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UA Episode 08 Shawna Foster

Amber interviews Shawna Foster, a Unitarian Universalist minister and Army veteran about religion, social justice, and anti-war organizing. Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SKmNwq4hmAZjEEetx3cT9ZQjQ2MgsVTq/view?usp=sharing Show notes: Fiasco, Thomas Ricks: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/25/books/25kaku.html Iraq Veterans Against War (Now known as About Face): https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ GI Rights hotline: https://girightshotline.org/en/ Industrial Areas Foundation: http://www.industrialareasfoundation.org/ Shawna’s podcast: Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rev/id1293878122?mt=2 Another podcast, The Inner Game, that Shawna has been a guest on: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kdnk/the-inner-game/e/57081739

40 MIN2018 DEC 20
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UA Episode 08 Shawna Foster

UA Episode 07 Katie Schmid

Amber talks with Cathrine “Katie” Schmid, an active duty transgender woman who is currently a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration ban on transgender military members. https://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/cases/karnoski-v-trump Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XbJ7F1bhD-YjwNWBVx2blg1oGMhSIvif/view?usp=sharing Seattle Met article: https://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2017/10/20/meet-the-trans-jblm-soldier-who-s-suing-trump Trump’s July 2017 tweets: https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-military-transgender/index.html Palm Center report: https://www.palmcenter.org/publication/report-of-the-transgender-military-service-commission/ Organizations mentioned: SPART*A: https://spartapride.org/ OutServe-SLDN: https://www.outserve-sldn.org/ Lambda Legal: https://www.lambdalegal.org/ TAVA: http://transveteran.org/ Minority Veterans of America: https://minorityvets.org/ Gender Justice League: https://www.gende...

56 MIN2018 DEC 14
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UA Episode 07 Katie Schmid

UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs

UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs by Unauthorized Absence

58 MIN2018 DEC 12
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UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs

UA Episode 06 Krystal TwoBulls

Amber interviews Krystal TwoBulls, an Army veteran and Northern Cheyenne and Oglala Lakota Indigenous woman. Krystal is one of the co-directors of the #DropTheMIC campaign with About Face: Veterans Against the War. Krystal and Amber discuss Indigenous resistance, militarism, and why we need to center Indigenous Peoples in anti-military industrial complex work. Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mHMQ7eT33cc3KINRYG9kszger4BeRpJk/view?usp=sharing About Face is currently conducting their annual fundraiser. Just $5 can go a long way in supporting the organization in providing materials, training, travel, and so much more. You can make a one-time donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/about-face-veterans-against-the-war To become a member or monthly sustainer, go here: https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VetsAboutFace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VetsAboutFace Show notes: The Militarization of Indian Country: http://www.honorearth.org/the_...

57 MIN2018 DEC 6
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UA Episode 06 Krystal TwoBulls

UA Episode 05 Brittany DeBarros And Maggie Martin

Amber interviews Army veterans Maggie Martin, Co-director of About Face, and Brittany DeBarros, Co-director of About Face Drop the MIC campaign. Maggie and Brittany discuss the background and growth of About Face (formerly known as Iraq Veterans Against the War) and a recent action that took place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia while President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush were presented the Liberty Medal for their "commitment to veterans". Photo credit: Ryan Harvey Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yRk5lMw-jS6OQJkxzDy5CQny89OAI0yw/view?usp=sharing About Face is currently conducting their annual fundraiser. Just $5 can go a long way in supporting the organization in providing materials, training, travel, and so much more. You can make a one-time donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/about-face-veterans-against-the-war To become a member or monthly sustainer, go here: https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VetsAbout...

67 MIN2018 NOV 29
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UA Episode 05 Brittany DeBarros And Maggie Martin

UA Episode 04 Andrea Chandler

Amber talks with Navy veteran, Andrea Chandler, on heritage breed animals, food sustainability, rural southern socialism, and that - as it turns out - the Nazis have rocket launchers! Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmxhkDqdPBX1L2BzfC4IATUzAo11yCnV/view?usp=sharing As always, any financial support provided to this podcast will go back to the people we are interviewing and the organizations they support! Subscribe to out monthly patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/uapodcast2001

61 MIN2018 NOV 22
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UA Episode 04 Andrea Chandler

Mass shootings and the military: Recent guest appearance on The District Sentinel

Podcast facilitator Amber Mathwig and Episode 2 guest Michelle Dallocchio were recently guests on The District Sentinel to talk about the links between mass shootings and the military. Website: https://www.districtsentinel.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-district-sentinel Thank you to The District Sentinel for providing us this audio for our listeners!

28 MIN2018 NOV 16
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Mass shootings and the military: Recent guest appearance on The District Sentinel

UA Episode 03 Monisha Rios

Episode 3 is being released early to coincide with Veteran's Day 2018. Amber talks with Monisha Rios, an army veteran and psychology Phd student, about moral injury, the fuckery of George W. Bush, and the origins of Armistice Day. In the episode, we talk about a book that Monisha has contributed to, War and Moral Injury Reader, https://www.amazon.com/Moral-Injury-Robert-Emmet-Meagher/dp/1498296785/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1541817791&sr=8-8&keywords=moral+injury+restoring+wounded+souls Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BfG8UeXjiZZmVVQYU3_fkPfHkDGAeTD3/view?usp=sharing All financial support for this podcast goes back to the people that are interviewed and the organizations they work with. To become a monthly sustainer, go to https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001

84 MIN2018 NOV 11
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UA Episode 03 Monisha Rios

UA Episode 02 Michelle Dallocchio

Michelle Dallocchio is Chamorro woman and Army veteran, where she served as part of Team Lioness and mental health support in Iraq at the beginning of the invasion. She talks about re-integration after service, mental health, art as therapy, and U.S. imperialism. Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u4EvamKJCuhpbFZZCICoPtTeCl3wNWo-/view?usp=sharing Become a sustainer! All financial support for this show will go back to the people we interview and the organizations they are part of. https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001 You can find out more about her: Wesbite: https://www.thedesertwarrior.com/index.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBDallocchio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesertWarriorArt We talk about a piece of her art in the episode, which can be found here: http://mbdallocchio.com/featured/la-it-khafeen-habibti-mb-dallocchio.html

82 MIN2018 NOV 8
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UA Episode 02 Michelle Dallocchio

UA Episode 01 Lindsay Church

Amber talks with Lindsay Church, who co-founded Minority Veterans of America in 2017. Lindsay discusses the experiences of serving in the Navy under Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the challenges of being a queer woman veteran that led to the establishment of MVA. You can learn more about Minority Veterans of America on their website: https://minorityvets.org/ Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wCeYi2PxZ8kf7hQmUN3pqPgo_vMJ_nhh/view?usp=sharing Please subscribe to our patreon! https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001 After minimal production costs, all financial support of the podcast will go back to the people we are interviewing and the organizations they work with. From today until Wednesday, November 7, anyone who becomes a Patreon subscriber of $1 or more will be entered to win a MVA t-shirt.

68 MIN2018 OCT 29
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UA Episode 01 Lindsay Church
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Latest Episodes

UA Episode 08 Shawna Foster

Amber interviews Shawna Foster, a Unitarian Universalist minister and Army veteran about religion, social justice, and anti-war organizing. Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SKmNwq4hmAZjEEetx3cT9ZQjQ2MgsVTq/view?usp=sharing Show notes: Fiasco, Thomas Ricks: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/25/books/25kaku.html Iraq Veterans Against War (Now known as About Face): https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ GI Rights hotline: https://girightshotline.org/en/ Industrial Areas Foundation: http://www.industrialareasfoundation.org/ Shawna’s podcast: Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rev/id1293878122?mt=2 Another podcast, The Inner Game, that Shawna has been a guest on: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kdnk/the-inner-game/e/57081739

40 MIN2018 DEC 20
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UA Episode 08 Shawna Foster

UA Episode 07 Katie Schmid

Amber talks with Cathrine “Katie” Schmid, an active duty transgender woman who is currently a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration ban on transgender military members. https://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/cases/karnoski-v-trump Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XbJ7F1bhD-YjwNWBVx2blg1oGMhSIvif/view?usp=sharing Seattle Met article: https://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2017/10/20/meet-the-trans-jblm-soldier-who-s-suing-trump Trump’s July 2017 tweets: https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-military-transgender/index.html Palm Center report: https://www.palmcenter.org/publication/report-of-the-transgender-military-service-commission/ Organizations mentioned: SPART*A: https://spartapride.org/ OutServe-SLDN: https://www.outserve-sldn.org/ Lambda Legal: https://www.lambdalegal.org/ TAVA: http://transveteran.org/ Minority Veterans of America: https://minorityvets.org/ Gender Justice League: https://www.gende...

56 MIN2018 DEC 14
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UA Episode 07 Katie Schmid

UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs

UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs by Unauthorized Absence

58 MIN2018 DEC 12
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UA Bonus Episode November 2018 Kiersten Downs

UA Episode 06 Krystal TwoBulls

Amber interviews Krystal TwoBulls, an Army veteran and Northern Cheyenne and Oglala Lakota Indigenous woman. Krystal is one of the co-directors of the #DropTheMIC campaign with About Face: Veterans Against the War. Krystal and Amber discuss Indigenous resistance, militarism, and why we need to center Indigenous Peoples in anti-military industrial complex work. Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mHMQ7eT33cc3KINRYG9kszger4BeRpJk/view?usp=sharing About Face is currently conducting their annual fundraiser. Just $5 can go a long way in supporting the organization in providing materials, training, travel, and so much more. You can make a one-time donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/about-face-veterans-against-the-war To become a member or monthly sustainer, go here: https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VetsAboutFace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VetsAboutFace Show notes: The Militarization of Indian Country: http://www.honorearth.org/the_...

57 MIN2018 DEC 6
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UA Episode 06 Krystal TwoBulls

UA Episode 05 Brittany DeBarros And Maggie Martin

Amber interviews Army veterans Maggie Martin, Co-director of About Face, and Brittany DeBarros, Co-director of About Face Drop the MIC campaign. Maggie and Brittany discuss the background and growth of About Face (formerly known as Iraq Veterans Against the War) and a recent action that took place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia while President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush were presented the Liberty Medal for their "commitment to veterans". Photo credit: Ryan Harvey Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yRk5lMw-jS6OQJkxzDy5CQny89OAI0yw/view?usp=sharing About Face is currently conducting their annual fundraiser. Just $5 can go a long way in supporting the organization in providing materials, training, travel, and so much more. You can make a one-time donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/about-face-veterans-against-the-war To become a member or monthly sustainer, go here: https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VetsAbout...

67 MIN2018 NOV 29
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UA Episode 05 Brittany DeBarros And Maggie Martin

UA Episode 04 Andrea Chandler

Amber talks with Navy veteran, Andrea Chandler, on heritage breed animals, food sustainability, rural southern socialism, and that - as it turns out - the Nazis have rocket launchers! Episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmxhkDqdPBX1L2BzfC4IATUzAo11yCnV/view?usp=sharing As always, any financial support provided to this podcast will go back to the people we are interviewing and the organizations they support! Subscribe to out monthly patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/uapodcast2001

61 MIN2018 NOV 22
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UA Episode 04 Andrea Chandler

Mass shootings and the military: Recent guest appearance on The District Sentinel

Podcast facilitator Amber Mathwig and Episode 2 guest Michelle Dallocchio were recently guests on The District Sentinel to talk about the links between mass shootings and the military. Website: https://www.districtsentinel.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-district-sentinel Thank you to The District Sentinel for providing us this audio for our listeners!

28 MIN2018 NOV 16
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Mass shootings and the military: Recent guest appearance on The District Sentinel

UA Episode 03 Monisha Rios

Episode 3 is being released early to coincide with Veteran's Day 2018. Amber talks with Monisha Rios, an army veteran and psychology Phd student, about moral injury, the fuckery of George W. Bush, and the origins of Armistice Day. In the episode, we talk about a book that Monisha has contributed to, War and Moral Injury Reader, https://www.amazon.com/Moral-Injury-Robert-Emmet-Meagher/dp/1498296785/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1541817791&sr=8-8&keywords=moral+injury+restoring+wounded+souls Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BfG8UeXjiZZmVVQYU3_fkPfHkDGAeTD3/view?usp=sharing All financial support for this podcast goes back to the people that are interviewed and the organizations they work with. To become a monthly sustainer, go to https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001

84 MIN2018 NOV 11
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UA Episode 03 Monisha Rios

UA Episode 02 Michelle Dallocchio

Michelle Dallocchio is Chamorro woman and Army veteran, where she served as part of Team Lioness and mental health support in Iraq at the beginning of the invasion. She talks about re-integration after service, mental health, art as therapy, and U.S. imperialism. Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u4EvamKJCuhpbFZZCICoPtTeCl3wNWo-/view?usp=sharing Become a sustainer! All financial support for this show will go back to the people we interview and the organizations they are part of. https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001 You can find out more about her: Wesbite: https://www.thedesertwarrior.com/index.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBDallocchio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesertWarriorArt We talk about a piece of her art in the episode, which can be found here: http://mbdallocchio.com/featured/la-it-khafeen-habibti-mb-dallocchio.html

82 MIN2018 NOV 8
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UA Episode 02 Michelle Dallocchio

UA Episode 01 Lindsay Church

Amber talks with Lindsay Church, who co-founded Minority Veterans of America in 2017. Lindsay discusses the experiences of serving in the Navy under Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the challenges of being a queer woman veteran that led to the establishment of MVA. You can learn more about Minority Veterans of America on their website: https://minorityvets.org/ Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wCeYi2PxZ8kf7hQmUN3pqPgo_vMJ_nhh/view?usp=sharing Please subscribe to our patreon! https://www.patreon.com/UApodcast2001 After minimal production costs, all financial support of the podcast will go back to the people we are interviewing and the organizations they work with. From today until Wednesday, November 7, anyone who becomes a Patreon subscriber of $1 or more will be entered to win a MVA t-shirt.

68 MIN2018 OCT 29
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UA Episode 01 Lindsay Church
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