NEW YORK — The newly formed New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) launched their city-wide boycott of Motorola today.
The protest ran from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. at Motorola’s NYC Headquarters at 335 Adams St. between Willoughby and Tillary Streets, in downtown Brooklyn.
In a statement released to the press, NYCBI said the boycott was launched because, “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 New York is taking up the call.”
According to NYCBI, Motorola was targeted because “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. Similar practices by Motorola during South African apartheid prompted a successful boycott against them.”
For more information on the campaign, visit: www.GoodbyeMoto.org.