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.


51-75 of 33682 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33632 12 months ago Anonymous Little Rock, AR , US
33631 1 year ago Anonymous Dowagiac, MI , US Please stop sending weapons to Syria and the Middle East. Please.
33630 1 year ago Jill Schreckengost Stratford, CT , US
33629 1 year ago Teresa Wright Devizes, ot , GB
33628 1 year ago Mary Caroline Palmer Boston, MA , US
33627 1 year ago Kathy Hazen Seattle, WA , US
33626 1 year ago James Hazeltine Blackburn, ot , GB
33625 1 year ago Daniel Alva Albuquerque, NM , US
33624 1 year ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
33623 1 year ago Anonymous liverpool, ot , GB Please give urgent attention to this petition about practices which are barbaric and inhumane.
33622 1 year ago Jean Elliott Leominster, HI , GB
33621 1 year ago David Marshall Southend-on-Sea , GB
33620 1 year ago Louise Ellis crewe, ot , GB
33619 1 year ago Anonymous
33618 1 year ago Barbara Zilles Iowa City, IA , US
33617 1 year ago Pat Adams Hasting, NY , US Saudi has caused too much grief for 1000 years
33616 1 year ago Amanda Melrood Milwaukee, WI , US
33615 1 year ago erin Yarrobino Ozone Park, NY , US
33614 1 year ago Chris S. Hamburg, ot , DE
33613 1 year ago Anne Millhollen Eugene, OR , US
33612 1 year ago Andrea Poole Fayetteville, NC , US
33611 1 year ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH , US
33610 1 year ago Faith De Savigne AU
33609 1 year ago Anonymous ot , FI
33608 1 year ago M Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO , 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