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Improbable Partners Tech and Social Justice Advocates Rally Against Trump
by Action League
Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017 9:34 PM
Today, in partnership, left wing activists and tech employees staged an alliance against White House policies. Tech Stands Up organized a rally in Palo Alto attended by hundreds of people.
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Highly paid tech workers drive up rents in the Bay Area. Many commute to Silicon Valley on luxury buses. Protests in Palo Alto against Palantir take aim at the Big Data company for providing its product to the Department of Homeland Security to identify undocumented immigrants. But today, in partnership, left wing activists and tech employees staged an alliance against White House policies.

Speakers at a 4 hour rally in Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza called for inclusion, diversity and civil liberties. Tech Stands Up, an organization of people in the tech world who object to the Trump administration’s alt-right policies, wants tech company leaders to speak out against White House discriminatory action.

Derecka Mehrens, co-founder of Silicon Valley Rising, said tech companies must improve the lot of low-wage, largely immigrant subcontracted janitors, security officers, and cafeteria workers. Union leaders and health care activists also spoke from a stage, along with the Raging Grannies who sang out for net neutrality, internet privacy and social justice.
§Crowd in the Plaza
by Action League Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017 9:34 PM
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§Raging Grannies and gathered crowd
by Action League Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017 9:34 PM
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§Health activist Troy Burnet talks to the Raging Grannies
by Action League Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017 9:34 PM
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§Statue of Liberty for Internet Freedom
by Action League Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017 9:34 PM
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