Today 1,000 people marched from Boston to Cambridge, calling on Amazon to stop powering ICE's technology. 12 #JewsAgainstICE were arrested inside Amazon's Cambridge HQ, and we are now fundraising to cover their bail, as well as cover the logistical costs, like water and banners, that made this action possible! All remaining funds will be donated to the immigrant-led Cosecha Movement, fighting for permanent protection and dignity for all of our undocumented neighbors. They will be withdrawn by Cosecha leader Brenda V.
During the Holocaust, private entities and companies actively aided the Nazis, and even profited off of Jewish internment and suffering. Infamously, IBM sold the Nazis advanced data processing technology that facilitated the tracking, detention, and murder of Jews and other persecuted groups. Corporations such as Bayer, and Volkswagen created business models in collaboration with the Third Reich that relied on the labor of Jews in concentration camps and perpetuated the harrowing realities of the Holocaust. These companies carry a legacy built on the death and trauma of millions of Jews, pursuing profit at the cost of human lives.
As Jews we recognize these patterns happening in the current moment. We see new corporate complicity – this time with ICE. Corporations sign contracts and profit off of ICE’s separation of families, detainment of children and parents, and other horrors of Trump’s deportation machine. We will not stand by and let these companies make money off of the suffering of migrants and asylum seekers. If Congress won’t rein them in, the people will.
On Thursday, we demand that companies here in Boston cut their ties with ICE and stop enabling the horrific deportations, detainments and human rights abuses committed against immigrants across the country.
We DEMAND these companies cancel their contracts with ICE.
We DEMAND the end of profiteering off of human suffering.
We DEMAND #NoTechForICE #NoBusinessWithICE
Never Again is now.