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 26921 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26796 1 year ago Steve Gude Des Moines, IA
26795 1 year 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 1 year ago John Allen Wichita , KS This is our Revolution. You give us a voice Senator Bernie Sanders - Thank you??
26793 1 year ago Nicholas Cahalane Somerville , MA Give me a reason to support you. Stop killing innocent people in my name.
26792 1 year ago J. Michael "Mike" Henderson San Luis Obispo, CA
26791 1 year ago Jack Shuck walnut creek, CA
26790 1 year ago Anonymous Georgetown, TX
26789 1 year 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
Dwight Eisenhower was right in 1953 and he is "more right" in 2016.'); return false;">...
26788 1 year ago JAY RAY Pacific Grove, CA GO BERNIE!
26787 1 year ago Elaine Merrill Dayton, OH
26786 1 year ago Claire Marvet Seattle, WA
26785 1 year ago Alden Leatherman Portland, MI
26784 1 year ago Vincent Paiano Sicklerville, NJ War is the ultimate obscenity!
26783 1 year ago Peter Robinson Cincinnati, OH
26782 1 year ago Ann Marie Knotek Cleveland, OH
26781 1 year ago Stephen Ernst Edmonds, WA
26780 1 year ago Carole Lutness Valencia, CA
26779 1 year 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 1 year ago Michael Kaufman Oakland, CA
26777 1 year ago Robert and Laura Malone Austin, TX
26776 1 year ago Robert Rossi Salem, OR
26775 1 year ago John Luhman Rockford, IL Also, please state that you will uphold the Lehy Law, unlike any President has done so far.
26774 1 year ago Rick Park Manhattan Beach, CA
26773 1 year ago Steve Johnston Tucson, AZ I sent you early money and will send you late money, but you must "think BIG".
Abrazos,
Steve
26772 1 year ago Dennis Dischnger Minneapolis, MN Thanks Senator Sanders for inspiring so many of us (including my two young children). For your own inspiration and edification, may I respectfully recommend you revisit MLK's "Beyond Vietnam...
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