BDS Australia organises, supports and endorses initiatives aimed at boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against corporations, organisations, institutions and governments that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the continued oppression of the Palestinian people.
BDS involves BOYCOTTS of products and companies that profit from the oppression of the Palestinian people, financial DIVESTMENT from corporations and organisations whose investment portfolios include corporations profiting from the occupation, and calling for SANCTIONS against Israel as they continue to violate international law.
Don’t Buy HP
HP and HP-branded corporations are directly implicated in and profit from Israel’s apartheid, colonization and illegal occupation against the Palestinian people.
HP or its subsidaries :
– provide services and technology to the Israeli army and police that maintain Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967 and the siege of Gaza
– maintain Israel’s central ID system and data base for the Israeli police, used to enforce a system of racial segregation and apartheid against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
– support Israel’s colonisation by maintaining information on Israeli citizens in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
– operate a research and development centre in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank.
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Elbit produces numerous weapons, including drones, rocket launch and military aircraft systems and multiple surveillance systems, and is a key research and development partner to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Elbit surveillance technology and military equipment is used to maintain Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and blockade of the Gaza Strip. Elbit markets its weapons systems, including its drones, as “battle-proven”. This means that they have been deployed against Palestinians living under Israel’s deadly military occupation.
The Victorian Government has entered into a partnership with Elbit Systems of Australia in the establishment of an AI Centre of Excellence in Melbourne, which will work with universities, and other bodies to produce applications that can be used across the defense, homeland security, and emergency services sectors.
The Australian government has multiple ongoing weapons and weapons technology contracts with Elbit Systems which is Israel’s largest arms manufacturer and the primary supplier of the Israeli military and a key global manufacturer and exporter of drone and military surveillance technologies.
TAKE ACTION TO CALL ON THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE VICTORIAN PREMIER TO END VICTORIA’S ASSOCIATION WITH ELBIT SYSTEMS
Check your Super Fund
In February 2020 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its long-awaited list of companies – 112 so far – complicit in the building and maintenance of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied land.
There are no Australia-based companies on the list but some industry superannuation funds are likely to have investments in some of these companies which are complicit in the abuse of Palestinian rights.
United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 of 2016, states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”.
Any investment in these companies gives tacit support for Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. It is unacceptable for an Australian super fund to knowingly profit from human rights abuses.
TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE YOUR SUPERANNUNATION COMPANY IS NOT COMPLICIT IN ISRAEL’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES – CHECK YOUR SUPERFUND
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