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Alert: 29th Nov 2016 - Protest HP's 'biggest event of the year' - End War Crimes In Palestine #BoycottHP
27 November 2016
DATE: Tue 29th Nov 2016 11am
LOCATION: Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL
FACEOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645715362393499/
27th November 2016, www.inminds.com
On Tuesday 29th November 2016 Inminds human rights group will protest, for the second year running, HP's "biggest event of the year" - Discover 2016 - which will see 10,000 IT executives from around the globe come to London. Inminds will demand that the american multi-national company Hewlett Packard ( HP / HPE) end its complicity in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people.
Inminds chair Abbas Ali said:
"When we protested outside this event last year it was shocking to learn that practically none of the attendees had any idea of HP's hidden role in human rights abuses and war crimes in Palestine. We are hear to shatter HP's PR facade of a benevolent IT company born from humble roots, to expose the reality of one of the worlds largest arms dealers - a company that provides the IT backbone to Israel's killing machine which has been condemned for its war crimes by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
We are here to reveal HP's hidden role in the torture of Palestinian children as documented by the United Nations Rights Of The Child report. Israel's interrogation centres where children as young as 12 years are brutally tortured, and Israel's prisons where children are caged without charge in 1m x 3m filthy holes in the ground, could not operate without HP. HP provides the systems and servers that keep those hell holes open.
And if that list of crimes wasn't enough, HP also helps Israel implement apartheid with its biometric systems at illegal checkpoints and racially discriminatory colour coded ID cards. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has urged Israel to eradicate its "policies and practices of racial segregation and apartheid" and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court lists apartheid as a "crime against humanity".HP a thoroughly nasty company which no amount of PR can whitewash."
Please join us on Tuesday 29th November at 11am outside the Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, E16 1XL.
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