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“Meet My Parents” Ali and Pari Razavi

This Statement of Fact

This statement of fact is made by Vahid Razavi the Son of Deceased Parivash Gharavi that died on November 19th, 2023 at Westin Hotel located at 6 Kai Ala Drive Lahaina, HI at 9:42 am.

I Vahid Razavi the son of the beloved deceased mother Parivash Gharavi was interviewed by Officer Lee and Hotel Security Staff Personal at the time of my mothers death on the morning of November 19th. In the subsequent police report I am referred to as one of two brothers that acted “hysterically” when we saw our dying mother by the pool side and found out that she had departed.

My statements to the police officer on the scene have not been included in the police report, no attempt was made to contact me over my brother over the past 6 plus months that this investigation took place.

I am submitting this document to all relevant parties with attached documentation for gross negligence and violation of transparency in police reporting by the Maui Police Department and the Investigation Sargent.

My mother cause of death has been ruled by medical examiner and coroner Mr. Jeremy Stuelpnagel.

The real cause of death is gross negligence and willful disregard of human life by Westin Hotel and Resorts and its Parent Company Marriott.

Background:

After hundreds of unsolicited emails by “Bonvoy Marriott Public Relations and Marketing Machine” and being told that the State of Hawaii is Safe I booked a Westin Vacation Club Package in early 2023. I wanted to take my loved ones on a trip after the pandemic.

As I indicated publically on December 10th, 2023 online video my mother had travel plans elsewhere in the world. She wanted to visit her home country of Iran. She was a dull national citizen of the US and Iran just like I am. Instead in August of 2023 we found out about the fires in Lahaina and felt a great deal of sorrow for the native Hawaiian population that had to face the human tragedy that is still left unanswered as to its origin to this day.

Over the next month we watched in horror on how the government of Maui and State of Hawaii failed to respond to the needs of the local population. When the Governor of Hawaii Declared that the State of Hawaii will welcome back visitors by October 8th and they wanted folks to come for tourism to support the local community we answered the call. Regrettably I was misled and was convinced by the State of Hawaii tourism, Marriott Hotels and Resorts that the conditions in Maui and in Hawaii are Safe.

My dear beloved mother agreed. I booked the trip on October 3rd per reservation records attached for a travel date 30 days plus away since the call that it was reopened. I booked for November 14th of 2023 to Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.

The reservation was under my name as I have the proof attached to this statement of facts. I also booked the flights and car rentals. I therefore hold the receipt for misleading my mother and family to take this trip thanks to the false calls of the governor of Hawaii and Marriott Marketing tactics. For that I am forever in remorse.

When we arrived in Maui on the evening of November 14th, I was assigned a one bedroom that the three of us shared during the stay. At check-in I informed the front desk that my mom is a senior citizen and I have physical disabilities and our flight back to the mainland is not until 2:35 in the afternoon of the 19th and asked if they would kindly allow us to extend the reservation time by an hour. They said that I should discuss that because of timing with the Westin Vacation Club Timeshare Sales Rep or the front desk to see if they could accommodate me. I had requested an additional pull-in bed advance of the reservation.

That first night the master bedroom that my mom used had a horrible spring set and mattress that you could feel the ground laying on it. It was so bad that the next day per photos attached we asked for a different room or bed and instead were provided with two ½ inch thick plywoods to be placed between the mattress and the box spring. This was the start of the physical pain for my mothers back and my brother as they played musical chairs with the fold out loveseat and bed to be able to sleep at night.

Over the next 4 days I requested multiple times from the front desk and timeshare sales rep to kindly extend our stay by an hour so we could rest prior to our long flight back to the San Francisco Bay. I explained to them that my mom is a senior citizen, that I had back surgery, hence I use a walking stick and we wanted to use the jacuzzi and pool one last time on the morning of our flight. Each time they said no. I guess you need to buy timeshare in order to get an hour of extra stay. We would have gladly paid for that hour but not for a timeshare after what we witnessed had happened to the area as a result of the fire.

Our request for an hour-long extension for disability and senior citizen accommodation fell on deaf greedy corporate ears of Westin and Marriott Staff. They said that the breakfast area by the pool is open at 8:00 AM and the towel boy can get us fresh towels at 8:00 AM. They also offered a lounge for showers after the pool. They encouraged us to have breakfast and use the pool right away and then get ready and leave by 10:00 AM.

Instead of accommodating us they started texting us that evening and early morning of November 19th with more Bonvoy points if we vacate the room early and three of us shared an amused final laugh together.

The evening of my mothers departure I had the final honor of sharing a room with her. I was on the twin bed and she was on the pull out loveseat. I woke up at 4:30 AM and saw my mother praying. She said she had been up since 2:00 am and could not sleep because of how bad her back was feeling.

We had a brief conversation at 4:30 AM, I told her to go back to sleep and she was very very reluctant. We also had a conversation around 7:30 to 8:20 am on the morning of her death. I have documented both conversations on a live stream youtube video on December 10th 2023. At breakfast she was concerned about not her own pain but the pain of others. She was concerned about what was taking place back in Gaza and Iran. I had been glued to the news the entire time but I did not have the power to break her heart. I told her that I will inform her when we get back to the mainland. She never made it back to the mainland and I failed her and left her in Maui with unanswered questions.

During Breakfast it was just her and I. My dear brother made the food and went for a walk so I got a chance to talk to her one last time. She was praying at the breakfast table. I asked her why are you praying mom. She responded I am praying for us to get back home safe. To which i responded, mom we are in Hawaii, you got nothing to worry about, this ain’t Gaza or Iran. We are going to be safe. Eat your breakfast and go to the pool as we need to give the room up at 10:00. In hindsight I should have let her continue to pray.

Due to the long journey back I decided to rest in the room and did not accompany my mother and brother to the pool side. Last time I saw my mom alive was when she left the room at 8:20AM.

As I was resting I received two calls from my brother Alan, the first was a call that said he can’t locate my mother and I told him to check the gift shop. Maybe she is buying something for friends back home. Then I got a call a couple of mins later from him asking me to come to the pool and that the police were working on my mother.

The police report is true. We were both shell shocked, not just hysterical to our core, to find our beloved mother in that condition. My brother wanted to take a photo of her and I told him please don’t because that is not how she would like to be remembered and he reluctantly agreed. The Westin Staff, Westin Manager and Police took us to separate sections away from each other to obtain statements. I provided statements to the management lady, to Officer Lee, Security Manager of the hotel. The hotel management told us that Gray Tech will transport my mothers body. That we need to leave the room as they have a guest that they need to make the room available for. The level of cruelty for corporate profit was second to none. We left the hotel by 10:30 or so.

Maui’ Banyan tree was scorched on August 2023, our mother was killed by Westin Vacation Club and Marriott and the Hawaii Visitor bureau on November 19th, 2023.

We arrived in the Bay Area late evening of November 19th. The morning of the 20th I received a call from the coroner and after a generic condolences and sympathy his first question was is there potential litigation involved in your moms death. To which I answered yes? Maybe? I never understood why that would matter? Does his report change to please his local corporate resorts?

On the 21st of November I reached out to the Westin Manager requesting a copy of the hotel incident report and was given a one paragraph response of condolences and contact details of the insurance provider they use. The message was clear. Even though my brother and I voluntarily answered all of the Westin Security Staff, Management Personal, Police questions corporate Marriott is more concerned about liability and will not release any information to us.

For 6 and ½ months I and my brothers rotated calls nearly once a week to the incompetent police department to complete its autopsy and police report. Only to be told of delays, that they are backed up, that they are waiting on a toxicology report etc. I now find out that the toxicology was completed a couple of weeks after her death.

Finally I received the report from my brother based on his request on May 28th of 2024. At no time did the police department contact us. We initiated every contact in regards to her death. We followed up. I am certain phone records are available of those calls unless they since torched deliberately similar to the Lahaina fire.

The cause of death:

When the heart stops you are pronounced dead. So yes the autopsy might be accurate that shedied of accidental drowning and her heart stopped due to Cardiopulmonary arrest. Her cause of death is ruled an accident. Her body was found floating on her back by observers and her head submerged.

What I believe was a huge contributing factor to her death was the fact that she may have suffered from ROPE. Pulmonary Edema, Hypoxia, Impairment of Neuro-Muscular Function and loss of Consciousness and Death and Probable Aspiration.

The morning of her death she was rushed to eat and vacate the room thanks to the hotel’s strict time enforcement. Her blood was still digesting her breakfast when she went into the cold water of the pool at 8:25 AM. My mom loved the water. At her pool the water is kept at 84 degrees all year round. Rain or shine she loved water exercises. The water at the resort was much cooler. She was not accustomed to it. She felt safe seeing people around the pool that per the police report interacted with her.

The Westin Vacation Club did not have lifeguards. You see, unlike popular belief, hotels in Hawaii are not safe. They are not required to have a lifeguard. The government of Hawaii is runover by the hospitality industry lobbyist that markets “Hawaii is Safe” knowing that is not.

Even though my mom was a retired registered nurse in Iran and I learned how to swim at UC Berkeley Strawberry Canyon, we did not know about the risk of hypoxia and ROPE. I had never heard of it until I learned about it via news reports about snorkelers facing similar demise.

In conclusion the folks at Marriott expect us to file a lawsuit to get an incident report. I am not going to put my family and loved ones through that. I have no need for trading Bonvoy Points for Westin or Marriott Plywood. 98% of cases of wrongful death and injury are settled. No amount of timeshare vouchers, points and marketing gimmicks of Marriott the largest multinational hotel conglomerate is going to bring her back. I will support any legal action that my grieving family takes and be happy to share what I have shared above in any hearing that can bring justice and relief to other grieving families at the hands of this hotel chain and the Hawaii Visitor Bureau.

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Digital Rights and Human Rights are under attack. Join NSAComedy.com for our 11th year anniversary marking community support and grassroots activism as it relates to privacy and human rights.

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:
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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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No Ethics In Big Tech, Review of Tech Mis deed Week 3/18/2024

Going forward I will be producing videos and blog posts on a regular basis highlighting the miss deeds and crimes in the Tech Sector. I will try to focus this mostly on Big Tech business practices but I will not limit it. Each blog post will reference links and source of the content in the story.

Big Tech and Social Media Companies continue to shadowban and censor contents and posts across various platforms. Even though they might feel as if they have won the battle when it comes to censorship I will do the best I can to highlight their crimes. I have never visited China or Russia but the level of censorship in the US must be just as bad if not worse. Here social media platforms pretend to give you a voice. Then they shadowban you and make your content invisible. Only providing an illusion of participation and freedom of speech.

At least in authoritarian regimes they put you in jail or kill you and don’t play mind games with algorithmic biases and shadowban. I find that to be more respectable than being at the mercy of Elon Musk the free speech absolutist that blocks speech that he doesn’t like, or Mark Zuckerberg the man running a near monopoly with his social media platforms, or TikTok that troddels my own content between 200 to 300 views for ever post or YouTube with its bullshit algorithms. These platforms alongside the entire tech sector need to be regulated, fined and broken into smaller entities.

Here is the news from this past week!

This past week it was revealed that Elon Musk SpaceX won a 1.8 Billion Dollar Space Satellite Spying Project from US Spy agencies. Elon was so kind as to provide Starlink to the Ukraine War and yet refused to provide Starlink to the Occupied Territory for hospitals and journalists. Elon the Free Speech “Absolutist” is now a full benefactor of spy agencies. How comforting knowing that Elon received $1.9 Billion Dollars to Catch and Kill Twitter from MBS of Saudi Arabia the man responsible for Kashogi’s death and is now has full support of US spy agencies.
https://www.reuters.com/technology/space/musks-spacex-is-building-spy-satellite-network-us-intelligence-agency-sources-2024-03-16/

Tim Cook of Apple settled a near half a billion dollar lawsuit regarding his comments of Apple IPhone Sales Data in China. A chump change for a company the size of Apple.
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-reaches-490-million-settlement-122654288.html
Meta has been accused and is under investigation for Illicit Drug Sales. A business vertical reserved for the US CIA (Remember Iran-Contra?)
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-investigating-meta-role-drug-sales-wsj-reports-2024-03-16/

At SXSW major US tech and music festival in Austin Texas festival attendees booed a video promoting how great AI is! https://www.businessinsider.com/sxsw-crowd-boos-ai-video-2024-3

Nvidia has joined OpenAI in facing lawsuits for training AI on copyrighted work. The AI chipmaker is accused of training its technology on books from a “shadow library”.
https://qz.com/nvidia-ai-copyright-lawsuit-1851324908

Indian government has orders antitrust probe into Google’s app store billing practices
https://tcrn.ch/3TBHPCP

Microsoft and Open AI are sucking the water and electricity dry for its data center needs. See story from Goodyear Arizona!
https://mol.im/a/13187627

American Politicians came together in a bipartisan fashion to limit free speech a few months before an election by passing a resolution on banning TikTok! Somehow they believe US tech business owners are more Ethical than foreign owned ones. Riiiiiiight!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2024/03/congress-should-give-unconstitutional-tiktok-bans

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

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 18th January 2024, this letter has been signed by 1,788 organizations and individuals. The list of signatures, combined with the range of comments made by signatories, is as follows:

Individuals

NameLocationComment
Vicky De SouzaManila 
F. Qureshi  
Sophia AkramLondon 
Sara Alsherif  
Griff FerrisLondon 
Sofia LyallLondon 
Dr Syed Mustafa AliLondon 
Bana El Assi No one should ever be terminated for voicing their opinion especially on a humanitarian issue. Free Palestine 🇵🇸
Rasha LababidiMontreal 
Yasser KhanLondon 
Haleema QaziPittsburgh, PA, USAThe 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 ChardonGenève 
Emile HardingGeneva 
Huda KitmittoGeneva 
Tamara Enomoto  
Shahrzad GhorbanGeneva 
YousefAmman 
Esraa MahmoudHaarlem 
Lukindo mbuliGeneva 
Imane MParisCease fire on Gaza!
SKR is supposed to be exemplery and neutral!
Janet WeilPALM DESERTAll best wishes to Ousman Noor.
Taner BodurMelbourne 
Shamshad MuscatiRancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaI 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 HaddarAmsterdam 
Ebnomer TahaZürich 
Saleem RashidSheffield 
Hawwa bobat  
Sherry KhanNew York 
Cristina DeptulaDavis 
Ross RiceSan Francisco 
Raul DelarosaSan Francisco 
Despoina ManiadakiGeneva 
Ydraios GeorgiosGeneva 
Maung ZarniLondonIt 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 MunshiLondon 
Abdiaziz FarahMelbourne 
EntelaGranada 
Sean SinananLondon 
Vesna StrugarBsograd 
Dario ArmaniTrieste 
Melissa ShortBerkeley, CAStop killer robots and killer governments and killer subcontractors NOW. Stop the killing!
Robert JonesWeston-super-Mare 
Chris JonesLondon 
SeedParis 
Sanna KhawajaLONDON 
Nabil ElassiDubai 
Elham Tarbush  
Leila WhiteLondon 
Ayan AbsiaLondon 
Gregory ProchParisWe will overcome
TKWarwickshire 
Syed Hammad AhmedAylesbury, BuckinghamshireI salute your efforts for humanity. Keep it going.
Natasha MalikHamilton 
Tania BBeirutThank you for being brave  and standing for what is right
Rafiq LababidiDubai 
Dima Asfour  
Qais KasabriNew YorkWe seek justice for every and each human
Zainab  
Bushra EbadiToronto 
Zaid BustamiMontreal, Canada 
Sidrah QureshiMelbourne 
Clarissa MansfieldBellingham, WA 
Rana ArAmman 
Natalie Kabasakalian  
Carla LafortuneSaco 
Gail Nestel  
Humera NoorBirmingham 
Adil kham  
Sherif ShafieDubai 
Kristen Otenti  
R BelmouloudLondonThe truth cannot be suppressed
Saba FaruquiLondon 
Renata wimerMexico city 
Sherif ShafieDubai 
Damon RamseyVancouverFree Palestine!
Rahet NScotland 
BENDAHMANE  
Tania HaqueManchester 
SonjaBernau bei Berlin 
Rasmus HemseStockholm 
Elena Good luck 🙌✌️
Shahzad KhanOttawa, Ontario, Canada 
Thomas LiOxfordWould 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.
NergizLondon ON 
Roelof Bijkerk  
Ziena eldiebCairo 
Arsalan AkhtarLondon 
Carol GraysonNewcastle Upon Tyne 
Maureen KelseyPalermo 
Ahmed ZayanSeattleFree Palestine
Patricia Carbajales-DaleSeneca, South CarolinaI am sorry this has happened to you.
Hala KitmittoSan DiegoJustice is a moral obligation
Micheal JonesLondonDisgusted at both your silence and your treatment of this man.
Harry Groome  
Thaminah Choudhury  
Stephen OliveMerseyside 
Umar CarterChicago 
Sameer Hasan  
Sheila Hughes Free Palestine and end the genocide!!!
Susan PhillipsAlexandria 
Carolina Romero  
ZogherahJhb, South Africa 
ShirleyJakarta, Indonesia 
Julie-Anne  
Zain Esseghaier  
Hamzeh alodatRiyadh 
Sarah StreatfeildLondon 
Mark BillingWirral, UK 
Sunil ChodhaLondom 
Sarah Taylor  
RayeenaPlainfield, Illinois 
Sean HurleyHamilton 
Evan CofskyLos Angeles 
Nader El-MasriLondonFree Palestine
Sameena AhmadChorley 
Hamdy HassanBenicia, California. 
Majid FreemanLeicesterRespect 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  
StaniceLondon 
Andy PlattNottingham UK 
Joey RettnerLondon 
Patrick Shi Timmer  
John MahonWashington DC 
Sajjid ZeeshanLondon 
Shereen AlimaLondonIt’s a disgrace that you fired ousman for speaking out against the bombing of babies
Shabina KhalifaWarwickshire 
Azeem ShaikhMontreal 
Aldorn KasekeCape town 
Haowra  
SahiraBirmingham 
Houda Bennini  
Ozgu AkcakirSan DiegoBeing silent to the genocideis complicity
LillyLondon 
Zeid AbuOdeh  
Mohamad ZeitounFremontPlease adhere to humane standards and guidelines, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, or origin.
yasser hashem  
Shiza Khan  
Sohel khanKitchener 
Dr Shohrat Free Palestine
Stacie WeaverHershey, PANo organization committed to human rights would fire an employee for advocating for human rights.
Caitlin MillerLondon 
Saqib Noor  
Mary Sisco Thank you for having a heart and soul.
Natalie Smith  
Zakaria KawsarLondon 
JenniferPhuket 
Manzoor Mustafa AhmedLondon 
Kirsten HummelQuebec 
Robert MartinDublin 
Zachary KirkpatrickBarcelona 
sean smith  
Sammy MendoncaLondon 
Nora Schild  
Iman BugaighisLisbon 
CM BednarskiLondon UK 
Yara Awad  
Question?New York 
Taina ChahalThunder Bay, Ontario 
Abdel Rahman ELSAYED This extremely worrying considering Israel’s extensive use of autonomous weapons on Gaza
Teresa SmithLos Angeles 
Clarence OkohWashington DC 
Helen BlackNelson 
Assad Yousef  
Vinodha JolyLivermoreOur sense of humanity cannot be selective. We cannot stand silent when war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed.
Daniel York LohLondon 
Fatima DerbiManchester 
Zoe VidalyLondon 
Dr. Timnit GebruPalo Alto 
Dilan ManatungaAtlanta 
Hiba ArshadToronto 
Katherine ZhouStockholm 
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  
KashifGlasgow 
Absolutely agreeManchester UK 
Anita KananiLondonI 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 IsraelAddis AbabsJustice to Ousman Noor!
Elisabeth WolfeVentura CA 
Ellie Harding Total injustice. The company should stay true to basic ethics.
Dr Ammar WaraichBirmingham 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 DoddsVancouver, BC, CanadaI 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.
NathanLos Angeles 
Murtiza TaymureeLos Angeles 
RaniBangalore 
ANABELA  
abby  
Farhana AliManchester 
JamesLondon 
Ayse Turkmen  
Khaldoon KhaireddinLos Angeles 
Esra MuradWokingham 
Isabel AvinaVallejo 
Amal chehayeb  
mara ahmednew yorkI urge SKR leadership to address the concerns laid out in this letter.
Christian Cmehil-WarnCambridge 
raysting02@gmail.comEurope 
Maybelline UngarFlorida, USA 
Bob SymondsBirmingham UKSpeaking 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 BakerOslo 
Haroon MalikWatford 
Shirin HaiderHelsinki 
David CullenOxford, UK 
Frank barryParisStop the genocide in Gaza.
Frank AfranjiTigard , OR 
Carl WebbAustin 
Speaking out against injustice isn’t a crime. 
Hari ZiyadLos Angeles 
Ahmed MetwallyCalgary, CanadaPlease stop prejudice against people who stand against thr ongoing genocide. Otherwise, you are being complicit in it.
Sandra PereiraLisbon

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Marlabetz FigueroaJacksonville 
Barney CarrollReading, UK 
Mehnoor Khaliq  
Aini Jelani  
John PawsonLondon 
Katrina BrowneLondonderry NI 
Albert Sabater Coll  
Zaynab  
Denis Dalton  
Karen BernalSacramento 
Chadapohn ChaosrikulBangkok 
Azeem KhanNew York 
Orsola Casagrande  
Marwa AlGamalAlexandria 
S. MotsingerWilmington, NC 
Reena GeevargheseNYC 
FaisalLondon 
Hassan GulraizToronto 
Timothy GarrisonChicagoIsrael 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 OliveiraGenevaOusman has a right to free speech.
Nafiul Islam Birmingham,  AL 
robert rizzutobronx ny 
Waseem kCambridge 
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 FarabiaBucharestGiven 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 DanielsCape Town 
MAQSOOD AHMADGreater Manchester 
Lena Jayyusi  
Khalid BashirBirmingham 
Stryker Kelly-ThompsonDetroit 
Gitika TSeattle Washington 
Diego Alcalá LaboyWilmington, DE 
Akram JahanianLondon 
S D Lulz  
Hilal Malawi  
Nancy HammondChicago 
Masab KhanChicago 
Tali Shapiro  
P AtkinsonTexasOctober 7th does not justify the killing of a single innocent soul.
SimoneGlasgow 
A. Joseph Layon, MDGainesville FL 
Rose AltmeyerCharlotte 
Iram ahmed  
Abdul RaheemCalgary 
Muhammad ChaudhryManchester 
Amna  
Mark FlemingSeattle 
Dr AHMED FAROOKBRISTOLIt’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 NguyenLittle Rock, ArkansasThe world is watching.
Sharon BeckMcKinney 
Alexis PrestonNew York 
Lesley BarkerMortain 
Nabila  
SteveLos AngelesStop retaliating against people that want to stop a Genocide.
David EcclesThe Whanganui a Tara 
Umayr HassanLahore, Pakistan 
Luke SteeleLondon 
Elle UwakweLondo 
Mario MolinoPalermo, Italy 
Patricia foleyNaas 
Christopher KapillaEdmonds, WAGodspeed
Phil BaptisteLeeds 
Sasi Tempu  
Rune KongshaugOslo 
Mike HarlingLondon UK 
Steven LucasAlbany, CA. 
Adan DibaNairobiTransparency, justice and accountability to be served to Ousman Noor
Ali hachemHuntsville 
AbdelrahmanDubai 
Constance M DavidsonPerth, Scotland 
Maria Munir  
Ahmed Mohammed  
Yasir HassanLondonThe 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 GrangeLondon 
Danny HeapToronto 
Gary LordAustralia 
connie sanchezAdelaide 
Zahir HaqueSlough 
Sahar CuryNew York 
AsimTorontoGod 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 AzzehGeneva – Switzerland 
Misael MondragonDallas 
Sharon fouldsStaffordshire 
leila lamartiLiège 
Mohammed NaushaduddinSydneyKeep the good fight going
Sonya PervezPreston 
Lauren Councill  
Naheem Zafaroldham 
Jessica SantosNew YorkJessica Santos
shankar  
Aisha SyedRichmond 
Asima RamzanManchester 
Prakash DiarOttawa 
Mark AWashington DCThanks.
Beatrice BrownSydneyIt 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 YaziciogluWynnewood, PAIntegrity, justice and transparency: urgent and non-negotiable. Palestinian Lives, too, Matter.
Linda JansenSeattle, WA  USA 
Joni van der WesthuizenJohannesburg South AfricaWhy aren’t you protesting and dismantling the automated and AI weapons being tested on Palestinians
Meryem haguigaTunis 
William BarnettSwindon 
Amjad QureshiIslamabadI m worried about future of humanity
solmaz eshraghiTorontothis is a critical moment for us to amplify voices against genocide
Suhailah AkbariBerlin 
Krista KitmittoSan Diego 
Deb Keys  
Nasim ahmadPeshawar 
Ian BrokenshireDarwin, AustraliaThank you for your courage and conviction
Brian MastersonLondon 
YahyaSaudi Arabia 
Mark Gerban Peaceful dialogue should never be condemned, and this is a violation of Freedom of Speech. Please reinstate.
Summiya KhalidToronto 
Asem AlaaLondon 
ShawnAfricaFrom the river to the sea Palestine will be free
Dr Sofiane ABBARLondon 
Yvonne DaviesHerefordshire 
Omer SelcukLonodn 
Abdelrahman Eldesokey  
Clare O’HaraDublin 
Pamela SalazarIrvine 
Valber HudsonDanbury 
John Le FevrePhnom PenhFree Palestine, end the genocide
Stephanie WrightsonHarrogate 
Saira AlyBrightonUnfairly dismissed not thru lack of performance at work but personal out of work expressions
Junaid KalangPreston 
Sophie Ciurlik RittenbaumNorwich 
Rashmi LutherOttawa 
Jessy JordanBerlin, Germany 
Ashley DaltonSydney 
Wlad Tijma  
Maureen O’HaraLondon 
Tawfiq WolffLos Angeles 
Silvia  
Danish Zahur  
Andy MadsenBuffalo, WyomingIn 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 IzriWashington, DCSilence in the face of injustice is an endorsement of injustice.
ShaleeceBaltimore 
Salah UddinUnion 
S. FarajViola, WI 
Hal ReedPhiladelphia 
Mohamed Amir Abdelrahman OsmanMunichThe silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor
Ali Britton  
Germeid Gimborn  
Dala TaherMontreal 
RachelSydney 
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 HulsmanBoston 
AmzLondonHow can a person calling for peace be fired. You people are genocide supporters.
Ashraf KhateebJordan 
Adel K  
Isabelle SykesLondonShocked 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 BagegniReading, UK 
Umar KhanYpsilanti 
John TargettChristchurch, U.K 
Richard PattersonSan Martín de Teverga 
Musa IzhimanJerusalem 
Vivian KellyGalway 
Nathalie OweGeneva- Switzerland 
NurKamparThe common people of the world is against the occupation of Israel towards the Palestinian
Kirby EvansOttawa, CanadaWhen enough people speak up for justice, justice will come!
Robert JereskiNew YorkGood luck.
Ton RobinsonLondon 
Md YusufDublin, 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 SaberiTorontoHumanity 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 AndradeIlha Solteira – SP – Brazil 
AyshaToronto 
Abdullah Al HussainDagenham 
Dannon Ivey Please consider the Gospel targeting system adn the considerations of AI targeting in this matter
Renee RappardLanigan 
Emma ALondonThe 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 PereiraFrance#freepalestine
Raquel LaindeMadrid 
Rabia AnwarManchester 
Roman Sanders  
Isak  
Betina GnisciBuenos Aires 
BenliWeiterstadt 
Louai EleslambolyCairo 
Tarik AougabPhiladelphiaAs 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?
MuhammadSleman 
Myra Khan  
AdekTripoli 
Francis AndtesCalgaryThis is Not A political issue. It is a morale, humanitarian issue
Rachel Jespersen  
Roohi QureshiToronto 
Mohammad S  
Carole grbinGlasgow 
Hamzah Awad Hajeir  
Miriam YilmazNeuss Germany 
MoToronto 
Saeed GhanimManchester 
Nathaniel PenningtonManchesterAll the best 👊🏽
Ubaldo A LaredoEcatepec, MexicoCeasefire NOW in Palestine
natalie potterSTOCKTON-ON-TEES 
Marya Ahmed  
Jane IrelandLondon 
Rob SawersWashington 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 akhtarBirmingham 
Amber WLos Angeles 
Simon GulliverHove 
Hamzah NassifTorontoSKR 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.
AnwarLondon 
Quinesha McMathEnterprise 
Diane McLoughlin  
AnnaHamilton, ON, Canada 
Saif MMontreal 
Terry ahwalFarmington HillsBest wishes!
Lisa LingSan Francisco Bay AreaSupporting 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 MurphyDublin 
Rashid AhmedLondonAll communication to be via email,.not SMS or calls.
Arfan Amaluddin, concerned citizenBangi, Selangor, Malaysia 
Jay AliLondon 
Mohsin  
Jumana SalehLondon 
Sammy Miah  
Ezio cusiShawnigan lake 
Sabrina VolpiRome 
Ali ShakurChicago 
Paula MuthAquebogue 
Naim Uddin  
Sami AdurehmanLondon 
Melinda SandersAtlantaCeasefire now!!
Husam ElsheikhLeesburg 
Dina Sorour Calling out genocide should be supported, not punished
Buhle Maseko-MacArthurCape Town 
Samar HadrousCorona, California 
RobertIslip NYHold Israel accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Nikhil DharmarajCambridge 
Zhimei Zhu  
Julie HoustonGlasgow 
Annie McNamaraWhitstable 
Ali Aziri  
Elias Madbak  
Daniel VargasMexico CityFree 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.
AsgharToronto 
Joe ChangToronto 
Sarwat AhmadPlainfield 
AbdulHafeez S.  
Hajid HassanMuscat 
MK Woodward  
Wally WaliullahLos Angeles 
Sadia SaaherTorontoPlease, do not punish people for speaking the truth and standing with the oppressed.
Belinda AMelbourne 
Alshimaa MostafaKyotoStop this systematic racism against people who are brave enough to say the truth
Adil JadoonBoulder 
Rashid HaqLondon 
Jeanette AndersonCanberra 
Ghias El YafiLondonGood luck
PabloAugsburg 
Sasha BakerSt Albans 
danielleRio de Janeiro 
Cherie Austin  
Ahmed ArafaOsaka 
Heather BresciaLacrosse, WISpeaking out on genocide is a moral obligation. No matter the cost, thank you for your humanity.
Salman NaqviTorontoWow, 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 FawziTokyo 
Rami ALondon England 
MuhammadMelbourne 
OmimaParkville 
Linda SarihanChristchurch, New Zealand 
Sajah HammoudSydney 
Alison JohnsonSan Francisco 
FauziaIslamabad 
muberra sahinMcKinney 
Ciara WalkerStaten Island NY 
Sohad JamalDanbury 
Bonita Archer  
Jacob Lester  
Fahad  
Rick McCallionSt CatharinesIsrael 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  
LucySeattle 
NaseemOttawa 
Ali KhwajaToronto 
Shahid Siddiqui  
Mustafa MeghjeeLondon 
Jean McDerbmottBurnaby BC 
Rehan AshrafLondon, United Kingdom 
Hasan RahmanCanada 
Constanza Riderelli God bless you
Ruhana aliLondon 
Don CooperToronto, Ontario 
Dhananjay PatilMumbaiI 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  
ShahinIndia 
Munazza AnwarKarachiPlz provide justice to Ousman Noor and stop atrocities and child killing in Gaza. Provide relief to the innocent victims of Gaza
Shihab Ahamed Abdul HameedSydney 
Louise van RhynCape Town 
Dr FatimaPakistanStop censuring Pro Palestinians people, promoting their mass murder !
Naima ImaanRabatNo to any HR violation. Stop the discrimination and oppression!
Hala AldosariWashington DC 
Jonathan LuPalo Alto, CA 
Ron JettyMadison 
Assim KamukaLondon 
mehmetkahramanmaraş 
Iftikhar MahmoodAurora 
Saad SayedMumbai 
RehmanBangalore 
Anna-Luisa Brakman  
Andreas G. FloberSiem ReapFree Palestine. I am not an Antisemite.
Susan SmithWoodland Hills 
mohamed ebrahim  
Nicola BanksLondon, UK 
Mohsen JavdaniVancouver 
Sajjad shoabeSouth Windsor 
FarahKuala Lumpur 
Nouhad Aoukar  
Salim SalimMontrealFrom the river to the sea, everyone should be free
Melissa FinnWaterloo, ON, Canada 
Nadeem KhanMumbai, IndiaStop injustice on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Hasna AlaouiAuckland 
Chance BerettaJacksonvilleIsrael 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 SarieldinBerlin 
Rayya GhulEdinburghThe 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 SimmondsHereford 
Annie siddonsLondon 
Scott JohnstonWinnipeg, Manitoba. Canada 
Muntasir JoarderBrisbane 
Adnan ShaikhAuckland 
Mario Foster  
SumreenWinnipeg 
Husam Abuhaimed  
Rene BuxhDussseldorf 
Iman JilaniSan 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 HeathBrisbane, AustraliaCease fire now
Ayman Fahmy Injustice to One, is injustice to All
Mohamady El-Gaby  
Sophia AdamScotland 
Siân FinnBirmingham 
Sarah BrazilGeneva 
Keith Watson  
Thomas WilliamsManchester UK 
Thoric CederströmGeneva, Switzerland 
EricWellington 
Zeinab BenchakrounSan Rafael 
roxi charmelAllentown 
Aslam Palestine will be free
Brett LeeperSpringfieldIf 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 WhortonCosta Mesa 
Siva Prasad RambhatlaHyderabad 
Zaid HabashnehAmman 
Omar  
Rachel Luxton  
Darran ScullyReading 
SabinaLeicester UK 
Pat MatsuedaHonolulu 
Nura sheer  
Aasif RasulBangalore 
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 PinckneyAuckland 
N IqbalBirmingham 
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 ASheffieldThank 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.
LatifaBrasschaat 
Mansur MahmudLondon 
Wissal Abdallah  
Amina FajjiaAntwerp 
HendGazaSolidarity and more power to you
AchiriNicosia 
Nusrat  
Monica PerezSwitzerlandAI in warfare should be forbidden and a war crime since it’s so unrreliable.
Amjad GhafoorLondonGive him his job back!!!!
Saifullah TajLondonA 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 AhmadAuckland 
Laurence Meyer  
Axel BrammeierStendal, Germany 
Javed ButtDresden 
Dr. Manzoor NowshariGermanyNein
Jemaï AlissaLyon 
Bernadette BartonManchester 
Daisy Garcia  
Patricia NolanFor Augustus 
Bashir SacranieLondonResistance to the attack on Gaza and Palestine ls an obligatory act upon every human being in the interest of justice and sirvival
Kashif NaseemGreater NoidaStay Strong Brother
Dilshad Marikarbury st edmunds 
Jon Aresti  
Natasha BCambridgeNever tire of speaking up for justice.
Aminat AmooLondon 
Shazia SiddiqiChicago 
Amr Khafagy  
Lucian FiulNew York 
Budhy ManegaraHelsinki 
Tahir ShahLondon 
Ahmed BanatLondon 
Ahmed Abusamra  
Mary HendersonEdinburgh 
Kashif ChoudhryParis 
Theo Green  
Iqa ZuhdiAmsterdam 
Ahmed SalehAmsterdamlets Free Palestine together
Dr Jaafar El-MuradLondon, England 
Yusuf MotaraMakhanda 
Ramzi ElkhaterSan Diego 
Taaseen RahmanLondon 
Kashifa AslamMelbourne 
Maryam IqbalCopenhagen 
Oktavia AriefJakarta 
Mahmoud ArefCairo 
Damon MinchellaCardiff 
Furkan Çay  
Abdulmalik AbdulrahmanRoseville 
Suleman Anwari a ceasefire now to stop this genocide
Martin FranklinLondon 
Erich FriesenSaint Louis, Missouri 
Ehtesham SiddiquiMumbai 
Roy BlySheffield UK 
Remmelt EllenAmsterdam 
Em TanTurkey 
Ahmad SodikovBirmingham 
Ismail murky  
Carmen MartinsPortugal 
Lisa MartínezLondon 
Atha  
Saira CourtChristchurch 
Elisabeth WynneWalpole 
DonovanChicago 
Daphne HunterLondon 
Jakir HLondon 
Laura GuerraAustin 
Xavi PortalésCastelló 
Councillor Sabia AkramSloughIt’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 ChudasamaLeicester 
Faour AlfaourDublinPeace for  all
Ayesha M. AlliToronto 
Dania koleilat KhatibDubai 
Rihab HermessiHaarlem 
Cherry Barnett  
Silvana MolinaWashington DC 
Melissa CarranzaMilwaukeeThank 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 FlanaganHartford 
Anasa Sinegal  
Muhammet CelikMunich 
Igor Cherstich  
Ali MehdiSydney 
Irene SotiropoulouOrmskirk 
ImadSeattle, Washington 
Riz IqbalManchester 
Nassim FathallahMontreal 
Ceyhan SaracMANCHESTER / UNITED KINGDOMIt 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 shoaibKL 
Yusuf Mohammed YahayaKano, NigeriaGod bless you
Dr. Ruth San MartinTorontoI think what this organization has done is reprehensible.
Madeeha Ansari  
Corina GurauLondon 
Ali TorabiStockholm 
IffatMultan 
Lamia Touiti BouebdellahGabes – Tunisia 
Omar HijazBoston 
Yara Awad  
Gila KaplanDenverPalestinians are Semites too. Stop Anti-Semitism. Stop complicity with genocide and with the Zionist project.
Ilse CardoenNinove 
John fowlerAustin 
Faisal Khan  
Pierce ShareloveVictoria BC 
Ann Newton-MarcialEastbourneThis 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 BalbisiOakville 
Rafidah Abdul HamidKuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Benedetta de NiederhäusernModena 
Anya-Nicola DarrExmouth 
Lila LamraniParis 
Mohamed IsmailJohannesburgThe truth will set you free #freepalestine
Quraysha ismail soolimanPRETORIA 
John RobbAyr 
Budi WitjaksonoBatam Indonesia 
Rania ElessawiNew YorkWe all need to speak the truth, history is not subjective. There are only facts.
SusanLondon 
NatashaToronto 
Rania khasJordan 
Glen HarnishBoston, MA 
YasserHämeenlinna 
Rya WestTorquay 
LinaParis 
Ahmad Jamal El-AhmadBeirut 
O. H. Arman  
David McGarryLiverpool 
Leila TarighiCambridge 
Alia ElKattanNew York, NY, USA 
Cody DolnickJoshua Tree 
Huma Dar  
Sarah HNew York 
Pia Singh  
Dr. Daina Romeo  
Barbara Myer  
KudzaiNew Jersey 
Shoaib RasibBirmingham UK 
Shewit ZeraiLos Angeles 
 Nausheen iqbal  
Ruhana Pimenta LimaCambridge 
Ali Shehper  
Fatima HassanLondon 
GulsumAmsterdam 
Eric DynamicYpsilanti, MI 
Lizzie EldridgeGlasgow 
Michelle StatonBelle Mead, NJ 
Jeanine Abuahmad  
carolyn weavernew york 
Salman WaheeduddinFranklin 
Atif MohammedToronro 
Noah Rahman  
Dr. Hassan KarimDallas, TXThe mission of SKR aligns with Ousman’s statements. It is appalling that SKR would capitulate to its detractors demands.
Yeiri RobertBronx 
Anne HansenStavanger 
Sarah DwidarGeneva 
Tony SalehLondon 
Sara branco  
Nour Eddine BENCHEIKH I support freedom of speech and freedom of thought
Umara Chaudhry  
Ali Malik  
AmirSeattle 
Mitzi AusteroManila, Philippines 
Ramiza@mmlegal.co.ukGlasgow 
Mauricio DominguezAmsterdam 
SamiraLonderzeelStop the long arm of Zionists in politics, finance and humanitarian world
Tasawar AwanReadingNa
Iman AbdullahLondon 
Zille E  
Michaela Wik Israel in front of Hague!
Petra SchusterGERMANY 
JorgeQuito 
Brynn J MorrisonSharjah, UAE 
Gabriela Siegel  
Patricia J FontesHopkinton RI USA 
Jade BartlettCoventry 
Nina BartlettBoston, Massachusetts 
Banu TuranKarlsruhe Germany 
KanaParisSTAY STRONG
Jennifer Armento  
Esma AslamBedford 
Rebecca Ruth GouldBristol, UK 
Sofia HassanMilton Keynes 
Ezgi Yıldız  
RamaOakville 
Rachel FlemingEdinburghTerrible 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 SarwarLondon, UKThe world is awaken.
Morgan DrewSydneyI wish you all the best
Sajid Butt  
Talha  
Gene Moy  
Abdalla OsmanMinneapolis 
Ana BrandusescuMontreal 
Jonathan JohnGeneva 
imene GhernatiBurlingame 
Thomas Bassey  
Arcade WiseAtlanta, GA, USA 
Nathanael GerberToronto 
Anass KoudissNew York City 
Maria Cipollone, PhDRehoboth Beach, DE 
Ross MiglinNew York 
J. Carlos LaraSantiago 
Simon Landry, PhD  
Subho Majumdar  
Hakim Benichou  
David HeegArlington WA 
Khurram ZaidiNew Brunswick 
Shamama KhalidToronto 
Benedicte FrostadOslo 
Obaid AbdiAmsterdam 
Sinead AlmoleNewry 
Darshan SanghrajkaOxford 
Taylor Crain  
Safaa charafiGentI’ve been fired too so good luck! It’s a badge of honour!
Faith AddicottPortland, OR 
Laura Oliveira PereiraBrasilia, Brazil 
Audrey WalstromDenver 
Randall NewnhamEugene 
Layla SolatanSan Francisco 
Amir Nathoo  
Linda RuizSan Diego 
Nikita RamseyDetroit 
Nabeel  
Gabriel pinna FelicianoSão PauloNa
Lisa Hayles  
Sinet MohammedRedmond 
Lina AbdulrhmanWashington, DC 
Fennel AuroraFrance 
Dominik MiketaOxford 
Kay Johnson  
Halima SadiaBirmingham 
Mohammad KeyhaniCalgary 
Faridha Karim  
Leslie ZhangSeattle 
Vivek KatialMelbourne 
Siara NazirSan Francisco 
Rochelle HarrisAberdeen 
Imran MalikBolton 
Madhu RamaWashington DC 
Mena KuchiOakland, Ca 
Andrew SalibMelbourne, Australia 
Toni Oberto  
Tahereh  HosseiniCanadaThank you for your support of innocents and oppressed. Please update us on linkedin
Sangita EkkaSAMBALPUR, India 
Hussain Masood  
Muhammad KhurramKarachi 
Manal SiddiquiToronto 
Nick RussellIrvine, CA 
Gabrielle Hibbert  
Isaac D. Tucker-RasburyLos Angeles 
Cristóbal RodríguezSantiago 
Nader A AllanMason 
Dilber NurdinovaLondon 
Ra’ed ArabCanada 
Douha EadAtlanta 
Jean-Christophe HelaryTakamatsu (Japan)What you are doing is right.
Moe Hay KaungSunnyvale 
Ali AlwahaibiNew york 
Neige GaudillatAmsterdamOnce 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.
AnusiaDublinAmnesty 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 & DocentUppsala, SwedenFreedom of expression is an inalienable human right
GokulBangalore 
Rory DonaghyLONDONDERRYRenstae this man now.
Amisha  
Heemah AdeAbha 
Ebru Goek  
Kayra Hopkins  
Rara ReinesLondon 
Mark Sta AnaNorwich 
David HardmanLondon (UK) 
Alessandro FerrettiTorino 
Yehiya SinwarGaza 
Meron EstefanosStockholm, Sweden 
Tony MontrealDortmundJustice for all humanity
Raymond Forbes-SchiecheSan Juan 
Megan Moore  
Amal  
Peter ColbanBerlin 
Harpreet singh  
Elizabeth EhrenzellerWest Pittston 
Ash  
Kristin Bigras  
Abdellah BoufrouraCalgary 
Akiko OguchiJapan 
Erin DoolittleManchester 
Tracey GyatengLondonI genuinely hope the actions that have been outlined in this message are taken forward by SKR. Keep up the pressure
Alexandra Carson  
Beckett EdwardsPortland, OR 
Yasmin ahmedStoke-on-Trent 
Pete KronowittSan Francisco 
Cláudia Soares  
Roy WenborneLondon 
Sarah henderson  
Lamisa Rahman  
Shakirah MuhammadAtlantaJustice 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 CastroPR 
Steve WrightOakland 
Heru  
Emenike Godfreey-Igwe  
Shah Bas Khan  
Ayesha BagusCape TownAs a South African, I stand firmly against the apartheid laws and ethnic cleansing of the people of Palestine.
Nicole ElmasryLady lake, Fl 
Ben SamuelLondonI 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 BAustralia 
Rasmus Münster Free Palestine!
Helen  EvansSydneyI 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 SurndhuSingapore 
Amna  
Tufail HussainBirmingham 
Yousra Rahmouni  
Judith MuseLunenburg MA 
Salihaİstanbul 
Dr. Amir AmeriZurich 
Petter WildhagenOsloThanks for sharing!!
Lea SarabweKigali 
Meredith WhittakerNew York CityAs 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 NghiemCalgary Canada 
Benjamin HarbakkStavanger 
Hamdy MubarakBenicia, California. 
Renee SieberMontreal 
Yasmin AFishers, INThis 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 SalemToronto 
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 AndrelPhiladelphia, PA 
Iman Saleh  
Sara O’ConnellEl Cerrito 
Fida TaherAmman 
Ali Raza AhmedLondon 
Yasar HammoudehAmman 
Jalil allabadiAmman 
Husni KhuffashToronto 
Dima ObeidatAmman 
JaneRohnert park 
Mich WBrightonLook 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-HaleIpswich 
CarolAmman 
Ahmad Abu-ShaqraHannover, Germany 
SadafPleasanton 
Nisreen MousaAmman, JordanFree Palestine!
Jiyan Al AlamiJordan 
Tahseen AdeebSan JoseNone
Samar DudinAmman JordanPower 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 taherJordanJustice now
Mimi AnaSanta Clara 
PathmaOakland 
Mike SanfordSanta Clara 
Abdullah Al NsourAl Salt 
YasminSan Jose 
Hind  
Jindu Obiofuma, Esq.  
Ruweida shakhshir  
Hanan shahinAmman, jordan 
Sima kanaanAmman 
Omo  
Takeshi FukudaTokyo, Japan 
Mayce El Kharouf  
Umar Farooq AdamKuala LumpurRehire Ousman and Free Palestine
UmarMumbai

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 InabaTokyo 
Sara MasafiDubai 
Monica PerezBasel 
Dr Zaina Gadema  
Ayman Ayad  
Kitabayashi TakehikoHachiouji city,Tokyo 
Mai AraiBangkok 
Maha ZabanehToronto 
Yasmin F  
Tom HickeyBrighton, UKThis 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.
AnandUtrecht 
Moh HaiderMilton Keynes 
Jamari Mohtar  
Salim khanfarJordan 
Frances BraceIpswich 
Shahad AlSoudiAmman 
Amani Abu HilalAmman, Jordan 
Huzaifa  
Subramanian TiruchirapalliPleasantonPeace should be the focus and not war
Tamlyn MonsonFolkestone 
Sahar AnsariMilano 
Mohammad Al TaherMilano 
Issam Alzinati  
Kay Johnson  
Mina ChuongSan Diego 
Rebecca WilliamsNew York City 
Duong Hoang  
Takayuki KoderaMachida 
Homam Al Ansari  
Aref M.Y.  
Walid ShihabiDubai 
Areej MahmoudAmman 
Maysaa  
Rama ContOxford 
Eisuke NaramotoSagamihara, JapanI do not think that condemning the ongoing genoside in Gaza by the IDF is blameworthy, at all.
AyahDoha 
Ehab AbdullahMilwaukee wi 
Cathy B Glenn  
Mireia Rimbau  
Hosian Kaldine  
Scott GruberArlington, VA 
Ahmad Rushdi Omardungun 
Fadlun bte hj Ab kadirSingapore 
Wan FarhahKuala Lumpur 
Cut Intan Auliannisa IsmaJakarta 
Laurie Adkin, Professor EmeritaEdmonton, Alberta, Canada 
Catherine HumeToronto 
Hala ShalanAmman 
ALI  ABNKUALA LUMPUR 
Eben KadileGraz 
Heidi ParedesSerzedelo 
Inga SteenOslo 
Sadiya  
SabahAmman 
Nor GhazaliKuala Lumpur 
Azman Bin KamaruddinKuala LumpurSupport Ousman for telling the truth and to reinstate his current position with immediate effect.
Amin Desa  
Sana KhanNew Jersey, USAThank you for your service to Humanity.
Yasmina Al sayehBahrain 
Dina KasrawiManama, BahrainFree speech is protected
NadeenBahrain 
Dina HayekAmman 
Shaddin AlmasriVienna 
Talal Sharaiha  
ChristophGeneva 
MAHA ALAMINew York 
Khaled Abdel Majeed  
Shaheen HasanNew York 
Salah bustamiNew York 
MarwaDubai 
Matt Perez KhouriLos Gatos 
Nur Arafeh Virginia 
Mary Gent  
Imane BParis 
Mona El-BayoumiWashington D.C. 
AlessandroGeneva 
Anita wadhwa  
Anna DollboRotterdam 
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 RahmanJohor Bahru, MalaysiaDo whatever we can to help the oppressed Palestinian people with your own methods and expertise
Sabah HussainLondonFree Palestinian from apartheid occupation and hold Israel accountable for breaking international law on dozens of occasions, including prior to oct 7 2023.
LaiaBarcelona 
Lauren SchultzLong Beach 
Nick RushSalt Lake 
ShafiaLampeterThe Silencing Must STOP!
Sofia Surla  
Oda Andersen NyborgOslo 
Matthías PéturssonReykjavík 

Rania Abbas

 

Chevy Chase 
Carlos ViteriQuito 
Mary Nazzal  
Rula JardanehAmman 
Maha Abdallah  
MonaBrighton – UK 
Huwaida ArrafDetroit, Michigan 
Eileen Weitzman  
Leigha GillespieNew York 
Charlotte KatesVancouver 
Sousan  
Beth BreisnesBritish Columbia 
Christopher Helali  
Eric GellerNashua 

Irsak Sirajuddin

 

Irsak Sirajruddin 
Rachel RDallas 
Aleta ToureRichmond 
John WestChicago 
Luci MurphyWashington, DC 
Derrick SosaBay Area 
Stanford McConneheyDavis 
Khizzer MajidDudley 
Haitham MohsenEgypt 
Moaz Elshebly  
Mohammad MirBashiriLondonMiss you, Ousman! Been following your posts and supporting you all the way! Mo
Aby Sene  
Hamzah Awad HajeirAmman – Jordan 
lush horizonHillsborough 
Ciara TaylorChicago 
Efia NwangazaGreenville, SC 

Mary Fahrenkrug

 

Evansville, IN

Stop the slaughter of Palestinians.

 

Garnett AchiengDublin 
Zeid ShabanAmman 
Fida khwajaLondon 
Yasser Taima  
Iqra ImranNew DelhiMay justice prevail in your case Inshallah
Nancy demicheliParis 
Mariano delli SantiLondon 
LinaLondon 
Mohammad Shaha JalalBangladeshDo Everything Good required for better Humanity for The sake of Allah.
Nour AlGharibehAmman 
Dalila YOUSParisFree Palestine!
Lama HajRiyadh 
Lama IbrahimSharjah 
Lara Haj  
Stephen IngleQuincy 
Ahmad sarsharVienna virgina 
Nathan BestGeneva 
Ruji KhanLondon 
Kate BurnsLos Angeles 
Carol GraysonNewcastle 
Tali ShapiroIsrael 

Organisations:

 OrganisationLocationComment
 

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 TestUK 
 Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA)Mogadishu 
 The Justice FoundationLondon 
 GP Castle Meadows Surgery- NHSDudley 
 Rural Support Programmes NetworkIslamabad 
 Racy ConversationsSan Francisco California
 Logic(s) MagazineNew York City 
 Pathway ConsultingLos Angeles, CA 
 Harrington ConsultingNapa, CA 
 International humanitarian law and youth InitiativeEgypt 
 Affiniti ResponseGlasgow 
 Vredesactie/Action pour la PaixBrusselsThe 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
 SamataHyderabad 
 Medical510  
 Canadian cultural mosaic foundationCalgary 
 Johnnys FirmwareBoston 
 Foundland LtdLondon 
 HREngland 
 Global Legal Action NetworkGalway 
 Beit insanBeirut 
 Majal.orgManama, Bahrain 
 Seqa ltdBristol U.K.We stand with humanity for all
 The Early ManagerAlbuquerque, NM 
 Third RevolutionDetroit, MI 
 OsloMetOslo 
 Selfpreneur.comOakland, CA“We become what we ignore” – Ayori
 boycottasone.com  
 Global Shapers Tanta HubTanta 
 GROE LTDManchesterFree Palestine
 Subletinn IncChicago 
 SPADOIslamabad 
 Equalities and justice NorthwestLancashireAm signing on the behalf of EJNW and its 296 communtie orgainzations
 OtherPowersSan Francisco, CA#FreePalestine
 Pramones InzinerijaKaunas 
 Adala MediaWildeggPeople of honour make the world a better place. Solidarity!
 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity NetworkVancouver 
 Loyola University Chicago School of Law NLG chapterChicago, IL 
 Horani Law, PLLCNew York 
 National Lawyers Guild- International CommitteeNew York 
 National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area chapterSan Francisco 
 Malcolm X Center for Self DeterminationGreenville 

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.

 

 

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 18th January 2024, this letter has been signed by 1,788 organizations and individuals. The list of signatures, combined with the range of comments made by signatories, is as follows:

Individuals:

Vicky De SouzaManila
F. Qureshi
Sophia AkramLondon
Sara Alsherif
Griff FerrisLondon
Sofia LyallLondon
Dr Syed Mustafa AliLondon
Bana El AssiNo one should ever be terminated for voicing their opinion especially on a humanitarian issue. Free Palestine 🇵🇸
Rasha LababidiMontreal
Yasser KhanLondon
Haleema QaziPittsburgh, PA, USAThe 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 ChardonGenève
Emile HardingGeneva
Huda KitmittoGeneva
Tamara Enomoto
Shahrzad GhorbanGeneva
YousefAmman
Esraa MahmoudHaarlem
Lukindo mbuliGeneva
Imane MParisCease fire on Gaza! SKR is supposed to be exemplery and neutral!
Janet WeilPALM DESERTAll best wishes to Ousman Noor.
Taner BodurMelbourne
Shamshad MuscatiRancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaI 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 HaddarAmsterdam
Ebnomer TahaZürich
Saleem RashidSheffield
Hawwa bobat
Sherry KhanNew York
Cristina DeptulaDavis
Ross RiceSan Francisco
Raul DelarosaSan Francisco
Despoina ManiadakiGeneva
Ydraios GeorgiosGeneva
Maung ZarniLondonIt 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 BukhariGood luck, we demand justice be done!
Shaheen MunshiLondon
Abdiaziz FarahMelbourne
EntelaGranada
Sean SinananLondon
Vesna StrugarBsograd
Dario ArmaniTrieste
Melissa ShortBerkeley, CAStop killer robots and killer governments and killer subcontractors NOW. Stop the killing!
Robert JonesWeston-super-Mare
Chris JonesLondon
SeedParis
Sanna KhawajaLONDON
Nabil ElassiDubai
Elham Tarbush
Leila WhiteLondon
Ayan AbsiaLondon
Gregory ProchParisWe will overcome
TKWarwickshire
Syed Hammad AhmedAylesbury, BuckinghamshireI salute your efforts for humanity. Keep it going.
Natasha MalikHamilton
Tania BBeirutThank you for being brave  and standing for what is right
Rafiq LababidiDubai
Dima Asfour
Qais KasabriNew YorkWe seek justice for every and each human
Zainab
Bushra EbadiToronto
Zaid BustamiMontreal, Canada
Sidrah QureshiMelbourne
Clarissa MansfieldBellingham, WA
Rana ArAmman
Natalie Kabasakalian
Carla LafortuneSaco
Gail Nestel
Humera NoorBirmingham
Adil kham
Sherif ShafieDubai
Kristen Otenti
R BelmouloudLondonThe truth cannot be suppressed
Saba FaruquiLondon
Renata wimerMexico city
Sherif ShafieDubai
Damon RamseyVancouverFree Palestine!
Rahet NScotland
BENDAHMANE
Tania HaqueManchester
SonjaBernau bei Berlin
Rasmus HemseStockholm
ElenaGood luck 🙌✌️
Shahzad KhanOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Thomas LiOxfordWould 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.
NergizLondon ON
Roelof Bijkerk
Ziena eldiebCairo
Arsalan AkhtarLondon
Carol GraysonNewcastle Upon Tyne
Maureen KelseyPalermo
Ahmed ZayanSeattleFree Palestine
Patricia Carbajales-DaleSeneca, South CarolinaI am sorry this has happened to you.
Hala KitmittoSan DiegoJustice is a moral obligation
Micheal JonesLondonDisgusted at both your silence and your treatment of this man.
Harry Groome
Thaminah Choudhury
Stephen OliveMerseyside
Umar CarterChicago
Sameer Hasan
Sheila HughesFree Palestine and end the genocide!!!
Susan PhillipsAlexandria
Carolina Romero
ZogherahJhb, South Africa
ShirleyJakarta, Indonesia
Julie-Anne
Zain Esseghaier
Hamzeh alodatRiyadh
Sarah StreatfeildLondon
Mark BillingWirral, UK
Sunil ChodhaLondom
Sarah Taylor
RayeenaPlainfield, Illinois
Sean HurleyHamilton
Evan CofskyLos Angeles
Nader El-MasriLondonFree Palestine
Sameena AhmadChorley
Hamdy HassanBenicia, California.
Majid FreemanLeicesterRespect 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
StaniceLondon
Andy PlattNottingham UK
Joey RettnerLondon
Patrick Shi Timmer
John MahonWashington DC
Sajjid ZeeshanLondon
Shereen AlimaLondonIt’s a disgrace that you fired ousman for speaking out against the bombing of babies
Shabina KhalifaWarwickshire
Azeem ShaikhMontreal
Aldorn KasekeCape town
Haowra
SahiraBirmingham
Houda Bennini
Ozgu AkcakirSan DiegoBeing silent to the genocideis complicity
LillyLondon
Zeid AbuOdeh
Mohamad ZeitounFremontPlease adhere to humane standards and guidelines, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, or origin.
yasser hashem
Shiza Khan
Sohel khanKitchener
Dr ShohratFree Palestine
Stacie WeaverHershey, PANo organization committed to human rights would fire an employee for advocating for human rights.
Caitlin MillerLondon
Saqib Noor
Mary SiscoThank you for having a heart and soul.
Natalie Smith
Zakaria KawsarLondon
JenniferPhuket
Manzoor Mustafa AhmedLondon
Kirsten HummelQuebec
Robert MartinDublin
Zachary KirkpatrickBarcelona
sean smith
Sammy MendoncaLondon
Nora Schild
Iman BugaighisLisbon
CM BednarskiLondon UK
Yara Awad
Question?New York
Taina ChahalThunder Bay, Ontario
Abdel Rahman ELSAYEDThis extremely worrying considering Israel’s extensive use of autonomous weapons on Gaza
Teresa SmithLos Angeles
Clarence OkohWashington DC
Helen BlackNelson
Assad Yousef
Vinodha JolyLivermoreOur sense of humanity cannot be selective. We cannot stand silent when war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed.
Daniel York LohLondon
Fatima DerbiManchester
Zoe VidalyLondon
Dr. Timnit GebruPalo Alto
Dilan ManatungaAtlanta
Hiba ArshadToronto
Katherine ZhouStockholm
Crystal R WidgerAn 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
KashifGlasgow
Absolutely agreeManchester UK
Anita KananiLondonI am fully in support of this letter and urge that steps are taken as outlined in it
Joe CarmelWishing you all the best.
Peace for Palestine and IsraelAddis AbabsJustice to Ousman Noor!
Elisabeth WolfeVentura CA
Ellie HardingTotal injustice. The company should stay true to basic ethics.
Dr Ammar WaraichBirmingham UK
N. Mansour, United StatesAren’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 DoddsVancouver, BC, CanadaI 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.
NathanLos Angeles
Murtiza TaymureeLos Angeles
RaniBangalore
ANABELA
abby
Farhana AliManchester
JamesLondon
Ayse Turkmen
Khaldoon KhaireddinLos Angeles
Esra MuradWokingham
Isabel AvinaVallejo
Amal chehayeb
mara ahmednew yorkI urge SKR leadership to address the concerns laid out in this letter.
Christian Cmehil-WarnCambridge
raysting02@gmail.comEurope
Maybelline UngarFlorida, USA
Bob SymondsBirmingham UKSpeaking 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 BakerOslo
Haroon MalikWatford
Shirin HaiderHelsinki
David CullenOxford, UK
Frank barryParisStop the genocide in Gaza.
Frank AfranjiTigard , OR
Carl WebbAustin
Speaking out against injustice isn’t a crime.
Hari ZiyadLos Angeles
Ahmed MetwallyCalgary, CanadaPlease stop prejudice against people who stand against thr ongoing genocide. Otherwise, you are being complicit in it.
Sandra PereiraLisbon👉 https://elsc.support/ Free Palestine 💪 Equal human rights for all 🫂 Merry Xmas 💫✨️
Marlabetz FigueroaJacksonville
Barney CarrollReading, UK
Mehnoor Khaliq
Aini Jelani
John PawsonLondon
Katrina BrowneLondonderry NI
Albert Sabater Coll
Zaynab
Denis Dalton
Karen BernalSacramento
Chadapohn ChaosrikulBangkok
Azeem KhanNew York
Orsola Casagrande
Marwa AlGamalAlexandria
S. MotsingerWilmington, NC
Reena GeevargheseNYC
FaisalLondon
Hassan GulraizToronto
Timothy GarrisonChicagoIsrael 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 OliveiraGenevaOusman has a right to free speech.
Nafiul Islam Birmingham,  AL
robert rizzutobronx ny
Waseem kCambridge
Janine PerlmanAs 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 FarabiaBucharestGiven 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 DanielsCape Town
MAQSOOD AHMADGreater Manchester
Lena Jayyusi
Khalid BashirBirmingham
Stryker Kelly-ThompsonDetroit
Gitika TSeattle Washington
Diego Alcalá LaboyWilmington, DE
Akram JahanianLondon
S D Lulz
Hilal Malawi
Nancy HammondChicago
Masab KhanChicago
Tali Shapiro
P AtkinsonTexasOctober 7th does not justify the killing of a single innocent soul.
SimoneGlasgow
A. Joseph Layon, MDGainesville FL
Rose AltmeyerCharlotte
Iram ahmed
Abdul RaheemCalgary
Muhammad ChaudhryManchester
Amna
Mark FlemingSeattle
Dr AHMED FAROOKBRISTOLIt’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 NguyenLittle Rock, ArkansasThe world is watching.
Sharon BeckMcKinney
Alexis PrestonNew York
Lesley BarkerMortain
Nabila
SteveLos AngelesStop retaliating against people that want to stop a Genocide.
David EcclesThe Whanganui a Tara
Umayr HassanLahore, Pakistan
Luke SteeleLondon
Elle UwakweLondo
Mario MolinoPalermo, Italy
Patricia foleyNaas
Christopher KapillaEdmonds, WAGodspeed
Phil BaptisteLeeds
Sasi Tempu
Rune KongshaugOslo
Mike HarlingLondon UK
Steven LucasAlbany, CA.
Adan DibaNairobiTransparency, justice and accountability to be served to Ousman Noor
Ali hachemHuntsville
AbdelrahmanDubai
Constance M DavidsonPerth, Scotland
Maria Munir
Ahmed Mohammed
Yasir HassanLondonThe 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 GrangeLondon
Danny HeapToronto
Gary LordAustralia
connie sanchezAdelaide
Zahir HaqueSlough
Sahar CuryNew York
AsimTorontoGod 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 AzzehGeneva – Switzerland
Misael MondragonDallas
Sharon fouldsStaffordshire
leila lamartiLiège
Mohammed NaushaduddinSydneyKeep the good fight going
Sonya PervezPreston
Lauren Councill
Naheem Zafaroldham
Jessica SantosNew YorkJessica Santos
shankar
Aisha SyedRichmond
Asima RamzanManchester
Prakash DiarOttawa
Mark AWashington DCThanks.
Beatrice BrownSydneyIt 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 YaziciogluWynnewood, PAIntegrity, justice and transparency: urgent and non-negotiable. Palestinian Lives, too, Matter.
Linda JansenSeattle, WA  USA
Joni van der WesthuizenJohannesburg South AfricaWhy aren’t you protesting and dismantling the automated and AI weapons being tested on Palestinians
Meryem haguigaTunis
William BarnettSwindon
Amjad QureshiIslamabadI m worried about future of humanity
solmaz eshraghiTorontothis is a critical moment for us to amplify voices against genocide
Suhailah AkbariBerlin
Krista KitmittoSan Diego
Deb Keys
Nasim ahmadPeshawar
Ian BrokenshireDarwin, AustraliaThank you for your courage and conviction
Brian MastersonLondon
YahyaSaudi Arabia
Mark GerbanPeaceful dialogue should never be condemned, and this is a violation of Freedom of Speech. Please reinstate.
Summiya KhalidToronto
Asem AlaaLondon
ShawnAfricaFrom the river to the sea Palestine will be free
Dr Sofiane ABBARLondon
Yvonne DaviesHerefordshire
Omer SelcukLonodn
Abdelrahman Eldesokey
Clare O’HaraDublin
Pamela SalazarIrvine
Valber HudsonDanbury
John Le FevrePhnom PenhFree Palestine, end the genocide
Stephanie WrightsonHarrogate
Saira AlyBrightonUnfairly dismissed not thru lack of performance at work but personal out of work expressions
Junaid KalangPreston
Sophie Ciurlik RittenbaumNorwich
Rashmi LutherOttawa
Jessy JordanBerlin, Germany
Ashley DaltonSydney
Wlad Tijma
Maureen O’HaraLondon
Tawfiq WolffLos Angeles
Silvia
Danish Zahur
Andy MadsenBuffalo, WyomingIn 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 IzriWashington, DCSilence in the face of injustice is an endorsement of injustice.
ShaleeceBaltimore
Salah UddinUnion
S. FarajViola, WI
Hal ReedPhiladelphia
Mohamed Amir Abdelrahman OsmanMunichThe silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor
Ali Britton
Germeid Gimborn
Dala TaherMontreal
RachelSydney
Vin TannerI’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 HulsmanBoston
AmzLondonHow can a person calling for peace be fired. You people are genocide supporters.
Ashraf KhateebJordan
Adel K
Isabelle SykesLondonShocked 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 BagegniReading, UK
Umar KhanYpsilanti
John TargettChristchurch, U.K
Richard PattersonSan Martín de Teverga
Musa IzhimanJerusalem
Vivian KellyGalway
Nathalie OweGeneva- Switzerland
NurKamparThe common people of the world is against the occupation of Israel towards the Palestinian
Kirby EvansOttawa, CanadaWhen enough people speak up for justice, justice will come!
Robert JereskiNew YorkGood luck.
Ton RobinsonLondon
Md YusufDublin, Ireland
Dia KonateShame 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 SaberiTorontoHumanity 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 AndradeIlha Solteira – SP – Brazil
AyshaToronto
Abdullah Al HussainDagenham
Dannon IveyPlease consider the Gospel targeting system adn the considerations of AI targeting in this matter
Renee RappardLanigan
Emma ALondonThe 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 PereiraFrance#freepalestine
Raquel LaindeMadrid
Rabia AnwarManchester
Roman Sanders
Isak
Betina GnisciBuenos Aires
BenliWeiterstadt
Louai EleslambolyCairo
Tarik AougabPhiladelphiaAs 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?
MuhammadSleman
Myra Khan
AdekTripoli
Francis AndtesCalgaryThis is Not A political issue. It is a morale, humanitarian issue
Rachel Jespersen
Roohi QureshiToronto
Mohammad S
Carole grbinGlasgow
Hamzah Awad Hajeir
Miriam YilmazNeuss Germany
MoToronto
Saeed GhanimManchester
Nathaniel PenningtonManchesterAll the best 👊🏽
Ubaldo A LaredoEcatepec, MexicoCeasefire NOW in Palestine
natalie potterSTOCKTON-ON-TEES
Marya Ahmed
Jane IrelandLondon
Rob SawersWashington 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 akhtarBirmingham
Amber WLos Angeles
Simon GulliverHove
Hamzah NassifTorontoSKR 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.
AnwarLondon
Quinesha McMathEnterprise
Diane McLoughlin
AnnaHamilton, ON, Canada
Saif MMontreal
Terry ahwalFarmington HillsBest wishes!
Lisa LingSan Francisco Bay AreaSupporting 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 MurphyDublin
Rashid AhmedLondonAll communication to be via email,.not SMS or calls.
Arfan Amaluddin, concerned citizenBangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Jay AliLondon
Mohsin
Jumana SalehLondon
Sammy Miah
Ezio cusiShawnigan lake
Sabrina VolpiRome
Ali ShakurChicago
Paula MuthAquebogue
Naim Uddin
Sami AdurehmanLondon
Melinda SandersAtlantaCeasefire now!!
Husam ElsheikhLeesburg
Dina SorourCalling out genocide should be supported, not punished
Buhle Maseko-MacArthurCape Town
Samar HadrousCorona, California
RobertIslip NYHold Israel accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Nikhil DharmarajCambridge
Zhimei Zhu
Julie HoustonGlasgow
Annie McNamaraWhitstable
Ali Aziri
Elias Madbak
Daniel VargasMexico CityFree Palestine
Ramid KhanThe 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.
AsgharToronto
Joe ChangToronto
Sarwat AhmadPlainfield
AbdulHafeez S.
Hajid HassanMuscat
MK Woodward
Wally WaliullahLos Angeles
Sadia SaaherTorontoPlease, do not punish people for speaking the truth and standing with the oppressed.
Belinda AMelbourne
Alshimaa MostafaKyotoStop this systematic racism against people who are brave enough to say the truth
Adil JadoonBoulder
Rashid HaqLondon
Jeanette AndersonCanberra
Ghias El YafiLondonGood luck
PabloAugsburg
Sasha BakerSt Albans
danielleRio de Janeiro
Cherie Austin
Ahmed ArafaOsaka
Heather BresciaLacrosse, WISpeaking out on genocide is a moral obligation. No matter the cost, thank you for your humanity.
Salman NaqviTorontoWow, 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 FawziTokyo
Rami ALondon England
MuhammadMelbourne
OmimaParkville
Linda SarihanChristchurch, New Zealand
Sajah HammoudSydney
Alison JohnsonSan Francisco
FauziaIslamabad
muberra sahinMcKinney
Ciara WalkerStaten Island NY
Sohad JamalDanbury
Bonita Archer
Jacob Lester
Fahad
Rick McCallionSt CatharinesIsrael 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
LucySeattle
NaseemOttawa
Ali KhwajaToronto
Shahid Siddiqui
Mustafa MeghjeeLondon
Jean McDerbmottBurnaby BC
Rehan AshrafLondon, United Kingdom
Hasan RahmanCanada
Constanza RiderelliGod bless you
Ruhana aliLondon
Don CooperToronto, Ontario
Dhananjay PatilMumbaiI 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
ShahinIndia
Munazza AnwarKarachiPlz provide justice to Ousman Noor and stop atrocities and child killing in Gaza. Provide relief to the innocent victims of Gaza
Shihab Ahamed Abdul HameedSydney
Louise van RhynCape Town
Dr FatimaPakistanStop censuring Pro Palestinians people, promoting their mass murder !
Naima ImaanRabatNo to any HR violation. Stop the discrimination and oppression!
Hala AldosariWashington DC
Jonathan LuPalo Alto, CA
Ron JettyMadison
Assim KamukaLondon
mehmetkahramanmaraş
Iftikhar MahmoodAurora
Saad SayedMumbai
RehmanBangalore
Anna-Luisa Brakman
Andreas G. FloberSiem ReapFree Palestine. I am not an Antisemite.
Susan SmithWoodland Hills
mohamed ebrahim
Nicola BanksLondon, UK
Mohsen JavdaniVancouver
Sajjad shoabeSouth Windsor
FarahKuala Lumpur
Nouhad Aoukar
Salim SalimMontrealFrom the river to the sea, everyone should be free
Melissa FinnWaterloo, ON, Canada
Nadeem KhanMumbai, IndiaStop injustice on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Hasna AlaouiAuckland
Chance BerettaJacksonvilleIsrael 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 SarieldinBerlin
Rayya GhulEdinburghThe 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 SimmondsHereford
Annie siddonsLondon
Scott JohnstonWinnipeg, Manitoba. Canada
Muntasir JoarderBrisbane
Adnan ShaikhAuckland
Mario Foster
SumreenWinnipeg
Husam Abuhaimed
Rene BuxhDussseldorf
Iman JilaniSan Diego
Ori BlumAnti-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 HeathBrisbane, AustraliaCease fire now
Ayman FahmyInjustice to One, is injustice to All
Mohamady El-Gaby
Sophia AdamScotland
Siân FinnBirmingham
Sarah BrazilGeneva
Keith Watson
Thomas WilliamsManchester UK
Thoric CederströmGeneva, Switzerland
EricWellington
Zeinab BenchakrounSan Rafael
roxi charmelAllentown
AslamPalestine will be free
Brett LeeperSpringfieldIf 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 WhortonCosta Mesa
Siva Prasad RambhatlaHyderabad
Zaid HabashnehAmman
Omar
Rachel Luxton
Darran ScullyReading
SabinaLeicester UK
Pat MatsuedaHonolulu
Nura sheer
Aasif RasulBangalore
Courtney EversYou 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 PinckneyAuckland
N IqbalBirmingham
Payal ParekhI 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 ASheffieldThank 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.
LatifaBrasschaat
Mansur MahmudLondon
Wissal Abdallah
Amina FajjiaAntwerp
HendGazaSolidarity and more power to you
AchiriNicosia
Nusrat
Monica PerezSwitzerlandAI in warfare should be forbidden and a war crime since it’s so unrreliable.
Amjad GhafoorLondonGive him his job back!!!!
Saifullah TajLondonA 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 AhmadAuckland
Laurence Meyer
Axel BrammeierStendal, Germany
Javed ButtDresden
Dr. Manzoor NowshariGermanyNein
Jemaï AlissaLyon
Bernadette BartonManchester
Daisy Garcia
Patricia NolanFor Augustus
Bashir SacranieLondonResistance to the attack on Gaza and Palestine ls an obligatory act upon every human being in the interest of justice and sirvival
Kashif NaseemGreater NoidaStay Strong Brother
Dilshad Marikarbury st edmunds
Jon Aresti
Natasha BCambridgeNever tire of speaking up for justice.
Aminat AmooLondon
Shazia SiddiqiChicago
Amr Khafagy
Lucian FiulNew York
Budhy ManegaraHelsinki
Tahir ShahLondon
Ahmed BanatLondon
Ahmed Abusamra
Mary HendersonEdinburgh
Kashif ChoudhryParis
Theo Green
Iqa ZuhdiAmsterdam
Ahmed SalehAmsterdamlets Free Palestine together
Dr Jaafar El-MuradLondon, England
Yusuf MotaraMakhanda
Ramzi ElkhaterSan Diego
Taaseen RahmanLondon
Kashifa AslamMelbourne
Maryam IqbalCopenhagen
Oktavia AriefJakarta
Mahmoud ArefCairo
Damon MinchellaCardiff
Furkan Çay
Abdulmalik AbdulrahmanRoseville
Suleman Anwaria ceasefire now to stop this genocide
Martin FranklinLondon
Erich FriesenSaint Louis, Missouri
Ehtesham SiddiquiMumbai
Roy BlySheffield UK
Remmelt EllenAmsterdam
Em TanTurkey
Ahmad SodikovBirmingham
Ismail murky
Carmen MartinsPortugal
Lisa MartínezLondon
Atha
Saira CourtChristchurch
Elisabeth WynneWalpole
DonovanChicago
Daphne HunterLondon
Jakir HLondon
Laura GuerraAustin
Xavi PortalésCastelló
Councillor Sabia AkramSloughIt’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 ChudasamaLeicester
Faour AlfaourDublinPeace for  all
Ayesha M. AlliToronto
Dania koleilat KhatibDubai
Rihab HermessiHaarlem
Cherry Barnett
Silvana MolinaWashington DC
Melissa CarranzaMilwaukeeThank 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 FlanaganHartford
Anasa Sinegal
Muhammet CelikMunich
Igor Cherstich
Ali MehdiSydney
Irene SotiropoulouOrmskirk
ImadSeattle, Washington
Riz IqbalManchester
Nassim FathallahMontreal
Ceyhan SaracMANCHESTER / UNITED KINGDOMIt 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 shoaibKL
Yusuf Mohammed YahayaKano, NigeriaGod bless you
Dr. Ruth San MartinTorontoI think what this organization has done is reprehensible.
Madeeha Ansari
Corina GurauLondon
Ali TorabiStockholm
IffatMultan
Lamia Touiti BouebdellahGabes – Tunisia
Omar HijazBoston
Yara Awad
Gila KaplanDenverPalestinians are Semites too. Stop Anti-Semitism. Stop complicity with genocide and with the Zionist project.
Ilse CardoenNinove
John fowlerAustin
Faisal Khan
Pierce ShareloveVictoria BC
Ann Newton-MarcialEastbourneThis 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 BalbisiOakville
Rafidah Abdul HamidKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Benedetta de NiederhäusernModena
Anya-Nicola DarrExmouth
Lila LamraniParis
Mohamed IsmailJohannesburgThe truth will set you free #freepalestine
Quraysha ismail soolimanPRETORIA
John RobbAyr
Budi WitjaksonoBatam Indonesia
Rania ElessawiNew YorkWe all need to speak the truth, history is not subjective. There are only facts.
SusanLondon
NatashaToronto
Rania khasJordan
Glen HarnishBoston, MA
YasserHämeenlinna
Rya WestTorquay
LinaParis
Ahmad Jamal El-AhmadBeirut
O. H. Arman
David McGarryLiverpool
Leila TarighiCambridge
Alia ElKattanNew York, NY, USA
Cody DolnickJoshua Tree
Huma Dar
Sarah HNew York
Pia Singh
Dr. Daina Romeo
Barbara Myer
KudzaiNew Jersey
Shoaib RasibBirmingham UK
Shewit ZeraiLos Angeles
 Nausheen iqbal
Ruhana Pimenta LimaCambridge
Ali Shehper
Fatima HassanLondon
GulsumAmsterdam
Eric DynamicYpsilanti, MI
Lizzie EldridgeGlasgow
Michelle StatonBelle Mead, NJ
Jeanine Abuahmad
carolyn weavernew york
Salman WaheeduddinFranklin
Atif MohammedToronro
Noah Rahman
Dr. Hassan KarimDallas, TXThe mission of SKR aligns with Ousman’s statements. It is appalling that SKR would capitulate to its detractors demands.
Yeiri RobertBronx
Anne HansenStavanger
Sarah DwidarGeneva
Tony SalehLondon
Sara branco
Nour Eddine BENCHEIKHI support freedom of speech and freedom of thought
Umara Chaudhry
Ali Malik
AmirSeattle
Mitzi AusteroManila, Philippines
Ramiza@mmlegal.co.ukGlasgow
Mauricio DominguezAmsterdam
SamiraLonderzeelStop the long arm of Zionists in politics, finance and humanitarian world
Tasawar AwanReadingNa
Iman AbdullahLondon
Zille E
Michaela WikIsrael in front of Hague!
Petra SchusterGERMANY
JorgeQuito
Brynn J MorrisonSharjah, UAE
Gabriela Siegel
Patricia J FontesHopkinton RI USA
Jade BartlettCoventry
Nina BartlettBoston, Massachusetts
Banu TuranKarlsruhe Germany
KanaParisSTAY STRONG
Jennifer Armento
Esma AslamBedford
Rebecca Ruth GouldBristol, UK
Sofia HassanMilton Keynes
Ezgi Yıldız
RamaOakville
Rachel FlemingEdinburghTerrible 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 SarwarLondon, UKThe world is awaken.
Morgan DrewSydneyI wish you all the best
Sajid Butt
Talha
Gene Moy
Abdalla OsmanMinneapolis
Ana BrandusescuMontreal
Jonathan JohnGeneva
imene GhernatiBurlingame
Thomas Bassey
Arcade WiseAtlanta, GA, USA
Nathanael GerberToronto
Anass KoudissNew York City
Maria Cipollone, PhDRehoboth Beach, DE
Ross MiglinNew York
J. Carlos LaraSantiago
Simon Landry, PhD
Subho Majumdar
Hakim Benichou
David HeegArlington WA
Khurram ZaidiNew Brunswick
Shamama KhalidToronto
Benedicte FrostadOslo
Obaid AbdiAmsterdam
Sinead AlmoleNewry
Darshan SanghrajkaOxford
Taylor Crain
Safaa charafiGentI’ve been fired too so good luck! It’s a badge of honour!
Faith AddicottPortland, OR
Laura Oliveira PereiraBrasilia, Brazil
Audrey WalstromDenver
Randall NewnhamEugene
Layla SolatanSan Francisco
Amir Nathoo
Linda RuizSan Diego
Nikita RamseyDetroit
Nabeel
Gabriel pinna FelicianoSão PauloNa
Lisa Hayles
Sinet MohammedRedmond
Lina AbdulrhmanWashington, DC
Fennel AuroraFrance
Dominik MiketaOxford
Kay Johnson
Halima SadiaBirmingham
Mohammad KeyhaniCalgary
Faridha Karim
Leslie ZhangSeattle
Vivek KatialMelbourne
Siara NazirSan Francisco
Rochelle HarrisAberdeen
Imran MalikBolton
Madhu RamaWashington DC
Mena KuchiOakland, Ca
Andrew SalibMelbourne, Australia
Toni Oberto
Tahereh  HosseiniCanadaThank you for your support of innocents and oppressed. Please update us on linkedin
Sangita EkkaSAMBALPUR, India
Hussain Masood
Muhammad KhurramKarachi
Manal SiddiquiToronto
Nick RussellIrvine, CA
Gabrielle Hibbert
Isaac D. Tucker-RasburyLos Angeles
Cristóbal RodríguezSantiago
Nader A AllanMason
Dilber NurdinovaLondon
Ra’ed ArabCanada
Douha EadAtlanta
Jean-Christophe HelaryTakamatsu (Japan)What you are doing is right.
Moe Hay KaungSunnyvale
Ali AlwahaibiNew york
Neige GaudillatAmsterdamOnce 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.
AnusiaDublinAmnesty 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 & DocentUppsala, SwedenFreedom of expression is an inalienable human right
GokulBangalore
Rory DonaghyLONDONDERRYRenstae this man now.
Amisha
Heemah AdeAbha
Ebru Goek
Kayra Hopkins
Rara ReinesLondon
Mark Sta AnaNorwich
David HardmanLondon (UK)
Alessandro FerrettiTorino
Yehiya SinwarGaza
Meron EstefanosStockholm, Sweden
Tony MontrealDortmundJustice for all humanity
Raymond Forbes-SchiecheSan Juan
Megan Moore
Amal
Peter ColbanBerlin
Harpreet singh
Elizabeth EhrenzellerWest Pittston
Ash
Kristin Bigras
Abdellah BoufrouraCalgary
Akiko OguchiJapan
Erin DoolittleManchester
Tracey GyatengLondonI genuinely hope the actions that have been outlined in this message are taken forward by SKR. Keep up the pressure
Alexandra Carson
Beckett EdwardsPortland, OR
Yasmin ahmedStoke-on-Trent
Pete KronowittSan Francisco
Cláudia Soares
Roy WenborneLondon
Sarah henderson
Lamisa Rahman
Shakirah MuhammadAtlantaJustice 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 CastroPR
Steve WrightOakland
Heru
Emenike Godfreey-Igwe
Shah Bas Khan
Ayesha BagusCape TownAs a South African, I stand firmly against the apartheid laws and ethnic cleansing of the people of Palestine.
Nicole ElmasryLady lake, Fl
Ben SamuelLondonI 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 BAustralia
Rasmus MünsterFree Palestine!
Helen  EvansSydneyI 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 MAccountability and Transparency, minimum
Sulvun SurndhuSingapore
Amna
Tufail HussainBirmingham
Yousra Rahmouni
Judith MuseLunenburg MA
Salihaİstanbul
Dr. Amir AmeriZurich
Petter WildhagenOsloThanks for sharing!!
Lea SarabweKigali
Meredith WhittakerNew York CityAs 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 NghiemCalgary Canada
Benjamin HarbakkStavanger
Hamdy MubarakBenicia, California.
Renee SieberMontreal
Yasmin AFishers, INThis 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 SalemToronto
Mark GubrudThe 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 AndrelPhiladelphia, PA
Iman Saleh
Sara O’ConnellEl Cerrito
Fida TaherAmman
Ali Raza AhmedLondon
Yasar HammoudehAmman
Jalil allabadiAmman
Husni KhuffashToronto
Dima ObeidatAmman
JaneRohnert park
Mich WBrightonLook fw to an explanation!
Naila FaroukyStop silencing voices that speak in support of Palestinian rights and be on the right side of history for the love of God!
Alice Waterman-HaleIpswich
CarolAmman
Ahmad Abu-ShaqraHannover, Germany
SadafPleasanton
Nisreen MousaAmman, JordanFree Palestine!
Jiyan Al AlamiJordan
Tahseen AdeebSan JoseNone
Samar DudinAmman JordanPower 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 taherJordanJustice now
Mimi AnaSanta Clara
PathmaOakland
Mike SanfordSanta Clara
Abdullah Al NsourAl Salt
YasminSan Jose
Hind
Jindu Obiofuma, Esq.
Ruweida shakhshir
Hanan shahinAmman, jordan
Sima kanaanAmman
Omo
Takeshi FukudaTokyo, Japan
Mayce El Kharouf
Umar Farooq AdamKuala LumpurRehire Ousman and Free Palestine
UmarMumbaiWe 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 InabaTokyo
Sara MasafiDubai
Monica PerezBasel
Dr Zaina Gadema
Ayman Ayad
Kitabayashi TakehikoHachiouji city,Tokyo
Mai AraiBangkok
Maha ZabanehToronto
Yasmin F
Tom HickeyBrighton, UKThis 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.
AnandUtrecht
Moh HaiderMilton Keynes
Jamari Mohtar
Salim khanfarJordan
Frances BraceIpswich
Shahad AlSoudiAmman
Amani Abu HilalAmman, Jordan
Huzaifa
Subramanian TiruchirapalliPleasantonPeace should be the focus and not war
Tamlyn MonsonFolkestone
Sahar AnsariMilano
Mohammad Al TaherMilano
Issam Alzinati
Kay Johnson
Mina ChuongSan Diego
Rebecca WilliamsNew York City
Duong Hoang
Takayuki KoderaMachida
Homam Al Ansari
Aref M.Y.
Walid ShihabiDubai
Areej MahmoudAmman
Maysaa
Rama ContOxford
Eisuke NaramotoSagamihara, JapanI do not think that condemning the ongoing genoside in Gaza by the IDF is blameworthy, at all.
AyahDoha
Ehab AbdullahMilwaukee wi
Cathy B Glenn
Mireia Rimbau
Hosian Kaldine
Scott GruberArlington, VA
Ahmad Rushdi Omardungun
Fadlun bte hj Ab kadirSingapore
Wan FarhahKuala Lumpur
Cut Intan Auliannisa IsmaJakarta
Laurie Adkin, Professor EmeritaEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Catherine HumeToronto
Hala ShalanAmman
ALI  ABNKUALA LUMPUR
Eben KadileGraz
Heidi ParedesSerzedelo
Inga SteenOslo
Sadiya
SabahAmman
Nor GhazaliKuala Lumpur
Azman Bin KamaruddinKuala LumpurSupport Ousman for telling the truth and to reinstate his current position with immediate effect.
Amin Desa
Sana KhanNew Jersey, USAThank you for your service to Humanity.
Yasmina Al sayehBahrain
Dina KasrawiManama, BahrainFree speech is protected
NadeenBahrain
Dina HayekAmman
Shaddin AlmasriVienna
Talal Sharaiha
ChristophGeneva
MAHA ALAMINew York
Khaled Abdel Majeed
Shaheen HasanNew York
Salah bustamiNew York
MarwaDubai
Matt Perez KhouriLos Gatos
Nur Arafeh Virginia
Mary Gent
Imane BParis
Mona El-BayoumiWashington D.C.
AlessandroGeneva
Anita wadhwa
Anna DollboRotterdam
Sahdya DarrI’d like it to be noted that I’m the former UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Coalition Coordinator.
Stephen Ballantine
Hajar RahmanJohor Bahru, MalaysiaDo whatever we can to help the oppressed Palestinian people with your own methods and expertise
Sabah HussainLondonFree Palestinian from apartheid occupation and hold Israel accountable for breaking international law on dozens of occasions, including prior to oct 7 2023.
LaiaBarcelona
Lauren SchultzLong Beach
Nick RushSalt Lake
ShafiaLampeterThe Silencing Must STOP!
Sofia Surla
Oda Andersen NyborgOslo
Matthías PéturssonReykjavík
Carlos ViteriQuito
Mary Nazzal
Rula JardanehAmman
Maha Abdallah
MonaBrighton – UK
Huwaida ArrafDetroit, Michigan
Eileen Weitzman
Leigha GillespieNew York
Charlotte KatesVancouver
Sousan
Beth BreisnesBritish Columbia
Christopher Helali
Eric GellerNashua
Rachel RDallas
Aleta ToureRichmond
John WestChicago
Luci MurphyWashington, DC
Derrick SosaBay Area
Stanford McConneheyDavis
Haitham MohsenEgypt
Moaz Elshebly
Mohammad MirBashiriLondonMiss you, Ousman! Been following your posts and supporting you all the way! Mo
Aby Sene
Hamzah Awad HajeirAmman – Jordan
lush horizonHillsborough
Ciara TaylorChicago
Efia NwangazaGreenville, SC
Garnett AchiengDublin
Zeid ShabanAmman
Fida khwajaLondon
Yasser Taima
Iqra ImranNew DelhiMay justice prevail in your case Inshallah
Nancy demicheliParis
Mariano delli SantiLondon
LinaJordan
Mohammad Shaha JalalBangladeshDo Everything Good required for better Humanity for The sake of Allah.
Nour AlGharibehAmman
Dalila YOUSParisFree Palestine!
Lama HajRiyadh
Lama IbrahimSharjah
Lara Haj
Stephen IngleQuincy
Ahmad sarsharVienna virgina
Nathan BestGeneva
Ruji KhanLondon
Kate BurnsLos Angeles
Carol GraysonNewcastle
Tali ShapiroIsrael
Claire PannellMandurah
Ruth DawkinsHobart, Tasmania
Basma Tareq
Naheed GilaniVancouver
Judith MuseLunenburg
Robert LiptonRichmond, CAcourage!
Martyn Hedley
Muhammad Khan
Zara ValentinovaMadrid
Laith MohammadGothenburg
Ingunn StrayKristiansand, Norway
Nadia  Islam
Jo MurphyDublin
Ahmed JamalGothenburg
Vjosa Morina
Jameson JoyceCongleton
Abla KhatibRabat
Dr aleemThe hague
Annabel GaltBedlinogWe must be free to stand up against genocide. Never again we said.
Saisha
BENNINI  HoudaCourbevoie (France)YOUR VICTORY IS OURS.
Eric TibbottWellington  New Zealand
Jamilah SherallyAmsterdam
Warren StapleyLondon
Madina Kuilievİstanbul
Suzanne BurnsMilborne Port
F ToufikHoutenKeep up the great work! Cease fire now
Hawwa BobatPortsmouth
Mahfoodh Mohammed Al-ShaailiMu
Vanessa FarrSheffield
Randeep SamraSheffield
YlvaAmsterdam
Choudhry kashifOrleans
Maha EliasWinscombe
Zulfiqar IshaqDallas, TXStay strong. The end is for the believers.
amit mujawar
Sadaf RahmanLondon
Michelle W.
Mubariz SNew York
Maureen PlantAbingdon
Hisham MokhtarKuala LumpurFree Palestine
Majdi MustafaAmman
Abdul AzizLondon
Daniel KSydney
Ricardo LamourMontrealSigning also as 2023 OHCHR fellow
Lauren Councill
Robina IqbalUnited Kingdom
NaimaRabatMay justice and peace prevail for the sake of humanity!
Animah KosaiNottinghamEmployees should have the right to speak up for human rights. It’s called being human!
Navideh SadoughiHow on earth, asking ceasefire is controversial?!?
Fareshta TouhamiAshburn
Sebastian LilloWiesbaden
Iman BugaighisTripoli
Ryan WardCambodia
Alegra Dajic
Mohammed
HamzaLondon
Ahmed Amin
Michael KhalsaSydney
Sena El BannaUnited Kingdom
Zawar Khan
Iva Gumnishka
Yvonne DaviesHerefordshireI hope you find justice
Mark GerbanHamburg, Germany
M Abughazaleh
Umay EsencayiSan JoseFree Palestine!❤️🖤🤍💚
Lab MehmetiGermanyKeep fighting against genocide and freedom for all! May God bless you!
Mark Stanger
Natalie StreckerSt Helier
Maitreyee BoruahBengaluruFree Palestine
Mohamad Zeitoun
Melek DoganAmsterdam
Wan nazmee Wan jaafarKuala Lumpur
Ahmed
Maureen KelseyPalermo
Kangere NjanjaNairobi kenyafrom the river to the sea Palestine will be free within our lifetime
Audrey PatersonCairo
Seif Salmawy
FarhanaLondonIt is unacceptable and should be against the law how individuals are being treated
Samabia
Ali Sezgin IşılakGeneva
Aleks PalanacLeicester, UK
Zoë SpoudaiaLondon
Eirini AimilianiLondon
Anna KalinowskaWarsawpeople have right to benefit from freedom of speech
Pav AkhtarLondon
Zainab Zuberi
Elena GormanGatesheadThe world needs more Ousmans!
Samia TossioLondonI want for my neighbour that which I want for myself and my children – the simple rightful right to live with love and die in peace. It is only right that we speak up for those who have no voice, without the threat of baseless and meritless accusations and loss of jobs. The lack of balance, empathy, and kindness, the twisting of truth to frame a narrative that perpetuates mass assassination has broken the hearts of millions around the globe – whatever faith or no faith anyone has. For the good of the whole we must have an an end to the slaughter of innocent civilians who have nothing to do with the ugly side of politics and profit before people. There is plenty for everyone – no? What is wrong with wanting BALANCE for all of us? Why is that so hard for the ‘powers’ to accept and strive for! #CeaseFireNow and commit to finding a way through and stop this running round in destructive downward spirals that only seem to serve one purpose – divide and conquer, a tale as old as time. #TeamHuman #RightfulRights
HeatherMelbourne
Vicki GollanSydney
MigenaMilan Italy
Adnan SayyedGlasgow
Rom ShuttleworthMelbourne
Fatima Boozarjomehri
GaborWe stand with you
SolemanSydney, Australia
Rafiq TSCHANNENSenggigi
Alexander Nedergaard
Joanne EwartNewcastle NSW Australia
OMAR NASIFDhaka
LisaBudapest
Namiq KunimotoShah Alam, MalaysiaThe person who fired this gentleman should be held accountable ..
Saade
Mohammed Abdelwahed
M.Fatih SanliAnkara
Anthony McCabeReading
Amani RizqAmman
Nader khodadadi
Bambang
Tania AshrafWashington DC
Rasyida ZanialMalaysia
Hannah UguruLondon
ZulekhaPretoria
Sk Tarif AliPune, Maharashtra, India
Reena GeevargheseNew York
Saleh Katba Bader
Yasmin Dada
Nelson Pereira
Laurent LambertDoha
JannetteNijmegen, The Netherlands
Betina GnisciBuenos Aires
Ravenna HennaneAlicante, Spain
Declan KellyDerry
Jacqueline CarrollPerth
Abdul Hafeez SadonKlangThis is critical moment of humanity. Do not fail us.
Mohammed AyazBradford UK
Hamdy HassanBenicia
James McCoyFleet
MidoCairo
Tom HoeksmaCambridgeI was shocked to hear of Ousman Noor being dismissed for his political views and not for any failure delivering his amazing service fighting for Human Rights at Stop Killr Robots. Please re-instate him immediately.
David ReillyMalaga
Madison Olson
Amine HajjiEdmonton
MiguelAberdeenHow can a company called Stop Killer Robots have anything against people standing up against an unfolding genocide in Palestine being openly commited by Israel? There has to be something seriously wrong with the mentality of anyone who can’t see the truth on this issue, either that or they’re being deliberately complicit.
Natalie BrinhamKent
Mir Quadri
Jaclyn ShamBrisbane
Jacob ChenPasig Citythank you for your service.
Pawel Abdessalaam Al-Alestini SiwczakLondon
Nasima BegumEssex, UK
Latifa FajjiaAntwerp
Stewart MillsSydney
Jonathan GaltonIn solidarity
AlejandraLima
Ala HaimourAmman
Cecilia NobreBirmingham
Muhammad NooraniBrantford
Faraz Janoo
Kameil SattarLondon
Fatima ZahraWashington dc
Jennifer Clarke
RawanJordan
lissettcosta rica
Sama Abdul GafoorMaldives, Male’Free Palestine
Rehena begumLondon
Leila AhmedLondon
Mustafa Hilal
Roger FieldLondon
Shahid iqbalRichmond
JosephLaval
Stephanie YuanNew York City
Syed ShakibKarachiReady to offer any assistance in advocating for an end to the continuous injustice inflicted upon the people of Gaza by the Zionist Israeli oppressors. This is not acceptable at all and world demand an immediate ceasefire to end this genocide ASAP.
Nicole PirshafieyLos Angeles, CA
BairagiHyderabad
Ekhlas  AssaediCleveland
Najeeb Al-ShorbajiAmman, JordanGenocides, atrocities and killing of children and women and the destruction of hospitals schools mosques churches libraries and civil structures should not go unpunished.
Fátima VélezNew York
Ayesha BagusSouth AfricaWe must all stand up for injustice.
Jaafar FakihBeirut, Beirut Province, Lebanon
Mohammed Al-jebzi
James ProtheroSurrey
Imran Koradia
Rita AmabiliQuébec, Canada
Grayson Bass
AymenTunis
Nevena HajdinjakSofiaA person should not be persecuted for standing on the side of humanity.
Saira JavedLuton
Tamam AbusalamaBrussels
Manuel Morales
Moses PandaramSouth Africa
Bobby soodHamilton
Annick Thompson
Gulnaz AfzalMilton Keynes
Rashmi LutherOttawa
Jamal JubranJacksonville
Fernanda SánchezMexico CitySKR and any company should see the value of keeping employees such as Mr. Noor. Humans who have the ability of thinking critically and who use their voice to call for the immediate stop to the murdering and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
Aaron WhitefordLondon
Kara Williams ZenithWabasha
Claude DarbellayGenève
Tien  HoTorontoGaza was a test of our commitment to basic human rights and values. Sadly, institution after institution failed the test. This is just one example amongst too many.
Zara A
Kath Forslund
LiamDublin
Anna ColganChipping Norton
Marriah Mohammad.
joAnn FowlerVancouverCease Fire Now
Ray MartinToronto, Canada
Vale
Salim VohraLondon
jumana
Shamila BegumLondon
Elaine RobinsonSouth Wales
Zohare HaiderDubaiGive people back their voices and dignity
Marilia JacksonBurnaby
killian FordeDublin
Alison RyanYellowknife
KalinaMontrealThank you for your voice for humanity and peace!
Daniel Ferstl Ferreira BastosVitória
James CunninghamInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Martina LauerOttawaJustice now!
Ron MittanAlbuquerque, NM
Bernadette Barton
Afnan KaidOttawa
Arthur RubensteinBasel
Minelle MahtaniVANCOUVER
Aslam BavaJohannesburg
Giovanni SolettaSassari
Catherine CaronSpokane
Stuart Chen-HayesBronx, NYC
Clare ProwseSan Francisco, CA, USAThis was an egregious violation of Mr. Noor’s freedom of speech. He should be reinstated immediately.
Sian BarrettLondon
Hannah Mesouani, Ph.D.
Anthony de SigleyLondon
SurinderLondon
Mina DoshiSunderland UKYou must respect free speech and freedom of expression.
AyshaManchester
Sam Taylor
Justin Benavidez
Claudine ChaouiyaMarseille
Shazia Fazili
Mekia NedjarOran- Algeria
Bassam JaafarMississauga
Nicola PrattCoventry
Salwa HammadToronto
Zoë FudgeLondon
Tara Thomas
Prabu GopalakrishnanChicago
HumairaUSAApartheid and displacement has been well documented so what is the real issue here??
Fleur croweDarwin
Tolulope Adams
Melanie FerreiraLondon
Carolina CanazaroCrowthorne, UK
Gina SonderBostonNever Again is Now!
Maha shauybUk
Saduf ChaudhriManchester uk
Alison JinksSheffield
Andrew ArkinsAuckland
Stuart MoulesAppleby, Cumbria, UK
Sarah DaviesWales, UK
Nusrat Jahan BashirMesa, AZ
AraBogor
Ayesha Adhami-MaguetaTorontoWith you all in strength and solidarity.
Ana Ivasiuc
Alvaro HerreroValencia
Rebecca SparksPittsburgh PennsylvaniaGenocide is wrong, Genocide for profit is GROSS!
Zoya Naqvi
Fadoua Aarab-HamidanLondon
Cristian Perez de GuzmanMadrid SpainNone
HUANG JING YISINGAPORE
Allene RobinsonClemmons NC USA
Sean ClintonLimerick
Tess Lundin
MajdiAmmanSeek justice whatever it cost
Olivia Palmer
Abdul obaidanDoha
Ahlam Yassin
ÖzlemTouching all souls♥️
Sabrina Alam
Shabina KhalifaWarwickshire
Izzy BrittainLeeds, UK
Perveen  HussainNottingham
Carolyn Lechusza AqualloFree PalestineFree Palestine and stop the genocide of Palestinians. The UNSC’s abject failure has damaged it beyond repair and we are at a moral crossroads. We need to elect new leaders that represent the will of the regular people, that can govern wisely, and care for the populations they are elected to serve. The U.S.’s silence and aid of a genocide has created a national security threat and a moral voice. We have lost the last shred of credibility we had with the current administration’s absolute denial of a genocide. Biden, Blinken, McGurk, Sullivan, Austin, someone could have stood up and fought for the lives of over 10,000 massacred children. Someone could have had the courage to stop for a moment and risk their career to do the right thing. But no one was around to do that. Too busy, too tired, too invested in personal ambitions, too cowardly, too stupid, too smart, too low of a pay-grade. The entire administration and US Congress and media failed in this one moment to uphold the altered values that have been paraded around since the first genocide of the indigenous community and the second genocide of the African American community. A country of death spawns other proxy states of death like isra*l. The Palestinians have shown the world who wears masks of cowardice, greed, lies, and ego. We all do and we are all complicit.We can make the choice to continue with shame or take a stand and support Palestinian freedom.
Sharon MengersenLondon
Rose DevineBelfast
AhmedCairoIt’s disheartening given the circumstances of his dismissal, and the outcome of your practiced policy. That pursuit of legal action is not currently viable.
Zaed Qureshi
Evgeneia DolosSteamboat Springs
Imane Imane
Taha GayaSan Diego
Julie GarneauMontreal
Aziza AbioyeSwindonIt shouldn’t be controversial nor taboo to condemn genocide!
Paul SheehanCork, Ireland
Saida HodzicIthaca, NY
Diani BarretoBerlin, Germany
Hari Ziyad
Jennifer JacksonAjax, ON, Canada
BaranSindelfingenThank you, we are with you.
Lucita FernandezLiverpool
Alma LavillaPalma
IsaacTruth is authority.
Amirah BrownAnn Arbor
Masab KhanChicago, IL
Rosemary SmithWellington
vasilikilaval
BaileyToronto
Akbar AliManchester, UKFree Free Palestine and stop the genocide. Ceasefire Now. Israel is a terrorist state.
Tim EvansLondon
Jan RataNew PlymouthOusman Noor’s appeal must be considered ethically and with transparency. Ceasefire now, is the minimum message we expect from SKR.
Shaafick BaartmanAuckland
Shamim BodhanyaDurban
 Natasha Ouslis, PhDToronto
Iftekarmumbai
Ahmad
DonovanChicago
Alper GöndikenPrague
John doeEarth
Aleta BentToronto
Nida Khan
AshfaqBangalore
Shokoh
Usman MalikOrlando, FL
Saleem AnsariDohaStop the genocide
Nathan WoodPrague
Victoria Ellen GibsonCopenhagen
Nihad Sladic
EMAD A. M. OMAR
MaktubKashmirSupport to this letter is only a humble attempt to prevent my own moral degradation. Victory to Justice and Truth.
Aoife RyanIRELANDFree Palestine
Rebecca ArvizuAgoura Hills, CA USA
AHMEDİSTANBUL
Shameme ManjooJohannesburgPalestinian is a humanitarian cause.
Kolade ShasiLagos
RoyaNew JerseyPlease stop atrocities and killing in Gaza
Nuzhat SamreenVirgins,  USA
Grzegorz StarzeckiCieszyn
Sarah Hasnain
Shaida ParveenBirminghamMay justice prevail
Lamia Abdalkader
AndyWashington DCHumanity wins when good people stand up for the rights of others. All children are innocent. There can be no equivocation on this.
Jim SnodgrassRichmond
Hafsa ElmiLondon
Nicole MartinDallas
Elvin Cetin
Björn TinghStockholm
Adam KalhanSydneyFreedom of speech is essential for democracy
SyedaToronto
Wael NawaraPeterboroughSKR should be a place opposed to killing, right? So, supporting an occupied oppressed dispossessed people subjected to relentless bombardment should receive tolerance if not support and praise.
SARAH BURNSLos Angeles
Jordan Ashley ZimmermanBilbao
Ziya ErdemirAnkara
Estelle Asante
Gracie Mae BradleyGlasgow
Dimitri LascarisMontreal
Ann-Marie MendesGeneva
Alyaa EbbiaryLancaster, UKThank you for standing up for integrity and due process
Tamaam Madi-NassarGenève

Organisation

OrganisationLocationComment
NoEthicsInBigTech.com Previously founder of Ethics In Technology a 501c3Menlo Park, CaliforniaI 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 TestUK
Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA)Mogadishu
The Justice FoundationLondon
GP Castle Meadows Surgery- NHSDudley
Rural Support Programmes NetworkIslamabad
Racy ConversationsSan Francisco California
Logic(s) MagazineNew York City
Pathway ConsultingLos Angeles, CA
Harrington ConsultingNapa, CA
International humanitarian law and youth InitiativeEgypt
Affiniti ResponseGlasgow
Vredesactie/Action pour la PaixBrusselsThe 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
SamataHyderabad
Medical510
Canadian cultural mosaic foundationCalgary
Johnnys FirmwareBoston
Foundland LtdLondon
HREngland
Global Legal Action NetworkGalway
Beit insanBeirut
Majal.orgManama, Bahrain
Seqa ltdBristol U.K.We stand with humanity for all
The Early ManagerAlbuquerque, NM
Third RevolutionDetroit, MI
OsloMetOslo
Selfpreneur.comOakland, CA“We become what we ignore” – Ayori
boycottasone.com
Global Shapers Tanta HubTanta
GROE LTDManchesterFree Palestine
Subletinn IncChicago
SPADOIslamabad
Equalities and justice NorthwestLancashireAm signing on the behalf of EJNW and its 296 communtie orgainzations
OtherPowersSan Francisco, CA#FreePalestine
Pramones InzinerijaKaunas
Adala MediaWildeggPeople of honour make the world a better place. Solidarity!
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity NetworkVancouver
Loyola University Chicago School of Law NLG chapterChicago, IL
Horani Law, PLLCNew York
National Lawyers Guild- International CommitteeNew York
National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area chapterSan Francisco
Malcolm X Center for Self DeterminationGreenville
Planet News BusinessVienneHope justice shall prevail. For Ousman Noor and for Palestine
Musavir.aiDubai
Queen Rania Foundation- EdraakAmman, jordanFree Palestine!
Enlightened Leadership AcademyLanckorona PolandFreedom of speech makes people free
IF educationParisCeasefire now. Free Palestine.
GT4BDSToronto
SuccessDNA PTESingapore
All-for-one.orgZaanstad“All for One” stand for freedom, equality and justice for ALL
Municipality of Quito City Research CenterQuito
Aman Enterprise LLCLexingtonEvery person has the right to express their thoughts when human rights are violated. Speaking out against Israel or IDF is important when Palestinians are being killed in large numbers and 1.8 million population is being displaced.
Native CalgarianCalgaryI’m Sahtu Dene. I’ve tried to raise awareness on the oppression here and in Palestine. Solidarity always. I hope folkx will begin to stand up here too.
Medical510
The Ambition Collective Anaconda BluSydneyWe stand for peace
Foundation For Environmental Rights,Advocacy & Development (FENRAD)Nigeria, West AfricaFENRAD Nigeria support the campaign of stop killers Robot in Nigeria and west Africa at large
Andrade & Associates Mediation and Peacebuilding.JeffersonPeace can only be achieved by holding accountable those who abuse others.

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.
Supporting Mr. Ousman Noor becauce he is a very honourable man
Free Palestine from Israeli oppression & genocide
Speaking against a genocide should not cost your job.
Punishment for calling out an obvious injustice is abhorrent and shouldn’t be allowed. Look back through the decades of Israeli behaviour in regard to the Palestinian people and you’ll find nothing but crimes against humanity. If in doubt contact Israeli historian Professor Ilan Pappé.
Reinstate Ousmam Noor. His temination was unjust. The mission of SKR is to stop the misuse of robotic killer machines, as being used in Gaza and West Bank. I would like to see a complete stop to all killer robots.
Unacceptable and unfair dismissal
Keep going justice will preveal
This is absurd when people are terminated from work for speaking up for voiceless people and exercising their freedom of speech right.
damn joe biden, damn genocide, free palestine.
Peace & equality for everyone now
Imagine the possibility of robots used in Gaza. It might likely have happened… were they available. I agree with your fight against robots. But please consider the innocent, of all races and creeds.
Really admire Ousman and coalition members for standing up for what is right.
“God commands justice and fair dealing…”
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In Pursuit of Peace and Dignity: Navigating Human Rights, Global Politics, and Digital Frontiers on Human Rights Day 2023

In Pursuit of Peace and Dignity: Navigating Human Rights, Global Politics, and Digital Frontiers on Human Rights Day 2023

“Join us on Human Rights Day 2023 for a poignant exploration of our shared humanity. Amidst the tumult of global conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, this event delves into the relentless assault on human rights. Through gripping narratives and thought-provoking discussions, comedy, and music we aim to unveil the pain echoing across continents. Yet, within this darkness, we aim to discover glimmers of hope that illuminate a path towards a future where dignity prevails. Stand with us, embrace the urgency, and let’s collectively envision a world where human rights are not just given lip service but defended and celebrated.”

Event details:
December 10th 2023, 6 PM Pacific online at:
https://youtube.com/@EthicsInTechnology

Musician- Pete Kronowitt

If Steve Earle threw a margarita at Elvis Costello and got pissed enough to write political tunes, they would sound like Pete Kronowitt songs. Following in the footsteps of folk singers advocating to better humanity, Pete has organized, marched and sang his way across this land. Pete founded Face the Music Collective, a guide for creative activists utilizing performances to inspire targeted individual action, and is on the board of Music Declares Emergency US, a climate music industry nonprofit with a mission to activate fans.

Franchesca Fiorentini-

American Journalist, Correspondent, activist, and stand-up comedian. Host of Newsbroke and The Bitchuation Room Podcast.

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.

Ousman Noor 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, He 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bill Budington is a long-time activist, cryptography enthusiast, and a Senior Staff Technologist on EFF’s Public Interest Technology team. His research has been featured in the The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and cited by the US Congress. He is the lead developer of Cover Your Tracks, led HTTPS Everywhere from 2015-2018, and has contributed to projects like Let’s Encrypt and SecureDrop. Bill has spoken at USENIX Enigma (2016), HOPE (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022), CCC (2017), InfoSec Southwest (2017), ShmooCon (2019, 2020), and other infosec conferences. Bill’s primary interest lies in dismantling systems of oppression, building up collaborative alternatives and, to borrow a phrase from Zapatismo, fighting for a ‘world in which many worlds fit.’ He loves hacker spaces and getting together with other techies to tinker, code, share, and build the technological commons.

Organizer, Host and Panel Discussions By:

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.

In loving memory of all our departed parents especially Parivash Gharavi.

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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.

Click here to become a signatory.

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
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  • 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
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  • Sarah Myers West, Managing Director, AI Now Institute
  • SEHLAC NETWORK
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  • Shreya Chowdhary, PhD Student, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Shuvi Jha, CS student at Stanford
  • Simone Brugiapaglia, Assistant Professor, Concordia University
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  • 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
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Concerned Activists and Hiroshima Bombing Survivor Host Virtual Discussion Night Sunday, August 6 th to Urge Concrete Actions Towards World Peace

Concerned Activists and Hiroshima Bombing Survivor Host Virtual Discussion Night Sunday, August 6 th to Urge Concrete Actions Towards World Peace

Each year, many around the world acknowledge August 6
th as a solemn remembrance of the WWII bomb attack on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We are a collection of activists from the technology, business, and political spheres working for peace and civil liberties. We will host a Zoom event, “Harmony for Humanity” Sunday, August 6th, from 6pm to 8:30 pm Pacific time which is open to the public. Our
event will be focused not only on commemorating those who suffered and died due to the bombs but on current world conflicts and steps people can take, and can urge their leaders to take, to promote a peaceful world. Please sign up here.
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.

This is not your Oppenheimer movie. For more information on this event visit NotYourOppenheimer.com This unique gathering brings together a diverse lineup of
talent, including four hilarious comedians, six 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 conversations surrounding nuclear disarmament and the preservation of human rights. Together we will explore the impact of the 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 an essential tool for healing.

Host:

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.

Speakers:

Mr. Takashi Thomas Tanemori: was born in December 1937, in Hiroshima Japan. His father taught him, as the firstborn 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 Central Valley of California as a teenager. 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.

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

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.

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. Franchesca Fiorentini Correspondent and stand-up comedian. Host of Newsbroke and The Bitchuation Room Podcast. 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, standup 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.

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.

José : is the Community Manager at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 1990, he experienced the United States’ wars 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.

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.

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.

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. 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

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Harmony for Humanity: Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day

Harmony for Humanity: Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day

This year’s theme for No Ethics in Big Tech’s—formerly Ethics In Tech—Hiroshima Day annual commemoration and panel is “Harmony for Humanity: Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day.”

Our lineup this year includes a diverse mix of speakers and comedians, promising a unique blend of comedy and discussion that makes No Ethics In Big Tech events a
one-of-a-kind experience.

Legendary political comedian Will Durst is on the mend and back in our all-star lineup, along with stand-up superstar, journalist, and activist Francesca Fiorentini,
the ever-uproarious Chloe McGovern, and cosmopolitan humorist Annette Mullaney, whose work in Big Tech seasons her always witty sets.Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Rufo—whose crafty lyrics skewer government
surveillance and current affairs—is our special musical guest.

On the speaker side, host and No Ethics in Big Tech founder Vahid Razavi has assembled one of our best panels yet. Author and Veterans for Peace activist Helen Jaccard will lead off a lineup that includes Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, Common Dreams writer Brett Wilkins, RootsAction founder Norman Solomon—whose latest book, War Made Invisible, is a must-read for all peace-lovers, José of the venerable Electronic Frontier Foundation, and our very special guest, atomic bomb survivor and Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness author Takashi Thomas Tanemori.

“I am looking forward to meeting many of you,” says Tanemori. “It is wonderful that you are promoting peace. For me, I’m promoting peace through forgiveness.”
Always one of our more popular events, this year’s Hiroshima Day commemoration is all the more timely given the release of Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster Oppenheimer, a biopic chronicling the life of theoretical physicist and “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer. Being this is a No Ethics in Big Tech event, we won’t pull any punches like Hollywood inevitably does—although we stand in solidarity with striking writers and actors. As always, we’ll have a frank discussion about the history, current state, and future of nuclear weapons, which, arguably, now as much as ever represent an existential threat to humanity.

The world’s nine nuclear-armed countries—the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea—spent a combined $83
billion on their nuclear arsenals last year, with more than half of that amount attributable to the U.S. Instead of disarmament, the United States is spending tens
of billions of dollars modernizing and upgrading its nuclear arsenal. Another world is possible. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its work culminating in the landmark Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which now has 92 signatories and 68 state parties. However, none of the world’s nine nuclear powers have signed the treaty. But as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently asserted, eliminating nuclear weapons is “not only possible, it is necessary.”

Guterres warning came amid heightened nuclear fears during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and nuclear threats from Russian leaders. The world hasn’t been this close
to nuclear war since the 1980s, when tensions between the United States and Soviet Union reignited to levels unseen since the Cuban Missile Crisis. According
to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock, we are closer to “midnight”—nuclear armageddon—than even during the dark days of the Cold War’s final decade.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Join us on Hiroshima Day, August 6, and let’s realize a better world together

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Oppenheimer’s Movie, Humanizing the Inhumane

Let me share my thoughts on the movie Oppenheimer, which I attended on its opening night in Palo Alto at the 7:00 PM showing. As a disabled individual, I was assigned seat E2 and had to sit in the handicapped seat located on top of the theater, as using the stairs was not an option for me.

When I purchased my ticket online from the Emerson St theater  in Palo Alto, their website indicated that the movie was nearly sold out. However, upon arrival, I was surprised to see that the occupancy was only around 75% at best. This experience reminded me of how certain organizations manipulate ticket sales, such as the Church of Scientology’s bulk purchases of Tom Cruise movies or movie production houses giving away tickets for free reviews to create a buzz.

In my opinion, Oppenheimer glorifies individuals responsible for the creation of weapons of mass destruction. The film attempts to humanize their actions, which resulted in events such as Trinity, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and over 1000 nuclear tests in the US alone. Unfortunately, the movie fails to reflect on the impact these actions had on the victims of atomic blasts, the victims in Japan, the victims of nuclear energy accidents, or even the 1000 tests themselves. Ultimately, it is three hours of disjointed theater that overlooks the true consequences.

It is disheartening to think that our society, with over $800 billion spent on the military, has cultivated a generation fascinated by violence and technology, supporting movies like this. I have no doubt that it will receive awards, accolades, and generate significant streaming income. It seems both Hollywood and the tech industry excel at profiting from the war machine, essentially making blood money.

However, there is an alternative response to this movie. We are organizing an event to commemorate the anniversary of Hiroshima Day, which claimed the lives of 160,000 people. The event will feature a Hiroshima Survivor, as well as representatives from Roots Action, Common Dreams, Veterans For Peace, The Church of Fellowship of All People, and four talented comedians and musicians. Rather than glorifying individuals like Oppenheimer, our event aims to initiate meaningful discussions and even find humor in their inhuman actions. I invite you to join us for the Harmony for Humanity Hiroshima Day Event.

Please join us for the NotYourOppenheimer.com event on August 6th at 6:00 PM.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my review and invitation.

Sincerely,

Vahid Razavi

Mr. Tanimori 

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From Microsoft to General Dynamics, Corporations Under Pressure to End Business Dealings With ICE

"As the people who build the technologies that Microsoft profits from, we refuse to be complicit."
Corporations that contract with President Donald Trump's immigration agencies faced harsh rebuke this week both from within their ranks and from outside critics over their complicity with the Trump administration's separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
More than 100 employees at Microsoft demanded that the company stop providing support to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"We request that Microsoft cancel its contracts with ICE, and with other clients who directly enable ICE," wrote the workers. "As the people who build the technologies that Microsoft profits from, we refuse to be complicit."
Microsoft has previously told employees that its work with ICE does not support the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy under which thousands of children have been separated from their families—packed into detention centers for children as young as a few months old or sent all over the country in the foster care system.
The employees made clear that such an assurance "does not go far enough."
"We believe that Microsoft must take an ethical stand, and put children and families above profits," said the employees, noting that the company has a $19.4 million contract with ICE. "We also call on Microsoft to draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Microsoft nor its contractors will work with clients who​ ​violate international human rights law​."
In January, Microsoft announced a new partnership with ICE through its Azure Government computing program. The program's capabilities include facial recognition software, leading to concerns among critics that the company could be directly participating in the apprehension of immigrants.
In CEO Satya Nadella's response to his employees' letter, he said only that Microsoft is "supporting legacy mail, calendar, messaging, and document management workloads" for ICE.
Regardless of the exact nature of Microsoft's work with the agency, the letter noted, the company is "providing the technical undergirding in support of an agency that is actively enforcing this inhumane policy."
Meanwhile, partnerships forged by defense and intelligence contractors with the Health and Human Services Department (HHS)—which is charged with caring for children who arrive in the U.S. without adults as well as those who have been forcibly separated from their parents and guardians—have come under attack in recent days.
As Common Dreams reported last week, General Dynamics and MVM, Inc. have won multi-million dollar contracts with the department to oversee the detention centers where more and more children have been sent in recent weeks, and to transport children throughout Texas.
General Dynamics' involvement in the zero tolerance policy provoked condemnation from peace activists in Maine, home of the corporation's subsidiary, Bath Iron Works.
"It is a real sign that [General Dynamics] is willing to do just about anything to make [money]," peace activist Bruce Gagnon told the Bangor Daily News. "Ethics do not matter to this mega-corporation at all."
Organizers of the online boycott campaign Grab Your Wallet have urged supporters to contact both General Dynamics and MVM.
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To Evade NSA, Microsoft Begins Building Data Centers in Germany

In an attempt to evade the long arm of U.S. intelligence that could mark a sea change in internet privacy, Microsoft has announced plans to build two new data centers in Germany that will store user information in a secure network and not allow access to anyone—including the U.S. government and Microsoft staff themselves—without explicit approval by the user or a “data trustee.”

If permission is granted by the user or the trustee, Microsoft would still be required to operate under their supervision.

In this case, the trustee is T-Systems, a subsidiary of German conglomerate Deutsche Telekom. By stationing its data servers in Frankfurt am Main and Magdeburg, Microsoft will be placing user data under German privacy protections, which are some of the strictest in Europe.

The move comes amid growing public outcry over government eavesdropping in the wake of Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations that exposed National Security Agency (NSA) mass surveillance at home and abroad. And it may help address new privacy concerns arising just weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which supporters say would make it easier for tech companies to respond to security breaches—but which opponents say is nothing more than a government surveillance bill in disguise.

Microsoft, which publicly opposed CISA, has been in an ongoing legal battle with the Department of Justice (DOJ) after the company in December 2013 refused to hand over emails from a drug trafficking suspect stored on servers in Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft told DOJ officials they would have to get a warrant from an Irish court.

With that case still underway, the company’s initiative signals that it may be looking for a whole new approach to privacy.

The implications of the move are significant, even if they are not necessary fail-safe. As The Verge writes:

It’s an approach that’s comparable to Apple’s use of encryption that even the iPhone-maker can’t break — theoretically taking away the option of government authorities forcing the company to give up users’ data. However, none of these tactics are ever completely secure. For example, the Snowden revelations showed that despite Europe’s outward desire for data sovereignty, many local spy agencies still funneled European citizens’ data to the NSA.

Paul Miller, an analyst for Forrester, notes that although Microsoft is confident in the security of German servers, this arrangement has yet to be tested in the courts. “To be sure, we must wait for the first legal challenge. And the appeal. And the counter-appeal,” said Miller.

More importantly, though, Microsoft’s decision could end up affecting more than just its own users. If the German trustee model becomes a recognized standard for data security, then customers of other cloud computing firms like Google and Amazon could demand similar arrangements. EU officials might also be emboldened by the move. Last month, the EU Court of Justice invalidated the longstanding Safe Harbor treaty allowing US companies to send data on European citizens back to America. The treaty is currently being renegotiated, and Microsoft’s support for the data trustee model could feed into these debates.

The data centers—which are connected to each other by a private network that will operate separately from the internet—are aimed at organizations working with sensitive information, such as health or finances.

“These locally deployed versions of Microsoft’s commercial cloud services adhere to German data handling regulations and customers will be able to view how and where data is processed,” the company stated on Wednesday.

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Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes

Microsoft Corp. is currently sitting on almost $29.6 billion it would owe in U.S. taxes if it repatriated the $92.9 billion of earnings it is keeping offshore, according to disclosures in the company’s most recent annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The amount of money that Microsoft is keeping offshore represents a significant spike from prior years, and the levies the company would owe amount to almost the entire two-year operating budget of the company’s home state of Washington.

The company says it has “not provided deferred U.S. income taxes” because it says the earnings were generated from its “non-U.S. subsidiaries” and then “reinvested outside the U.S.” Tax experts, however, say that details of the filing suggest the company is using tax shelters to dodge the taxes it owes as a company domiciled in the United States.

In response to a request for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson referred International Business Times to 2012 U.S. Senate testimony from William J. Sample, the company’s corporate vp for worldwide tax. He said: “Microsoft’s tax results follow from its business, which is fundamentally a global business that requires us to operate in foreign markets in order to compete and grow. In conducting our business at home and abroad, we abide by U.S. and foreign tax laws as written. That is not to say that the rules cannot be improved — to the contrary, we believe they can and should be.”

The disclosure in Microsoft’s SEC filing lands amid an intensifying debate over the fairness of U.S.-based multinational corporations using offshore subsidiaries and so-called “inversions” to avoid paying American taxes. Such maneuvers — although often legal — threaten to signficantly reduce U.S. corporate tax receipts during an era marked by government budget deficits.

White House officials have called the tactics an affront to “economic patriotism” and President Obama himself has derided “a small but growing group of big corporations that are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes.” In a July speech, he said such firms are “declaring their base someplace else even though most of their operations are here.”

“I don’t care if it’s legal; it’s wrong,” Obama said. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers have been pushing legislation they say would discourage U.S. companies from avoiding taxes through offshore subsidiaries. The proposals are being promoted in advance of the 2014 elections, as polling suggests the issue could be a winner for the party. In Illinois, the issue has already taken center stage in the state’s tightly contested gubernatorial campaign.

Because Microsoft has not declared itself a subsidiary of a foreign company, the firm has not technically engaged in an inversion. However, according to a 2012 U.S. Senate investigation, the company has in recent years used its offshore subsidiaries to substantially reduce its tax bills.

That probe uncovered details of how those subsidiaries are used. In its report, the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations described what it called Microsoft’s “complex web of interrelated foreign entities to facilitate international sales and reduce U.S. and foreign tax.” The panel’s report noted that “despite the [company’s] research largely occurring in the United States and generating U.S. tax credits, profit rights to the intellectual property are largely located in foreign tax havens.” The report discovered that through those tax havens, “Microsoft was able to shift offshore nearly $21 billion (in a 3-year period), or almost half of its U.S. retail sales net revenue, saving up to $4.5 billion in taxes on goods sold in the United States, or just over $4 million in U.S. taxes each day.”

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said at the time: “Microsoft U.S. avoids U.S. taxes on 47 cents of each dollar of sales revenue it receives from selling its own products right here in this country. The product is developed here. It is sold here, to customers here. And yet Microsoft pays no taxes here on nearly half the income.”

Apple and General Electric, which also employ offshore subsidiaries, are the only U.S.-based companies that have more money offshore than Microsoft, according to data compiled by Citizens for Tax Justice. In all, a May report by CTJ found that “American Fortune 500 corporations are likely saving about $550 billion by holding nearly $2 trillion of ‘permanently reinvested’ profits offshore.” The report also found that “28 these corporations reveal that they have paid an income tax rate of 10 percent or less to the governments of the countries where these profits are officially held, indicating that most of these profits are likely in offshore tax havens.”

Microsoft’s use of the offshore subsidiary tactics has exploded in the last five years, with the amount of Microsoft earnings shifted offshore jumping 516 percent since 2008, according to SEC filings.

According to Microsoft’s filings, if the company repatriates the $92.9 billion it is holding offshore, it would face a 31.9 percent U.S. corporate tax rate. U.S. law generally permits companies to deduct the foreign corporate taxes they’ve already paid from the U.S.’s official 35 percent corporate tax rate. According to CTJ’s Richard Phillips, that means Microsoft’s disclosure implies the company is paying just 3.1 percent in the locales where it is currently holding the cash. Phillips says such an extremely low rate strongly suggests the firm is keeping the earnings not just in relatively low-tax locales like Ireland, Singapore and others the company has disclosed, but also in smaller countries like Bermuda that are considered true tax havens.

According to a Wall Street Journal report in 2012 about companies reducing transparency about their subsidiaries, Microsoft “once disclosed more than 100 subsidiaries [but] reported just 13 in its 2003 annual report and 11 in its 2012 report.”