This is episode 6 of the War Tax Talk podcast. Today, we hear former State Department official and Marine Corps officer Matthew Hoh’s speech to the May 2017 NWTRCC gathering in St. Louis, MO.
Matt talks how he got into the military, how he eventually left the State Department when he no longer believed in the Afghanistan war policy, his journey to war tax resistance, and what he learned along the way. Matt is an advisory board member of Veterans for Peace and has been a war tax resister for the past three years.
He came out publicly as a war tax resister in an article called “I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War”, after years of speaking out against US foreign policy.
Listen to Podcast #6: Matthew Hoh – From the Military to War Tax Resistance
Listen to more podcasts and recorded talks from NWTRCC.
- Washington Post: U.S. Official Resigns Over Afghan War
- Matthew Hoh’s writings in Huffington Post
- Matthew Hoh’s personal website
- This episode’s music: Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet – “Mount Fuji” (free download)
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We plan to release our next podcast in late September or October 2017.