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To: UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley: Cut your ties to Palantir!
We did it! Palantir has been dropped!
"We welcome the decision by Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Berkeley to drop their ties with Palantir. Palantir’s technology provides direct support for ICE to separate immigrant families, and UC Berkeley should not provide free publicity or access to this or any other company that aligns itself with Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. People are being deported, children are being caged, and Palantir is knowingly facilitating these deeds.
Palantir is not just any vendor. It does not simply sell off-the-shelf solutions to government agencies. When it contracts with the government, Palantir provides “ongoing training and support” to their government counterparts, helping them configure their systems for optimal use.
Those who care about human rights must not only push back on the governments that violate them but also the companies that enable them. This is why we call on recruitment offices and academic conferences everywhere to drop their ties with Palantir until the company cancels its contract with ICE.
On every campus where Palantir has an office, it’s past time we tell Palantir: you are not welcome here.”
- Jacinta Gonzalez, senior campaign organizer, Mijente