At Annual Meeting, NLPC Blasts Apple’s Facilitation of CCP’s Crackdowns

On Wednesday, National Legal and Policy Center presented a “Congruency Report on Privacy and Human Rights” proposal at Apple Inc‘s annual shareholder meeting, which would require the company to explain the incongruencies between its publicized human rights positions versus its actions.

Apple’s board of directors opposed our proposal, as explained on pages 97-99 of the company’s proxy statement. NLPC’s response to the Apple’s board’s opposition statement was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in early February.

Speaking at the meeting as sponsor of the resolution was Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. A transcript of his two-minute remarks, which you can listen to here, follows:



In opposition to our proposal, Apple states that it has already provided the information that our Proposal seeks in its existing disclosures.


The Company told the Securities and Exchange Commission the exact same thing, when it asked for permission to keep our Proposal OUT of this annual meeting, claiming it had already “substantially implemented the proposal.”


But the SEC disagreed with Apple, stating, and I quote, “the Company has NOT substantially implemented the proposal.”


I am sure the Company understands there are penalties for making false or misleading statements in proxy solicitations.


Unfortunately, it is too late if shareholders want to change their votes after being lied to, as voting is cut off immediately after proposal presentations.


Of course, this is fully in character for Apple’s leadership.


After all, they kept the climate propagandist Al Gore on the Board for over 20 years.


A U.K. court ruled that his film “An Inconvenient Truth” contained at least nine errors, and called it Gore’s “apocalyptic vision,” and required guidance notes for students to counteract his “one-sided” views.


Al Gore is the type of deceiver Apple likes to keep around to help with its disinformation, which Apple also likes to pretend it is against.


Therefore it’s not surprising that the Company would lie about fulfilling the terms of our Proposal that addresses its mythical human rights disclosures.


Fortunately, Apple makes extremely popular products that sell really well.


They are mostly made by Chinese people in large factories.


That is, unless there’s a Zero COVID crackdown, in which case the workers stop making them under a “mass imprisonment campaign,” as The Guardian called it.


When that happens, Apple then joins in the Communist fun, and blocks file-sharing between its Chinese customers who oppose lockdowns.


From what I hear, the gulag comes next – or worse.

Read NLPC’s shareholder proposal for Apple Inc. here.

Read NLPC’s report filed at the SEC in support of its proposal here.

Listen to audio of Chesser’s two-minute remarks at the annual meeting here.




Tags: Apple, China, Communism, human rights, shareholder activism