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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26751 2.8 years ago Jane Kirk Erie, PA
26750 2.8 years ago Kathleen MacLaren Somerville, MA
26749 2.8 years ago T. Bundara Catonsville, MD
26748 2.8 years ago Tim Rose Louisville, KY
26747 2.8 years ago Leslie Dee Savage, MN
26746 2.8 years ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City, TN
26745 2.8 years ago Tamar Dick Catasauqua, PA
26744 2.8 years ago Tamar Dick Catasauqua, PA
26743 2.8 years ago Tamar Dick Catasauqua, PA
26742 2.8 years ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City, TN
26741 2.8 years ago Janice Lawrence Ashland City, TN
26740 2.8 years ago Maysoon Otaibi SYLVANIA, OH
26739 2.9 years ago Anonymous Silverdale, WA You must not support War in any sense, whether it be backing Israel or dropping bombs in Syria or whatever incarnation it may come in. To do so would make you seem like a farce even in spite of your...
26738 2.9 years ago nicole trotta utica, NY
26737 2.9 years ago Ron Keeney Warren, PA
26736 2.9 years ago Michelle Sanayebakhsherad Seattle, WA
26735 2.9 years ago Anthony Mustacich Seattle, WA All U$ military bases in other countries should be closed, the AFRICOM project should be dismantled, NATO should be dissolved, all political leaders who have supported US illegal wars of aggression ...
26734 2.9 years ago Ben Miller Wake Forest, NC Considering a switch to Jill Stein...
26733 2.9 years ago Anonymous Garberville, CA
26732 2.9 years ago Paola Iocco Bergamo, ot
26731 2.9 years ago Christina Cowger Raleigh, NC After listening to your speech at GU on Nov. 19, I made my first contribution, albeit a small one. At the same time, I was disturbed by your notion that the world can bomb and fight its way out of ...
26730 2.9 years ago Duane Grindstaff Auburn, WA
26729 2.9 years ago Paul` Encimer Redwaqy , CA
26728 2.9 years ago Laurey Morris Eureka, CA
26727 2.9 years ago Anonymous Sebastian, FL The US State Dept. just approved $1.29 Billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite increasing evidence of human rights violations, and possible war crimes in neighboring Yeman. Sending additional...
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