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Inner West Council and Palestine: the case for local boycott, divestment and sanctions

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We all have a role to play in standing up for human rights and preventing genocide.
Do your council rates have a connection to Palestine?
The Inner West Council has a $238.4M investment portfolio – its vital to ensure our funds are invested ethically and are not linked to the oppression of the Palestinian people.
Similarly, we believe council must ensure that it is not linked to the human rights abuses through its procurement relationships.
We are aware that council uses HP products. HP is a major target for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) reports that HP Enterprise provides Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority exclusive servers for its racially segregated ID card system.
It provides servers, data storage and data security services for Israel’s prisons, that hold political prisoners and children.
HP has been described as the “Polaroid of our times”, a reference to huge mobilisations against the use of Polaroid technology by the South African apartheid regime for its racist passbook system. Polaroid’s 1977 withdrawal from South Africa marked a turning point in the international effort to end apartheid there.
Speakers:
Ahmed Abadla – Palestine Justice Movement Sydney, a grassroots & democratic Sydney-based collective organising for justice in Palestine.
Antony Loewenstein – Independent journalist, bestselling author, filmmaker, and co-founder of Declassified Australia. He’s written for The Guardian, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and many others. His latest book is the global best-selling book, The Palestine Laboratory which won the 2023 Walkley Book Award.
Taseen Shubarta – BDS Youth, an organisation which is part of the global effort to end support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.
Dylan Griffiths – Inner West Councillor. He was elected in 2021 by residents of Ashfield, Dulwich Hill, Croydon Park, and Summer Hill. He is also a member of Trade Unionists for Palestine.
Wheelchair accessible with entry at grade, elevator and ramps.

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Date:
June 23
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Marrrickville Library
313 Marrickville Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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