What else is motivating Big Tech to help create a war that criminalizes Muslim, Black, and brown people? The bigger and more powerful Big Tech gets, the more they must prove to the US government that they will fall in line with federal priorities. And the more Big Tech falls in line with federal priorities, the less representatives will feel compelled to curb their market power via regulation as retribution. And because Big Tech is ultimately motivated by the drive to generate as many profits as possible, they are quick to cast off any promise to not be evil in order to stay in the government’s good graces.
We are thankful for research support from Empower LLC and Jack Poulson at Tech Inquiry to make this project a reality.
We want to acknowledge the many organizations and activists who have done important work in the past 20 years resisting the Global War on Terror and continuing to build towards justice and liberation even in the face of repression. Some of these groups who helped inspire this project in one way or another include: About Face, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, Dissenters, Mijente, Muslim Justice League, Palestinian Youth Movement, and Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans.
We also remember the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted and destroyed through the invasions, occupations, airwars, and state violence since 2001. And also those who are resisting all the repressive forces they are facing whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Palestine, Kashmir, Xinjiang, and beyond.
Crescendo is a project of the Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE), MPower Change, and Little Sis.