Fortress On A Hill

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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 and Henri, two Army 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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Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War - Ep 78

Airs at: Tue, 09/08/2020 at 6:30am - Tue, 09/22/2020 at 12:00am
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It's here folks!!  Danny's new book is out first thing tomorrow.  You can find it right here at Heyday Books.  For this episode, Danny and I broke down the book a bit, discussing the differences between Ghost Riders of Baghdad (Danny's first book.  Get it here) and Patrioti... Read more

Stone and Sjursen Part 4 - Ep 77

Airs at: Sat, 09/05/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 09/19/2020 at 12:00am
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Danny's final discussion with Oliver Stone is here!!!  The discussion includes how Oliver expressed his angst with his parents' divorce through the stories of Elias and Barnes in Platoon, boot licking war films (like Gladiator and Blackhawk Down) and their exceptionally nar... Read more

Mike Monetta, National Director of Wolf-PAC - Ep 76

Airs at: Mon, 08/31/2020 at 6:30am - Mon, 09/07/2020 at 12:00am
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Mike Monetta, National Director for Wolf-PAC, stops by the podcast to discuss his organization’s vision of fighting money in politics amid a sea of political corruption, how progressives and those who align with them can find common cause, and how the American ideal of than... Read more

The buck does not stop here - the murder of Vanessa Guillen - Ep 75

Airs at: Wed, 08/26/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 09/09/2020 at 12:00am
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The murder of Vanessa Guillen has struck a violent, but unsurprising chord among the progressive community, anti-war veterans as a whole, and the many victims of military sexual trauma, as the activist reaction, given the high violent crime rate at Ford Hood, is to demand s... Read more

Badges Beyond Borders w/ Stuart Schrader - Ep 74

Airs at: Sat, 08/15/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 08/22/2020 at 12:00am
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Stuart Schrader stops by the podcast to discuss his book, "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing", along with the recent protests against police brutality, the massive changes in policing that came out of the fight for civil righ... Read more

Stone & Sjursen Part 2 - Ep 72

Airs at: Sat, 08/01/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 08/08/2020 at 12:00am
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Part 2 of Danny's discussion with Oliver Stone is here!!!  Danny and Oliver discuss differences between their combat experiences, the unabashed hero worship of modern military movies, the productions of Platoon and Salvador, the all volunteer force, and much, much more.  A ... Read more

Stone & Sjursen: The Unbearable Violence of Being American - Ep 71

Airs at: Tue, 07/28/2020 at 5:45pm - Tue, 08/04/2020 at 11:45pm
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(click here to see the video version of this episode.) America's military industrial complex and multiple presidential administrations have funnelled several generations of soldiers through unwinnable wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq seemingly without qualms. What... Read more

Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's) - Ep 70

Airs at: Sat, 07/11/2020 at 12:00pm - Sat, 07/18/2020 at 11:45pm
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Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's) stops by the podcast to discuss his many philanthropic efforts, his long standing friendship with Bernie Sanders, his new project with Danny called the Eisenhower Media Network, his thoughts on police violence and Black Lives Matter, and even a ... Read more

Memorial Day live stream (audio only) - Ep 69

Airs at: Fri, 06/19/2020 at 6:30am - Fri, 06/26/2020 at 12:00am
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Memorial Day has become a holiday that is farcical and cheap; while it may honor deceased veterans in a NFL playoff game sort of way, what does all the fanfare and bright lights mean?  How do discounts at Home Depot or free meals at Applebee’s honor veterans?  If our nation... Read more

In memory of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor - Ep 68

Airs at: Sat, 06/13/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 06/27/2020 at 12:00am
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This week, we are reflecting on the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, along with the shooting murder of Breanna Taylor during a no-knock raid in Louisville; two deaths that shine a horrific, but common light on the reality of police brutal... Read more