[indymediapr] Live from the West Bank Motorola Boycott Begins (including the Razor)
Mary Anne Grady Flores
gradyflores08 en gmail.com
Jue Feb 28 05:46:56 PST 2008
*Demand Corporate Accountability from Motorola*
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is excited to announce the
launch of our newest corporate accountability campaign-"*Hang Up on Motorola
*". Under international law, all corporations have obligations to uphold,
respect and protect fundamental human rights. Motorola Incorporated and its
fully-owned subsidiary Motorola Israel profiteer from Israel's illegal
military occupation and human rights violations, as we document below.
*1. **Fuses for aerial devices and munitions*
Motorola Israel-a fully-owned subsidiary of Motorola Incorporated-produces
the 980 Low Altitude Proximity Fuse for the MK-80 series of high explosive
bombs. On July 30, 2006, during its war on Lebanon, the Israeli Air Force
dropped an MK-84 high-explosive bomb on an apartment building in Qana,
Lebanon killing at least 28 civilians, many of whom were children.
*2. **Communication devices for military occupation*
The $100 million contract used to develop and supply the 'Mountain Rose'
secure cell phone communication system to the Israeli military directly
enhances the coordination and monitoring capabilities of the occupying
forces in their illegal military operations in the Palestinian territories.
Israel routinely engages in gross patters of human rights violations in its
military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the
Gaza Strip, including but not limited to the killing and injuring of
civilians, torture, extra-judicial assassinations, the deliberate
destruction of civilian infrastructure, acts of collective punishment and
economic warfare are but a few examples of Israel's human rights violations.
*3. **Radar detection devices for Israel's illegal Wall*
Motorola Israel supplies Israel with the Wide Area Surveillance System
(WAAS) to monitor and maintain the illegal wall/fence barrier it has
constructed in violation of the July 2004 International Court of Justice
(ICJ) advisory opinion.
*4. **Radar Detection devices for Israel's Illegal Settlements*
Motorola Incorporated set up advanced radar detection devices and thermal
cameras in 47 Israeli settlements. According to the Fourth Geneva
Conventions, Article 49, it is considered a war crime for an Occupying Power
to transfer its civilian population into an Occupied Territories. Motorola
Incorporated provisions of these systems helps to entrench them on
expropriated Palestinian territory, in direct violation of international
All of these concerns previously were brought to Motorola, yet they have
failed to respond to our concerns as well as sufficiently address the
concerns by the New England United Methodist Church's divestment task force.
Join us to demand that Motorola and its fully-owned subsidiary Motorola
- *end its production and sales of fuses for all weapons to Israel*
- *end its production and sales of all communication devices to the
Israeli military including all radar detection devices *
- *end its production and sales of all products that aid and support
Israel's illegal settlements *
1. Send a letter to Motorola CEO Greg Brown calling on Motorola to
stop profiteering from Israel's illegal military occupation and human rights
abuses by clicking
2. Read the US Campaign's letter to Motorola by clicking
3. Download a
you can circulate to educate and organize people on this issue
4. Sign up to receive an organizing packet by clicking
*p.s. If you live in the DC metro area and which to join us on Tuesday,
March 18 at our press conference contact us <organize en endtheoccupation.org>.
*US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation*
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