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.


26-50 of 33690 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment.
33665 1 year ago Anonymous Düsseldorf, ot , DE
33664 1 year ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL , US
33663 1 year ago Annette Ahlander Albuquerque, NM , US We never should have sold our souls for their oil in the first place. This is effectively what we've done.
33662 1 year ago Anonymous Canton, MA , US
33661 1 year ago Thomas Askjellerud New York, NY , NO
33660 1 year ago Dona LaSchiava Tucson, AZ , US America has NO BUSINESS supporting Saudi Arabia's Holy War; most especially a war committing horrific war crimes!
33659 1 year ago Glen Young Yonkers, NY , US
33658 1 year ago Heather Skrzypiec Parma, OH , US
33657 1 year ago Thomas Pettitt Goldendale, WA , US
33656 1 year ago Anonymous Moosup, CT , US
33655 1 year ago Gen Agustsson redondo beach, CA , US
33654 1 year ago Anonymous Oxford, MI , US
33653 1 year ago Anonymous Lawrenceburg, TN , US
33652 1 year ago Anonymous IE
33651 1 year ago Greg Cameron Surrey, BC , CA
33650 1 year ago Anonymous Trenton , NJ , US
33649 1 year ago Megan Rubino Rockaway Park, NY , US
33648 1 year ago Volker Schmid Wolfschlugen, ot , DE
33647 1 year ago anne petersson new york, NY , US
33646 1 year ago Kerry Connolly ot , GB
33645 1 year ago Arlene Forwand Huntington, NY , US
33644 1 year ago Clifford Weiler Westfield, IN , US
33643 1 year ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA , US
33642 1 year ago Jack Montgomery AL , US
33641 1 year ago Steve Bannon 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