I remember talking to
a guy that told me Motorola and Apple worked together on a
supercomputing project. They figured out that the complexity of the
hardware/software system they could develop was limited by the
complexity of the subsystems the individual employees could understand.
It's still true that Apple computers have Motorola brains, and
boycotting Motorola boils down to not buying another Macintosh for me.
That is a complicated nest of issues it will take me time to sort
through. Hopefully that computer won't die before I'm ready to not
replace it. On the other hand, boycotting cell phones, another big
distribution system for
Motorola components, is easy. I rarely use a cell phone and have never
bought one. It's okay with me if demand for those things crashes like a
piece of software from that company up in Redmond, Washington.
Global Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions (BDS): Goodbye Motorola!
Monday, March 30 2009 @ 11:30 AM
Verizon Store, Mercado
3133 Mission College Blvd
We will be on the sidewalk at the
Mercado complex entrance distributing fliers and postcards to people.
In the wake of Israel's recent assault
on the people of Gaza and the US government's complicity in the
attacks, we as people of conscience in the US must challenge Israeli
policies. Hundreds of Palestinian civil society organizations have
called on the world to work on campaigns of boycott, divestment, and
sanctions (BDS) against Israel, and the Bay Area is taking up the call!
Motorola USA and its wholly owned
subsidiary Motorola Israel develop and provide equipment to the Israeli
military and settlers, including bomb fuses, military communication
systems, and surveillance systems for the wall and settlements. Join us
in raising awareness about Motorola's profiteering from human rights
abuses and military occupation and to call on the corporation to cease
producing and selling equipment to the Israeli army to prevent its
involvement in future abuses.
Similar practices by Motorola during
South African apartheid prompted a successful boycott against them.
Let's do it again! For more information,
visit: HangUpOnMotorola.org and Whoprofits.org
This event is sponsored by BDS BayArea