On 29 November, the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, KCLAP joined London Palestine Action, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want and Friends of Al-Aqsa at the Excel Centre where Hewlett-Packard (HP) held a big trade show to drum up business from the tech sector. But despite the “Discover” name, attendees were not given the full facts of what HP is doing to Palestinians. That’s where we came in to make sure that attendees who stepped foot into the fair were under no illusions about how HP tracks and puts Palestinians under surveillance.
Why boycott HP?
HP plays a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the prime contractor of the Basel system, an automated biometric access control system employed within Israel’s checkpoints and apartheid wall. The ID cards distributed as part of this system form the basis of Israel’s systematic discrimination against Palestinians. HP technology helps the Israeli navy enforce the siege on Gaza.
HP also provides services to illegal Israeli settlements, manages people for profit in Israeli prisons where torture is systematic. Outside of Israel, HP is the backbone of the US military-industrial complex, tracking migrants and managing prison populations.
You can read more info about HP on the BDS Movement page.
Further information is available from ‘Who Profits’.