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Protesters Force Palantir to Empty HQ
by Fight for What's Right
Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
Palantir, the secretive $20 billion data-analysis company whose work with ICE has even led some of its own employees to make a fuss, succumbed to the power of protesters on August 23. The main office at 100 Hamilton, Palantir's world headquarters, was emptied in advance of the arrival of demonstrators.

Photo credit: Cornelia Grimes, Pro Bono Photo
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Slate.com recently reported that Stanford students no longer wish to interview for jobs with Palantir upon graduation. Bloomberg revealed that Palantir has struggled to convince some potential recruits because of concerns about how authorities use its products. Add to that regular protests on the streets in front of its property and it adds up to one thing. Palantir has got problems.

By telling employees at its headquarters to vacate the building, Palantir amplified the message protesters brought to Hamilton Ave. in Palo Alto last week. In the off chance that a few were still hanging around, and to the delight of local and international reporters, demonstrators made much noise in downtown Palo Alto.

Hundreds of voices were raised in shouts and song. Speakers, including Tracy Rosenberg of Oakland Privacy, called it as it is. Rosenberg said that Palantir is automating white supremacy and automating ethnic cleansing.

Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel has denied the extent of its involvement with ICE in the past. With a brand new contract, the company's commitment to participating in the unconscionable treatment of immigrants is exceedingly clear. Protesters reacted to last week's renewed contract announcement swiftly, and without mincing words.
§Marching with Banners
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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§DSA* Marching Band
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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*Democratic Socialists of America
§Say it LOUD!
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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§Meanwhile at Palantir HQ
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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While marchers proceeded to rally site, direct action has decorated Palantir's World HQ
§Megaphones
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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§Palantir has blood on its hands!
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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§Raging Grannies brought the Statue of Liberty
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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Statue stated...."I am embarrassed to represent this country!"
§Raging Grannies Line Up
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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§Loud chanting...
by Fight for What's Right Tuesday Aug 27th, 2019 2:19 PM
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