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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27039 1 week ago Constance Lorig De Pere, WI
27038 1 week ago Van Rookhuyzen San Francisco, CA
27037 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27036 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27035 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27034 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27033 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27032 1 week ago Joseph Good Oxford, MI
27031 1 week ago Kirk Bails Harrison Twp, MI
27030 1 week ago Gary Hundertmark North Hollywood, CA
27029 1 week ago kathleen hopkins Oakland, CA Bernie this is why you MUST be President! You know this is true, and these corporate thugs are UNACCEPTABLE! NO MORE WAR! THINK DIFFERENT in the words of the late Steve Jobs!
27028 1 week ago Cornelia Hall Denver, CO War and environmental degradation are the two main threats to the future of human existence as we know it.
27027 1 week ago Patricia Hendricks San Francisco, CA
27026 1 week ago Dan McCrory Northridge , CA
27025 1 week ago Greg Jameson Gurnee, IL
27024 1 week ago Jane Yater Austin, TX
27023 1 week ago Suzannr Kirby Sag Harbor, NY
27022 1 week ago Lenore Reeves Mokena , IL
27021 1 week ago Gene Burke Woodland Hills, CA
27020 1 week ago Lee Hutchings Wichita Falls, TX End this insanity before we destroy the planet.
27019 1 week ago Brenda Frey West Seneca, NY
27018 1 week ago mike bagwell sweetwater, TN
27017 1 week ago Anonymous Villanova, PA
27016 1 week ago Kathy Wright Aberdeen, NC
27015 1 week ago Les Hartzman sherman oaks, CA Biggest question to ask is 'who are we afraid of?'
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