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 9 months ago Darren Mitton Danielsville, GA
27182 9 months ago Tara Lulla Houston, TX
27181 11 months ago Brenda Choi Las Vegas, NV
27180 11 months ago LynMarie Berntson Eden Prairie, MN Be like MLK. Reject militarism which kills innocents and destroys the environment.
27179 11 months ago Charleen Boyle Metairie, LA What would Jesus do
27178 11 months ago Anonymous Menifee , CA
27177 11 months ago Lily Benavides Lake Hiawatha, NJ
27176 11 months ago Ernie Rendon Whittier , CA
27175 11 months ago Robbin Sullivan Arcata, CA
27174 11 months ago Bryan Chandler Tustin, CA
27173 11 months ago Jan Meslin Cayucos, CA
27172 11 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 11 months ago Lisa Pedersen Santa Ana , CA
27170 11 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 11 months ago Mark Hackler Madison, WI
27168 11 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 11 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 11 months ago Ross Plesset Los Angeles, CA
27165 11 months ago Anonymous Monterey, CA
27164 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago Anonymous Menifee , CA
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