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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world’s countries, and yet, most Americans don’t know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a ‘warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn’t see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.

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United States

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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world’s countries, and yet, most Americans don’t know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a ‘warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn’t see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.

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English

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Episodes

2022 Year End Wrap Up w/ Jake Tucker – Ep 132

1/21/2023
We take some time to discuss our thoughts on 2022 / early 2023 with a whole host of subjects: Ukraine, Afghanistan, Yemen, reproductive freedom / justice, and a lot more. 2:39 - Reproductive rights and the Supreme Court 33:21 - Ukraine 1:27:03 - Yemen 1:53:21 - Resurgent labor movement 2:08:13 - End of the U.S. led world order We’re now on Telegram!!!! Please come join us and talk about militarism and anti-imperialism: https://t.me/fortressonahill Main website:...

Duration:02:53:47

The Reid technique w/ Dr. Jeff Kaye – Ep 131

1/10/2023
Dr. Jeff Kaye joins us to discuss the Reid interview and interrogation technique, used by police departments around the world and often criticized for its ability to allow false confessions. We’re now on Telegram!!!! Please come join us and talk about militarism and anti-imperialism: https://t.me/fortressonahill Main website: https://www.fortressonahill.com Let me guess. You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?! https://lovethepodcast.com/fortressonahill Email us at...

Duration:01:32:02

Our Veterans w/ Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early – Ep 130

12/6/2022
Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early from the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute stop by the podcast to discuss their new book, “Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs.” We talk the budget creep of privatization via the Mission Act, the wide ranging nexus of injuries veterans can receive, and a whole lot more! We’re now on Telegram!!!! Please come join us and talk about militarism and anti-imperialism: https://t.me/fortressonahill Main website:...

Duration:01:19:22

South Korea war games and American militarism w/ KJ Noh – Ep 129

12/2/2022
Journalist and political analyst KJ Noh joins us to discuss all things South Korea, including a mountain of war games, the billions of dollars poured into the South Korean military by the U.S., and the many lingering effects of the Korean war. K.J. Noh is a journalist, political analyst, writer and educator specializing in the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region. He writes for Dissident Voice, Black Agenda Report, CounterPunch, Popular Resistance, Asia Times, MR Online. He also does...

Duration:01:35:32

Reproductive freedom / justice and abortion access in the U.S. military – Ep 128

11/15/2022
Shiloh Emelein and Rachell Tucker joins us to discuss the state of reproductive justice and abortion access within the U.S. military. We cover the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court, how President Biden could take much bigger strides in his “defense” of abortion rights, and a whole lot more. Shiloh Emelein (they/them/theirs) is a queer, trans, non-binary creature living with their fluffy cat on Ohlone Land (also known as the Bay area, California). Their world view and moral compass were...

Duration:01:13:55

Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body: A Marine’s Unbecoming w/ Lyle Jeremy Rubin – Ep 127

10/28/2022
YouTube version: https://youtu.be/--rLFi4FL1o Lyle Rubin, anti-war activist and author, talks with Henri about his new book, “Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body: A Marine's Unbecoming.” Lyle shares his story of becoming a marine officer, the dehumanization process of military enlistment and training, the weaponization of trauma to encourage violent processes over multiple generations, and a lot more. Lyle Jeremy Rubin is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who writes about capitalism and U.S....

Duration:01:04:38

War Of The Worlds w/ Tom Secker – Ep 126

10/23/2022
Author and podcaster Tom Secker, host of the ClandesTime podcast and writer / publisher of Spyculture.com, joins us to discuss the 2005 Tom Cruise movie, War Of The Worlds, which is based on the famous H.G. Wells novel. Both its development and release during the early days of the War on Terror and the war in Iraq give it that “Could this be terrorists…again?!!” facade, while the military units seem more interested in crowd control than fighting the aliens. Lastly, it’s undeniably a Steven...

Duration:01:38:53

The Sacking of Fallujah w/ Ross Caputi and Scott Spaulding – Ep 125

9/11/2022
Ross Caputi and Scott Spaulding join us to discuss The Sacking of Fallujah, both the event and the book which Ross co-wrote. Fallujah is seen by the American empire as a great victory over the burgeoning Sunni insurgency during the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but for the people of Fallujah and their descendants, it is nothing less than the entire destruction and poisoning of their people and land. Birth defects are rampant among the population, spurred by the use of heavy...

Duration:01:31:51

Camilo Mejia and Nicaragua – Part 2 – Ep 124

8/31/2022
Here's part 2 of our discussion with Camilo Mejia, this one focusing much more on Nicaragua, the history of the Sandinista movement, and the many ways U.S. hybrid warfare affects it all. Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Sergeant Camilo Mejia: https://amzn.to/3e94sMy Camilo Mejia was born in Nicaragua but moved to the US as an adolescent. Shortly after graduating from high school, after only two college semesters, he joined the U.S. Military and was eventually deployed to Iraq in...

Duration:01:26:58

Camilo Mejia and Nicaragua – Part 1 – Ep 123

8/22/2022
The guys and I host Camilo Mejia, former U.S. Army soldier, conscientious objector, and native of Nicaragua, who shares his story of dissent within the ranks of the military as one of the very first conscientious objectors of Iraq War II. Part 2 comes out next week!!! Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Sergeant Camilo Mejia: https://amzn.to/3e94sMy Camilo Mejia was born in Nicaragua but moved to the US as an adolescent. Shortly after graduating from high school, after only two...

Duration:00:37:37

Theaters of War w/ Tom Secker and Matt Alford – Ep 122

8/3/2022
Tom Secker and Matt Alford joins us to discuss their new project, Theaters of War, a documentary on the role of the U.S. military / national security state in censoring and creative control of Hollywood film and T.V. projects. While the documentary does follow some of the evidence discussed in National Security Cinema, Tom and Matt’s book from five years go, the documentary is an expansion and discussion of much more than was known when National Security Cinema was released. We also touch a...

Duration:01:22:03

Vieques / Culebra destruction by U.S. military w/ Monisha Rios – Ep 121

7/10/2022
Monisha Rios, psychologist, social worker, and fellow anti-imperialist, joins Henri and Jovanni to the discuss the long standing destruction of Vieques and Culebra, two islands that make up a portion of Puerto Rico, and how the military training / bombing presence and contamination has wreaked havoc on the residents there. Also discussed is Monisha’s panel during the 7th Annual International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, held near the U.S. base in Guantanamo...

Duration:01:05:05

Dr. John Cobb of the Cobb Institute – Ep 120

7/3/2022
Click here for video version: https://youtu.be/GCDjJ04drWE Dr. John Cobb of the Cobb Institute, renowned author, professor, and theologian, joins Henri to discuss the ecological disaster our Earth is headed towards and how cooperation between the United States and China could change that. The Cobb Institute John B. Cobb, Jr. taught theology at the Claremont School of Theology from 1958 to 1990. In retirement he lives at Pilgrim Place in Claremont. In 1973, with David Griffin, he established...

Duration:00:51:52

VFP’s The Golden Rule w/ Ren Jacob – Ep 119

6/15/2022
Ren Jacob, Air Force veteran and previous crew member of the Golden Rule, a sailboat owned and operated by Veterans For Peace with its own storied anti-war history, joins the podcast to discuss the history of the ship and its voyages and a bit about Ren's own time in the military. Making Waves: The Rebirth of the Golden Rule A 25 minute documentary about the Golden Rule’s history and current mission VFP GOLDEN RULE PROJECT Main website: https://www.fortressonahill.com Let me guess. You're...

Duration:01:23:00

Ukraine (mid May 2022 update) – Ep 118

5/21/2022
We give our most recent Ukraine update, including Finland / Sweden joining NATO, the entire lack of tracking or accountability for the huge deluge of weapons entering Ukraine, Poland providing T-72 tanks to Ukraine (replaced by M1 Abrams tanks from the U.S.), and acknowledging that not every country in the world has jumped on the Ukraine good, Russia bad bandwagon. Retired Swiss Military-Intelligence Officer: 'Is it Possible to Actually Know What Has Been And is Going on in Ukraine?' Ray...

Duration:01:23:04

PFAS contamination and the U.S. Military w/ Pat Elder – Ep 117

4/25/2022
Investigative journalist Pat Elder from www.militarypoisons.org joins Henri and guest co-host Eric Morris for a discussion on all things PFAS contamination (including what it is, if you're unfamiliar.) Pat Elder is an investigative journalist tracking how the military contaminates people and the planet. Pat’s focus is on documenting the harm caused by the U.S. military’s use of PFAS in routine fire-fighting drills. Military Poisons is a project of the Women’s International League for Peace...

Duration:01:09:06

Torture victims and U.S. mail censorship w/ Dr. Jeffrey Kaye – Ep 116

4/4/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kaye returns to the podcast to discuss both the censorship of U.S. mail initiated during the Korean War to prevent materials from Communist-believed sources from reaching Americans, along with Dr. Kaye's work evaluating torture victims applying for asylum. Main website: https://www.fortressonahill.com Let me guess. You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?! https://lovethepodcast.com/fortressonahill Email us at fortressonahill@gmail.com Check out our...

Duration:01:34:37

Matthew Hoh For Senate – Ep 115

3/23/2022
Matthew Hoh, frequent guest of FOH and anti-war scholar / activist, joins us to discuss his running for U.S. Senate in the Green Party of North Carolina. We then give you a preview of Matt's Episode Zero discussion, where we discuss early experiences in Matt's life that led him to becoming anti-war. Tomorrow night, March 24th, at 8pm EST (5pm PST), Matt will be hosting a webinar with Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin, discussing "the decades-long escalation of the U.S. war machine and the...

Duration:01:15:25

The Ukraine conflict and NATO expansion w/ Jovanni Reyes – Ep 114

3/14/2022
Jovanni Reyes, About Face member and anti-war activist, joins us to discuss the situation in Ukraine. We discuss Ukrainian history from 2014 through now and how the West is using it as an attempt to give Russia its own “Afghanistan”, the media comparing the invasion to uniquely different than American interventions of the Middle East while maligning ME citizens because of their religion and ethnicity, and analyze the mentality by some leftists / anti-imperialists to root for Russia’s own...

Duration:00:43:25

Media representations of Ukraine vs Middle East conflicts w/ Eric Morris – Ep 113

3/8/2022
Eric Morris from Catholics Against Militarism joins Henri to discuss the ongoing deluge of media coverage of the situation in Ukraine, far surpassing anything the mainstream media says about much more severe, western-driven conflicts, such as Yemen, Syria, or Afghanistan. Main website: https://www.fortressonahill.com Let me guess. You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?! https://lovethepodcast.com/fortressonahill Email us at fortressonahill@gmail.com Check out our...

Duration:01:01:07