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Hang Up on Motorola

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Join thousands of other human rights advocates demanding accountability from Motorola for its support of Israeli human rights violations.  There are several ways that Motorola and their wholy owned subsidiary, Motorola-Israel, profit directly from violations of international law:

  • Motorola has the exclusive contract to provide the Israeli military with encrypted mobile phone technology.  This means that every Israeli boarder guard manning a checkpoint inside of Palestinian territory and every Israeli soldier committing war crimes in the assault on the Gaza Strip takes their orders through a Motorola device.

  • Motorola "virtual fences" and surveillance systems are used at dozens of illegal Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.  These Jewish-only settlements are a potent symbol Israeli apartheid and are illegal under several international laws, including the 4th Geneva Convention.  Settlements use high-tech Motorola equipment to ghettoize Palestinian communities as confiscate their land.

  • Motorola also has close ties with Aeronautics Defense Systems (ADS), which makes drone aircraft that the Israeli military used during Operation Cast Lead (the most recent assault on the Gaza Strip).  Last April Motorola sold their bomb fuze division to ADS, just after Human Rights Watch reported finding debris from Motorola bomb components in the rubble of civilian buildings in the Gaza Strip.

Take Action
Send a message to Motorola management, sign our boycott pledge, and get the latest action-updates.
Send a message to Moto's Management
Use our template to send an email to Motorola's CEO, Greg Brown, and their VP for Investor relations, Dean Lindroth, telling them to take a stand on how their products are used in Israel/Palestine
Don't Buy Apartheid? Don't Buy Motorola!
Support the Hang Up On Motorola boycott by signing our pledge not to buy Moto products until they stop supporting Israeli apartheid.
Moto Sells Bomb Fuse Department!
April 3rd, 2009
This is the first victory for our boycott! Read our analysis of this sale and find out what you can do to support our continued calls to Motorola for justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and view media coverage of this boycott victory.
As Presbyterians Vote on Divestment, A Note from United Methodists
The US Campaign Is On The Ground In Pittsburgh & Needs Your Help!
Victory! Credo Mobile Hangs Up On Motorola
December 16th, 2009
Our supporters have been asking Credo Mobile to dump Motorola for over a year and now they no longer offer Motorola phones. Use our action form to send Credo a thank you email.

Resources
Get factsheets, how-to guides, and local organizing kits for the Hang Up On Motorola boycott
Hang Up On Motorola
February 6th, 2009
This fact sheet explains why we're targeting Motorola and how folks can get involved in the boycott campaign.
Useful Organizing Tools
Check out these organizing tools to help you organize on campus and in your community.
Motorola Fact Sheets
You will find fact sheets created by and for the US Campaign for its Hang up on Motorola Campaign.
Adalah NY
Adalah NY is currently engaged in a colorful and creative campaign for a consumer boycott of Motorola. They have also targeted the diamond tycoon Lev Leviev, and engaged in several cultural boycott initiatives.
Motorola Protest Videos
February 7th, 2010
Check out our spoof on a Motorola commercial, and our member groups in action promoting the boycott
Motorola Shareholder Meeting Today: Human Rights or More Boycott?
May 4th, 2009
As Motorola's board scrambles to explain to shareholders why sales have plummeted 28%, shareholders will be forced to ask if they can afford to remain a boycott target for human rights groups.
Motorola Shareholders, Community Members Say: "War Profits Equal Lost Profits"
May 1st, 2009
Motorola shareholders arriving at their annual shareholder meeting at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago on Monday, May 4, will be met by community members and human rights activists calling on Motorola to end its complicity in human rights abuses and violations of international law, particularly in the occupied Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem.
Human rights advocates to protest Motorola shareholder meeting
April 27th, 2009
Motorola shareholders arriving at their annual meeting in Chicago will be met with protests from human rights groups calling on Motorola to end its support for violations of international law in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
Motorola Sells Israel Bomb Division as National Boycott Campaign Advances
April 2nd, 2009
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and allied organizations participating in a national boycott campaign against Motorola welcomed news that Motorola Israel Ltd. has sold its Government Electronics Department, which made several products that enable Israel's military occupation of and human rights abuses against Palestinians.