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Swedish AP funds call for Motorola to withdraw from West Bank

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor, Published on: 19 April 2011

The Ethical Council of the four Swedish AP buffer pension funds...is calling on US communications giant Motorola Solutions to pull out of the Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank. The Council wants the company, spun out of Motorola earlier this year, to cease delivery and maintenance of a custom-designed monitoring system for the settlements in the Palestinian territories. It states the settlements are located on occupied land and violate international humanitarian law. It’s also calling on the Illinois-based firm to adopt a policy to prevent it contributing to human rights violations.[also refers to Alliant Techsystems, Alstom, Chevron, Elbit Systems, Duke Energy, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Goldcorp, GenCorp, General Dynamics, Hanwha Corp, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Poongsan Corp, Raytheon, Textron, Singapore Technologies Engineering, Vedanta, Veolia, Wal-Mart]

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