In 2005, on the one year anniversary of the International Court of Justice's ruling that Israel's "separation barrier" was illegal, over 100 Palestinian civil society groups issues a call for the international community to boycott, divest from, and sanction corporations and countries that support the Israeli occupation. Click here to read this call to action. The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has answered this call by Hanging Up On Motorola.
Boycotts have been a successful tactic in ending corporate support for human rights abuses in the past - in fact Motorola stopped doing business with the Myanmar government after a boycott and corporate engagement campaign Join us in boycotting this recognizable consumer brand until they stop supporting occupation in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
Stop Israeli Apartheid - Hang Up On Motorola Factsheet
Educate in your community about Motorola's problem products and the effects Moto's sale of their Government Electronics Department means for Motorola by clicking here. Place our your Motorola boycott within the anti-apartheid framework by clicking here. And download shorter handbills to pass out at protests and events by clicking here.
Pledge to Hang Up On Motorola
Click here to sign our pledge to boycott Motorola products until they stop supporting Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territory. You can also click here to download a PDF copy of the pledge and gather signatures offline.
Lobby local mobile phone retailers to join our boycott. Download our factsheet on engaging retailers by clicking here. Then, click here to download a letter that you can use to inform retailers about the boycott and invite them to support us. As you engage retailers, encourage them to send their own letters to Motorola, protesting Moto products being used in human rights abuses. Click here to download a sample letter for retailers to send to Motorola.
Postcard to Motorola CEO, Greg Brown (PDF)
Postcard pledge to boycott Motorola (PDF)
Sign up to be a local organizer. Join our national network of boycott organizers - we'll send you new materials, updates about the campaign, and help you collaborate with other activists.
Divestment / Shareholder Activism Resources
Divestment has also been used successfully in past struggles for human rights, notably in South Africa. If you are part of a faith community, university, or pension plan, you may be profiting from Motorola's compliance in the Israeli occupation. Use the following resources to leverage your investment with shareholder activism and/or divestment.
Click here for basic tips on starting a divestment campaign
Listen to the campus divestment workshop from the 7th Annual US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation member conference.
Read a guide to campus divestment guide(PDF) put together by University of Wisconsin Platteville students.
Download a PowerPoint presentation on moral responsible investment. (large document, please be patient with download)
Unions & Labor Groups
Download our factsheet
on why should organized labor oppose Israeli apartheid.
Stock and participating in shareholder meetings
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