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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26924 1 week ago Christopher Herlihy Boston, MA Violence is the main cause of more violence.
26923 1 week ago Joan Bradley Portland, OR
26922 2 weeks ago Bonnie Gorman RN Quincy, MA
26921 4 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
26920 8 months ago gen agustsson redondo beach, CA stop militarism! stop corporate power!
26919 8 months ago Karl Mortimer Adelaide, ot
26918 9 months ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
26917 1 year ago Anonymous Columbus, GA Mr. President, and I don't mean that jokingly, the man that sits in the White House is Not the Legitimate President of the United States, having lost the Popular Vote by almost Three Million, and Yo...
26916 1 year ago Kevin Littlejohn Keansburg, NJ
26915 1 year ago Kevin Littlejohn Keansburg, NJ
26914 1 year ago Anonymous Portland , OR
26913 1 year ago Evelyn Chorush Houston, TX
26912 1 year ago Shawn Neely-Otts Del Valle, TX
26911 1 year ago Susan Malool Livingston Manor, NY Any change in policy must include our foreign policy. Dear Senator Sanders, you must stand up to the powers in this country and one huge power is the military industrial complex! We need real leader...
26910 1 year ago Barbara Stone Easton, MD
26909 1 year ago Jarka Stepankova Miami, FL
26908 1 year ago Stephen Brinkley San Diego, CA STEP UP SENATOR SANDERS! MAKE THEM FEEL THE BERN ONCE AGAIN!
26907 1 year ago Omar Scott Antar Moosup, CT also he should condemn the NYPD-CIA, as introduced by the AP and NYPD Confidential:
26906 1 year ago Jim Dorenkott San Francisco, CA
26905 1 year ago Lucy Christopher Cashiers, NC Yes, Norm, I definitely agree that Senator Sanders needs for the grassroots movement to reignite this statement we urged Senator Sanders to champion during the primary: We were enthusiastic about y...
26904 1 year ago Joanne Snyder San Diego, CA
26903 1 year ago Nancy John Dallaa, TX
26902 1 year ago Ann Millerick Lynbrook, NY
26901 1 year ago Elaine Clary Constable, NY
26900 1 year ago Barb Andersen Shoreline, WA
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