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August 13, 2019 04:17 pm GMT

Whole Foods employees want Amazon to sever ties with ICE

Amazon is under fire once again. On Monday, employees from Whole Foods (which Amazon purchased in 2017) issued a statement expressing their displeasure with their parent company's ties to ICE. 

The group behind the letter is called Whole Worker and is comprised of both current and former employees. 

The statement demands that Amazon cut ties to the technology company Palantir, and any other company that oppresses marginalized groups. Amazon does not directly work with ICE, but does provide web services technology to Palantir, which provides ICE with software

"Palantir provides software that helps ICE in the deportation of undocumented people. Undocumented people must be welcomed with compassion and treated like the political and economic asylum seekers they are," the statement explains.  Read more...

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