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Boycott Hewlett Packard National Day of Action

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Join us and take part in the PSC National Day of Action on Hewlett Packard on Saturday 4th June, as part of a co-ordinated day of activities  across the UK, with a common message and a common approach. The key focus is to raise public awareness of the Occupation and HP’s role.

The objective of the Day of Action is to highlight HP’s deep participation in Israel’s brutal Occupation and its apartheid system and to encourage more and more people to sign the pledge not to buy HP products.

Join the PSC’s national Day of Action on Hewlett Packard (HP) on Saturday 4th June 2016.

People around the UK are holding events and actions to protest HP’s involvement in Israel’s occupation.

Is there one near you?


Cardiff, John Lewis, Cardiff town centre, 1300-1430 hrs
Durham, congregate between Dunelm House and ER2, 1100-1300
Edinburgh (details to follow)
Faversham & Whistable, Faversham Market, 930-1300 hrs
Liverpool, Central Liverpool, 1200-1400 hrs
London: Central, PC World, 145-149 Tottenham Court Road, 1100-1400 hrs
London: Hackney, Stoke Newington Church Street, near Abney Park, 1100-1300 hrs
London: Haringey, Junction of Wood Green High Road and Turnpike Lane, 1230-1430 hrs
London: Enfield, Argos store, Cecil Road Enfield EN2 6TR, 1000-1300 hrs
London: Richmond & Kingston, George Street, Richmond, 1200-1400 hrs
London: Waltham Forest (details to follow)
London: West London, Shepherd’s Bush Underground Station, 1100-1300 hrs
Norwich, Jarrold the stationers, London Street, 1000-1330 hrs
Northampton, Currys PC World, 23 Fairground Way, Riverside Business Park, 1100-1300 hrs
Nottingham, Market Square, 1230-1400 hrs
Oxford, Cornmarket, Central Street, 1130-1330 hrs
Portsmouth, John Lewis, Knight & Lee, Southsea, 1200-1330 hrs
Sheffield, Outside John Lewis, opposite City Hall, 1200-1330 hrs
Southampton, WH Smith, Bar Street & John Lewis, West Quay Retail Park, 1000-1200 hrs
West Midlands, Currys PC World, 79-84 High Street, Birmingham, 1300-1500 hrs
West Surrey, Lion Retail Park, 151 Oriental Road, Woking GU22 8BD, 1030-1200 hrs


 Sign the pledge now: www.palestinecampaign.org/hp-pledge/


HP is the second largest investor in Israeli Information Technology (IT). Its technology and equipment facilitate both the illegal Israeli occupation and apartheid, especially through the development of its biometric system used for population and territorial control and surveillance of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  • The Checkpoints – HP’s Basel system is installed at the Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. This deprive Palestinians of freedom of movement in violation of international law. When the Presbyterian Church wrote to the company about this, it replied saying that this: ‘reduc(es) friction between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers at barrier checkpoints while expediting the passage process’.[1]
  • The Israeli Military – HP provided the IT infrastructure for the Israeli Navy, thereby helping to enforce the blockade of Gaza, and supplies the computer systems for the Ministry of Defence.
  • The settlements – HP employs settlers in Beithar Illit and provides services and technologies to two of the largest in the occupied West Bank (Modi’in Illit and Ariel).
  • Biometric ID cards – occupied territories – HP facilitates Israeli control of the Palestinian population of the occupied West Bank with its biometric identification of Palestinian civilians. The ID numbers for these Green cards that bear the PNA insignia are assigned by Israel, which controls the Palestinian population registry.
  • Biometric ID cards – citizens of Israel – HP facilitates Israeli apartheid with the development of its biometric system that differentiates between Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel, among other ethnicities and religions. In other words, “this system takes to a new level of technology the stratification of citizenship rights.”
  • Certainly in 2012, the HP Labs based at Technion University (Haifa) was its largest centre for research and development. (Technion itself is considered highly complicit in the Occupation and the Siege and attacks on Gaza being a base for research and development for a wide range of military equipment, with close links to Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and Elbit Systems. (working mainly on surveillance and attack drones.[2]Further information is available from ‘Who Profits’.[3]


[1] https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/adri-nieuwhof/hp-spins-israeli-checkpoints-role-reducing-friction-Palestinians

[2] http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/features/2014/11/9/the-technion-an-elite-university-for-israeli-student-soldiers

[3] http://whoprofits.org/company/hewlett-packard-hp