UK: Protect the Children of Yemen from Starvation

Petition via Avaaz

A child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But Yemen’s kids aren’t just starving to death: they are being starved. Deliberately.

And our government is one of the biggest suppliers of arms to the coalition doing it.

For two years, British-made bombs have been falling from British-made planes as part of a Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen. The same coalition is blocking aid into the country, where 4 in every 5 people need emergency assistance. Continue reading

Help change the law on air gun ownership in England and Wales

Petition via Cats Protection

campaign-banner.jpgNorthern Ireland has led the way in restricting gun ownership. Since 2004, anyone who buys, owns or uses an air weapon is required to have a license. Scotland adopted similar legislation at the start of this year. Continue reading

Petition – David Cameron: stop the UK selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

Email David Cameron: stop the UK selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

It is time the UK government ceased its support for a Saudi state that terrorises its own people and blatantly violates human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Saudi Arabia ought to be treated as a global pariah, following the decision of its supreme court to uphold the sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes on Raif Badawi for the crime of expressing the wrong opinions. But there is no sign that this sadistic cruelty is disturbing the close and decades-long friendship between Whitehall and Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia is currently the UK’s largest arms export market. It is a nonsense to claim, as ministers do, that this military cooperation is about nothing more than the Saudis’ right to self-defence. The reason we do not arm Iran, Syria or North Korea is that arms sales are inescapably an expression of political support and commitment to regime survival.

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