SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Peninsula | U.S. | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Police State and Prisons | Front Page

Sun Jun 29 2014 (Updated 07/02/14) Ten Arrested at Google Headquarters Asking for Dialogue in Battle for Net Neutrality
Occupy Google Demands Dialogue, Gets Arrested On the afternoon of June 24, a group of activists set up tents and banners in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, announcing their protest online at OccupyGoogle.org. The protester’s demanded that Google engage in a conversation about what the company should be doing in the fight for Net Neutrality. The activists claim Google could be doing a lot more, and started the camp-out to apply pressure.

Here’s how Occupy Google explains their reasoning: Though Google and other major companies such as Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft have come out in support of preserving a free and open web, we believe much more can be done. Though many of us have concerns about the larger implications of Google’s effect on the world, as far as surveillance and ties to military technology, we are not here to protest Google. Google, with its immense power, has a social responsibility to uphold the values of the internet. We encourage Google to engage in a serious, honest dialogue on the issue of net neutrality and to stand with us in support of an internet that is free from censorship, discrimination, and access fees.

Late in the night, ten activists, including a journalist who was livestreaming the event, were arrested for trespassing.

photoRead More | OccupyGoogle.org

See Also: tires slashed on google shopping express truck in Mission District | Check this out, a Google GlassHole Party

07/28/14 Project Could Launch New Oil Field in Condor Habitat, Waste Millions of Gallons of Water   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/27/14 Feds Close Over 25,000 Square Miles of Ocean Off California’s Coast to Destructive Gear   Environment & Forest Defense | California
07/26/14 DA's Decision Not to Prosecute Erick Gelhaus Prompts Civil Disobedience in Santa Rosa   Police State and Prisons | North Bay / Marin
07/26/14 Eden Foods Wants to Stop Covering Birth Control for Its Employees   Womyn | Peninsula
07/25/14 Rallies Statewide Commemorate the Day 30,000 Prisoners Refused to Eat   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Protests in East Salinas Resume Following Fourth Police Killing   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Hundreds of Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Have Been Killed in Gaza Since July 8   Palestine
07/11/14 Frank Alvarado, Killed by SPD, Spoke in Santa Cruz Against Prison Expansion   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Letter Writing Group to Focus on Political Prisoners in the California Prison System   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Santa Cruz Anti-War Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual Independence Day Rally   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/02/14 SF Queer Anarchists Blockade the Google/FIFA Pride Float In Solidarity with Brazilians   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | International