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Something is seriously missing, say campaigners, when a candidate denounces corporate power and oligarchy without emphasizing (or mentioning) militarism and perpetual war
by Jon Queally, staff writer for RootsAction.org
Organized by the online group RootsAction.org, a petition signed by more than 25,000 people… —was delivered to Sanders’ campaign headquarters as a way to highlight the intersection of military spending and corporate power and to hold the candidate’s feet to the fire on key issues of foreign policy.
The petition itself reads:
“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.”