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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27097 6 months ago Nancy Fifer Lewes, DE
27096 6 months ago Julie Watkins Urbana, IL
27095 6 months ago Randall Cox Yorba Linda ,, CA
27094 6 months ago Peter Woodruff Arrowsic, ME
27093 6 months ago Joseph Wasserman West Hartford , CT We need you to talk about peace conversion, the waste of war and the danger of developing a new generation of nuclear weapons

Thank you
27092 6 months ago Owen Payne Red Rock, AZ
27091 6 months ago Owen Payne Red Rock, AZ
27090 6 months ago Greg Gaucher Jacksonville, FL
27089 6 months ago Jonathan Cohen Brooklyn, NY
27088 6 months ago leilani puerto Bronx, NY
27087 6 months ago judith demers folsom, CA
27086 6 months ago Arlene Zuckerman Forest Hills, NY
27085 6 months ago Ian Borodin Glassboro, NJ
27084 6 months ago David McBride Snellville, GA
27083 6 months ago Brendon Peacock Long Beach , CA Peace is more powerful than military strength and power. We must use diplomacy and avoid armed conflicts at all costs.
27082 6 months ago Kathy Morris Newfield, NY Defund the military.
27081 6 months ago Rebecca Marshall Gainesville, TX
27080 6 months ago Anonymous Gold River , CA
27079 6 months ago William Antoun St Clair Shores , MI
27078 6 months ago Joseph R Havranek New Paltz, NY
27077 6 months ago Joseph R Havranek New Paltz, NY
27076 6 months ago Caryn Graves Berkeley, CA
27075 6 months ago Colleen Wilkerson Indianapolis, IN
27074 6 months ago Charley Bowman Getzville, NY We need to use some of our military $$ to build out renewable sources of energy infrastructure. We only have a few years to begin to act very aggressively on climate change.
27073 6 months ago Anonymous Phoenix, AZ
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