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 ...
27133 1 year ago Richard Moser Durango, CO
27132 1 year ago Catherine Reece Inver Grove Heights, MN
27131 1 year ago Janet Walsek Baltimore, MD
27130 1 year ago Susan Oehler Asheville, NC Please pick Tulsi for your running mate if you win the nomination.
27129 1 year ago maurice ellringer Shakopee, MN
27128 1 year ago Stephen Liss Wilbur, WA Tulsi Gabbard's clarity of purpose about regime change wars is a good model for Bernie to follow.
27127 1 year ago Stephen Liss Wilbur, WA Tulsi Gabbard's clarity of purpose about regime change wars is a good model for Bernie to follow.
27126 1 year ago Coleen Rowley Apple Valley, MN
27125 1 year ago Keshav Lincoln Gaithersburg,, MD Today is final vote to remove Trump and Jared Kushner and Mitch McConnell out of the Oval Office and Capital Hill.
27124 1 year ago Rachielle Liam Arcadia, CA
27123 2.2 years ago JOHN ONEILL Pensacola, FL To hell with the idea of permanent war!
"War IS a racket. It always has been." U.S. Marine Major General Smedley Butler
27122 2.4 years ago Jonathan Boyne Honolulu, HI
27121 2.4 years ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
27120 2.4 years ago Melody Lothridge Cleveland , GA
27119 2.5 years ago john Di Biase Morris, CT
27118 2.6 years ago Anonymous New York, NY The super-excessive super-bloated military budget is a direct IMPEDIMENT to all pro- human priorities — Iniversal Health Care; Green Economiy; Living Wage—Income, Etc.
27117 2.6 years ago Mona Seredin North Tonawanda, NY
27116 2.6 years ago Rachel Pirani Collierville, TN
27115 2.6 years ago Jason Maynard South Bend, IN
27114 2.7 years ago Lorilee House Los Angeles, CA
27113 2.7 years ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
27112 2.7 years ago Clara Smith Denver, CO
27111 2.7 years ago Debbie Anderson Cleve and, GA
27110 2.7 years ago Niccolo-Luise Poblete Valencia, CA
27109 2.7 years ago Kenneth Chay Providence, RI
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