Reproductive freedom / justice and abortion access in the U.S. military – Ep 128
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 turned upside down while deployed with a Marine Helicopter Support Unit in Al Anbar Province, Iraq and then Kuwait City. They joined About Face: Veterans Against War in 2018 with the hope in action to catalyze change and repair the harms caused by the Military-Industrial Complex. Shiloh believes that the reclamation and celebration of our bodies, our joy, and our pleasure is at the core of demilitarizing ourselves, our beliefs, and the structures we currently live within. They are thrilled to have the chance to care for the About Face community in a light of collective liberation and collective healing.
Rachell Tucker is an anti-imperialist veteran of the US Army 2002 to 2011. She is an educator and activist who lives in San Antonio Texas, but born and raised in Miami, FL. She is a member of about face vets against the war and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. And has been an active organizer with the Mujeres Marcharan Coalition who has been leading in the women’s struggle in the city of SA.
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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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