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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26846 1 year ago James Glatz Greentown, PA
26845 1 year ago rita corriel Allentown, PA Dear Sanders Campaign, I have no where else to go to tell you that you need to get real and courageous. Now! You are losing to a neocon, Hillary Clinton as of yesterday in Nevada. I don't know i...
26844 1 year ago Maria Furmato Hackettstown, NJ I currently will vote for Jill Stein due to her anti-war stance. It is hypocritical to state that you care about poor folks but condone the military industrial complex which create these very condEstablish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 700+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament."'); return false;">...
26843 1 year ago Leslie Johnson St Petersburg, FL Senator Sanders,
I am a very active volunteer for your campaign. I'm also a member of Vets for Peace. This ongoing war saddens me to the core. So does our very expensive support of Israel. I k...
26842 1 year ago John Wilkinson Palmyra, VA
26841 1 year ago Shunichiro Funakawa Saga, ot
26840 1 year ago doris wernig dornbirn, ot
26839 1 year ago Heidi Ross Cloverdale , ot
26838 1 year ago Dan Kelly Rutland, VT I understand that taking on the MIC is not a good way to get elected, and may lead to death once in office. But at least provide some subtle hints that you're not just another warmonger. Your determ...
26837 1 year ago Brady Sones Iowa City, IA
26836 1 year ago Kathy Barker Seattle, WA Militarism is strangling the world.
26835 1 year ago Mary Jamison Bayside, NY
26834 1 year ago Nancy Wohlforth Tilghman , DC
26833 1 year ago Joan Bazar Santa Clara, CA Please heed the messages in this string -- challenge the military industrial grip on our nation, the insane counterproductive use of force in place of diplomacy!
26832 1 year ago Alice Slater Ny, NY
26831 1 year ago Andrew Sledd Chicago, IL
26830 1 year ago Matthew Levine Tampa, FL I'm supporting your campaign already, but I really wish you would expand your message to include imperialism, militarism, the evils done by the CIA, the blowback effect of civilian deaths, and for G...
26829 1 year ago Bridget Schlosstein Bellevue, WA
26828 1 year ago richard barr nyc, NY when Hillary Clinton spoke with pride at the New Hampshire debate the other night of the praise she's received from Henry Kissinger, you could have pointed out what a brutal legacy he left during hi...
26827 1 year ago William Whitaker La Grande, OR Feeling the Bern!
26826 1 year ago June Forbes Davis, CA
26825 1 year ago ESTHER MEGILL Asheville, NC
26824 1 year ago Anonymous Santa Fe, NM We desperately need a coherent statement of direction on our national security priorities and activities which ties in with the economic/racial justice message of your campaign. That statement woul...
26823 1 year ago Nancy Dyer LIC, NY
26822 1 year ago Portia Goltz Carlsbad, CA
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