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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Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
26896 1 year ago Victoria Wilson Galion, OH
26895 1 year ago Ed Bennett Vancouver, WA
26894 1 year ago dana ericson des Moines, IA
26893 1 year ago Jennifer Gay Nampa, ID
26892 1 year ago Anonymous Bremerton, WA Martin Luther King Jr. was spot on in connecting these issues-- please start speaking out again on the issues of endless war and militarism, and how
this all connects to funding the social safet...
26891 1 year ago DENEICE KENEHAN Las Vegas, CA I can't sleep tonight, worrying about the War President. I feel awful about the millions we continue to uproot, injure and kill.

She will bring this destruction home.
26890 1 year ago Barbara Stone Easton, MD
26889 1 year ago Mary Lynn Rounds Weaverville, CA We really need to stop war profiteering by weapons manufacturing.
26888 1 year ago Robert Riedy Julian, CA
26887 1 year ago John Goshorn Orlando, FL
26886 1 year ago Leslie Lakind Santa Fe, NM
26885 1 year ago Glenn D'Alessio West Brookfield, MA
26884 1 year ago Anonymous Burt, NY Bernie, You did miss the boat. The presidency requires foreign policy standards and objectives. We are in perpetual war. What is "our Revolution" going to do about that fact. We must follow the...
26883 1 year ago Renee Foster Atwater, CA
26882 1 year ago Joseph Wallace Seattle, WA We will never make much-needed improvements to our failing infrastructure as long as 54% of our discretionary budget is spent on the Pentagon.
26881 1 year ago LeRoy Bach Chicago, IL
26880 1 year ago Julie Andrzejewski Steilacoom, WA YES, I noticed the same thing Norman Solomon was observing - that there was no mention of war and the military! The US military is the most polluting organization on the planet which would drive g...
26879 1 year ago Julia Meadows Saint Petersburg, FL
26878 1 year ago John Sharrer Pahoa, HI War! What is it good for, absolutely nothing say it again! Make love not war! Ban all GMO crops, foods and seeds! Ban all toxic, earth killing pesticides and herbicides! Litigate against Monsant...
26877 1 year ago Elizabeth Ackerman Los Angeles, CA
26876 1 year ago Adam Raven Crown Point, IN
26875 1 year ago Susan Rose Cedar Key, FL This is a subject that is long overdue.

It is time for this nation's leadership to decouple itself from service to the Military Industrial Complex. Its lust for wars has already destroyed ...
26874 1 year ago Anonymous Driftwood, TX
26873 1 year ago William Shields Portland, OR
26872 1 year ago Chuck Brands El Cajon, CA
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