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.


101-125 of 26926 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26826 2.4 years ago June Forbes Davis, CA
26825 2.4 years ago Esther Megill Asheville, NC
26824 2.4 years ago Anonymous Santa Fe, NM We desperately need a coherent statement of direction on our national security priorities and activities which ties in with the economic/racial justice message of your campaign. That statement woul...
26823 2.4 years ago Nancy Dyer LIC, NY
26822 2.4 years ago Portia Goltz Carlsbad, CA
26821 2.4 years ago Andrew Kippenhan Talking Rock, GA A bigger pile of killing money than everyone else put together. Lack of money kills people as you've said many times (in so many words), Senator Sanders. Too much money for active killing ...
26820 2.4 years ago jim&mary graeve st. Joseph, MN we appreciate all that you are doing. we want the many years that we have been involved to bear the fruit of the end to war!
26819 2.4 years ago Anthony Straka Wappingers Falls, NY
26818 2.4 years ago Jake Harrison Fort Worth, TX
26817 2.4 years ago Eugene Doyle Hamilton Beach, NY
26816 2.4 years ago Marian Dalton Brunswick, ME
26815 2.4 years ago tasunka maza west dover, VT I met you in wilmington at the gore dinner in 2000
26814 2.4 years ago Rose Hunt Manchester, MD Your domestic agenda is sane, precise, and revolutionary--the exact recipe needed. Please think about redirecting the money for the military-industrial-surveillance complex to serving the people of ...
26813 2.4 years ago Lisa Barr Oneonta, NY Washington was among the founders who said the US was never to have a standing military. Adopt the Green New Deal. Promise to end the oil wars and I can work for you.
26812 2.4 years ago Kurt Johnson Durham, NC
26811 2.4 years ago Teri Greene Houston, TX
26810 2.4 years ago Larry Kennedy Augusta, KS I hope you understand this comes from people who support you.
26809 2.4 years ago michael riesterer marquette, MI
26808 2.4 years ago Marla Kult Milwaukee, WI Redirect the military into a Peace Keeping faction. Use the technology to help people. Change the mindset from destruction to rebuilding.
26807 2.4 years ago David Nolan Holliston, MA Delving into the subject of the military industrial complex is mandatory, as is truth-telling when it comes to how we got into "perpetual war" in the first place.
26806 2.4 years ago Anonymous Columbia, MO
26805 2.4 years ago Chuck Brands El Cajon, CA
26804 2.4 years ago Eric Nordling Beaverton, OR
26803 2.4 years ago R. David Goldberg Vancouver, WA You are fighting oppression at home. You should also fight oppression in our foreign policy.
26802 2.4 years ago Henry Loeb Jacksonville, FL
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