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.


151-175 of 26921 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26771 1 year ago Joan Mabry Manchester Township, NJ
26770 1 year ago Anonymous Vail, CO We support you and we trust you.
26769 1 year ago Janice Foss Pinole, CA
26768 1 year ago Anonymous Redwaqy , CA Why aren't you addressing the elephant in the room, and calling for cuts to the gargantuan military budget? How about closing some military bases, and halting the construction of a Marine base on He...
26767 1 year ago Ayman Charafeddine New York, NY Drone strikes do more harm than good. I believe you're smart enough to understand this.
26766 1 year ago Nolan Wine West Babylon, NY I am 20 years old. I have considered, on multiple occasions, volunteering for your campaign, but I cannot in good conscious support a campaign which refuses to vow a discontinuation of extralegal dr...
26765 1 year ago Eugene Brud Stony Brook, NY Foreign Lives Matter, Bernie. Support the immediate end of the US criminal drone program and a deep cut to the military budget!
26764 1 year ago Lucy Cooke Butte Valley, CA Bernie, please stop agreeing with the U.S. regime change agenda in Syria.
I appreciate and understand that foreign policy is not your strong suit, but your judgment should tell you that the U.S....
26763 1 year ago Dorothy Wilson East Alton, IL
26762 1 year ago Adrianne Aron Berkeley, CA
26761 1 year ago Gabor Kovacs Richmond, TX A socially and emotionally intelligent, civilized person will clearly see, how humaneness is rare among our "elected" leaders. If you don't oppose the inhumane military barbarism, so rampantly suppo...
26760 1 year ago Anonymous Fort Bragg, CA The US government is the top arm supplier of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. There is a US naval fleet docked in Bahrain that is expanding its facilities. You cannot maintain the vast military apparatus t...
26759 1 year ago Anonymous Sebastian, FL The military budget is out of control, and you need to separate yourself from all the war hawks especially Clinton by stating that business as usual won't continue under your watch. How can we addre...
26758 1 year ago Anonymous Redway, CA We urge you to come out with a federal budget during the debate. Lay out how much you would propose for the military (whose budget is bloated and continues to grow), and needs to be slashed....
26757 1 year ago Nicolas J S Davies North Miami, FL
26756 1 year ago Rupa Cousins East Dummerston, VT
26755 1 year ago Eric Dynamic Oakland, CA You're great otherwise, so please stop ignoring what you don't want to face. Hide until elected but not afterward. Tell the people that you're going to cut the Military Budget by 50% in your first t...
26754 1 year ago Charlene pollard Shelbyville, TN
26753 1 year ago Paul Fife Clearlake, CA LOVE YOU BERNIE.
26752 1 year ago Cassie Paoli Glenside, PA
26751 1 year ago Jane Kirk Erie, PA
26750 1 year ago Kathleen MacLaren Somerville, MA
26749 1 year ago T. Bundara Catonsville, MD
26748 1 year ago Tim Rose Louisville, KY
26747 1 year ago Leslie Dee Savage, MN
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