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 ...
27064 1 week ago Nancy Earle Bangor, ME To prevent nuclear war is as large an issue as climate change. We must stop both.
27063 1 week ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale , FL
27062 1 week ago Stephen Cipolla Jenkintown , PA
27061 1 week ago Michael Goldman Woodland Hills, CA
27060 1 week ago Michael Rice Belfast, ot
27059 1 week ago Ronald Clayton COVE CITY, NC
27058 1 week ago Bill O'Brien Beaverton, OR
27057 1 week ago AUGUST KIPERTS MEMPHIS, TN US military MUST NOT be used as world police to fight other countrys wars in MIDDLE EAST.
27056 1 week ago mohammed alsaleh- alsaleh san roque, CA
27055 1 week ago Robert Ruggiero Palm Harbor, FL
27054 1 week ago Aaron Pyle Bangor, ME
27053 1 week ago Mitra Mehr Fairfax, VA
27052 1 week ago Gabino Alvarez New York, NY
27051 1 week ago jennifer Tanner los Angeles, CA
27050 1 week ago Deena Stryker Philadelphia, PA There can be no such thing as domestic policy and foreing policy. Everthing is related and we are currently at risk of nuclear war.
27049 1 week ago Pamela Allee Portland, OR War is a total WASTE of All resources - human and planetary.

My resistance begins with giving my taxes to local causes that work to undo the ravages caused by policies that know how to pr...
27048 1 week ago Rev. Steven Wilson Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
27047 1 week ago Henry Lewis Glen Ellyn, IL I couldn't agree more. Bernie, it's long overdue for you to actually behave like a true progressive/humanist!
27046 1 week ago Margaret Survance Medina, OH
27045 1 week ago Susan Beaver Thompson LAS VEGAS, NV Together, we must make peace the #1 priority on Earth because it is.
27044 1 week ago Mary O'Neill Presque lsle, MI Build roads not weapons of mass destruction
27043 1 week ago Thomas McGrath Louisville , KY
27042 2 weeks ago Travis Frampton Powassan, ON
27041 2 weeks ago Stephen Schleis Citrus Heights , CA End all wars and capitalism, convert the economic system into a worker cooperative system
27040 2 weeks ago simon launders Nottingham, ot
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