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 ...
26865 5 days ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
26864 6 days ago Edgar Sanford Gig Harbor, WA
26863 1 week ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
26862 3 weeks ago Michael Plowman Wahiawa, HI
26861 3 weeks ago Dennis DeMarinis New Bedford, MA
26860 3 weeks ago Lori Walker Otis Orchards, WA BERNIE HAS TALKED OVER AND OVER ABOUT BEING AGAINST WAR; MAYBE CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE!!! I AM AGAINST WAR SO AM SIGNING THIS PETITION; I KNOW BERNIE IS TOO!!!
26859 1 month ago Aylene Kovensky Columbia, MD Let's talk whistleblowing too. National security issues are used to suppress the truth and judge a person guilty without providing a day in court. Retaliation against National Security whistleb...
26858 1 month ago Stephanie J. Goldbach Berlin, NY
26857 1 month ago Buzz Davis Vets for Peace Stoughton, WI Senator you need to lead to using, supporting and funding the UN to stop these wars!
26856 1 month ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
26855 1 month ago anna loera kingwood, TX
26854 2 months ago Matthew Getz Newburyport, MA
26853 3 months ago Anonymous Milford, CT
26852 3 months ago Denise Scholz Bayonne, NJ
26851 3 months ago James Cole Las Vegas, NV I've become very suspicious of the Senator after realizing his deafening silence on the military budget!
26850 3 months ago Jan Weinberg Princeton, NJ Please refer to this research exposé which is directly related to this essential petition:

Violence, Incorporated
http://www.peopledemandingaction.org/downloads/tpp/tpp-february-21-201...
26849 3 months ago Peggy Binnion Litchfield, OH
26848 4 months ago Barry Rosencrance fletcher, NC I've been saying this for 50 years now: NO MORE WAR!
26847 4 months ago Neil Saaty San Pedro, CA Declare that the staggering cost of regime change is weakening the people and weakening the country, and that the most patriotic and intelligent thing to do is to oppose all this militarism.
26846 4 months ago James Glatz Greentown, PA
26845 4 months ago rita corriel Allentown, PA Dear Sanders Campaign, I have no where else to go to tell you that you need to get real and courageous. Now! You are losing to a neocon, Hillary Clinton as of yesterday in Nevada. I don't know i...
26844 4 months ago Maria Furmato Hackettstown, NJ I currently will vote for Jill Stein due to her anti-war stance. It is hypocritical to state that you care about poor folks but condone the military industrial complex which create these very condEstablish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament."'); return false;">...
26843 4 months ago Leslie Johnson Fayetteville, NC Senator Sanders,
I am a very active volunteer for your campaign. I'm also a member of Vets for Peace. This ongoing war saddens me to the core. So does our very expensive support of Israel. I k...
26842 4 months ago John Wilkinson Palmyra, VA
26841 4 months ago Shunichiro Funakawa Saga, ot
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