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 ...
27183 3 months ago Darren Mitton Avondale Estates, GA
27182 3 months ago Tara Lulla Houston, TX
27181 4 months ago Brenda Choi Las Vegas, NV
27180 5 months ago LynMarie Berntson Eden Prairie, MN Be like MLK. Reject militarism which kills innocents and destroys the environment.
27179 5 months ago Charleen Boyle Metairie, LA What would Jesus do
27178 5 months ago Anonymous Menifee , CA
27177 5 months ago Lily Benavides Lake Hiawatha, NJ
27176 5 months ago Ernie Rendon Whittier , CA
27175 5 months ago Robbin Sullivan Arcata, CA
27174 5 months ago Bryan Chandler Tustin, CA
27173 5 months ago Jan Meslin Cayucos, CA
27172 5 months ago Lisa Davis West Orange, NJ BERNIE -- BE STRONG ON ANTI IMPERIALISM AND ANTI WAR! ALSO, BE STRONG ON REPARATIONS FOR THE DESCENDANTS OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS IN AMERICA!
27171 5 months ago Lisa Pedersen Santa Ana , CA
27170 5 months ago Camilo Mejia Miami, FL Bernie, it’s the right thing to do, and it will get you a ton of votes. People are tired of war!! Speak up, and make it happen when you get elected! You can do it!!
27169 5 months ago Mark Hackler Madison, WI
27168 5 months ago Anonymous Cody, WY The U.S. military is the largest institutional emitter of GHGs on the planet. Please, dear Bernie, work to reduce military budgets.
27167 5 months ago Sharon Weisman Glendale, CA Stand up for our volunteer military and promise to stop using them as mercenaries in support of fossil fuel polluters like the Saudi Arabian royal family.
27166 5 months ago Ross Plesset Los Angeles, CA
27165 5 months ago Anonymous Monterey, CA
27164 5 months ago Zena Briggs Los Angeles, CA We shouldn't allow any other country to be treated in a way that's inappropriate for us.
27163 5 months ago Gary Gordon Gainesville, FL "If you think Bernie Sanders is a leftist, it means you have moved to the right, along with much of the Democratic party." --G. Gordon
27162 5 months ago Suzanne Sparks Laguna Woods, CA I love what you say about the world joining to fight our common enemy, 'climate change', instead of continuing to use weapons of war against each other. Please expand and expound on this, the trans...
27161 5 months ago Greg Warne Adelaide , ot hi i think you are what the world needs but you also have to stop wars and the powerof the rich to dictate
27160 5 months ago Michael Novick Culver City, CA Obviously. the cost of US wars and aggression is borne primarily by the people whose countries we intervene in or provide repressive military assistance to. But the cost to people in the US is not n...
27159 5 months ago Anonymous Menifee , CA
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