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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26726 2.9 years ago Anonymous Palm Bay, FL Slash the military budget, close Guantanomo & SOA restore habeas corpus,, stop supplying weaponry to Saudi Arabia. End drone warfare.
26725 2.9 years ago Anonymous St., MO
26724 2.9 years ago Liberty Brigner Columbus, OH
26723 2.9 years ago Cathie Donahue San Jose, CA Truck on Bernie, keep it up, I've got your back
26722 2.9 years ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH
26721 2.9 years ago Anonymous FENTON, MO As a current supporter of Sanders for President, I believe a stronger foreign policy platform is needed for the campaign. Surely, the MIC and the Oligarchy combine as major wrongs in our government....
26720 2.9 years ago Michael F. Whisler Indianapolis, IN
26719 2.9 years ago Richard Karcich Centennial, CO
26718 2.9 years ago Anonymous Boulder, CO I saw your video with the Muslim girl where you claim to be against racism (even though Islam is a religion), yet I do not see you making a strong vocal stance against the U.S. interventioni...
26717 2.9 years ago Julie Perkins Voluntown, CT
26716 2.9 years ago Edwina Nuccio Yonkers, NY
26715 2.9 years ago Sue Nuccio Syracuse, NY
26714 2.9 years ago Tanner Smith Kingwood, TX
26713 2.9 years ago Matt Courter Seattle, WA
26712 2.9 years ago Penny Chambers Bellingham, WA
26711 2.9 years ago Trisha Morey Biddeford, ME I think you need to get your facts straight. First of all a Socialist is an entirely different animal than a Democratic Socialist, which is what Bernie claims to be. That's the first thing you get w...
26710 2.9 years ago Jorge Hernandez Melrose, MA In particular, I hope you reverse your stance on drones, which have been pointed out by even senior military and intelligence sources create more terrorist than they kill.
26709 2.9 years ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ
26708 2.9 years ago Brian Lalime Portland, ME
26707 2.9 years ago Brian Lalime Portland, ME
26706 2.9 years ago Ryan Preston Scottsdale, AZ
26705 2.9 years ago Eric Wollscheid Countryside, IL
26704 2.9 years ago Eric Wollscheid Countryside, IL
26703 2.9 years ago Eric Wollscheid Countryside, IL
26702 2.9 years ago Eric Wollscheid Countryside, IL
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