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 ...
27162 7 hours 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 8 hours 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 8 hours 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 9 hours ago Anonymous Menifee, CA
27158 11 hours ago Anonymous white bear lake, MN Dismantle the military industrial complex, please.
27157 18 hours ago Daniel Vertino North Tonawanda, NY
27156 18 hours ago Stephen Liss Wilbur, WA
27155 18 hours ago Don Anderson Lebanon, OR Please!
27154 18 hours ago Elaine Hoffmann Santa Ana, CA
27153 19 hours ago Sharon Tipton Irvine, CA Bernie, please be on the side of the world and our millions of victims of US imperialism, too, because the people care!!
27152 19 hours ago Susan Oehler Asheville, NC
27151 1 day ago Dena Eakles Ontario, WI
27150 1 day ago Christina Campbell Bridgewater, CT stop the never ending wars of imperialism
27149 2 days ago Carly Rowley Wauwatosa, WI
27148 2 days ago Reed Petersen Portland, OR
27147 3 days ago Hilda Richey Hillsboro, WI Foreign policy is domestic policy, as Tulsi said. No more regime change wars, sanctions, and coups -- all illegal and harmful to innocent people and soldiers. Hands off Latin and South American co...
27146 3 days ago Celeste Plaisance MOUNT AIRY, MD Militarism is also intertwined with climate change, and the US military is the single largest consumer of petroleum products.
27145 3 days ago Ross Heckmann Arcadia , CA
27144 3 days ago Matthew Cooper Minneapolis, MN
27143 3 days ago Mark Hackler Madison, WI
27142 3 days ago Kay Gamble Huntsville, AL
27141 3 days ago Sean Mulligan alpharetta, GA
27140 3 days ago John Pfenning San Jose, CA
27139 4 days ago Katie Waller Bayfield, CO Speak out about the blackballing of Tulsi Gabbard. Don't capitulate to the establishment. Put Tulsi on your ticket or cabinet, Secretary of State!
27138 4 days ago Lisa Davis West Orange, NJ
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