- UK government
- United Kingdom
As the Stanford University article states "American corporation IBM was the largest computer supplier in South Africa throughout the years of apartheid. In 1978 alone, IBM's South African sales jumped 250%; total annual sales amounted to approximately three hundred million dollars in 1982. Not only did IBM contribute tremendous computing power to the South African apartheid system, but of the fifteen hundred South African workers employed by IBM in 1982..."
It is clearly deeply disturbing that a company that has directly or indirectly supported the apartheid system through technology be allowed to function let alone administer this project.
We, the undersigned, petition the UK government to not allow IBM to undertake a contract for UK ID cards in any capacity.
The Boycott IBM for UK ID cards petition to UK government was written by David Cox and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.