Stop Supporting – and Start Punishing – Saudi Arabia

Four reasons to take action against Saudi Arabia:

  1. Saudi Arabia buys huge amounts of U.S. and European weaponry, which it uses to slaughter civilians in Yemen, including bombing a hospital, and to repress democracy at home and in neighboring Bahrain.
  2. Saudi Arabia sells huge amounts of fossil fuels to the United States and other nations, which they use to render the earth's climate uninhabitable.
  3. Saudi Arabia is the leading source of funding for violent groups terrorizing the Middle East, as well as the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
  4. Saudi Arabia brutally oppresses its own people, including beheading pro-democracy activists.

Western powers have generally seen points 1 and 2 above as positive -- so positive in fact as to require ignoring points 3 and 4. It is time we changed this perspective. Please sign the petition below.

We call on the governments of the world to stop providing Saudi Arabia with weaponry, and to boycott, divest from, and implement sanctions against that country until the Saudi government ends its military aggression and abuse of human rights.


101-125 of 33682 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33582 1 year ago Judy Clark Muskegon, MI , US
33581 1 year ago Anonymous Nyack, NY , US
33580 1 year ago wandis wilcox aptos, CA , US As a world citizen, first and foremost, I stand with those who are able to do what we, within US political borders, are not able to do towards reducing the cruel shameful behavior of the Saudis.
33579 1 year ago Karen Kirschling SF, CA , US
33578 1 year ago Mary McGaughey Gresham, OR , US Why would our nation provide any more weapons to this violent nation which openly wages war on the world and willfully, openly, blatantly, consistently violates human rights...& WE LOOK THE OTHER WA...
33577 1 year ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO , US
33576 1 year ago Brian Baltin Seattle, WA , US
33575 1 year ago Royal Royal Wethersfield, CT , US
33574 1 year ago Helen Hays Oregon City, OR , US
33573 1 year ago Mark Will Taipei, TW
33572 1 year ago Anonymous Vancouver, BC, BC , ca
33571 1 year ago William O'Neil, Jr. Cincinnati, OH , US
33570 1 year ago Anonymous Washington, NE , US I fear this will fall on deaf ears.
33569 1 year ago Liam Waters Sharon , MA , US There are so many things that they do there that we would not tolerate here in the U.S. So why are we supporting those same actions over there?
33568 1 year ago Mansoor Shah charleston, SC , US
33567 1 year ago Lenore Luscher Royal Oaks, CA , US
33566 1 year ago William Leavy Staunton, VA , US
33565 1 year ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
33564 1 year ago Anonymous casper, WY , US
33563 1 year ago Margaret Turcich Philadelphia, PA , US
33562 1 year ago Kathleen Steven Island park, ID , US
33561 1 year ago Leona Grage Wood Dale, IL , US
33560 1 year ago Joseph Lalli Bronx, NY , US
33559 1 year ago Mark M Giese Racine, WI , US
33558 1 year ago Stephen Dwyer New York, NY , US
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Background:
1. Defense News: Saudi, UAE Influence Grows With Purchases
2. International Business Times: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
3. BBC: Yemen conflict: MSF hospital destroyed by air strikes
4. Associated Press: An Intolerable Unimaginable Heat Forecast for Persian Gulf
5. New York Times: Claims Against Saudis Cast New Light on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report
6. Reader Supported News: Saudi Arabia Has No Business Chairing the UN Human Rights Council