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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26968 1 month ago David Gurarie Shaker Hts, OH
26967 1 month ago Fayaz Kabani Columbia, SC
26966 1 month ago Michael Darby Knoxville, TN
26965 1 month ago Martin Melkonian Uniondale, NY
26964 1 month ago Anthony Vigil Co Sprgs, CO The War Machin e needs to Stop!
26963 1 month ago Sherry Luciano denver, CO
26962 1 month ago Nick Fleming Brooklyn, NY
26961 1 month ago Charlie Palmgren Franklin, TN
26960 1 month ago Michael Keene Nevada City, CA
26959 1 month ago Anonymous Portland, OR
26958 1 month ago Beverly Williams Medford, OR
26957 1 month ago Darrell House Wilkinson, IN
26956 1 month ago Christine Hayes Upland, CA
26955 1 month ago Sonja Birdsong Lexington, KY
26954 1 month ago Pedro Hernandez Jackson, MS
26953 1 month ago Yoshiko Samuel Middletown, CT I repeat the voices from the Vietnam era: "War is not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things. " No more war, no more militarism, anywhere in the world.
26952 1 month ago Dorothy Weaver Sheffield, MA
26951 1 month ago bernardo alayza mujica Sioux city, IA
26950 1 month ago Liza Martin Bellevue , WA
26949 1 month ago Alex Kawa Avon, CT
26948 1 month ago Muhammad Islam New Hyde Park, NY
26947 1 month ago Christine Sell Cleveland, OH
26946 1 month ago Kathy Watson Tucson, AZ
26945 1 month ago Cheryl Dzubak Yardville, NJ
26944 1 month ago Brian Inzer OXR, AL
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