CODEPINK Commends Mayor de Blasio’s Decision to Skip the G20 Summit Hosted by Saudi Arabia

CODEPINK celebrates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement today that he will be skipping the 2020 G20 Summit hosted Saudi Arabia. Mayor de Blasio had been invited to participate in the U20 part of the summit for mayors of major world cities. CODEPINK and a coalition of peace organizations have been calling on mayors from all over the world to boycott the summit because of the war crimes and human rights abuses being committed by Saudi Arabia both in Yemen and internally.

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Former Marine and U.S. State Department Official Refuses Invitation to Attend the T20/G20 Summit Hosted by Saudi Arabia

Former Marine and U.S. State Department official Matthew Hoh, currently a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, has declined an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Think 20 (T20), a component of the G20 Economic Forum, because of principled opposition to the event being hosted this year by Saudi Arabia. “My reason for declining is that I cannot in good conscience take part in anything sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government due to its war crimes in Yemen and its human rights abuses against its own…

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Russian MFA on attack against oil infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia

According to media reports, a large-scale drone attack was launched in the early hours of September 14 against oil refineries of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company Saudi Aramco near the cities of Abqaiq and Khurais in the eastern part of the Kingdom. The Houthi Ansar Allah movement, now fighting against forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Arabian Coalition supporting him in Yemen, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Riyadh has already called this terrorist attacks. No one was killed during the attacks on the oil facilities, according…

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CODEPINK Statement on Saudi Arabia Abolishing Part of the Male Guardianship System

August 1, 2019 — CODEPINK is thrilled that Saudi Arabia has announced today they will be abolishing part of their male guardianship system, finally granting women the right to obtain passports and travel (if 21 years of age or over), report births and deaths, and obtain family identification cards without the need for male authorization. Women will still need the permission of a male guardian to marry or divorce.  We applaud the Saudi women who worked tirelessly and sacrificed for this change and call on Saudi Arabia to drop the…

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CODEPINK announces launch of Boycott Saudi Arabia Campaign

January 31, 2019 – Disappointed by Mariah Carey’s refusal to act on behalf of Saudi women and suffering Yemenis by canceling her Saudi performance, CODEPINK is launching a broad-based campaign calling on all musicians, artists, businesses, think tanks and universities to boycott, divest, and sever ties to the Saudi regime. Over the past week activists, journalists, Saudi women, and human rights groups have been calling on Mariah Carey to cancel her performance in Saudi Arabia. Ms. Carey ignored them.

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Worldwide campaign urging Mariah Carey to cancel her upcoming performance in Saudi Arabia

January 28, 2019 – CODEPINK and others have launched a robust campaign calling on singer and songwriter Mariah Carey to cancel her upcoming performance in Saudi Arabia and/or make a statement imploring the Saudi kingdom to increase imprisoned women activists. Along with CODEPINK’s petitioncirculating Twitter, a number of prominent voices have been appealing to the pop star. They include Washington Post opinion editor Karen Attiah, Alia al-Hathloul, Amnesty International, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and many others.

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The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Weapon business above all!

The fact of assassination of a man in a consulate of a country, namely the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, once again highlights the hypocrisy of the imperialists and their governments. In the words … there is an international outrage over the murder, “disappointment”, calls to shed light on the case, demands for European countries to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, ministerial meetings, threats of “strict punishment” against Saudi Arabia and sanctions.

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