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 33682 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33557 1 year ago Beatrice Yehudah stockbridge, GA , US why is USA the largest seller of weapons of mass destruction in the name of peace
33556 1 year ago Akbar Rizvi Miami, FL , US
33555 1 year ago Rachael Pappano Mattawamkeag, ME , US
33554 1 year ago Frances Hoffman DeForest, WI , US
33553 1 year ago abby balanda Point Reyes Station, CA , US
33552 1 year ago Brian Lamb Hoover, AL , US
33551 1 year ago mark mendoza Cincinnati, OH , US
33550 1 year ago Ronnie Bolling Ormond Beach, FL , US
33549 1 year ago Sheri Randolph Barstow , CA , US
33548 1 year ago Stephen C. Rossi Viareggio, NY , IT
33547 1 year ago Mary Flowerday Springfield, OR , US
33546 1 year ago Ruhee Baltz London, ot , GB
33545 1 year ago Matthew Pfeiffer Ranson, WV , US
33544 1 year ago Allen Gillin Gilbertsville, KY , US
33543 1 year ago Yves Garin aix les bains, ot , GB
33542 1 year ago Scott Seppi Hilliard, OH , US
33541 1 year ago Kristen Howard Essex, MD , US
33540 1 year ago Maryann LaNew San Clemente, CA , US
33539 1 year ago Dehra Iverson Costa Mesa, CA , US
33538 1 year ago Kari Walters Pacific Palisades, CA , US
33537 1 year ago Kathleen Nelson Denver, CO , US Please don't sell weapons to other countries. Kathleen
33536 1 year ago Sandra Fernandez Los Angeles, CA , US
33535 1 year ago Ron Robinson Oakland, OR , US Why is it that we turn a blind eye? Do we think we need oil?
33534 1 year ago Anonymous ot , AU
33533 1 year ago Salllie Park Charolttesville, VA , 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