Bernie Sanders, Speak Up: Militarism and Corporate Power Are Fueling Each Other

With a strong grassroots campaign for president, Senator Bernie Sanders is denouncing corporate power, economic inequality and “oligarchy.” Background:
Bernie Sanders campaign website: “On the Issues”
National Priorities Project: “Military Spending in the United States”
Bernie Sanders: Speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

But he’s saying very little about crucial issues of war, militarism and foreign policy.

Martin Luther King Jr. explicitly and emphatically linked the issues of economic injustice at home with war abroad. Bernie Sanders should do the same.

Adequate funds for programs of economic equity and social justice will require an end to what Dr. King called “the madness of militarism.”

Overcoming militarism is just as vital as overcoming oligarchy. We won’t be able to do one without the other.

Please sign this petition to Bernie Sanders:

Senator Sanders, we are enthusiastic about your presidential campaign’s strong challenge to corporate power and oligarchy. We urge you to speak out about how they are intertwined with militarism and ongoing war. Martin Luther King Jr. denounced what he called “the madness of militarism,” and you should do the same. As you said in your speech to the SCLC, “Now is not the time for thinking small.” Unwillingness to challenge the madness of militarism is thinking small.


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27124 1 month ago Rachielle Liam Arcadia, CA
27123 5 months ago JOHN ONEILL Pensacola, FL To hell with the idea of permanent war!
"War IS a racket. It always has been." U.S. Marine Major General Smedley Butler
27122 8 months ago Jonathan Boyne Honolulu, HI
27121 8 months ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
27120 8 months ago Melody Lothridge Cleveland , GA
27119 9 months ago John Di Biase Your City, CT
27118 10 months ago Anonymous New York, NY The super-excessive super-bloated military budget is a direct IMPEDIMENT to all pro- human priorities — Iniversal Health Care; Green Economiy; Living Wage—Income, Etc.
27117 10 months ago Mona Seredin North Tonawanda, NY
27116 10 months ago Rachel Pirani Collierville, TN
27115 10 months ago Jason Maynard South Bend, IN
27114 11 months ago Lorilee House Los Angeles, CA
27113 11 months ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
27112 11 months ago Clara Davis Denver, CO
27111 11 months ago Debbie Anderson Cleve and, GA
27110 11 months ago Nico Poblete Valencia, CA
27109 11 months ago Kenneth Chay Providence, RI
27108 11 months ago Stephen Boletchek Apex, NC
27107 11 months ago Bob Plass Los Banos, CA Bernie, get out of bed with the Military/Corporate/Congressional complex!
27106 11 months ago T Garmon Dawsonville , GA Run Bernie Run ..... we love you...
27105 11 months ago Nicole Everling Eagan, MN
27104 11 months ago Bernard Berger Kailua Kona, HI
27103 11 months ago Rhonda Syphax Tacoma, WA
27102 11 months ago Jack h Vallejo, CA
27101 11 months ago Aileen McEvoy Waverly, NY
27100 11 months ago Randall Moore Hyattsville, MD
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