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 26926 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26801 2.4 years ago Richard Mason Marysville, WA The military industrial complex is alive and well. Regime change for the sake of profiting defense industries is evil. We are sinking into a fascist dictatorship rapidly.
26800 2.4 years ago James Lamb Tulsa, OK
26799 2.4 years ago Brendan Beemer Portland, OR
26798 2.4 years ago Anonymous Oceanside, CA Thinking about making a donation to your campaign. Will vote Green Party before I vote for Hillary. She is far too supportive of all Israel does.
26797 2.4 years ago Michael McNeil Minneapolis, MN Who's thinking small, lets use all the material from the deconstruction of the Pentagon Building to rebuild our roads and bridges.
26796 2.4 years ago Steve Gude Des Moines, IA
26795 2.4 years ago Tom Boothby Montville, ME Your domestic agenda is sane, precise, and revolutionary--the exact recipe needed. Please extend your popular radicalism to tackling the military-industrial-surveillance imperialism which interlocks...
26794 2.4 years ago John Allen Wichita , KS This is our Revolution. You give us a voice Senator Bernie Sanders - Thank you??
26793 2.4 years ago Nicholas Cahalane Somerville , MA Give me a reason to support you. Stop killing innocent people in my name.
26792 2.4 years ago James Michael "Mike" Henderson San Luis Obispo, CA
26791 2.4 years ago Jack Shuck walnut creek, CA
26790 2.4 years ago Anonymous Georgetown, TX
26789 2.4 years ago Alan and Jeanie Langford Gatesville, TX Admittedly the military/industrial complexwhich Reublican Dwight Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address subsequent administrations and every congress has virtually ignored President Eise
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26788 2.4 years ago JAY RAY Pacific Grove, CA GO BERNIE!
26787 2.4 years ago Elaine Merrill Dayton, OH
26786 2.4 years ago Claire Marvet Seattle, WA
26785 2.4 years ago Alden Leatherman Portland, MI
26784 2.4 years ago Vincent Paiano Sicklerville, NJ War is the ultimate obscenity!
26783 2.4 years ago Peter Robinson Cincinnati, OH
26782 2.4 years ago Ann Marie Knotek Cleveland, OH
26781 2.4 years ago Stephen Ernst Edmonds, WA
26780 2.4 years ago Carole Lutness Valencia, CA
26779 2.4 years ago stan Euston port orford, OR Please, get a better handle (and advisors) on approaching the Middle East humantiarian and foreign policy crises w/o the ill considered hawkish approachs of Clinton, and the "US exceptionali...
26778 2.4 years ago Michael Kaufman Oakland, CA
26777 2.4 years ago Robert Malone Llano, TX
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