Global BDS Week of Action: Protest HP Nov 25 – Dec 3!

The International Boycott HP Network is calling for an International Week of Action targeting occupation and prison profiteer HP

Mark your calendars! The International Boycott HP Network and the Palestinian BDS National Committee are calling for an international week of action against HP over its role in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. The week of action will take place November 25-December 3, which includes the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 29.

Will your city or organization join the Week of Action? Sign up here!

In Palestine, Hewlett Packard companies provide imaging for Israel’s apartheid checkpoints and ID cards system; enable Israel’s deadly blockade of the Gaza Strip; provide services to illegal Israeli settlements; and manage people for profit in Israeli prisons where torture is systematic. While claiming to uphold values of social responsibility, HP companies are notorious for involvement inoppressive practices worldwide, like providing technology to enable deportations, mass incarceration, and solitary confinement in the United States.

From the United Kingdom to Malaysia, from the United States to Italy, from Germany to Palestine, organizations in cities worldwide are organizing campaigns and actions to hold HP accountable, and so can you!

There are many ways your group can take part in the HP Week of Action! Here are 10…

  1. Launch a campaign to get HP de-shelved from a local store.

  2. If the store refuses, hold signs and flyer outside to escalate pressure and educate shoppers about HP and Palestine. Or flyer on a busy street during shopping season. Gather local signatures for the soon-to-be-released Boycott HP petition.

  3. Organize a mock checkpoint or boycott HP flash mob!

  4. Go holiday carolling — with boycott HP lyrics.

  5. Hold an informational teach-in about what makes HP an important target.

  6. Ask a local community institution or church to pledge to be HP-free.

  7. Get creative putting Boycott HP stickers in smart places.

  8. Host a social media house party; culture-jam HP with your friends on Twitter. Or sign up here to join a social media team to tweet/post throughout the week!

  9. Organize an action outside of one of HP’s offices or tech industry gatherings.

  10. Start building a municipal, campus, and faith-based campaign targeting HP.

Now is a great time to start identifying local HP vendors or researching institutional ties — such as contracts and investments — between HP and your city, university, or faith community.

Together, let’s show HP companies it’s time to live up to their stated principles. The International Boycott HP Network is putting together resources to take some of these actions. Also, check out the recent webinar recordings: Why HP is a Great Target and Building Effective Boycott HP campaigns.

Sign up today to get connected with resources for the Boycott HP Week of Action!

Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook too!

(Source / 13.10.2016)

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *