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Silicon Valley is struggling to work together against Trump's havoc

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On a daily basis, Stewart Butterfield roasts Donald Trump on Twitter.

The Slack CEO is among the most outspoken leaders in the tech community when it comes to the new president, which made it all the more surprising to see his company missing from the list of 97 tech giants that signed onto an amicus brief opposing the recent Muslim travel ban—arguably the most unified, aggressive action ever taken by the industry on a political issue.

Turns out, Slack wasn’t a holdout. They just got left off an email. 

“Slack heard about this when it appeared in the media and of course we support it,” a Slack spokesperson explained over email Monday morning. “It’s our understanding that a supplemental one is being filed and Slack will be on that list.” Read more…

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Elon Musk says he’ll present objections to Trump’s immigration order at Friday advisory council meeting

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23:  White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller (L) and Klaus Kleinfeld of Arconic visit with Elon Musk (C) of SpaceX before a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Business leaders who also attend the meeting included Elon Musk of SpaceX, Mark Sutton of International Paper, Michael Dell of Dell Technologies, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical and others.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a statement about his participation in Donald Trump’s economic advisory council, and a scheduled meeting of the group tomorrow. Musk said that he and others on the council will take the opportunity to voice their opposition to the president’s executive order on immigration and suggest how it might be changed. Musk took the opportunity to specifically… Read More

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Veteran speaks out against 'Muslim ban' with incredible Iraq story

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There’s no doubt we’re living in troubling times, but U.S. veteran’s story has been warming hearts all over the internet.

Dylan Park-Pettiford shared a story on Twitter, Saturday, about an Iraqi boy named Brahim, who he met during his first deployment to the war-torn nation. The moving thread has been retweeted well over 58,000 times. 

Since then, Park-Pettiford told Mashable via Messenger he shared the story to help speak up against Trump’s immigration ban

I told this story about #refugees a couple years ago on Veterans Day with a humorous slant. I’m going to tell it again today, unfiltered.

— odp (@dyllyp) January 28, 2017 Read more…

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NVCA chair on immigration orders: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order surrounded by small business leaders in the Oval Office of the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump said he will "dramatically" reduce regulations overall with this executive action as it requires that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded. (Photo by Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images) Venky Ganesan, managing director of $4.4 billion venture capital firm Menlo Ventures and current chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, is walking a political tightrope and trying not to fall off. The venture capital industry, financiers to many tech giants, relies on immigrant talent to launch startups, help them thrive, and drive their continued success. Right now, that puts… Read More

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Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

google protest Google employees are currently rallying against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Googlers all over the country, including at campuses in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rallying against the immigration ban. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin, who was spotted at one of the protests… Read More

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Google creates $4 million crisis fund to fight Trump's immigration ban

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Google is joining other technology companies in supporting its employees and other people alike affected with Trump administration’s move to restrict immigrants and refugees in the United States.

After Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, Google has created a $2 million crisis fund that can be matched by up to $2 million in donations from employees. This is the company’s largest humanitarian campaign to date.

The fund is for four organisations: the ACLU, Immigrant Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps. Several other Google executives have also individually donated to ACLU and other organizations, though they haven’t been identified in the report.  Read more…

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Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

google-shop13 Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN… Read More

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Some tech executives are matching ACLU donations amid immigration ban protests

stripe event patrick collison Tech executives are offering to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment of an executive order banning entry to refugees and visa holders from seven countries. As multiple executives and CEOs of technology companies have come out in opposition of what’s essentially being called an immigration ban, some have chosen to do so by offering to… Read More

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