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 ...
27158 1 year ago Anonymous white bear lake, MN Dismantle the military industrial complex, please.
27157 1 year ago Daniel Vertino North Tonawanda, NY
27156 1 year ago Stephen Liss Wilbur, WA
27155 1 year ago Don Anderson Lebanon, OR Please!
27154 1 year ago Elaine Hoffmann Santa Ana, CA
27153 1 year ago Sharon Tipton Irvine, CA Bernie, please be on the side of the world and our millions of victims of US imperialism, too, because the people care!!
27152 1 year ago Susan Oehler Asheville, NC
27151 1 year ago Dena Eakles Ontario, WI
27150 1 year ago Christina Campbell Bridgewater, CT stop the never ending wars of imperialism
27149 1 year ago Carly Rowley Wauwatosa, WI
27148 1 year ago Reed Petersen Portland, OR
27147 1 year ago Hilda Richey Hillsboro, WI Foreign policy is domestic policy, as Tulsi said. No more regime change wars, sanctions, and coups -- all illegal and harmful to innocent people and soldiers. Hands off Latin and South American co...
27146 1 year ago Celeste Plaisance MOUNT AIRY, MD Militarism is also intertwined with climate change, and the US military is the single largest consumer of petroleum products.
27145 1 year ago Ross Heckmann Arcadia, CA
27144 1 year ago Matthew Cooper Minneapolis, MN
27143 1 year ago Mark Hackler Madison, WI
27142 1 year ago Kay Gamble Huntsville, AL
27141 1 year ago Sean Mulligan Alpharetta, GA
27140 1 year ago John Pfenning San Jose, CA
27139 1 year ago Katie Waller Bayfield , CO Speak out about the blackballing of Tulsi Gabbard. Don't capitulate to the establishment. Put Tulsi on your ticket or cabinet, Secretary of State!
27138 1 year ago Lisa Davis West Orange, NJ
27137 1 year ago Robin Hensel Little falls, MN
27136 1 year ago Michael Engel Fort Wayne, IN We know that the military budget is astronomical. As Tulsi Gabbard has said, this can be put to use to bring every individual health care!
27135 1 year ago Dmitri Toptygin Ellicott City, MD Endless regime change wars ruin the U. S. economy and generate millions of terrorists who hate us. Recent nuclear arms race escalation is a threat to human civilization. We need a president willing ...
27134 1 year ago Jennifer Walsh Los Angeles, CA Let’s stand up against the power & corruption of the military industrial complex NOW! End regime change war & excessive global pollution.
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