In Episode Number 5, we hear from two war tax resisters who have recently traveled overseas to work with other war resisters and learn more about the real impacts of US warmongering. Jason Rawn has traveled to Asia twice in the past year, visiting Okinawa in Japan and Jeju Island in Korea to organize with local resisters against US military bases. We’ll cover some of the history around Okinawa and Jeju Island, and interview Jason Rawn about his experiences. Dana Visalli had planned a trip to Syria, but the Syrian government denied his visa. Instead, he spent time in Lebanon with Syrian refugees, and also learned about the history and creation of the nation we call Syria. He reads two of his essays.
Listen to Episode 5: War Tax Resisters Abroad.
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Links from the podcast
- Complete article – Women for Genuine Security: “Okinawa: Effects of Long-Term US Military Presence”
- Complete article – Save Jeju Now: “An Introduction to Jeju: One Island Village’s Struggle for Land, Life and Peace” by Anders Riel Mueller
- Dana Visalli’s website, Methow Naturalist
- Link to PDF of Dana Visalli’s essays, The Road to Hell: A Brief History of Modern Syria and Syrian Refugees and the Earth Household
Posts by Jason Rawn during his travels:
- Greetings from Jeju Island, South Korea
- Professor Yang Yoon-Mo on taxes and Jeju Naval Base
- Solidarity with Japanese and Korean war resisters
Music (all available free at these links)
- “Before the War Came Home” by David Rovics
- “It’s Bigger Than a War” by Ryan Harvey
- “Rise Like Lions” by Brenna Sahatjian and the Riot Folk Collective
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