Code Pink – 2016-04-15 01:07:13
ACTION ALERT: Who Sells Cluster Bombs?
(April 14, 2016) — On April 18, peace activists from across New England will gather in front of Textron Industries headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, to call on the company to stop selling cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia that it is using to kill civilians in Yemen!
Textron is the manufacturer of cluster bombs that are sold to Saudi Arabia for its war of aggression on the people of Yemen. A total of 118 countries have banned cluster munitions due to the threat they pose to nearby civilians at the time of attack and afterward.
Even worse, Textronâ€™s weapons fail to meet the standards for malfunction rates set in US export law — according to Human Rights Watch — so their sale to Saudi Arabia is both illegal and will leave unexploded munitions scattered across Yemen, threatening civilians for years to come.
Saudi Arabia is committing war crimes in Yemen and has created a humanitarian crisis. Yet, Textron continues to provide its bombs for the war, even after more than 3,000 innocent Yemeni civilians have been killed. President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next week and should press the Saudi government to permanently end the attacks against Yemen.
At the protest on Monday, activists will attempt to hand-deliver your signature to Textron personnel.
ACTION:Sign our petition to CEO Scott C. Donnelly TODAY calling on Textron to stop sending these horrible weapons to Saudi Arabia!
Alice, Alli, Ariel, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Marwa, Medea, Michaela, Nancy, Rebecca, Sam and Tighe
Meet With Saudi Human Rights Activists!
Once youâ€™ve signed the Textron petition, sign our petition asking President Obama to meet with Saudi human rights activists during his trip next week!
During his recent historic trip to Cuba, President Obama took time to meet with Cuban human rights activists who are fighting for justice in the island nation. The President is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia in April and weâ€™re asking him to meet with Saudi human rights activists as well.
We, the undersigned, call on President Obama to meet with Saudi human rights activists during his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabiaâ€™s human rights abuses are well documented and include the imposition of the death penalty against juvenile protesters and horrifying and disfiguring forms of corporal punishment used against writers and journalists who are critical of the Saudi regime.
The brave activists standing up to the government in Saudi Arabia deserve attention and access to the President, just as he granted activists in Cuba.
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