Hewlett Packard – Stop Supporting Israeli Apartheid

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The Stop HP Coalition and member group Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area held an action to raise awareness outside HP’s annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, CA.

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Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area interact with Hewlett Packard shareholders

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At HP’s annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, CA, activists from the Stop HP Coalition and member group Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area were able to interact with shareholders on their way into the meeting and were also interviewed by local media.

Lindsey Graham & Joe Wilson Approve of Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions undermine #Iran opposition movement @GrahamBlog & @CongJoeWilson nevertheless approve.

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This is an excerpt from a question and answer session Senator Graham gave at the end of a talk in North Augusta, South Carolina on October 1, 2012. In the entire audio recording, this excerpt begins at 29:23 and ends at 38:07.

Senator Graham postulates that the Iranian people are willing to endure the pain of sanctions until the US succeeds in regime change. And, at the end of the day, the wishes of Israelis are more important than Iranians’ welfare.

Hizbollah and Hamas want to impose radical Islam. They are crazy. We can’t afford to be wrong on Iran. If I make a mistake on Iran, I’ll make a mistake on the side of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Sen Graham rejects “containment” of Iran.

Letter-Writing Party for #BDS

Inspired by Amnesty International letter-writing, envelope-stuffing get-togethers, I’m planning a letter-writing party in support of the Palestinians’ call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions to pressure Israel into dismantling its apartheid system of colonialism in Palestine.

I’m creating a Google Doc which allows people to enter in their contact information.

Then I’m listing as many campaigns as I can, with links to detailed information about each and a copy of the letter that will be printed out.

After entering in contact information, the guest may either choose to accept all of the campaigns or read about each one and decide in which ones he or she would like to participate. If the person chooses to accept all, the form skips to the end and the registration process is completed. If the guest wants to review each campaign, the guest can follow the link to read about the campaign and then read the letter which the host will print on the guest’s behalf. If the guest wishes to personalize a letter, the guest has an opportunity to add a postscript.

The Google Doc produces a spreadsheet (accessible only to the owner of the Google Doc) which a Microsoft Word document, using the Mail Merge feature, accesses to produce the pre-addressed envelopes and the pre-printed letters.

The BDS party is then simply a matter of signing the letters, sealing the envelopes and using the opportunity to have fun and plan further Palestine-solidarity events.

As of August 31, 2011, I’m still working on the technical details. But as soon as I have everything working, I’m planning to adjust the settings of the Google document so that guests’ privacy is maintained and to publish the MS Word document(s) used in the mail merge and a document of instructions.

Contact me if you:

  1. Like this idea and want technical support to get it moving in your city.
  2. See that a campaign is not listed and you’d like it to be listed or if there has been a change and information for a specific campaign is inaccurate.
  3. Have suggestions to improve the way I’m doing this.

My hope is that this can be used in every city in North America to strengthen our support for Palestinians.

Buying Israeli Goods is Funding Apartheid! Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions