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 ...
26904 2 days ago Joanne Snyder San Diego, CA
26903 2 days ago Nancy John Dallaa, TX
26902 3 days ago Ann Millerick Lynbrook, NY
26901 3 days ago Elaine Clary Constable, NY
26900 3 days ago Barb Andersen Shoreline , WA
26899 4 days ago Justin Gleesing Spokane Valley, WA
26898 4 days 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 days ago Casey Connelly Hanover, PA
26896 4 days ago Victoria Wilson Galion, OH
26895 4 days ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
26894 4 days ago dana ericson des Moines, IA
26893 4 days ago Jennifer Gay Nampa, ID
26892 4 days 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 days ago DeNeice Kenehan Las Vegas, NV 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 days ago Barbara Stone Easton, MD
26889 5 days ago Mary Lynn Rounds Weaverville, CA We really need to stop war profiteering by weapons manufacturing.
26888 5 days ago Robert Riedy Julian, CA
26887 5 days ago John Goshorn Orlando, FL
26886 5 days ago Leslie Lakind Santa Fe, NM
26885 5 days ago Glenn D'Alessio West Brookfield, MA
26884 5 days ago Anonymous Burt, NY Bernie, You did miss the boat. The presidency requires foreign policy standards and objectives. We are in perpetual war. What is "our Revolution" going to do about that fact. We must follow the...
26883 5 days ago Renee Foster Atwater, CA
26882 5 days ago Joseph Wallace Seattle, WA We will never make much-needed improvements to our failing infrastructure as long as 54% of our discretionary budget is spent on the Pentagon.
26881 5 days ago LeRoy Bach Chicago, IL
26880 5 days ago Julie Andrzejewski Steilacoom, WA YES, I noticed the same thing Norman Solomon was observing - that there was no mention of war and the military! The US military is the most polluting organization on the planet which would drive g...
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