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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27123 3 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 6 months ago Jonathan Boyne Honolulu, HI
27121 6 months ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
27120 6 months ago Melody Lothridge Cleveland , GA
27119 7 months ago John Di Biase Your City, CT
27118 8 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 8 months ago Mona Seredin North Tonawanda, NY
27116 8 months ago Rachel Pirani Collierville, TN
27115 8 months ago Jason Maynard South Bend, IN
27114 9 months ago Lorilee Moore Gold Beach, OR
27113 9 months ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
27112 9 months ago Clara Smith Denver, CO
27111 9 months ago Debbie Anderson Cleve and, GA
27110 9 months ago Nico Poblete Valencia, CA
27109 9 months ago Kenneth Chay Providence, RI
27108 9 months ago Stephen Boletchek Apex, NC
27107 9 months ago Bob Plass Los Banos, CA Bernie, get out of bed with the Military/Corporate/Congressional complex!
27106 9 months ago T Garmon Dawsonville , GA Run Bernie Run ..... we love you...
27105 9 months ago Nicole Everling Eagan, MN
27104 9 months ago Bernard Berger Kailua Kona, HI
27103 9 months ago Rhonda Syphax Tacoma, WA
27102 9 months ago Jack h Vallejo, CA
27101 9 months ago Aileen McEvoy Waverly, NY
27100 9 months ago Randall Moore Hyattsville, MD
27099 9 months ago Ann Ruthsdottir BRUNSWICK, ME
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