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.


151-175 of 33696 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33546 2.1 years ago Ruhee Baltz London, ot , GB
33545 2.1 years ago Matthew Pfeiffer Ranson, WV , US
33544 2.1 years ago Allen Gillin Gilbertsville, KY , US
33543 2.1 years ago Yves Garin aix les bains, ot , GB
33542 2.1 years ago Scott Seppi Hilliard, OH , US
33541 2.1 years ago Kristen Howard Essex, MD , US
33540 2.1 years ago Maryann LaNew San Clemente, CA , US
33539 2.1 years ago Dehra Iverson Costa Mesa, CA , US
33538 2.1 years ago Kari Walters Pacific Palisades, CA , US
33537 2.1 years ago Kathleen Nelson Denver, CO , US Please don't sell weapons to other countries. Kathleen
33536 2.1 years ago Sandra Fernandez Los Angeles, CA , US
33535 2.1 years ago Ron Robinson Oakland, OR , US Why is it that we turn a blind eye? Do we think we need oil?
33534 2.1 years ago Anonymous Melbourne, Australia, ot , AU
33533 2.1 years ago Sallie Park 1739 Old Brook Rd, VA , US
33532 2.1 years ago Trish Morrow Brisbane, ot , AU
33531 2.1 years ago Susan Kohlhagen St. Louis, MO , US
33530 2.1 years ago Nancy Withington Santa Barbara, CA , US
33529 2.1 years ago Jane Ahrens Berkeley, CA , US
33528 2.1 years ago Earl Jones Sedro-Woolley, WA , US
33527 2.1 years ago Dominic Marino West Hartford, CT , US
33526 2.1 years ago Ann Ford Boise, ID , US I support peace and I vote.
33525 2.1 years ago Samuel Larkin Bozeman, MT , US Please stop the irresponsible and disastrous support to Saudi Arabia that is compromising US security.
33524 2.1 years ago Sarah LEtoile San Francisco, CA , US
33523 2.1 years ago Carol Clethero Melbourne, ot , AU
33522 2.1 years ago Charlotte Hoogers Hoorn, ot , NL
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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