HP boycott action
Campaigners release new video
Activists from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign picketed major stockists of Hewlett Packard products earlier this month in protest at the company's involvement in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.
Campaigners turned up at more than twenty locations around the UK on Saturday 4th June 2016 to raise awareness of the company's contribution to Israeli military infrastructure and settlement security.
Ahead of the day of action, the #StopHP campaign released a video highlighting the fact that HP profits from the denial of Palestinian rights.
The campaigners say that "HP’s technology and equipment facilitate both the illegal Israeli occupation and apartheid."
They say the company has:
- The development of its biometric "Basel system" used for surveillance of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territory which is installed at Israeli military checkpoints.
- Supplied the computer systems for Israel’s Ministry of Defence.
- Provided services and technologies to two of Israel’s largest illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, Modi’in Illit and Ariel.
In Ethical Consumer's rating system the company scores 6 and features in our product guides to laptop, tablet and desktop computers.
The call to boycott and divest from Israel and complicit corporations comes from Palestinian civil society; a nonviolent form of resistance which aims to pressure Israel to meet its obligations under international law.
Interim director of PSC, Sara Apps said:
“Yet again Palestine campaigners are showing we will hold companies to account for their violations against human rights – they will find that their sins come back to haunt them".
“Our campaigns expose companies complicit in Israel’s violations and colonisation, and pressure them to end their relationships with Israel’s occupation.”
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