and taught law at SOAS. For 3 years, he was Government Relations Manager at Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of 250+ NGOs from 70+ countries, advocating for new international law on Autonomous Weapons Systems. He is now Co-Director of The Civilian Agenda, promoting civilian protection in armed conflict.

Roots-Action Organizing Coordinator : Ryan Black is a political organizer and digital marketing professional based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He previously worked with various marketing agencies and for campaigns across the country as a consultant, campaign manager, and videographer.

Roots-Action Coordinator Emma Claire Foley : Defuse Nuclear War / Specialist, Nuclear Issues,  Emma Claire Foley is a nuclear weapons policy expert, writer and filmmaker who has spent her career working for nuclear disarmament campaigns. Her commentaries have been featured in Newsweek, NBC, the Guardian and other international news outlets. She is also active in healthcare organizing through the Democratic Socialists of America.

Kevin Welch is the president of EFF-Austin : a digital civil liberties organization that was founded alongside Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and which continues to be a member of their Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA). At EFF-Austin, he leads their push to educate the public and politicians about important legal and cultural issues confronting society in emerging technological spaces, and has spoken at diverse venues on these topics including at SXSW and to State Department international delegations. He is a Caltech graduate with degrees in Bioengineering and English.

Brett Wilkins is a staff writer for Common Dreams(commondreams.org) : He is also an officer of the San Francisco Berniecrats, an Our Revolution affiliate. His writing, which focuses on issues of war and peace and human rights, is archived at brettwilkins.com

Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Fellow Brendan Gilligan : He is on EFF’s civil liberties team, where he works on free speech, surveillance, & privacy issues. During law school, Brendan interned with the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Center for Investigative Reporting, Center for Media & Democracy, & Federal Defender, & was a Student Attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center. Brendan holds a J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & a B.A. from UC Irvine.

Vahid Razavi : previously founded Ethics In Technology 10 years ago and after an exhausting search Vahid didn’t find any ethics in Big Tech, now he knows better and is now focused on No Ethics In Big Tech. He is the author of two books The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. He has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including ethics in technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice.

Rev. Martin Todd Allen is an Associate Minister at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples : He is Doctor of Minister (DMin) of the Pacific School of Religion. Previously, Rev. Allen worked as a prison, hospital and military Chaplain and currently works as a hospital chaplain in Mississippi. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of The Human Agenda.

Musician:

Mike Rufo’s : songs and poems arc across the waves of life.  His music is gripping and eclectic, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Mike’s musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation.  Mike’s repertoire moves seamlessly across a range of original and re-imagined traditional and contemporary songs, from poignant to powerful, from rockin’ to refined, he will take you on a journey of the heart, body, and mind. He also mixes things up with a knack for the well-conceived parody, with a dash of political punch, like his popular singles Hit the Road, Trump! and Spyin’ Eyes.

Comedians:

Amy Dontblameme : is a freelance writer and researcher who watched too many YouTube videos one night last year and decided  to start writing jokes as a way to practice public speaking, try a new creative skill and avoid the habit of opening social media to unwind. She loves it when the surveillance state finds cute clothes in her exact favorite style and size and puts them conveniently in her Facebook and Instagram feed for purchase.

Cathy Zhao : is a bilingual comedian and actress based in San Francisco via Beijing, China. She has roasted mayors, statesmen, FBI agents in her comedy and she has worked with Margaret Cho for comedy shows. She co-founded Laugh It Out Hub – a 501(c)3 non-profit to empower the mental health of teenagers through comedy workshops.

Jessica Mulder : is a Curaçao-born, South Florida-raised, Los Angeles-based human with creative tendencies. More specifically: a creative producer, content creator, comedian (host/producer of Forbidden Fruit Comedy Show – 1st Friday of every month at Bar Franca in Downtown Los Angeles), graphic artist, and songwriter. What? It seems like she does too many things? Well, she’s also a Capricorn so, deal with it. Check out her Linktree!

Filmmaker Peter Menchini : joined the marketing team from Bad Taste for a Good Cause as they took to the streets of San Francisco to promote a premium contaminated drinking water containing raw untreated sewage and unfiltered sea water called Gaza Springs: A Taste of Genocide. Gazasprings.com

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Human Rights for Some—Indifference for Others

Human Rights for Some—Indifference for Others

My name is Vahid Razavi. I have been a member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots for the past five years. During this time, my former 501(c)(3) organization, Ethics in Tech, was awarded multiple grants to produce content on behalf of the Campaign by its Steering Committee.

With the Campaign’s support, Ethics in Tech organized events featuring speakers including Nobel laureate Mary Wareham, Mines Action Canada director Erin Hunt, and numerous experts in the field of artificial intelligence and autonomous lethal weapons systems. In addition to hosting luminaries in the activist space, Ethics in Tech also incorporated headlining comedians as part of our unique approach to addressing some of the most existential issues of our time.

Our events—especially prior to the Covid-19 pandemic—were well attended and drew national and international media coverage, including from Japanese broadcaster NHK World.

I have always been a steadfast supporter of the Campaign’s mission of a world free from lethal autonomous weapons. When Israel launched its genocidal retaliation against the Palestinian people following the horrific October 7 attacks, I and a number of Campaign members implored the Campaign’s Steering Commitee to make a public statement against the use of AI-powered weapons in Gaza. As a human rights organization, I believed the Campaign would naturally condemn what thousands of internationally experts including one of Israel’s leading Holocaust scholars called a “textbook case” of genocide.

Alas, imagine my dismay and disappointment when the Campaign terminated human rights attorney Ousman Noor after he published a social media post condemning the Gaza genocide. In the wake of this most dubious decision, more than 2,000 human rights defenders signed an open letter in support of Mr. Noor. This resounding show of support went unanswered by the Campaign’s Steering Committee.

Was Mr. Noor just a rogue disgruntled employee? Hardly. Another staff member, the Campaign’s UK coordinator, subsequently accused the Campaign of racism. When multiple staff members accuse an organization of open racism and retaliation for taking a position against genocide, the organization’s value’s demand further scrutiny.

I have been warned, threatened with expulsion, and told to be silent while I witness an AI- driven genocide before my very eyes. Is the innocent blood of tens of thousands of men, women, and children being spilled in Gaza not worthy of the Steering Committee to act?

In response to backlash from Coalition members, the Steering Committee has resolved to rearrange the proverbial chairs on the deck of the Titanic. They will be conducting a survey of Coalition members in the weeks ahead. I submit that the Campaign must immediately publish a statement condemning, the genocide, by the  use of AI-driven systems utilized by Israeli occupation forces in their assault on Gaza.

Project Nimbus used Google and AWS cloud for machine learning, AI using facial recognition, and object tracking and targeting.

Red Wolf mass facial recognition training all over occupied territories for maintaining apartheid control of Palestinians.

Blue Wolf used on smartphones to capture facial details of Palestinian users.

Smart shooter used for AI and Automatic shooting of Palestinians throughout the occupied territories for “crowd disbursement.”

Finally, Gospel that is used to target over 200 journalists that have been murdered and maimed, sometimes along with their families, throughout Gaza.

The embedded video was an event that I participated in with Ousman Noor and fellow coalition member in regards to countering intimidation and retaliation in peace and disarmament in support of Palestinian human rights advocates. 

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COUNTERING DISCRIMINATION AND INTIMIDATION IN PEACE AND DISARMAMENT: SUPPORTING ADVOCATES FOR PALESTINE

NGO campaigns working in peace and disarmament are plagued by Western-centric and racist structures. The response to Israel’s genocide in Gaza by several Western led NGOs, including through discrimination, intimidation and silencing of human rights advocates speaking up for Palestine, exemplifies the deep-rooted prejudice held towards the legitimate views and aspirations of non-white and Global Majority states and stakeholders. This seminar examines these practices in light of the events at Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of 250+ civil society organizations across 70+ states, led by world leading peace and disarmament NGOs. In October 2023, leaders of the campaign dismissed Ousman Noor as Government Relations Manager, after he spoke up against apartheid, ethnic cleansing and occupation in Palestine, while coalition members calling for accountability and transparency have since been ignored.

Free! No Registration Required! Language: English without translation [How to Watch] Live on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/@EthicsInTechnology/streams
Event will be available for future viewing on the same link above! Endorsements: Arms and Civil Society Research Forum, International Peace Research Institute Meiji Gakuin University (PRIME), JSPS KAKENHI Number 21K13250, Network Against Japan Arms Trade (NAJAT), No Ethics in Big Tech, Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (NISEA)

Speaker Bios: Dr. Tamara Enomoto is Associate Professor at Meiji Gakuin University, Japan. From 2003 and 2015, she worked as a policy officer on humanitarian and arms control issues at Oxfam. She has authored and edited books including The Arms Trade Treaty: The Self, Sovereignty, and Arms Transfer Control (2020 in Japanese), Weapon Taboos: Genealogies of Pariah Weapons (2020 in Japanese), and Bouncing Back: Critical Reflections on the Resilience Concept in Japan and South Africa (2022 in English).

Ousman Noor: Ousman studied law at SOAS: University of London, and social anthropology at the University of Oxford. He worked as a human rights barrister (lawyer) in London for 9 years, specializing in refugee and detention law, and taught as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS. For 3+ years, Ihe was Government Relations Manager at Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of 250+ NGOs from 70+ countries. Following a personal Tweet calling for an end to occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing in Palestine, his employment was terminated.

Sahdya Darr: Sahdya was UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Coalition Coordinator from June-December 2023 until she resigned because of the silence and inaction of the UK and global Stop Killer Robots campaigns on Gaza. Since 2020, she has worked at the intersection of technology and society (migration, warfare, education). Sahdya is deeply invested in ‘how’ we do the work of building a better world and always has abolitionist and organiser Mariam Kaba’s ‘questions I regularly ask myself when I’m outraged about injustice’ in her mind.

Mr. Vahid Razavi Founded Ethics In Technology 11 years ago and now knows better and he is the Founder of No Ethics In Big Tech, is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. As a lifelong activist and humanitarian, he has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including Ethics In Technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice.

Mr. Fred Lubang: Fred Lubang is the Regional Representative of Nonviolence International Southeast and served on various advisory boards of various global disarmament campaigns. Concurrently, he is also the National Coordinator of the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines and has led the implementation of one of the peace agreements on clearing explosive remnants of war in the Bangsamoro. Fred was awarded the 2022 Sean MacBride Peace Award for his “unflagging work and commitment” to humanitarian disarmament. Fred is now working on his PhD dissertation on ‘a decoloniality framework for humanitarian disarmament’ at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia.

European Legal Support Center:The ELSC is the first and only independent organisation defending and empowering the Palestine solidarity movement in Europe through legal means. It provides free legal advice and assistance to associations, human rights NGOs, groups and individuals advocating for Palestinian rights in mainland Europe and the UK.

“Registration is not required. Simply tune in to the live stream on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@EthicsInTechnology/streams on 10th February 2024 at 13:00-14:00 (UTC).”

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As Gaza Burns, Injustice to One is Injustice to All – A Letter to Stop Killer Robots

Statement to call for accountability at Stop Killer Robots following the dismissal of Ousman Noor as Government Relations Manager, and for campaign statement on international law violations in Gaza and need for ceasefire.

Dear Steering Committee of Stop Killer Robots,

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Ousman Noor, who was dismissed as Government Relations Manager at the Stop Killer Robots (SKR) campaign on the 27th October 2023 following his personal post on X/Twitter on the 14th October relating to the escalating violence in Israel-Palestine. His dismissal raises serious concerns regarding the Steering Committee’s (SC) implementation of SKR’s Vision and Values and commitment to an intersectional approach towards humanitarian disarmament, and we call upon the SC to take concrete and immediate steps to address these concerns. 

As stated in the Notice of Termination, Ousman had performed this role for 3+ years with “dedication, commitment and skill” and his work was appreciated and respected across the SKR campaign coalition. The speed and severity of his termination, absent any disciplinary hearing, indicate that his dismissal was motivated by an effort to isolate him from the campaign, and to penalize him for expressing his views regarding the ongoing conflict. 

Additional concerns are raised regarding the appeal process initiated by the SC. The termination of his employment prior to the appeal process, failure to disclose relevant documentation, and severance of access to his work account, all suggest a lack of procedural fairness and transparency. The public announcements via the campaign’s website, listservs and on social media platforms made by SC, in which it makes “categorical” claims regarding the termination, suggest that the SC has already concluded the outcome of the appeal prior to its completion. These claims further undermine the integrity of the appeal process. 

Throughout this period, SKR has refused to make a statement regarding the need for a ceasefire despite the unprecedented level of violence being witnessed in Israel-Palestine. During this time, at least 20,000 people have been killed, mostly women, children and the elderly. 135 United Nations Staff— the highest number of UN fatalities recorded in a single conflict –other humanitarian aid workers, more than 300 medical personnel and more than 90 journalists and media workers have been killed. 85% of Gaza’s population has been forcibly displaced from their homes since the aggression began. UN experts have described these acts as “mass ethnic cleansing” and “a genocide in the making”. These atrocities have been committed in the context of a long standing occupation of a civilian population, in which one racial group dominates another through apartheid, a crime against humanity. 

In addition, it is well known that Gaza and the West Bank have been the testing ground for some of the most advanced automated surveillance and warfare technologies before these are exported around the world. Human rights experts have noted that autonomous weapons systems have the potential to automate Israel’s uses of force and help entrench Israel’s apartheid against the Palestinian people. An investigation, conducted by +972 Magazine, raises the alarm over the use of Artificial Intelligence and automated technologies in the detection and selection of targets, used to kill civilians at an alarming rate, describing use of the “Habsora” system as enabling an “assassination factory”. 

The SKR campaign has a published Vision and Values statement. In addition to concerns around the use of automated warfare technologies, these values include working to assist the vulnerable, and pursuing non-violent solutions to problems, using cooperation, negotiation, and activism to overcome systems of inequality and oppression. Given SKR’s professed commitment to these Vision and Values, it is alarming that the SC has not taken steps to issue a statement concerning these grave breaches of international law – and naming them as such – especially given reports that they are being aided through the use of automated warfare technologies. 

The failure to issue such a statement, as well as the dismissal of Ousman as Government Relations Manager by the SC, point towards an underlying failure by the campaign’s leadership to abide by the campaign’s own Vision and Values. In addition, these actions suggest a failure to adhere to an intersectional approach to humanitarian disarmament, which requires recognition of the interconnectedness between layers of inequality and oppression, contributing towards power structures that favor certain protected groups over others. 

In order to address these concerns, we call upon the SKR leadership to take the following immediate steps: 

  1. To provide the remedies sought by Ousman in his Grounds of Appeal against termination, including to offer him reinstatement of his employment as Government Relations Manager for the campaign, and to provide him with relevant documents and access to his account to enable the fair conduct of his appeal. 
  2. To provide the SKR campaign coalition members and the wider public with an honest, transparent and comprehensive explanation of how, why and by who, decisions were made leading to Ousman’s dismissal as Government Relations Manager for the campaign. 
  3. To provide immediate and ongoing transparency in relation to the campaign’s sources of funding and affiliations.
  4. To institute mechanisms within the campaign structure to ensure responsiveness and receptivity to campaign organizations regarding the preparation and publication of relevant statements relating to conflicts around the world. 
  5. To commit to a genuinely intersectional approach to humanitarian disarmament, recognising the interconnectedness between layers of inequality and oppression, contributing towards power structures that favor certain protected groups over others.
  6. To issue a statement, in accordance with the campaign’s Vision and Values, to condemn and challenge the ongoing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Israel-Palestine.

As of 8th January 2024, this letter has been signed by 1,330 organisations and individuals. The list of signatures, combined with the range of comments made by signatories, is as follows:

Organisations

 

Organisation

Location

Comment

 

NoEthicsInBigTech.com Previously founder of Ethics In Technology a 501c3

Menlo Park, California

I have requested a statement in regards to Gaza from the campaign Steering Committee and Members since the start of this genocide, only to be told that I should be “warned” and “expelled” from the campaign. I have been told by a member of the Steering Committee that I should not raise questions in regard to Ousman’s termination from the group mailing list.

My previous organization Ethics In Technology a 501c3 received multiple grants from the campaign. For each grant we received we provided full transparency in how we used the funds.

Regrettably, the campaign has no transparency in regard to its own funding sources, steering committee’s action, and advisors.

The calls to condemn the genocide by Autonomous Weapon Systems and AI in Gaza and the occupied territories have fallen on deaf ears.

 

Seen on Screen Institute/ The Riz Test

UK

 
 

Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA)

Mogadishu

 
 

The Justice Foundation

London

 
 

GP Castle Meadows Surgery- NHS

Dudley

 
 

Rural Support Programmes Network

Islamabad

 
 

Racy Conversations

San Francisco California

 

Logic(s) Magazine

New York City

 
 

Pathway Consulting

Los Angeles, CA

 
 

Harrington Consulting

Napa, CA

 
 

International humanitarian law and youth Initiative

Egypt

 
 

Affiniti Response

Glasgow

 
 

Vredesactie/Action pour la Paix

Brussels

The cover letter explains it well enough, stop killer robots needs to stop surreptitiously endorsing genocide by firing someone who openly condemns the ongoing genocide in Gaza

 

Samata

Hyderabad

 
 

Medical510

  
 

Canadian cultural mosaic foundation

Calgary

 
 

Johnnys Firmware

Boston

 
 

Foundland Ltd

London

 
 

HR

England

 
 

Global Legal Action Network

Galway

 
 

Beit insan

Beirut

 
 

Majal.org

Manama, Bahrain

 
 

Seqa ltd

Bristol U.K.

We stand with humanity for all

 

The Early Manager

Albuquerque, NM

 
 

Third Revolution

Detroit, MI

 
 

OsloMet

Oslo

 
 

Selfpreneur.com

Oakland, CA

“We become what we ignore” – Ayori

 

boycottasone.com

  
 

Global Shapers Tanta Hub

Tanta

 
 

GROE LTD

Manchester

Free Palestine

 

Subletinn Inc

Chicago

 
 

SPADO

Islamabad

 
 

Equalities and justice Northwest

Lancashire

Am signing on the behalf of EJNW and its 296 communtie orgainzations

 

OtherPowers

San Francisco, CA

#FreePalestine

 

Pramones Inzinerija

Kaunas

 
 

Adala Media

Wildegg

People of honour make the world a better place. Solidarity!

 

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Vancouver

 
 

Loyola University Chicago School of Law NLG chapter

Chicago, IL

 
 

Horani Law, PLLC

New York

 
 

National Lawyers Guild- International Committee

New York

 
 

National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area chapter

San Francisco

 
 

Malcolm X Center for Self Determination

Greenville

 

Individuals

Name

Location

Comment

Vicky De Souza

Manila

 

F. Qureshi

  

Sophia Akram

London

 

Sara Alsherif

  

Griff Ferris

London

 

Sofia Lyall

London

 

Dr Syed Mustafa Ali

London

 

Bana El Assi

 

No one should ever be terminated for voicing their opinion especially on a humanitarian issue. Free Palestine 🇵🇸

Rasha Lababidi

Montreal

 

Yasser Khan

London

 

Haleema Qazi

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The hypocrisy of SKR is glaring! “Killer robots” are literally being used against Palestinians, and you’re silencing and punishing those who speak out against it. You’ve lost all legitimacy if you don’t take the steps outlined in the letter.

Ameer shaheed

  

Tarik Chardon

Genève

 

Emile Harding

Geneva

 

Huda Kitmitto

Geneva

 

Tamara Enomoto

  

Shahrzad Ghorban

Geneva

 

Yousef

Amman

 

Esraa Mahmoud

Haarlem

 

Lukindo mbuli

Geneva

 

Imane M

Paris

Cease fire on Gaza!
SKR is supposed to be exemplery and neutral!

Janet Weil

PALM DESERT

All best wishes to Ousman Noor.

Taner Bodur

Melbourne

 

Shamshad Muscati

Rancho Cucamonga, California

I emphatically believe Ousman was unfairly dismissed for speaking the truth. As the world can witness the war crimes the killing of innocent Palestinian civilians  continues.

Nada Tarbush

  

Rajae el Haddar

Amsterdam

 

Ebnomer Taha

Zürich

 

Saleem Rashid

Sheffield

 

Hawwa bobat

  

Sherry Khan

New York

 

Cristina Deptula

Davis

 

Ross Rice

San Francisco

 

Raul Delarosa

San Francisco

 

Despoina Maniadaki

Geneva

 

Ydraios Georgios

Geneva

 

Maung Zarni

London

It is morally and professionally unacceptable that SKR has joined many institutions that have now made McCarthyite policies of Censorship.  ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE FRIGHTENING MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES THAT TEST AI-GENERATED AND OTHER WEAPON SYSTEMS IN “THE PALESTINE LABORATORY.” Ousman was doing what a moral, principled and compassionate human would do.  

Tania Bukhari

 

Good luck, we demand justice be done!

Shaheen Munshi

London

 

Abdiaziz Farah

Melbourne

 

Entela

Granada

 

Sean Sinanan

London

 

Vesna Strugar

Bsograd

 

Dario Armani

Trieste

 

Melissa Short

Berkeley, CA

Stop killer robots and killer governments and killer subcontractors NOW. Stop the killing!

Robert Jones

Weston-super-Mare

 

Chris Jones

London

 

Seed

Paris

 

Sanna Khawaja

LONDON

 

Nabil Elassi

Dubai

 

Elham Tarbush

  

Leila White

London

 

Ayan Absia

London

 

Gregory Proch

Paris

We will overcome

TK

Warwickshire

 

Syed Hammad Ahmed

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

I salute your efforts for humanity. Keep it going.

Natasha Malik

Hamilton

 

Tania B

Beirut

Thank you for being brave  and standing for what is right

Rafiq Lababidi

Dubai

 

Dima Asfour

  

Qais Kasabri

New York

We seek justice for every and each human

Zainab

  

Bushra Ebadi

Toronto

 

Zaid Bustami

Montreal, Canada

 

Sidrah Qureshi

Melbourne

 

Clarissa Mansfield

Bellingham, WA

 

Rana Ar

Amman

 

Natalie Kabasakalian

  

Carla Lafortune

Saco

 

Gail Nestel

  

Humera Noor

Birmingham

 

Adil kham

  

Sherif Shafie

Dubai

 

Kristen Otenti

  

R Belmouloud

London

The truth cannot be suppressed

Saba Faruqui

London

 

Renata wimer

Mexico city

 

Sherif Shafie

Dubai

 

Damon Ramsey

Vancouver

Free Palestine!

Rahet N

Scotland

 

BENDAHMANE

  

Tania Haque

Manchester

 

Sonja

Bernau bei Berlin

 

Rasmus Hemse

Stockholm

 

Elena

 

Good luck 🙌✌️

Shahzad Khan

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Thomas Li

Oxford

Would someone have been dismissed for expressing solidarity with Israel following Oct 7th? If not, then a troubling and obvious double standard exists here, one which is likely to bring grave disrepute to the stated aims of this organisation and its leadership. 

Nergiz

London ON

 

Roelof Bijkerk

  

Ziena eldieb

Cairo

 

Arsalan Akhtar

London

 

Carol Grayson

Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

Maureen Kelsey

Palermo

 

Ahmed Zayan

Seattle

Free Palestine

Patricia Carbajales-Dale

Seneca, South Carolina

I am sorry this has happened to you.

Hala Kitmitto

San Diego

Justice is a moral obligation

Micheal Jones

London

Disgusted at both your silence and your treatment of this man.

Harry Groome

  

Thaminah Choudhury

  

Stephen Olive

Merseyside

 

Umar Carter

Chicago

 

Sameer Hasan

  

Sheila Hughes

 

Free Palestine and end the genocide!!!

Susan Phillips

Alexandria

 

Carolina Romero

  

Zogherah

Jhb, South Africa

 

Shirley

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Julie-Anne

  

Zain Esseghaier

  

Hamzeh alodat

Riyadh

 

Sarah Streatfeild

London

 

Mark Billing

Wirral, UK

 

Sunil Chodha

Londom

 

Sarah Taylor

  

Rayeena

Plainfield, Illinois

 

Sean Hurley

Hamilton

 

Evan Cofsky

Los Angeles

 

Nader El-Masri

London

Free Palestine

Sameena Ahmad

Chorley

 

Hamdy Hassan

Benicia, California.

 

Majid Freeman

Leicester

Respect for taking a stance and for speaking up. Keep up the amazing work. We need to continue speaking up for justice for ALL.

S Naseem

  

Stanice

London

 

Andy Platt

Nottingham UK

 

Joey Rettner

London

 

Patrick Shi Timmer

  

John Mahon

Washington DC

 

Sajjid Zeeshan

London

 

Shereen Alima

London

It’s a disgrace that you fired ousman for speaking out against the bombing of babies

Shabina Khalifa

Warwickshire

 

Azeem Shaikh

Montreal

 

Aldorn Kaseke

Cape town

 

Haowra

  

Sahira

Birmingham

 

Houda Bennini

  

Ozgu Akcakir

San Diego

Being silent to the genocideis complicity

Lilly

London

 

Zeid AbuOdeh

  

Mohamad Zeitoun

Fremont

Please adhere to humane standards and guidelines, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, or origin.

yasser hashem

  

Shiza Khan

  

Sohel khan

Kitchener

 

Dr Shohrat

 

Free Palestine

Stacie Weaver

Hershey, PA

No organization committed to human rights would fire an employee for advocating for human rights. 

Caitlin Miller

London

 

Saqib Noor

  

Mary Sisco

 

Thank you for having a heart and soul.

Natalie Smith

  

Zakaria Kawsar

London

 

Jennifer

Phuket

 

Manzoor Mustafa Ahmed

London

 

Kirsten Hummel

Quebec

 

Robert Martin

Dublin

 

Zachary Kirkpatrick

Barcelona

 

sean smith

  

Sammy Mendonca

London

 

Nora Schild

  

Iman Bugaighis

Lisbon

 

CM Bednarski

London UK

 

Yara Awad

  

Question?

New York

 

Taina Chahal

Thunder Bay, Ontario

 

Abdel Rahman ELSAYED

 

This extremely worrying considering Israel’s extensive use of autonomous weapons on Gaza

Teresa Smith

Los Angeles

 

Clarence Okoh

Washington DC

 

Helen Black

Nelson

 

Assad Yousef

  

Vinodha Joly

Livermore

Our sense of humanity cannot be selective. We cannot stand silent when war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed.

Daniel York Loh

London

 

Fatima Derbi

Manchester

 

Zoe Vidaly

London

 

Dr. Timnit Gebru

Palo Alto

 

Dilan Manatunga

Atlanta

 

Hiba Arshad

Toronto

 

Katherine Zhou

Stockholm

 

Crystal R Widger

 

An organization that promotes justice and human rights firing someone for promoting justice and human rights blows my mind. Shame on you for not speaking out against the genocide of the Palestinians and for punishing someone brave enough to do so.

A Smith

  

Kashif

Glasgow

 

Absolutely agree

Manchester UK

 

Anita Kanani

London

I am fully in support of this letter and urge that steps are taken as outlined in it

Joe Carmel

 

Wishing you all the best.

Peace for Palestine and Israel

Addis Ababs

Justice to Ousman Noor!

Elisabeth Wolfe

Ventura CA

 

Ellie Harding

 

Total injustice. The company should stay true to basic ethics.

Dr Ammar Waraich

Birmingham UK

 

N. Mansour, United States

 

Aren’t “killer robots” being used in Gaza in violation of int’l law on a daily basis? Particularly to target civilian individuals (journalists, doctors, scholars & their families) Why would you fire someone who stands for what KR is meant to represent? I find the paradox distressing.

Kat Dodds

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I think it is unconscionable for an organization like Stop Killer Robots to behave in this way and to not make a statement in oppostition to the Genocide in Gaza.

Nathan

Los Angeles

 

Murtiza Taymuree

Los Angeles

 

Rani

Bangalore

 

ANABELA

  

abby

  

Farhana Ali

Manchester

 

James

London

 

Ayse Turkmen

  

Khaldoon Khaireddin

Los Angeles

 

Esra Murad

Wokingham

 

Isabel Avina

Vallejo

 

Amal chehayeb

  

mara ahmed

new york

I urge SKR leadership to address the concerns laid out in this letter.

Christian Cmehil-Warn

Cambridge

 

raysting02@gmail.com

Europe

 

Maybelline Ungar

Florida, USA

 

Bob Symonds

Birmingham UK

Speaking out about the Palestinian situation is a courageous intervention given the support for Israel from countries in the West and their MSMedia’s. The use of AI weapon systems in this genocidal response to non-combatants is truly sickening and horrific, given the overwhelming military superiority of US/Israeli  weaponry and fighting forces. I am therefore surprised Ousman’s employers have removed him from his position, rather than supported his position, given the work he and his employers are engaged in? I trust Ousman’s appeal against dismissal is heard, investigated fully and is successful, in regard to reinstatement, adequate compensation, or both.

Mona Baker

Oslo

 

Haroon Malik

Watford

 

Shirin Haider

Helsinki

 

David Cullen

Oxford, UK

 

Frank barry

Paris

Stop the genocide in Gaza.

Frank Afranji

Tigard , OR

 

Carl Webb

Austin

 

Speaking out against injustice isn’t a crime.

 

Hari Ziyad

Los Angeles

 

Ahmed Metwally

Calgary, Canada

Please stop prejudice against people who stand against thr ongoing genocide. Otherwise, you are being complicit in it.

Sandra Pereira

Lisbon

👉 https://elsc.support/

Free Palestine 💪
Equal human rights for all 🫂
Merry Xmas 💫✨️

Marlabetz Figueroa

Jacksonville

 

Barney Carroll

Reading, UK

 

Mehnoor Khaliq

  

Aini Jelani

  

John Pawson

London

 

Katrina Browne

Londonderry NI

 

Albert Sabater Coll

  

Zaynab

  

Denis Dalton

  

Karen Bernal

Sacramento

 

Chadapohn Chaosrikul

Bangkok

 

Azeem Khan

New York

 

Orsola Casagrande

  

Marwa AlGamal

Alexandria

 

S. Motsinger

Wilmington, NC

 

Reena Geevarghese

NYC

 

Faisal

London

 

Hassan Gulraiz

Toronto

 

Timothy Garrison

Chicago

Israel is using AI to exponentially increase its  capability of targetting civilians. Few equally salient opportunities exist for SKR to actualize its values, yet they chose hypocrisy.

Lenina Oliveira

Geneva

Ousman has a right to free speech.

Nafiul Islam

 Birmingham,  AL

 

robert rizzuto

bronx ny

 

Waseem k

Cambridge

 

Janine Perlman

 

As a person of Jewish heritage, like the great majority of the world I abhor the atrocities being visited on Gaza by Israel. It is completely unacceptable that a person who is making a  personal statement about obvious crimes against humanity and war crimes should have his employment terminated. The irony that CSKR took this action would be laughable if it weren’t an exemplary employee’s job at stake, lost because he took the right stance on one of the clearest breaches of international law and basic human ethics since WWII.

Salof Farabia

Bucharest

Given your NGO’s mission, I find it shameful how you dismissed Mr Noor. Instead of standing by him for his opinion which falls in line with your mission statement from what I understood, you proved bigotry and hypocrisy.

Faizal Daniels

Cape Town

 

MAQSOOD AHMAD

Greater Manchester

 

Lena Jayyusi

  

Khalid Bashir

Birmingham

 

Stryker Kelly-Thompson

Detroit

 

Gitika T

Seattle Washington

 

Diego Alcalá Laboy

Wilmington, DE

 

Akram Jahanian

London

 

S D Lulz

  

Hilal Malawi

  

Nancy Hammond

Chicago

 

Masab Khan

Chicago

 

Tali Shapiro

  

P Atkinson

Texas

October 7th does not justify the killing of a single innocent soul.

Simone

Glasgow

 

A. Joseph Layon, MD

Gainesville FL

 

Rose Altmeyer

Charlotte

 

Iram ahmed

  

Abdul Raheem

Calgary

 

Muhammad Chaudhry

Manchester

 

Amna

  

Mark Fleming

Seattle

 

Dr AHMED FAROOK

BRISTOL

It’s time we call a spade a spade, and not fear the dust that is kicked up. Injustice, dehumanisation, ane genocide MUST BE STOPPED, whoever the perperator. To hide behind accusations of anti-semitism assumes the crimes form part of the Jewish culture, and nothing can be more unjust against the Jewish religion and the Jewish people.

Dylan Nguyen

Little Rock, Arkansas

The world is watching.

Sharon Beck

McKinney

 

Alexis Preston

New York

 

Lesley Barker

Mortain

 

Nabila

  

Steve

Los Angeles

Stop retaliating against people that want to stop a Genocide.

David Eccles

The Whanganui a Tara

 

Umayr Hassan

Lahore, Pakistan

 

Luke Steele

London

 

Elle Uwakwe

Londo

 

Mario Molino

Palermo, Italy

 

Patricia foley

Naas

 

Christopher Kapilla

Edmonds, WA

Godspeed

Phil Baptiste

Leeds

 

Sasi Tempu

  

Rune Kongshaug

Oslo

 

Mike Harling

London UK

 

Steven Lucas

Albany, CA.

 

Adan Diba

Nairobi

Transparency, justice and accountability to be served to Ousman Noor

Ali hachem

Huntsville

 

Abdelrahman

Dubai

 

Constance M Davidson

Perth, Scotland

 

Maria Munir

  

Ahmed Mohammed

  

Yasir Hassan

London

The arbitrary and unilateral approach taken by the organisation raises serious concerns as to the biases of the leadership, and how deep these biases run? I will be monitoring the outcome of this with interest.

Kyla Bowen-la Grange

London

 

Danny Heap

Toronto

 

Gary Lord

Australia

 

connie sanchez

Adelaide

 

Zahir Haque

Slough

 

Sahar Cury

New York

 

Asim

Toronto

God be with you. The hypocrisy is incredible. Incase you have any bandwidth or know anyone who does, we’re also trying to attain “1948 letters” to symbolically point to understanding root causes of this colonization. Learn more here: https://islamophobia.io/palestine Keep the faith. @studentAsim

Isaac Jones

  

Amal Al Azzeh

Geneva – Switzerland

 

Misael Mondragon

Dallas

 

Sharon foulds

Staffordshire

 

leila lamarti

Liège

 

Mohammed Naushaduddin

Sydney

Keep the good fight going

Sonya Pervez

Preston

 

Lauren Councill

  

Naheem Zafar

oldham

 

Jessica Santos

New York

Jessica Santos

shankar

  

Aisha Syed

Richmond

 

Asima Ramzan

Manchester

 

Prakash Diar

Ottawa

 

Mark A

Washington DC

Thanks.

Beatrice Brown

Sydney

It is very disappointing that an organisation that opposes reckless killing via technology sacked a man who opposed reckless killing in his personal life. No company should presume that they own someone’s personal opinions, and the disdainful way the company sacked Ousman does not bode well for its ethics.

Isra Yazicioglu

Wynnewood, PA

Integrity, justice and transparency: urgent and non-negotiable. Palestinian Lives, too, Matter.

Linda Jansen

Seattle, WA  USA

 

Joni van der Westhuizen

Johannesburg South Africa

Why aren’t you protesting and dismantling the automated and AI weapons being tested on Palestinians

Meryem haguiga

Tunis

 

William Barnett

Swindon

 

Amjad Qureshi

Islamabad

I m worried about future of humanity

solmaz eshraghi

Toronto

this is a critical moment for us to amplify voices against genocide

Suhailah Akbari

Berlin

 

Krista Kitmitto

San Diego

 

Deb Keys

  

Nasim ahmad

Peshawar

 

Ian Brokenshire

Darwin, Australia

Thank you for your courage and conviction

Brian Masterson

London

 

Yahya

Saudi Arabia

 

Mark Gerban

 

Peaceful dialogue should never be condemned, and this is a violation of Freedom of Speech. Please reinstate.

Summiya Khalid

Toronto

 

Asem Alaa

London

 

Shawn 

Africa

From the river to the sea Palestine will be free

Dr Sofiane ABBAR

London

 

Yvonne Davies

Herefordshire

 

Omer Selcuk

Lonodn

 

Abdelrahman Eldesokey

  

Clare O’Hara

Dublin

 

Pamela Salazar

Irvine

 

Valber Hudson

Danbury

 

John Le Fevre

Phnom Penh

Free Palestine, end the genocide

Stephanie Wrightson

Harrogate

 

Saira Aly

Brighton

Unfairly dismissed not thru lack of performance at work but personal out of work expressions

Junaid Kalang

Preston

 

Sophie Ciurlik Rittenbaum

Norwich

 

Rashmi Luther

Ottawa

 

Jessy Jordan

Berlin, Germany

 

Ashley Dalton

Sydney

 

Wlad Tijma

  

Maureen O’Hara

London

 

Tawfiq Wolff

Los Angeles

 

Silvia

  

Danish Zahur

  

Andy Madsen

Buffalo, Wyoming

In time, those organizations who worked to silence voices protesting the immoral and illegal ethnic cleansing by the Israeli Government will be held accountable. Please reconsider your actions here and ensure you stand on the right side of history. The Palestinian People deserve our consideration, our support, and to be treated as full citizens of the worldwide community.

Fadhma Izri

Washington, DC

Silence in the face of injustice is an endorsement of injustice.

Shaleece

Baltimore

 

Salah Uddin

Union

 

S. Faraj

Viola, WI

 

Hal Reed

Philadelphia

 

Mohamed Amir Abdelrahman Osman

Munich

The silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor

Ali Britton

  

Germeid Gimborn

  

Dala Taher

Montreal

 

Rachel

Sydney

 

Vin Tanner

 

I’m very sorry Stop Killer Robots has discriminated against supporters of Palestine and Palestinians, especially when doing do goes against the supposed goals they claim to have! I wish you all the most luck in resolving such a wrongful termination and total lack of upholding the values of fighting against military technology.

Kate Kilner

  

Junaid

  

Mohammed hassan

  

May Hulsman

Boston

 

Amz

London

How can a person calling for peace be fired. You people are genocide supporters.

Ashraf Khateeb

Jordan

 

Adel K

  

Isabelle Sykes

London

Shocked and deeply disturbed by both the lack of support by Stop Killer Robots for a ceasefire in one of the most horrific of illegal wars, as well as the decision to dismiss Ousman. Doublethink at its worst.

Abdel Bagegni

Reading, UK

 

Umar Khan

Ypsilanti

 

John Targett

Christchurch, U.K

 

Richard Patterson

San Martín de Teverga

 

Musa Izhiman

Jerusalem

 

Vivian Kelly

Galway

 

Nathalie Owe

Geneva- Switzerland

 

Nur

Kampar

The common people of the world is against the occupation of Israel towards the Palestinian

Kirby Evans

Ottawa, Canada

When enough people speak up for justice, justice will come!

Robert Jereski

New York

Good luck.

Ton Robinson

London

 

Md Yusuf

Dublin, Ireland

 

Dia Konate

 

Shame on SKR for firing an employee whose position is truer to the organization’s mission than whatever it is SKR’s leadership is doing.

Susan Saberi

Toronto

Humanity is one, when one is in pain and suffers all humanity is in pain and suffers.

Emily Borg

  

Waseem H.

Winnipeg, MB

 

Felipe de Castro Andrade

Ilha Solteira – SP – Brazil

 

Aysha

Toronto

 

Abdullah Al Hussain

Dagenham

 

Dannon Ivey

 

Please consider the Gospel targeting system adn the considerations of AI targeting in this matter

Renee Rappard

Lanigan

 

Emma A

London

The firing and  silencing of people denouncing the bombing of Gaza is undemocratic and politically dangerous. Ousman Noor is entitled to side  with the oppressed and oppose the genocide or ethnic cleansing taking place in Gaza and the Occupied West Bank

Jeena Malik

  

Liz Mednick

  

Joana Pereira

France

#freepalestine

Raquel Lainde

Madrid

 

Rabia Anwar

Manchester

 

Roman Sanders

  

Isak

  

Betina Gnisci

Buenos Aires

 

Benli

Weiterstadt

 

Louai Eleslamboly

Cairo

 

Tarik Aougab

Philadelphia

As a mathematician and a member of the Just Mathematics Collective (see our BDS campaign statement here: https://www.justmathematicscollective.net/USACBI_statement.html) I am disturbed to hear that an organization which commits itself to disarmament has failed to make even a passing statement in support of the victims of an unprecedentedly large bombing campaign. Truly, what is the purpose of a campaign such as this if it’s unable to speak up now?

Muhammad

Sleman

 

Myra Khan

  

Adek

Tripoli

 

Francis Andtes

Calgary

This is Not A political issue. It is a morale, humanitarian issue

Rachel Jespersen

  

Roohi Qureshi

Toronto

 

Mohammad S

  

Carole grbin

Glasgow

 

Hamzah Awad Hajeir

  

Miriam Yilmaz

Neuss Germany

 

Mo

Toronto

 

Saeed Ghanim

Manchester

 

Nathaniel Pennington

Manchester

All the best 👊🏽

Ubaldo A Laredo

Ecatepec, Mexico

Ceasefire NOW in Palestine

natalie potter

STOCKTON-ON-TEES

 

Marya Ahmed

  

Jane Ireland

London

 

Rob Sawers

Washington D.C.

I stand with Ousman Noor. He is a committed advocate for those suffering from oppression and violence by killer robots and that includes the Palestinian people. Stop Killer Robots should be congratulating him, not firing him, for his statements on the violence against Palestinians in Gaza.

Talha Faredi

  

Rochelle Harris

  

Rashda

  

Razina akhtar

Birmingham

 

Amber W

Los Angeles

 

Simon Gulliver

Hove

 

Hamzah Nassif

Toronto

SKR should restore the public’s trust in its mission by reinstating Noor and issuing a statement condemning Israel’s assault on Gaza, calling on it to refrain from unethical use of AI systems to target Palestinian civilians, and to call for an immediate ceasefire.

Anwar

London

 

Quinesha McMath

Enterprise

 

Diane McLoughlin

  

Anna

Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Saif M

Montreal

 

Terry ahwal

Farmington Hills

Best wishes!

Lisa Ling

San Francisco Bay Area

Supporting human rights or IHL is not only a matter of convenience or only if and when politically safe, in my opinion it is an actual binary. Either one person or organization supports human rights across the board, or they do not support human rights. Either one supports IHL across the board or they do not support IHL. For these critical issues there can be no fence to sit on.

Jo Murphy

Dublin

 

Rashid Ahmed

London

All communication to be via email,.not SMS or calls.

Arfan Amaluddin, concerned citizen

Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

 

Jay Ali

London

 

Mohsin

  

Jumana Saleh

London

 

Sammy Miah

  

Ezio cusi

Shawnigan lake

 

Sabrina Volpi

Rome

 

Ali Shakur

Chicago

 

Paula Muth

Aquebogue

 

Naim Uddin

  

Sami Adurehman

London

 

Melinda Sanders

Atlanta

Ceasefire now!!

Husam Elsheikh

Leesburg

 

Dina Sorour

 

Calling out genocide should be supported, not punished

Buhle Maseko-MacArthur

Cape Town

 

Samar Hadrous

Corona, California

 

Robert

Islip NY

Hold Israel accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Nikhil Dharmaraj

Cambridge

 

Zhimei Zhu

  

Julie Houston

Glasgow

 

Annie McNamara

Whitstable

 

Ali Aziri

  

Elias Madbak

  

Daniel Vargas

Mexico City

Free Palestine

Ramid Khan

 

The plight of the Palestinians is a stain on humanity and has been for decades. Even more of a tragedy is the suppression of voices which want an end to the suffering of the Palestinians.

Asghar

Toronto

 

Joe Chang

Toronto

 

Sarwat Ahmad

Plainfield

 

AbdulHafeez S.

  

Hajid Hassan

Muscat

 

MK Woodward

  

Wally Waliullah

Los Angeles

 

Sadia Saaher

Toronto

Please, do not punish people for speaking the truth and standing with the oppressed.

Belinda A

Melbourne

 

Alshimaa Mostafa

Kyoto

Stop this systematic racism against people who are brave enough to say the truth

Adil Jadoon

Boulder

 

Rashid Haq

London

 

Jeanette Anderson

Canberra

 

Ghias El Yafi

London

Good luck

Pablo

Augsburg

 

Sasha Baker

St Albans

 

danielle

Rio de Janeiro

 

Cherie Austin

  

Ahmed Arafa

Osaka

 

Heather Brescia

Lacrosse, WI

Speaking out on genocide is a moral obligation. No matter the cost, thank you for your humanity.

Salman Naqvi

Toronto

Wow, it’s insanely ironic that an organization dedicated against the use of lethal AI dismissed someone who spoke up against Israeli army, who’s actively using lethal AI!!!! How ridiculous is that?!!! Stop Killer Robots , you got explaining to do! Please sign, share and urge others to sign!

Salma Fawzi

Tokyo

 

Rami A

London England

 

Muhammad

Melbourne

 

Omima

Parkville

 

Linda Sarihan

Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Sajah Hammoud

Sydney

 

Alison Johnson

San Francisco

 

Fauzia

Islamabad

 

muberra sahin

McKinney

 

Ciara Walker

Staten Island NY

 

Sohad Jamal

Danbury

 

Bonita Archer

  

Jacob Lester

  

Fahad

  

Rick McCallion

St Catharines

Israel IS a killer robot.
“Anne And Joe Argue About The Child-Killing Murder Robot” by Caitlin Johnstone
https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/anne-and-joe-argue-about-the-child?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

Andrew James

  

Zara Chaudhry

  

Lucy

Seattle

 

Naseem

Ottawa

 

Ali Khwaja

Toronto

 

Shahid Siddiqui

  

Mustafa Meghjee

London

 

Jean McDerbmott

Burnaby BC

 

Rehan Ashraf

London, United Kingdom

 

Hasan Rahman

Canada

 

Constanza Riderelli

 

God bless you

Ruhana ali

London

 

Don Cooper

Toronto, Ontario

 

Dhananjay Patil

Mumbai

I support Ousman Noor’s Appeal For remedies against unfair dismissal. Israel has been using AI & other advanced technologies in perpetrating this Genocide in Gaza. Osman Noor’s dismissal from ‘Stop Killer Robots’ for personal post meant to draw attention towards atrocities in Gaza is very antithesis of cause SKR claims to espouse.
“Reinstate Osman Noor & investigate who & why took decision to fire him im such highhanded manner! “.

Elizabeth Engel

  

Shahin

India

 

Munazza Anwar

Karachi

Plz provide justice to Ousman Noor and stop atrocities and child killing in Gaza. Provide relief to the innocent victims of Gaza

Shihab Ahamed Abdul Hameed

Sydney

 

Louise van Rhyn

Cape Town

 

Dr Fatima

Pakistan

Stop censuring Pro Palestinians people, promoting their mass murder !

Naima Imaan

Rabat

No to any HR violation. Stop the discrimination and oppression!

Hala Aldosari

Washington DC

 

Jonathan Lu

Palo Alto, CA

 

Ron Jetty

Madison

 

Assim Kamuka

London

 

mehmet

kahramanmaraş

 

Iftikhar Mahmood

Aurora

 

Saad Sayed

Mumbai

 

Rehman

Bangalore

 

Anna-Luisa Brakman

  

Andreas G. Flober

Siem Reap

Free Palestine. I am not an Antisemite.

Susan Smith

Woodland Hills

 

mohamed ebrahim

  

Nicola Banks

London, UK

 

Mohsen Javdani

Vancouver

 

Sajjad shoabe

South Windsor

 

Farah

Kuala Lumpur

 

Nouhad Aoukar

  

Salim Salim

Montreal

From the river to the sea, everyone should be free

Melissa Finn

Waterloo, ON, Canada

 

Nadeem Khan

Mumbai, India

Stop injustice on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Hasna Alaoui

Auckland

 

Chance Beretta

Jacksonville

Israel is committing genocide and war crimes against Palestinians and all of Gaza where 50% of the population are children, i am a white American, and do not have a dog in this fight, but I am not too blind to see truth and through the Israeli lies and propaganda. God bless the children and the people of Palestine.

Hanane Boubakra

  

Nizar Sarieldin

Berlin

 

Rayya Ghul

Edinburgh

The return McCarthyism is one of the most disturbing aspects of the past two months, let alone disregard for free speech.  SKR has discredited itself with this summary dismissal and risked appearing partisan.

Marta Joaquim

  

Andrew Simmonds

Hereford

 

Annie siddons

London

 

Scott Johnston

Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

 

Muntasir Joarder

Brisbane

 

Adnan Shaikh

Auckland

 

Mario Foster

  

Sumreen

Winnipeg

 

Husam Abuhaimed

  

Rene Buxh

Dussseldorf

 

Iman Jilani

San Diego

 

Ori Blum

 

Anti-Zionist Jew descendant from survivors of the Nazi death camps, and son of “Israelis” who emigrated to “America.” Let me know if you think I may be able to assist somehow. Happy to talk. Free Palestine🇵🇸

Ian Heath

Brisbane, Australia

Cease fire now

Ayman Fahmy

 

Injustice to One, is injustice to All

Mohamady El-Gaby

  

Sophia Adam

Scotland

 

Siân Finn

Birmingham

 

Sarah Brazil

Geneva

 

Keith Watson

  

Thomas Williams

Manchester UK

 

Thoric Cederström

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Eric

Wellington

 

Zeinab Benchakroun

San Rafael

 

roxi charmel

Allentown

 

Aslam

 

Palestine will be free

Brett Leeper

Springfield

If the use of killer robots to commit genocide and war crimes isn’t topical to the mission of Stop Killer Robots, what are y’all even doing? And why should y’all expect to fundraise ever?

Abby Whorton

Costa Mesa

 

Siva Prasad Rambhatla

Hyderabad

 

Zaid Habashneh

Amman

 

Omar

  

Rachel Luxton

  

Darran Scully

Reading

 

Sabina

Leicester UK

 

Pat Matsueda

Honolulu

 

Nura sheer

  

Aasif Rasul

Bangalore

 

Courtney Evers

 

You should be ashamed of yourselves. What kind of organization like this spits in the face of an actual genocide and emergency? They are using advanced weapons of war on a defenseless population. You all need to reevaluate what it is you are actually doing!

Jim Pinckney

Auckland

 

N Iqbal

Birmingham

 

Payal Parekh

 

I too wrote an article in German about Palestine and lost a major contract. Now I am reduced to doing menial work to pay my bills; Solidarity and peace to you. How such a campaign can fire you for pointing out human rights abuses is beyond me. It makes me question the whole campaign.

Aaishah A

Sheffield

Thank you for your sincere support Ousman for standing up to injustice- this is scandalous and unfair – you have my support – we will not be silenced amidst genocide wherever it happens.

Latifa

Brasschaat

 

Mansur Mahmud

London

 

Wissal Abdallah

  

Amina Fajjia

Antwerp

 

Hend

Gaza

Solidarity and more power to you

Achiri

Nicosia

 

Nusrat

  

Monica Perez

Switzerland

AI in warfare should be forbidden and a war crime since it’s so unrreliable.

Amjad Ghafoor

London

Give him his job back!!!!

Saifullah Taj

London

A world where injustice runs rampant is not acceptable. Everyone must mobilise to establish truth & justice. Corrupt elements must not be allowed to hold sway or parade their small ideas. They must be pushed to the margins of society. God has already guaranteed that truth will prevail. We just need to make a stand & take that first step. God is the guarantor that the criminals of this world will not get away.

Sahrish Ahmad

Auckland

 

Laurence Meyer

  

Axel Brammeier

Stendal, Germany

 

Javed Butt

Dresden

 

Dr. Manzoor Nowshari

Germany

Nein

Jemaï Alissa

Lyon

 

Bernadette Barton

Manchester

 

Daisy Garcia

  

Patricia Nolan

For Augustus

 

Bashir Sacranie

London

Resistance to the attack on Gaza and Palestine ls an obligatory act upon every human being in the interest of justice and sirvival

Kashif Naseem

Greater Noida

Stay Strong Brother

Dilshad Marikar

bury st edmunds

 

Jon Aresti

  

Natasha B

Cambridge

Never tire of speaking up for justice.

Aminat Amoo

London

 

Shazia Siddiqi

Chicago

 

Amr Khafagy

  

Lucian Fiul

New York

 

Budhy Manegara

Helsinki

 

Tahir Shah

London

 

Ahmed Banat

London

 

Ahmed Abusamra

  

Mary Henderson

Edinburgh

 

Kashif Choudhry

Paris

 

Theo Green

  

Iqa Zuhdi

Amsterdam

 

Ahmed Saleh

Amsterdam

lets Free Palestine together

Dr Jaafar El-Murad

London, England

 

Yusuf Motara

Makhanda

 

Ramzi Elkhater

San Diego

 

Taaseen Rahman

London

 

Kashifa Aslam

Melbourne

 

Maryam Iqbal

Copenhagen

 

Oktavia Arief

Jakarta

 

Mahmoud Aref

Cairo

 

Damon Minchella

Cardiff

 

Furkan Çay

  

Abdulmalik Abdulrahman

Roseville

 

Suleman Anwari

 

a ceasefire now to stop this genocide

Martin Franklin

London

 

Erich Friesen

Saint Louis, Missouri

 

Ehtesham Siddiqui

Mumbai

 

Roy Bly

Sheffield UK

 

Remmelt Ellen

Amsterdam

 

Em Tan

Turkey

 

Ahmad Sodikov

Birmingham

 

Ismail murky

  

Carmen Martins

Portugal

 

Lisa Martínez

London

 

Atha

  

Saira Court

Christchurch

 

Elisabeth Wynne

Walpole

 

Donovan

Chicago

 

Daphne Hunter

London

 

Jakir H

London

 

Laura Guerra

Austin

 

Xavi Portalés

Castelló

 

Councillor Sabia Akram

Slough

It’s beyond comprehension that an organisation designed to raise awareness, impartial and fighting for fairness. Can be so  biased and inept at meeting it’s own fundamental purpose and objective. The world is now truly a scary place.

Kiran Chudasama

Leicester

 

Faour Alfaour

Dublin

Peace for  all

Ayesha M. Alli

Toronto

 

Dania koleilat Khatib

Dubai

 

Rihab Hermessi

Haarlem

 

Cherry Barnett

  

Silvana Molina

Washington DC

 

Melissa Carranza

Milwaukee

Thank you for standing up against bought & US paid for propaganda by Israel & AIPEC. The True side of the story needs to be shown to the world.

Wasef El-Kharouf

  

Kevin Flanagan

Hartford

 

Anasa Sinegal

  

Muhammet Celik

Munich

 

Igor Cherstich

  

Ali Mehdi

Sydney

 

Irene Sotiropoulou

Ormskirk

 

Imad

Seattle, Washington

 

Riz Iqbal

Manchester

 

Nassim Fathallah

Montreal

 

Ceyhan Sarac

MANCHESTER / UNITED KINGDOM

It is shame the organisations such as Stop Killers Robots staying silent on obvious violations of human rights and massacred Gazan families and children!
I also it is very ironic that when  one of their employee Ousman Noor acted to protest against these human rights violations even if on his personal capacity he was punished by dismissal from his post.
Finally, I condemn…employer Stop Killers Robots for their deplorable act!

Hamid Biglou

  

natasha shoaib

KL

 

Yusuf Mohammed Yahaya

Kano, Nigeria

God bless you

Dr. Ruth San Martin

Toronto

I think what this organization has done is reprehensible.

Madeeha Ansari

  

Corina Gurau

London

 

Ali Torabi

Stockholm

 

Iffat

Multan

 

Lamia Touiti Bouebdellah

Gabes – Tunisia

 

Omar Hijaz

Boston

 

Yara Awad

  

Gila Kaplan

Denver

Palestinians are Semites too. Stop Anti-Semitism. Stop complicity with genocide and with the Zionist project.

Ilse Cardoen

Ninove

 

John fowler

Austin

 

Faisal Khan

  

Pierce Sharelove

Victoria BC

 

Ann Newton-Marcial

Eastbourne

This is disgraceful but indicative of the situation where support for  Palestinians often results in the loss of employment.  This situation has to stop and support for people who support the oppressed is  seen as being on the right side of history.  We should never support a system of Apartheid or those who murder and are complicit in a Genocide.

Dima Balbisi

Oakville

 

Rafidah Abdul Hamid

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Benedetta de Niederhäusern

Modena

 

Anya-Nicola Darr

Exmouth

 

Lila Lamrani

Paris

 

Mohamed Ismail

Johannesburg

The truth will set you free #freepalestine

Quraysha ismail sooliman

PRETORIA

 

John Robb

Ayr

 

Budi Witjaksono

Batam Indonesia

 

Rania Elessawi

New York

We all need to speak the truth, history is not subjective. There are only facts.

Susan

London

 

Natasha

Toronto

 

Rania khas

Jordan

 

Glen Harnish

Boston, MA

 

Yasser

Hämeenlinna

 

Rya West

Torquay

 

Lina

Paris

 

Ahmad Jamal El-Ahmad

Beirut

 

O. H. Arman

  

David McGarry

Liverpool

 

Leila Tarighi

Cambridge

 

Alia ElKattan

New York, NY, USA

 

Cody Dolnick

Joshua Tree

 

Huma Dar

  

Sarah H

New York

 

Pia Singh

  

Dr. Daina Romeo

  

Barbara Myer

  

Kudzai

New Jersey

 

Shoaib Rasib

Birmingham UK

 

Shewit Zerai

Los Angeles

 

 Nausheen iqbal

  

Ruhana Pimenta Lima

Cambridge

 

Ali Shehper

  

Fatima Hassan

London

 

Gulsum

Amsterdam

 

Eric Dynamic

Ypsilanti, MI

 

Lizzie Eldridge

Glasgow

 

Michelle Staton

Belle Mead, NJ

 

Jeanine Abuahmad

  

carolyn weaver

new york

 

Salman Waheeduddin

Franklin

 

Atif Mohammed

Toronro

 

Noah Rahman

  

Dr. Hassan Karim

Dallas, TX

The mission of SKR aligns with Ousman’s statements. It is appalling that SKR would capitulate to its detractors demands.

Yeiri Robert

Bronx

 

Anne Hansen

Stavanger

 

Sarah Dwidar

Geneva

 

Tony Saleh

London

 

Sara branco

  

Nour Eddine BENCHEIKH

 

I support freedom of speech and freedom of thought

Umara Chaudhry

  

Ali Malik

  

Amir

Seattle

 

Mitzi Austero

Manila, Philippines

 

Ramiza@mmlegal.co.uk

Glasgow

 

Mauricio Dominguez

Amsterdam

 

Samira

Londerzeel

Stop the long arm of Zionists in politics, finance and humanitarian world

Tasawar Awan

Reading

Na

Iman Abdullah

London

 

Zille E

  

Michaela Wik

 

Israel in front of Hague!

Petra Schuster

GERMANY

 

Jorge

Quito

 

Brynn J Morrison

Sharjah, UAE

 

Gabriela Siegel

  

Patricia J Fontes

Hopkinton RI USA

 

Jade Bartlett

Coventry

 

Nina Bartlett

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Banu Turan

Karlsruhe Germany

 

Kana

Paris

STAY STRONG

Jennifer Armento

  

Esma Aslam

Bedford

 

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Bristol, UK

 

Sofia Hassan

Milton Keynes

 

Ezgi Yıldız

  

Rama

Oakville

 

Rachel Fleming

Edinburgh

Terrible decisions by SKR – both on the termination of Ousman’s employment without due process, and the silence on the international crimes being committed in Gaza. SKR risks seriously undermining its own credibility.

Sara Sarwar

London, UK

The world is awaken.

Morgan Drew

Sydney

I wish you all the best

Sajid Butt

  

Talha

  

Gene Moy

  

Abdalla Osman

Minneapolis

 

Ana Brandusescu

Montreal

 

Jonathan John

Geneva

 

imene Ghernati

Burlingame

 

Thomas Bassey

  

Arcade Wise

Atlanta, GA, USA

 

Nathanael Gerber

Toronto

 

Anass Koudiss

New York City

 

Maria Cipollone, PhD

Rehoboth Beach, DE

 

Ross Miglin

New York

 

J. Carlos Lara

Santiago

 

Simon Landry, PhD

  

Subho Majumdar

  

Hakim Benichou

  

David Heeg

Arlington WA

 

Khurram Zaidi

New Brunswick

 

Shamama Khalid

Toronto

 

Benedicte Frostad

Oslo

 

Obaid Abdi

Amsterdam

 

Sinead Almole

Newry

 

Darshan Sanghrajka

Oxford

 

Taylor Crain

  

Safaa charafi

Gent

I’ve been fired too so good luck! It’s a badge of honour!

Faith Addicott

Portland, OR

 

Laura Oliveira Pereira

Brasilia, Brazil

 

Audrey Walstrom

Denver

 

Randall Newnham

Eugene

 

Layla Solatan

San Francisco

 

Amir Nathoo

  

Linda Ruiz

San Diego

 

Nikita Ramsey

Detroit

 

Nabeel

  

Gabriel pinna Feliciano

São Paulo

Na

Lisa Hayles

  

Sinet Mohammed

Redmond

 

Lina Abdulrhman

Washington, DC

 

Fennel Aurora

France

 

Dominik Miketa

Oxford

 

Kay Johnson

  

Halima Sadia

Birmingham

 

Mohammad Keyhani

Calgary

 

Faridha Karim

  

Leslie Zhang

Seattle

 

Vivek Katial

Melbourne

 

Siara Nazir

San Francisco

 

Rochelle Harris

Aberdeen

 

Imran Malik

Bolton

 

Madhu Rama

Washington DC

 

Mena Kuchi

Oakland, Ca

 

Andrew Salib

Melbourne, Australia

 

Toni Oberto

  

Tahereh  Hosseini

Canada

Thank you for your support of innocents and oppressed. Please update us on linkedin

Sangita Ekka

SAMBALPUR, India

 

Hussain Masood

  

Muhammad Khurram

Karachi

 

Manal Siddiqui

Toronto

 

Nick Russell

Irvine, CA

 

Gabrielle Hibbert

  

Isaac D. Tucker-Rasbury

Los Angeles

 

Cristóbal Rodríguez

Santiago

 

Nader A Allan

Mason

 

Dilber Nurdinova

London

 

Ra’ed Arab

Canada

 

Douha Ead

Atlanta

 

Jean-Christophe Helary

Takamatsu (Japan)

What you are doing is right.

Moe Hay Kaung

Sunnyvale

 

Ali Alwahaibi

New york

 

Neige Gaudillat

Amsterdam

Once again these kind of organizations demonstrate their only concern is for hypothetical harm to whiteness. When their very founding purpose is in effect, now, against millions of people, they turn a blind eye because those people are not « worthy ». Shame. Shame.

Anusia

Dublin

Amnesty has declared Israel an apartheid state. Any organisations or individuals that support Israel’s aggressions in Palestine are indirectly or in some cases directly complicit in apartheid. Palestinians are being denied their human rights, they are being slaughtered, men, women and children. Never again then, not one day more now.

Dr. Raazesh Sainudiin, PhD & Docent

Uppsala, Sweden

Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right

Gokul

Bangalore

 

Rory Donaghy

LONDONDERRY

Renstae this man now.

Amisha

  

Heemah Ade

Abha

 

Ebru Goek

  

Kayra Hopkins

  

Rara Reines

London

 

Mark Sta Ana

Norwich

 

David Hardman

London (UK)

 

Alessandro Ferretti

Torino

 

Yehiya Sinwar

Gaza

 

Meron Estefanos

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Tony Montreal

Dortmund

Justice for all humanity

Raymond Forbes-Schieche

San Juan

 

Megan Moore

  

Amal

  

Peter Colban

Berlin

 

Harpreet singh

  

Elizabeth Ehrenzeller

West Pittston

 

Ash

  

Kristin Bigras

  

Abdellah Boufroura

Calgary

 

Akiko Oguchi

Japan

 

Erin Doolittle

Manchester

 

Tracey Gyateng

London

I genuinely hope the actions that have been outlined in this message are taken forward by SKR. Keep up the pressure

Alexandra Carson

  

Beckett Edwards

Portland, OR

 

Yasmin ahmed

Stoke-on-Trent

 

Pete Kronowitt

San Francisco

 

Cláudia Soares

  

Roy Wenborne

London

 

Sarah henderson

  

Lamisa Rahman

  

Shakirah Muhammad

Atlanta

Justice for the babies, for the mothers, for the children, for the brothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, animals, and HUMANS stuck in the middle of a political and economical struggle. Free the Palestinian people today and forever.

Maritza García Castro

PR

 

Steve Wright

Oakland

 

Heru

  

Emenike Godfreey-Igwe

  

Shah Bas Khan

  

Ayesha Bagus

Cape Town

As a South African, I stand firmly against the apartheid laws and ethnic cleansing of the people of Palestine.

Nicole Elmasry

Lady lake, Fl

 

Ben Samuel

London

I worked with Ousman as campaigners in London and am saddened at what happened.  I have looked at the tweet and I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I would encourage you to speak with your union representatives if you experience this sort of treatment in the workplace.

Aynur B

Australia

 

Rasmus Münster

 

Free Palestine!

Helen  Evans

Sydney

I have been following Osman’s story.  It’s a disgraceful conflict of interest that SKR steering committee have placed themselves in, it undermines their credibility and public trust in their work. Shame.  

M A M

 

Accountability and Transparency, minimum

Sulvun Surndhu

Singapore

 

Amna

  

Tufail Hussain

Birmingham

 

Yousra Rahmouni

  

Judith Muse

Lunenburg MA

 

Saliha

İstanbul

 

Dr. Amir Ameri

Zurich

 

Petter Wildhagen

Oslo

Thanks for sharing!!

Lea Sarabwe

Kigali

 

Meredith Whittaker

New York City

As someone who risked my career to speak out against the development and deployment of AI-powered surveillance and targeting systems at Google, and who is now watching similar systems being used in Gaza–which according to investigative reporting are being applied to authorize and expedite unprecedented killing–I am greatly saddened by the actions of Stop Killer Robots. Firing Noor undermines the the purpose and integrity of the Stop Killer Robots organization and campaign, which is heartbreaking given that now, as such systems are being deployed to horrifying effects, is the time where we need such organizing and expert resistance the most.

Thu Nghiem

Calgary Canada

 

Benjamin Harbakk

Stavanger

 

Hamdy Mubarak

Benicia, California.

 

Renee Sieber

Montreal

 

Yasmin A

Fishers, IN

This is great injustice that someone being fired for exercising their free speech in America! We do not live and work in a Banana Republic. Shame on SKR

Yomna Salem

Toronto

 

Mark Gubrud

 

The military campaign mindset is not appropriate for an organization that claims to represent the interests of all humanity. Transparency and acceptance of input are needed.

Dalia Salem

  

Samantha Andrel

Philadelphia, PA

 

Iman Saleh

  

Sara O’Connell

El Cerrito

 

Fida Taher

Amman

 

Ali Raza Ahmed

London

 

Yasar Hammoudeh

Amman

 

Jalil allabadi

Amman

 

Husni Khuffash

Toronto

 

Dima Obeidat

Amman

 

Jane

Rohnert park

 

Mich W

Brighton

Look fw to an explanation!

Naila Farouky

 

Stop silencing voices that speak in support of Palestinian rights and be on the right side of history for the love of God!

Alice Waterman-Hale

Ipswich

 

Carol

Amman

 

Ahmad Abu-Shaqra

Hannover, Germany

 

Sadaf

Pleasanton

 

Nisreen Mousa

Amman, Jordan

Free Palestine!

Jiyan Al Alami

Jordan

 

Tahseen Adeeb

San Jose

None

Samar Dudin

Amman Jordan

Power to you and to anyone who speaks on behalf of Palestine your courage is what makes the world a better place 🙏 please you can reach out to Lamees Al Deek a lawyer based in US or to legal aid for Palestine for support .

Nada taher

Jordan

Justice now

Mimi Ana

Santa Clara

 

Pathma

Oakland

 

Mike Sanford

Santa Clara

 

Abdullah Al Nsour

Al Salt

 

Yasmin

San Jose

 

Hind

  

Jindu Obiofuma, Esq.

  

Ruweida shakhshir

  

Hanan shahin

Amman, jordan

 

Sima kanaan

Amman

 

Omo

  

Takeshi Fukuda

Tokyo, Japan

 

Mayce El Kharouf

  

Umar Farooq Adam

Kuala Lumpur

Rehire Ousman and Free Palestine

Umar

Mumbai

We need peaceful life for everyone & Palestinian has the right to live in free world.

State of Palestine should be created for peaceful existence of three oldest faith.

Masaki Inaba

Tokyo

 

Sara Masafi

Dubai

 

Monica Perez

Basel

 

Dr Zaina Gadema

  

Ayman Ayad

  

Kitabayashi Takehiko

Hachiouji city,Tokyo

 

Mai Arai

Bangkok

 

Maha Zabaneh

Toronto

 

Yasmin F

  

Tom Hickey

Brighton, UK

This outrageously unfair dismissal, and absence of due process, is yet another brick in the wall of silence over Israeli atrocities that governments and corporate entities are attempting to erect. The latter will fail, and Israel’s impunity will be challenged.

Anand

Utrecht

 

Moh Haider

Milton Keynes

 

Jamari Mohtar

  

Salim khanfar

Jordan

 

Frances Brace

Ipswich

 

Shahad AlSoudi

Amman

 

Amani Abu Hilal

Amman, Jordan

 

Huzaifa

  

Subramanian Tiruchirapalli

Pleasanton

Peace should be the focus and not war

Tamlyn Monson

Folkestone

 

Sahar Ansari

Milano

 

Mohammad Al Taher

Milano

 

Issam Alzinati

  

Kay Johnson

  

Mina Chuong

San Diego

 

Rebecca Williams

New York City

 

Duong Hoang

  

Takayuki Kodera

Machida

 

Homam Al Ansari

  

Aref M.Y.

  

Walid Shihabi

Dubai

 

Areej Mahmoud

Amman

 

Maysaa

  

Rama Cont

Oxford

 

Eisuke Naramoto

Sagamihara, Japan

I do not think that condemning the ongoing genoside in Gaza by the IDF is blameworthy, at all. 

Ayah

Doha

 

Ehab Abdullah

Milwaukee wi

 

Cathy B Glenn

  

Mireia Rimbau

  

Hosian Kaldine

  

Scott Gruber

Arlington, VA

 

Ahmad Rushdi Omar

dungun

 

Fadlun bte hj Ab kadir

Singapore

 

Wan Farhah

Kuala Lumpur

 

Cut Intan Auliannisa Isma

Jakarta

 

Laurie Adkin, Professor Emerita

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

Catherine Hume

Toronto

 

Hala Shalan

Amman

 

ALI  ABN

KUALA LUMPUR

 

Eben Kadile

Graz

 

Heidi Paredes

Serzedelo

 

Inga Steen

Oslo

 

Sadiya

  

Sabah

Amman

 

Nor Ghazali

Kuala Lumpur

 

Azman Bin Kamaruddin

Kuala Lumpur

Support Ousman for telling the truth and to reinstate his current position with immediate effect.

Amin Desa

  

Sana Khan

New Jersey, USA

Thank you for your service to Humanity.

Yasmina Al sayeh

Bahrain

 

Dina Kasrawi

Manama, Bahrain

Free speech is protected

Nadeen

Bahrain

 

Dina Hayek

Amman

 

Shaddin Almasri

Vienna

 

Talal Sharaiha

  

Christoph

Geneva

 

MAHA ALAMI

New York

 

Khaled Abdel Majeed

  

Shaheen Hasan

New York

 

Salah bustami

New York

 

Marwa

Dubai

 

Matt Perez Khouri

Los Gatos

 

Nur Arafeh

 Virginia

 

Mary Gent

  

Imane B

Paris

 

Mona El-Bayoumi

Washington D.C.

 

Alessandro

Geneva

 

Anita wadhwa

  

Anna Dollbo

Rotterdam

 

Sahdya Darr

 

I’d like it to be noted that I’m the former UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Coalition Coordinator.

Stephen Ballantine

  

Hajar Rahman

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Do whatever we can to help the oppressed Palestinian people with your own methods and expertise

Sabah Hussain

London

Free Palestinian from apartheid occupation and hold Israel accountable for breaking international law on dozens of occasions, including prior to oct 7 2023.

Laia

Barcelona

 

Lauren Schultz

Long Beach

 

Nick Rush

Salt Lake

 

Shafia

Lampeter

The Silencing Must STOP!

Sofia Surla

  

Oda Andersen Nyborg

Oslo

 

Matthías Pétursson

Reykjavík

 

Rania Abbas

Chevy Chase

 

Carlos Viteri

Quito

 

Mary Nazzal

  

Rula Jardaneh

Amman

 

Maha Abdallah

  

Mona

Brighton – UK

 

Huwaida Arraf

Detroit, Michigan

 

Eileen Weitzman

  

Leigha Gillespie

New York

 

Charlotte Kates

Vancouver

 

Sousan

  

Beth Breisnes

British Columbia

 

Christopher Helali

  

Eric Geller

Nashua

 

Irsak Sirajuddin

Irsak Sirajruddin

 

Rachel R

Dallas

 

Aleta Toure

Richmond

 

John West

Chicago

 

Luci Murphy

Washington, DC

 

Derrick Sosa

Bay Area

 

Stanford McConnehey

Davis

 

Khizzer Majid

Dudley

 

Haitham Mohsen

Egypt

 

Moaz Elshebly

  

Mohammad MirBashiri

London

Miss you, Ousman! Been following your posts and supporting you all the way! Mo

Aby Sene

  

Hamzah Awad Hajeir

Amman – Jordan

 

lush horizon

Hillsborough

 

Ciara Taylor

Chicago

 

Efia Nwangaza

Greenville, SC

 

Mary Fahrenkrug

Evansville, IN

Stop the slaughter of Palestinians.

Garnett Achieng

Dublin

 

Zeid Shaban

Amman

 

Fida khwaja

London

 

Yasser Taima

  

Iqra Imran

New Delhi

May justice prevail in your case Inshallah

Nancy demicheli

Paris

 

Mariano delli Santi

London

 

Additional

An additional 217 individuals joined the letter and elected not to be named. Their locations include:

Adelaide, Albany, Amman, Athens, Australia, Baltimore , Belgium, Antwerp, Berlin, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Cagliari, Calgary, Chelmsford, Cupertino, Detroit, Djibouti, Doha, Dubai, Firenze, Frankfurt, Gainesville, Gateshead, Geneva, Hamburg, Harvard Massachusetts, Houston, Johns Creek, Jordan, Kansas, Knoxville, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, Lausanne, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Minneapolis, Mississauga, Munich, New York, Norwich, Odense, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Poitiers, Portland, Riyadh, Rockaway, Rockville, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Sarajevo, Silver Spring, Singapore, Slagelse, Sweden, Sydney, Tampa, Torino, Toronto, Tunis, UAE, UK, Untersiggenthal, Vancouver, Warsaw, Washington DC, Windsor, Yemen.

Their comments are as follows:

I support this open letter

Freedom of expression is more important than ever.

Justice for Palestine

Ceasefire Now

Submissions were sent to the International Criminal Court documenting the current war crimes in Gaza.
So, Be on the right side of history.
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/israel-s-series-of-war-crimes-in-gaza-must-be-tried-in-international-criminal-court-uk-academic/3052264

We don’t need humanitarian organizations that repeat the same official narrative we see in governments and mass media. We need ONGs that are really supporting imperialism under the excuse of Human Rights to disappear. The double standard we see when crimes or just violent actions, or just political movements, by a Western enemy compared to the narrative when is an ally or a Western country committing crimes… it’s so evident for the people with a brain, so make as a favour and stop selling this genocidal propaganda as humanitarian

Ceasefire now

Zionism is racism.

Shame on an organization for the public to fire someone over speaking up for the oppressed! Oh wait, maybe you are the oppressors?!!!

I am surprised, and ashamed, considering your overall stated aims, that you do not emphatically call for a ceasefire to the genocide being carried out by Israel in Palestine.

Where is your humanity. There’s a genocide taking place

Total biased organisation

#ceasefirenow  ;  it is simple and the right thing to do

We demand justice!

Free Palestine

Stop the genocide against Palestinians!

End the genocide

Free Palestine

Anti Hypocrisy, Equal rights every human in this earth.

This is absurd!

Thank you for standing up for justice

Free Palestine!!

Fully support Usman.

What a hypocritical organization, Israel should be the main objective of its campaign, the state that most violates human rights, the one that uses non-conventional and new weapons in what is called the Palestinian laboratory.

I have not been historically aware of the organization Stop Killer robots or Ousman Noor. But I follow Timnit Gebru and trust that she shares accurate information online. Therefore I’ve taken a few minutes to educate myself this morning on Ousman’s dismissal and am therefore signing in support.

Good luck!

Thank you for standing up for yourself, your rights and the Gazans. God bless.

 

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The Responsible AI Community in Solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinian People

The Responsible AI Community in Solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinian People

As members of the Responsible AI Community, we believe that technology can serve and uplift society, but only if we are attentive to the harms and devastating impacts emergent from its development and use. We recognize the role of technology deepening and advancing discrimination, oppression, and state violence everywhere.

For these reasons, and from our full commitment to fundamental human rights, we unreservedly condemn the Israeli state’s latest violence against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank. As a community of Responsible AI practitioners, researchers, and advocates, we also condemn the use of AI-driven technologies for warmaking, in which the aim is to make the loss of human life more efficient, and the instances in which anti-Palestinian biases are perpetuated throughout AI-enabled systems.

History did not start on October 7th, 2023, but the current crisis reflects the horrific scale and extent of violence enabled by the use of AI-driven technologies. In May 2021, Israel’s army launched what it called the world’s first “AI war” against the people of Gaza. Unit 8200 of the Israeli intelligence agency has been at the forefront of using undisclosed algorithms for military targeting within the occupied territories. In July 2023, Bloomberg reported the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) further embedded AI into lethal operations to “select targets for air strikes and organize wartime logistics,” including the use of an AI recommendation system to select aerial targets. The Israeli government’s use of AI-driven technology has led to strikes against over 11,000 targets in Gaza since the latest conflict started on October 7, 2023.

The Israeli technological-military complex predates the use of AI. It is underpinned by the intrusive biometric and surveillance technologies that laid the groundwork for exponential and expedited dehumanization of Palestinians that we see today. The NSO Group, developer of the Pegasus cyberwarfare software, has been found on the phones of human rights defenders worldwide. Moreover, facial recognition technology restricts freedom of movement across checkpoints, and tools like Smart Shooter automate killing by adding AI to automatic weapons at those checkpoints. These are the very technologies purchased and deployed by law enforcement forces elsewhere in the world to police marginalized and oppressed communities.

Beyond weaponry, algorithmic systems reify and exacerbate the dehumanization of Palestinians. Seemingly innocuous technologies have been weaponized against Palestinians. Recently, Meta’s tools translated Arabic Instagram biographies from “Palestinian, alhumduallah [Praise be to God]” to “Praise be to God, Palestinian terrorists are fighting for their freedom.” Meta-owned WhatsApp created AI-generated images of brown boys with guns when given the prompt “Palestinian.” And years ago, a Palestinian man was arrested at a border checkpoint when Facebook translated his profile message of “Good morning” to “Attack them.” These moments uncover how Islamophobic and xenophobic biases are embedded in the very design of our tech-facilitated media ecosystem.

Now, this decades long, tech-enabled apartheid and occupation of the Palestinian people has culminated in a “complete siege” of Gaza – the densely populated home to 2.1 million residents, of which 1.7 million are refugees, and half of whom are newborns and children. As reiterated by genocide scholars and human rights experts, this siege, bombardment and forced expulsion is tantamount to a genocide of the Palestinian people. To date (November 13, 2023), 11,078 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, of whom 64% are estimated to be women and children.

As members of the Responsible AI community, we must reckon with the use of AI technology to commit such scales of violence and death that we are witnessing being carried out against Palestinians. We call on our community to demand that Western governments, international bodies such as the UN, and other actors who have influence in the international community push the Israeli government for an immediate ceasefire.

We also call on the technology companies we work with, and for, to:

  • Withdraw technology support to the Israeli government and cease defense contracts with the Israeli government and military;
  • Protect their employees, such as those at Google and Amazon who have called for an end to Project Nimbus and bravely demanded a ceasefire, from retribution and harassment; and,
  • Stop the direct, and passive, automated censorship of content revealing the plights of Gazans and Palestinians on social media platforms such as X/Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as these recordings and posts are one of the few ways we are able to support Gazans and Palestinians from near and far.

And finally, we call on all of our colleagues within the AI and tech sectors to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and call for an end to their siege, bombardement and occupation.

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The letter will be updated with signatories once a day.

Listed in alphabetical order by first name. Affiliations provided for identification purposes only.

  • Aaliya Briggs
  • Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Empirical AI Research, Alexandria University
  • Abeer Mukhemir, Software Engineer
  • Abu Salah Taha, Gender Bias Researcher, Qatar University
  • Afroditi Sakellaropoulou, MPhil University of Cambridge
  • Afsaneh Rigot – Founder, De|Center
  • Ahmed Mohamed, QMUL, UK
  • Ahmed Yassin, Researcher, Al-Azhar University, Cairo
  • Aidan Brooks
  • Al-Hussein Abutaleb, PhD Student at the People-Centred AI Institute, University of Surrey
  • Alejandro Mayoral-Baños, Executive Director and Founder, Indigenous Friends Association
  • Alessandra Renzi, Associate Professor, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Alex Hanna, Director of Research, DAIR
  • Alexandra Mateescu (Researcher, Data & Society)
  • Alexandre Costa Barbosa, member, Homeless Workers Movement
  • Ali Abdul Rahim, University of Rochester
  • Ali Alkhatib
  • Amba Kak, Executive Director, AI Now Institute
  • Amrita Panesar, Data Scientist, Education First
  • Ana Brandusescu, PhD Candidate, McGill University
  • Anam Zahid, Teaching Fellow, Information technology university of the punjab, Pakistan
  • Aniobi Stanley Tobias (SAT)
  • Anoush Najarian, Engineering Manager and Director, Board of Directors of CMG
  • Aristides Milios, M.Sc. student, McGill University/Mila
  • Arzu Geybulla, Azerbaijan Internet Watch
  • Asem Alaa, PhD Student, Imperial College London
  • Ayah Soufan, PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde
  • B.V. Alaka
  • Bhaskar Mitra, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Bilawal Hameed, Senior Software Engineer at Spotify
  • Brendan Newlon, Ph.D.
  • Brian Keegan, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Brian Ng, Software Engineer
  • Brigitte Tousignant, Comms Lead, Hugging Face
  • Britney Muller, Founder and Executive Director, Data Sci 101
  • Bruno Moreschi, Early-career fellow, Collegium Helveticum, Zurich
  • Caitlin Doyle | Technical Program Manager | Great Place To Work
  • Caleb Moses, PhD Candidate, McGill University/Mila
  • Carlos Barreneche, Associate Professor, Universidad Javeriana
  • Chadapohn Chaosrikul
  • Cindy Lin, Data Product Manager, Cindy Lin Consulting and LA Tech4Good
  • Claudio Agosti, platform auditor and activist; Hermes Center, Reversing.Works, and AI Forensics
  • Dalia Hamouda, AI Product Owner
  • Damini Satija, Deputy Programme Director, Amnesty Tech
  • Daniel Whelan-Shamy | PhD Student at the Digital Media Research Centre Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Daniele Metilli, University College London
  • Davor Petreski, Researcher, University of Melbourne
  • Dima Samaro, Tech & human rights Researcher
  • Dina Mikdadi
  • Divij Joshi, Doctoral Researcher
  • Donatella Della Ratta Associate Professor of Communications and Media Studies John Cabot University Rome
  • Dorothy R. Santos, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
  • Dr Abdul Karim Obeid, Data Engineer and Early Career Researcher at the Queensland University Of Technology node of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society
  • Dr Abeba Birhane, Mozilla Foundation
  • Dr Ana Valdivia, Lecturer in AI, Government & Policy at the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Iman Saleh, Data Scientist
  • Dr J. Rosenbaum
  • Dr Jessa Rogers
  • Dr Kerry McInerney, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
  • Dr Nakeema Stefflbauer, Founder and CEO, FrauenLoop
  • Dr Rebekah Cupitt, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Dr Syed Mustafa Ali, Lecturer in Computing, The Open University, UK
  • Dr Zahra Stardust, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr. Gregory Gondwe, California State University – San Bernardino
  • Dr. Lena El-Malak, Independent Data Privacy Lawyer
  • Dr. Milagros Miceli, DAIR
  • Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
  • Dr. Timnit Gebru, Founder & Executive Director of The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR)
  • Dr. Tony Roberts, Digital Research Fellow, University of Sussex
  • Edgar Navarro
  • Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Stop Killer Robots Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign
  • Ehsan Dehghan, QUT
  • Emily Keddell, Associate Professor, University of Otago
  • Emily M. Bender
  • Eric Pence, Masters student, MIT 21/22
  • Esra’a Al Shafei
  • Esraa Ali, Personalization and Recommender Systems, DCU, Ireland
  • Essam al-Da’alis, Researcher, AI4Palestine
  • Ezequiel Vijande, PhD student at UTN in Argentina
  • Fabiola Hanna, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media, The New School
  • Farya Hussain – Software/ML Engineer
  • Fawzia Zehra Kara-Isitt, Intelligent Data Analysis Group, Brunel University
  • Fernanda Bruno, Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fenwick McKelvey, Associate Professor, Concordia University
  • Frida Kiriakos, Mozilla
  • Gabriel Hope, Visiting Assistant Professor Harvey Mudd College
  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar, Principal Scientist. Signing as individual
  • Gisela Luján, director, Perú por el Desarme
  • Hailey Froese, Mozilla Foundation
  • Hanan Elmasu, Director, Mozilla Foundation
  • Hassan Yousef, AI Researcher, Qatar university
  • Hira Sheikh, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology
  • Htaike Htaike Aung, Director, Myanmar Internet Project
  • Ilaria Fevola, Legal Officer, ARTICLE 19
  • Iqbal, Software Architect
  • J. Carlos Lara, Director, Derechos Digitales
  • Jac sm Kee, Co-founder, Numun Fund
  • Jackie Kay, Research Engineer, Deepmind
  • Jamie Hancock
  • Jamila Bradley, Principal, Hourglass Collaborative
  • Javad Hashemi, Data Scientist, Stitch Fix
  • Jeff Doctor, Impact Strategist, Animikii Indigenous Technology
  • Jeni Tennison, Executive Director, Connected by Data
  • Jessica de Souza
  • Joana Varon, Founder and Executive Directress at Coding Rights
  • Jonathan Moore, Principal at The Third Revolution
  • Jonathan Sterne, Professor, McGill University
  • Judith Rweyemamu
  • Julia Dressel
  • Julia Keseru
  • Julia Moreno Perri, Tech Consultant and Trainer
  • Julio Gaitán, Profesor, Universidad del Rosario
  • Junaid Qadir, Professor, Qatar University
  • Justyna Nowak, Mozilla Foundation
  • K Chmielinski
  • Kagami Rosylight, Mozilla Corporation
  • Kai Ninomiya, Software Engineer, Google
  • Karen Borchgrevink, Founder and Executive Director, LA Tech4 Good
  • Kate Sim, PhD, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Katherine Zhou, student @ University of Cambridge
  • Kathryn Henne, The Australian National University
  • Katya Abazajian
  • Khaled Mashal, Senior Research Manager, Kuwait University
  • Kimberley Paradis
  • Krystal Kauffman, Research Fellow, DAIR Institute
  • Laura Vodden, Data Scientist, QUT Digital Media Research Centre
  • Léa Yammine, Co-Director, the CeSSRA
  • Lindsay Weinberg, Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue University
  • Liz B. Marquis, PhD Candidate at UMSI and UXR at MathWorks
  • Lori Regattieri, former Senior Fellow Trustworthy AI at Mozilla Foundation
  • Lujain Ibrahim, PhD student, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Marah Ramadan, MSc Student, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
  • Marc Faddoul, Director, AI Forensics
  • Maream Abudoleh, master AI student, Istanbul Aydin University
  • Margarita Ochoa, PhD candidate, Queensland University of Technology
  • Maria Eugenia Villarreal, ECPAT/SEHLAC
  • Mariah Mendoza, Program Coordinator for Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion, Purdue University
  • Mariam Ali Issa, PhD Student, UC Irvine
  • Marius, Student, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Mark Dempsey, EU Senior Advocacy Officer, ARTICLE 19
  • Marlena Wisniak, human rights lawyer
  • Megan Bull, Software Engineer, Perceptronics Solutions Inc.
  • Michael Blake – Director, The Francis Dinh Blake Foundation
  • Michael Madaio, Research Scientist, Google Research
  • Michelle Lin, Mila – Quebec AI Institute, McGill University
  • Moe Fayez, Software Engineer
  • Mrs. Majd ismail
  • Muawiz Chaudhary, Masters, Mila
  • Nabil Alshurafa, Dr., Medical and Computing Researcher
  • Nagla Rizk, Professor, The American University in Cairo
  • Nahema Marchal, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
  • Naomi Barnes, Dr. QUT
  • Nari Johnson, PhD Student, CMU
  • Natalie Kerby, Researcher, AI Forensics
  • Nathan Freitas, Director, Guardian Project
  • Nathan Kim, PhD student, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Neil Ballantyne, Doctoral Candidate, University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Nika Mahnic, PhD candidate, Queen Mary University of London
  • Nikhil Dharmaraj, MPhil in Ethics of AI, University of Cambridge
  • Nina J. Sangma, Communications Programme Coordinator, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
  • Nishant Subramani, PhD student at CMU
  • Paola Ricaurte, Feminist AI Research Network
  • Petra Molnar, Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • Peyrin Kao, Lecturer, UC Berkeley
  • Phillip Kieval, University of Cambridge
  • Prateek Waghre, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation
  • Prathibha Chandra
  • Pratyusha Ria Kalluri, PhD, Stanford
  • Prima Shariff
  • Professor Marcus Foth, QUT
  • Pyrou Chung, Director, Open Development Initiative
  • Rabab Benrabah, Sales Executive. IBM
  • Rachel Coldicutt, Executive Director, Careful Trouble
  • Ramak Molavi Vasse’i, Digital Rights Advocate, The Law Technologist
  • Rayya El Zein, Director of Partnerships, Code for Science & Society
  • Reem Suleiman, Oakland Privacy Advisory Commissioner, Mozilla Foundation
  • Renata Avila, Human Rights Lawyer
  • Reshem Khan, AI Ethics Lead, non-profit/public
  • Riccardo Angius, Researcher, AI Forensics
  • Rida Qadri, Research Scientist, Google
  • Riham Samaneh
  • Robin Netzorg, PhD Student, UC Berkeley
  • Robin Vanderborght, PhD researcher, University of Antwerp
  • Ruth, Stanford University
  • Ryan Burns, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
  • Salah al-Arouri, Director, Hebron University
  • Salah al-Bardawil, Research Manager, Cairo University
  • Salvatore Romano, AI Forensics
  • Samer Hassan, Associate Professor / Faculty Associate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
  • Sandra, Stanford University
  • Sara Marcucci, The GovLab
  • Sarah Ahmed, Technical Writer, Salesforce
  • Sarah Chander
  • Sarah Grant, MA Student, Concordia University
  • Sarah Myers West, Managing Director, AI Now Institute
  • SEHLAC NETWORK
  • Shahed Warreth
  • Shreya Chowdhary, PhD Student, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Shuvi Jha, CS student at Stanford
  • Simone Brugiapaglia, Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • Soizic Pénicaud
  • Stefanie Felsberger, University of Cambridge
  • Syed Ahtesham Ul Haq, Data Analyst
  • Tamara Vukov, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
  • Tarcizio Siva, Researcher, Desvelar
  • Tess Buckley, AI Ethics and Literacy Advisor, HumansForAI
  • Tiffiniy Cheng, Cofounder Fight for the Future
  • Tim Davies, Research Director, Connected by Data
  • Tim O’Gorman, Senior Research Scientist, Thorn
  • Tina M. Park, Ph.D., Partnership on AI
  • Tomás Dodds, Assistant Professor, Leiden University
  • Trisha Suri, cofounder at stealth startup, Carnegie Mellon alum, human
  • Txetxu Ausin, AI ethics researcher, CSIC (Spain)
  • Ulises Mejias, Professor, SUNY Oswego
  • Usman Anwar, PhD Student, University of Cambridge
  • Vahid Razavi, Founder NoEthicsInBigTech.com
  • Vidushi Marda, Co-Executive Director, REAL ML
  • Vikas Dhiman, Assistant Professor, University of Maine
  • Wanda Muñoz, Feminist AI Research Network
  • Warren Armstrong, Social Impact Technologist / Director, Little Owl
  • Xiaowei R. Wang, PhD, UCLA Center on Race and Digital Justice
  • Xue Ying Tan, Software Engineer, QUT
  • Yahya Sinwar, Research Scientist, Islamic University of Gaza
  • Yomna Elsayed, Researcher
  • Zee Fryer, Senior Data Engineer
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Harmony for Humanity: Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Starts on  6 PM, Pacific

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Harmony for Humanity:
Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day

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About This Event

This unique gathering brings together a diverse lineup of talent, including five hilarious comedians, four inspiring speakers and a captivating musician, all driven by a shared commitment to promote world peace.

Through laughter, thought-provoking discussions and soul-stirring melodies, this event aims to create a space where the power of humor, ideas, and music converge to facilitate important conversatios surrounding nuclear disarmament and the preservation of human rights. Together we will explore the impact of Hiroshima bombing and its lasting consequences on both the survivors and the world at large.

Our incredible comedians will infuse the evening with laughter, using their witty and insightful humor to shed light on serious topics, break down barriers, and encourage meaningful dialogue. They will remind us that even in the face of adversity, laughter can be a catalyst for change and essential tool for healing.

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Sunday, August 6, 2023
Starts on 6PM , Pacific

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OUR COMEDIANS

Will Durst

Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs, and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is, "You can't make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a "hilarious stand-up journalist.

Chloe McGovern

has performed at major clubs throughout New York City and the country, including The Comedy Cellar Underground, The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, The Hollywood Improv, and The Laugh Factory, among others.

Franchesca Fiorentini

Correspondent and stand-up comedian. Host of Newsbroke and The Bitchuation Room Podcast.

Annette Mullaney

is a San Francisco-based comic who's performed all over the country, from SF Sketchfest and Austin's Out of Bounds Festival to the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, and recently opened for Third Eye Blind. Originally from Michigan, she lived in Syria for several years and has been a software engineer, translator, and writer for a magazine that she now realizes was a money-laundering front for the cousin of a dictator.

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Helen Jaccard

has been crew, public speaker and the Project Manager of the Veterans For Peace "Golden Rule" sailboat and Project since 2015. She is also a member of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom. Helen is an author and activist, educating the b public about the environmental and cultural impacts of war, militarism and the nuclear industry.

Dr. Dorsey Blake

serves as Presiding Minister of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples and Faculty Associate at the Pacific School of Religion. He is also a member of the Coordination Committee of the National Committee of Elders.

Norman Solomon

is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former U.S. congressional candidate. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. Solomon's weekly column, "Media Beat", was in national syndication from 1992 to 2009.

Brett Wilkins

is a San Francisco-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of war and peace, and human rights. He is a staff writer at Common Dreams and a member of the international socialist writers' group Collective 20.

Mr. Takashi Tanemori

Takashi Thomas Tanemori was born in December 1937, in Hiroshima Japan. His father taught him, as the first born son, the Samurai Code, to guide him during many years of searching. After surviving the bombing of Hiroshima, less than a mile from ground zero, losing his parents, and living with relatives, he emigrated to the the Central Valley of California as a teenager. Through a series of events, he learned English, graduated from Baptist Seminary in Minnesota, married and had 3 children. Along with authoring his life story in “Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness” he has become a speaker for school, university, and spiritual multi-faith gatherings to share his story of Peace through Forgiveness.

José

José is the Community Manager at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 1990, he experienced United States war from the other side, visiting his family in Panamá while it was under US occupation. He has organized against war and militarism ever since. At EFF, he has worked on teams focused on police, carceral, and border technologies.

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Mike Rufo's

songs and poems arc across the waves of life. His music is gripping and eclectic, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Mike's musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation. He also mixes things up with a knack for well-conceived parody, with a dash of political punch, like his popular singles Hit the Road, Trump! and Spyin' Eyes.

Host and Panel Discussions

Vahid Razavi

Vahid Razavi Founded Ethics In Technology 10 years ago and is now the Founder of No Ethics In Big Tech, is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. As a lifelong activist and humanitarian, he has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including Ethics In Technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice. This event is not financed, endorsed or supported in any way by any government, for-profit, or nonprofit corporation. It is 100% grassroots and supported by attendees.

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No Ethics In Big Tech, NSA Comedy.

Saturday, May 20, 2023,

Starts on  6:00 PM , Pacific 

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No Ethics In Big Tech, NSA Comedy.

National Security Agency, NSA, and No Ethics In Big Tech Comedy Night!

About This Event

Hey there, folks. Are you ready for a night of fun, education, and controversy? We’ve got just the event for you: the No Ethics in Big Tech and NSA Comedy Night!

Featuring some of the most insightful comedians around, Will Durst, Mean Dave, Chloe McGovern, and Alicia Dattner will be sure to get you laughing and thinking about the intersection of surveillance, technology, and society. Accompanied by talented musician Mike Rufo, this evening promises to be a great mix of entertainment and education.

The stars of the evening are the speakers from No Ethics in Big Tech, Austin Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as the Media Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Common Dreams, Google, and Electronic Frontier Foundation. These experts will discuss the ethical implications of technology, the latest developments in the tech world, and the importance of a free and independent press in the age of algorithmic news feeds.

But don’t worry, this event won’t be all serious talk. We’re bringing humor and irreverence to this important topic. So come join us for a night of laughs and deep thoughts.

Mark your calendars, folks. This event is going to be a night to remember. We’ll see you there!

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Saturday, May 20, 2023
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OUR SPEAKERS

Ian Mooney

is a graduate worker and researcher at the University of Kentucky exploring the relationship between Anarchy, Democracy, and Abolition. Additionally, they organize with the Veterans for Peace, The Democratic Socialists of America, the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign, and the University of Kentucky Red/Black Alliance

Rev Allen

Rev. Martin Todd Allen is an Associate Minister at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples. Previously, Rev. Allen worked as a prison, hospital and military Chaplain and currently works as a hospice chaplain in the South Bay. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of The Human Agenda.

Tracy Rosenberg

has worked as Media Alliance's Executive Director since 2007. She has organized and advocated for a free, accountable, and accessible media system, focusing on the protection and sustainability of alternative media outlets, monitored the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation, and facilitated the training of numerous nonprofit organizations and citizen's groups in effective communications.

Brett Wilkins

is a San Francisco-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of war and peace, and human rights. He is a staff writer at Common Dreams and a member of the international socialist writers' group Collective 20.

Kevin Welch

is the president of EFF-Austin, a digital civil liberties organization founded alongside the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and continues to be a member of their Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA). At EFF-Austin, he leads their push to educate the public and politicians about important legal and cultural issues confronting society in emerging technological spaces. He has spoken at diverse venues on these topics including at SXSW and at State Department. He is a Caltech graduate with degrees in Bioengineering and English.

Matthew Guariglia

is a policy analyst working on issues of surveillance and policing at the local, state, and federal levels. He received a PhD in history at the University of Connecticut, where his research focused on the intersection of race, immigration, U.S. imperialism, and policing in New York City. He is the co-editor of The Essential Kerner Commission Report (Liveright, 2021), and his book Police in the Empire City is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

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Vahid Razavi

Vahid Razavi Founded Ethics In Technology 10 years ago and is now the Founder of No Ethics In Big Tech, is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. As a lifelong activist and humanitarian, he has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including Ethics In Technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice. This event is not financed, endorsed or supported in any way by any government, for-profit, or nonprofit corporation. It is 100% grassroots and supported by attendees.

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Human Rights Day! Event by Ethics In Technology and Vahid Razavi

Ethics in Technology will discuss women’s rights in Iran, the war in Ukraine, digital rights and rights of disabled at this event.

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Every year on December 10th, people across all nations, from all different backgrounds, religions, creeds, and orientations, come together to celebrate, commemorate, and remember the day the United Nations General Assembly implemented the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Originally ratified on December 10th, 1948, the UDHR is the most translated document in the world. It is the first official landmark of its time documenting the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being “regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or another status.

We at EthicsInTech.com believe that every human being is entitled to the inalienable rights described by our founding forefathers and that every human being has a voice – and a choice to stand up and speak up for what they believe in. We understand that our world does not receive redemption nor judgment for the acts of only a few people. It takes the heart, soul, and action of every individual to build and form a nation. It is only after we educate and boost the well-being of all countries that we will be able to come together to form a better world.

At EthicsinTech.com, we believe that technology has the power to do amazing things. Technology gives us more power to do, act, and promote social justice and change. We believe that with this immense power of Big Tech comes immense responsibility – to use this new instrument ethically, humanely, and responsibly to improve the lives of ALL human beings versus just an elite few.

One of the most severe, widespread human rights violations that still exist today is digital censorship, digital rights, women’s rights, and the right of the disabled. Whether we are reviewing cases of imprisonment, violence, or social inequity in the workplace, multiple studies have shown us that our society still has a long way to go to support, raise awareness and promote digital rights, women’s rights, and human rights.

On December 10th, EthicsInTech.com will host a special event to present the inhumanity faced by digital rights and civil liberty activists from around the world. We will host a panel of speakers, activists, and technology leaders to hear their journeys, perspectives, and wisdom on how to do better to promote equal digital rights with dignity and respect for all.


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Launching Your Product in the US? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re a company looking to launch your product in the United States, you need to be aware of the specific challenges and opportunities that come with doing so. The US market is complex, and there are several things you need to consider if you want to be successful. This blog post will discuss some of the most important factors to consider when launching your product in the US.

We need to acknowledge that the US market and North America as a whole is a vast territories. You are covering 4700 kilometers and a 5-hour time zone difference. If you plan on in-person meetings and events, you will spend much of your time traveling between various cities. For your launch, you should budget the cost and time spent on travel. Business deals are not often done in one meeting; it takes time to close deals and win opportunities.

Just because you hired an agency or a small sales team, it does not guarantee success. You need to create market awareness and do demand generation campaigns. There are many ways to generate demand: trade shows, webinars, content marketing, and social media. It would be best if you also considered hiring a BizCloud to get your product in front of the right people.

When launching your product in the US, you must be mindful of the various state regulations. Depending on what industry you are in, there are different compliance issues that you need to be aware of. For example, in the healthcare industry, you must comply with HIPAA. You must comply with employment laws and data privacy regulations in California and other states.

You must also be mindful of cultural differences when launching your product in the US. What may be considered normal or polite in your home country may not be viewed the same way in the US.

Marketing and sales are not the only factors to a successful launch. It would help if you considered how your product will be used in this market. What type of language or product changes must be made. For example, if you are launching a product in the US that requires measurements in metric, you will need to make sure your product can be easily converted to imperial.

Having proper translation of your SaaS solution with documentation for help and support is important. Do not launch a product haphazerdly without the ability to service your new found customers. If your product is targeted towards a global audience, it is important to consider how you will localize your product for the US market. This may involve changing some of the language used in your product, as well as providing documentation and support in English.

How will you handle the technology infrustructure for your SaaS business? Will you use Amazon, Google or Microsoft infrastructure or setup dedicated servers?

You should also consult with an accountant or attorney familiar with US business law to ensure that you take all the necessary steps to launch your product legally and compliantly in the US.

Finally, you will need to consider the logistics of launching your product in the US. This may involve setting up a US-based company, warehouse, and distribution and channel partners. Are you looking to raise capital in the US? Will you be seeking venture funding for your products? Where should the company headquarters be based from and why?

At BizCloud we have the experince and know how to help you with a successful North America launch. We would be happy to discuss your product launch needs and how we can assist you. Thank you for considering BizCloud for your product offerings.

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