The world we live in has been transformed by the internet, social media, big data, and artificial intelligence. These technologies have enriched our lives, but they can easily be used for mass surveillance and repression. We must demand from governments and high-tech companies to guard our basic freedoms.
The U.S. government's "Zero-Tolerance" policy on immigration created a surge in the number of children that are locked up in detention facilities. The largest migrant youth detention facility in the U.S. is the Homestead detention center in Florida. It holds at least 2,000 children and is the only for-profit migrant youth detention facility to date.
UPDATE: On April 9, 2019 Airbnb announced that it "will not move forward with implementing the removal of listings in the West Bank," reversing the company's announcement from last November. The following text reflects the situation before the April 2019 announcement, but our analysis still holds, despite Airbnb's decision.
After becoming a franchisee of Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental company, Israeli company Albar terminated its businesses in the occupied West Bank. Europcar thus joins other multinationals that have ended operations in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in recent years.
U.S. Corporations Complicit in Operation Protective Edge
The following is a list of corporations complicit in the 2014 attack on Gaza called Operation Protective Edge. If you are interested in organizing economic activism campaigns in response to the attacks, these are companies to target.http://afsc.org/resource/us-corporations-complicit-current-attacks-gaza