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.


126-150 of 33696 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33571 1 year ago William ONeil, Jr. Cincinnati, OH , US
33570 1 year ago Anonymous Washington, NE , US I fear this will fall on deaf ears.
33569 2 years 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 2 years ago Mansoor Shah charleston, SC , US
33567 2 years ago Lenore Luscher Royal Oaks, CA , US
33566 2 years ago William Leavy Staunton, VA , US
33565 2 years ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
33564 2 years ago Anonymous casper, WY , US
33563 2 years ago MARGARET TURCICH PHILADELPHIA, PA , US
33562 2 years ago Kathleen Steven Denver , CO , US
33561 2 years ago Leona Grage Wood Dale, IL , US
33560 2 years ago Joseph Lalli Bronx, NY , US
33559 2 years ago Mark M Giese Racine, WI , US
33558 2 years ago Stephen Dwyer New York , NY , US
33557 2 years ago Beatrice Yehudah stockbridge, GA , US why is USA the largest seller of weapons of mass destruction in the name of peace
33556 2 years ago Akbar Rizvi Miami, FL , US
33555 2 years ago Rachael Pappano Mattawamkeag, ME , US
33554 2 years ago Frances Hoffman DeForest, WI , US
33553 2 years ago abby balanda Point Reyes Station, CA , US
33552 2 years ago Brian Lamb Hoover, AL , US
33551 2 years ago Mark Mendoza Cincinnati, OH , US
33550 2 years ago Ronnie Bolling Ormond Beach, FL , US
33549 2 years ago Sheri Randolph Barstow , CA , US
33548 2 years ago Stephen C. Rossi Viareggio, NY , IT
33547 2 years ago Mary Flowerday Springfield, OR , 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