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HP BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN
A Southern California campaign calling on individuals and organizations to boycott the products of Hewlett-Packard both for its complicity in the Israeli violation of universal human rights and international law and its involvement in the prison-industrial system and ICE* in the United States.
This campaign is a participant in the international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign (BDS) initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005 as a non-violent means to achieve justice, equality and peace.
In this short (1:44) video, Palestinians tell why we should boycott HP:
Because it has to matter to us
FLASH: This action is currently suspended pending confirmation that HPE is not sponsoring a race car.
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) is sponsoring a race car at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 7 - 9, 2017. We intend to be there to protest HPE. Click on "Actions and Events" in the "Take Action" menu for updates on this action.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Los Angeles Activists Protest Hewlett-Packard
on Day 3 of Global Week of Action
Over the course of the week, 150 actions took place in 30 countries across 6 continents! Here's a roundup. The international campaign is not over so scroll down for information.
Click on the image above to see more photos of the action at the “Apartheid Wall” in Manhattan Beach, California. At this HP Boycott Campaign-LA action, participants displayed a large replica of the apartheid wall and dramatized HP’s complicity in the violation of Palestinian human rights - as well as the rights of California prisoners and immigrants.
To support the international campaign, you can sign a petition calling on Hewlett-Packard to cease supporting Israel in its ongoing violations of Palestinian rights and international law.
And then you can print out and hand this letter to the store manager of any local store that sells HP products.
HPBoycott Campaign (LA) salutes The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) for their courageous stand on BDS and their opposition to the Israeli apartheid state's incremental genocide of the Palestinian people.
A wave of bills aimed at punishing or suppressing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns for Palestinian freedom have been introduced in state legislatures across the country. Click for information on specific anti-BDS legislation in your state.
Anti-Palestine Bill dies in Congress
On December 1, 2016, two days after it was introduced in the U.S. Senate, the "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act" was quietly passed by "unanimous consent." In reality, the only senators present were the two who introduced the bill. The bill was an attempt to codify the State Department definition of anti-Semitism that defines criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic. It targeted student activism by limiting their free-speech rights to express support for Palestinians. Here is an article about the bill. The good news is that the bill died in the House of Representatives due to some terrific behind-the-scenes work by vigilant activists.
Message from Omar Barghouti
Nakba Day (15 May, 2016)
For a 32 slide presention exploring why HP has been selected as a boycott target, click slideshow. The presentation will open in a new tab. When you are done, just close that tab and you will return here.
Palestinian Youth say: " Because it has to matter to us"
"[HP is a] global technology, computing and IT services provider. As of Novemeber 2015, HP Company has split into two companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. The two companies share offices, management, supply chains, branding and continue to buy together and bid on contracts together, at least for the first two years."
Read AFSC's entire article.
"From Ferguson to Mexico to Palestine"
A Southern California Public Forum held on June 6, 2015
Presented by the HP Boycott Campaign
Virtual People's HP Shareholder Meeting, March 18, 2015
A coalition of Palestinian Rights groups and organizations, "The Coalition to Stop HP", protested HP's complicity in the Israeli occupation and held a virtual People's Shareholder Meeting in front of HP offices in Palo Alto, CA on March 18, 2015.
HP Boycott campaigners delivering their message outside of Fry's in Manhattan Beach, December 27, 2014
Don't buy HP Actions, November 28, 2014
On Black Friday dressed in black with kuffiyehs draped across their shoulders, three dozen HP boycott activists fanned out in Southern California to deliver their message. They billboarded outside Best Buy in West Los Angeles, Costco in Los Feliz/East Hollywood and Long Beach with their message about HP's complicity in Israeli apartheid, the US prison industrial system and Homeland Security/ICE's deportations. Passing cars honked, and shoppers entering the stores parking lots responded favorably to their leaflet. One WLA shopper who had come to buy a computer, said that we caught him just in time and that now he wouldn't buy HP.
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HP Boycott Campaign Launches on October 25, 2014
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On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the HP Boycott Campaign was formally launched. Joined by more than forty people outside the Office Depot branch in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, endorsers and supporters of the campaign held an informational rally, performed street theater and leafleted pedestrians and cars.
[The launch was generously videoed by Informativo Pacifico, a Spanish language news program which can be heard on KPFK 90.7FM from 9-9:30PM on Monday-Thursday]
*U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement