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.


126-150 of 27114 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26989 1 week ago Robert Clark Hickory, NC I'm 69 years old and not your normal support demographic according to the news. However, I'm not alone in supporting you as a retired citizen. Please keep moving forward with your very reasonable ...
26988 1 week ago Mitchell Goldstein SANTA CRUZ, CA
26987 1 week ago Jep Barendse East Dorset, VT Yes, take money from Pentagon and use elsewhere. Let the weapons manufacturers profit mightily from infrastructure repairs.
26986 1 week ago Elizabeth Tuminski Stamford, CT
26985 1 week ago Linda Neely Bend, OR
26984 1 week ago Melissa Michaels Medford, OR
26983 1 week ago eusebio manuel vestias DC, WA
26982 1 week ago Meryl Fischer Santa Rosa, CA
26981 1 week ago Leslie Pfost Tacoma, WA
26980 1 week ago Charlene Woodcock Berkeley, CA We CAN be a more honorable country if we insist that our tax dollars serve the goals of peace and good education and healthcare for all instead of fattening the profits of the military-industrial co...
26979 1 week ago Mary Gathman Wheaton , IL
26978 1 week ago Diana Stewart New York, NY
26977 1 week ago Delores Stachura Herrin, IL
26976 1 week ago Laui’ula S Las Vegas , NV
26975 1 week ago sandy roos Los Altos Hills, CA This war is an abomination.
26974 1 week ago shannon Patty Riverside, CA
26973 1 week ago Monica DuBina Plainfield, IN War isn't the answer a is evidenced by the lack of humanity seen in these events. We need to bring the spirit of compromise to the table instead.
26972 1 week ago JULIA GIESSLER BLOOMFIELD, NY Eisenhower warned us about a military out of control. This current president is misusing the military, disrespects them, and the officers still obey! WHY?
26971 1 week ago Tony Magliano Rising Sun, MD Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
-- Jesus of Nazareth
26970 1 week ago Rachelle BROU Saint-Dié, ot
26969 1 week ago mark blandford amarillo, TX
26968 1 week ago David Gurarie Shaket Hts, OH
26967 1 week ago Fayaz Kabani Columbia, SC
26966 1 week ago Michael Darby Knoxville, TN
26965 1 week ago Martin Melkonian Uniondale, NY
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