Hackney Council: Divest from HP

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Hackney Council: Divest from HP

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If this petition receives 750 signatures from Hackney residents it will be debated in a full Council meeting.

We ask Hackney Council: Do not renew or extend the current contract with HP after March 2017. Do not allow HP to bid for further Council contracts whilst HP continue their involvement in the Israeli occupation. 

Hewlett Packard (HP) is the technology behind the Israeli occupation and oppression of Palestinians.

Their systems are used in biometric ID cards which restrict and control Palestinians' movement. They provide technology and equipment to the Israeli Navy which maintains the blockade of Gaza. Their technology supports the Israeli military checkpoint system.

HP profits from the discrimination and oppression of Palestinians in the West Bank and within Israel. 

A response to a Freedom of Information Request confirmed:

The London Borough of Hackney has previously held contracts with HP, the first agreement commenced in March 2015 up until Feb 2016 and has since been renewed. 

The agreement provides ongoing '24 x 7 'support and maintenance essential to the running of the Council's HP server estate and is due to expire in March 2017.

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