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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Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26910 3 weeks ago Barbara Stone Easton, MD
26909 3 weeks ago Jarka Stepankova Benesov, ot
26908 3 weeks ago Stephen Brackens Brinkley San Diego, CA STEP UP SENATOR SANDERS! MAKE THEM FEEL THE BERN ONCE AGAIN!
26907 3 weeks ago Omar Scott Antar Moosup, CT also he should condemn the NYPD-CIA, as introduced by the AP and NYPD Confidential:

ap.org/NYPD
26906 3 weeks ago Jim Dorenkott San Francisco, CA
26905 4 weeks ago Lucy Christopher Cashiers, NC Yes, Norm, I definitely agree that Senator Sanders needs for the grassroots movement to reignite this statement we urged Senator Sanders to champion during the primary: We were enthusiastic about y...
26904 4 weeks ago Joanne Snyder San Diego, CA
26903 4 weeks ago Nancy John Dallaa, TX
26902 4 weeks ago Ann Millerick Lynbrook, NY
26901 4 weeks ago Elaine Clary Constable, NY
26900 4 weeks ago Barb Andersen Shoreline , WA
26899 4 weeks ago Justin Gleesing Spokane Valley, WA
26898 4 weeks ago Michaele Kustudic Wolfville, NS A lot of people here in Canada love you, Bernie, and really would like to see you
take a firm and prominent position against militarism in the USA.
26897 4 weeks ago Casey Connelly Hanover, PA
26896 4 weeks ago Victoria Wilson Galion, OH
26895 4 weeks ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
26894 4 weeks ago dana ericson des Moines, IA
26893 4 weeks ago Jennifer Gay Nampa, ID
26892 4 weeks ago Anonymous Bremerton, WA Martin Luther King Jr. was spot on in connecting these issues-- please start speaking out again on the issues of endless war and militarism, and how
this all connects to funding the social safet...
26891 4 weeks ago DeNeice Kenehan Las Vegas, CA I can't sleep tonight, worrying about the War President. I feel awful about the millions we continue to uproot, injure and kill.

She will bring this destruction home.
26890 4 weeks ago Barbara Stone Easton, MD
26889 1 month ago Mary Lynn Rounds Weaverville, CA We really need to stop war profiteering by weapons manufacturing.
26888 1 month ago Robert Riedy Julian, CA
26887 1 month ago John Goshorn Orlando, FL
26886 1 month ago Leslie Lakind Santa Fe, NM
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