Matthew Hoh For Senate – Ep 115
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 destruction it has wrought globally.” It requires advanced registration through Zoom in the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Matt’s blog: https://matthewhoh.com/
Campaign website: https://www.matthewhohforsenate.org/
Matthew has been a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy since 2010. In 2009, Matthew resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the American escalation of the war. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew took part in the American occupation of Iraq; first in 2004-5 in Salah ad Din Province with a State Department reconstruction and governance team and then in 2006-7 in Anbar Province as a Marine Corps company commander. When not deployed, Matthew worked on Afghanistan and Iraq war policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8.
Matthew’s writings have appeared in online and print periodicals such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, CounterPunch, CNN, Defense News, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, the Raleigh News & Observer, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He has been a guest on hundreds of news programs on radio and television networks including the BBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, Pacifica and PBS. The Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter from his post in Afghanistan as an Essential Document.
In 2010, Matthew was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling and, in 2021, he was awarded as a Defender of Liberty by the Committee for the Republic. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Public Accuracy, an Advisory Board Member for the Committee to Defend Julian Assange and Civil Liberties, Expose Facts, North Carolina Committee to Investigate Torture, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace, and World Beyond War, and he is an Associate Member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). He is a 100% disabled veteran and was certified by North Carolina as a Peer Support Specialist for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder.
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