99 actions, 85 cities, 18 countries, 6 continents
When the International Boycott HP Network called for a Week of Action Nov. 25 (Black Friday) – Dec. 3, we could not have imagined just how successful it would become. With new sign-ups everyday, there are now about 99 boycott HP actions planned in 85 cities (including at least two dozen in the U.S.) across 18 countries on 6 continents!
Visit the Boycott HP Week of Action page hosted by the Palestinian BDS National Committee to view a map of some of the participating cities, action resources, articles, videos, and more. Join an action near you!
Don’t see your city listed? There’s still time to sign up to plan an action and get it on the map to protest HP companies’ role in providing key services and technology infrastructure to support Israel’s military checkpoints, segregated ID system, illegal settlements, prison system, and naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Check out the press release issued today about this historic week. Excerpt:
“Just as Polaroid was a key boycott target during the Apartheid era for providing imaging for South Africa’s notorious pass system, people of conscience today should boycott HP companies for providing imaging and technology for Israeli apartheid,” said Caroline Hunter, the Polaroid employee who discovered her company’s role in South Africa and helped launch the boycott campaign ending Polaroid’s involvement in the regime in 1977….
From mounting a replica of the Israeli Apartheid Wall to picketing HP Enterprise’s showcase European event in London on the same day as the United Nations’ International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, actions will focus on demonstrating the failure of HP companies to live up to their stated principles.
Don’t forget to check out the Facebook event page to watch the week unfold with photos, videos, and more; sign up for the Thunderclap; and stay tuned for more social media action items next week.
From Kuala Lumpur to Nablus, from Adelaide to Oslo, from California to New England… together, let’s show HP companies that enabling oppression is bad for business. Boycott HP!
P.S. On Instagram? Follow our new account @uscpr for pictures and videos of boycott HP actions and other Palestine activism!