Michael Prysner

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Michael D. Prysner
Mike Prysner, Leader of March Forward (9639302421).jpg
Personal details
Born (1983-06-15) June 15, 1983 (age 35)
Nationality American
Political party Party for Socialism and Liberation
Residence New York, NY
Alma mater Florida Atlantic University
Occupation Political activist
Television Empire Files
Publication TeleSur
Movement March Forward!
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 2001-2005
Rank Corporal
Battles/wars Iraq War

Michael Prysner (born June 15, 1983) is an American political activist. He is the co-founder of March Forward!, an organization of active-duty members of the US military and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who encourages current active-duty service personnel to resist deployment.

Prysner is a US Army veteran who served in Iraq. His rank was corporal. According to Prysner, his duties in Iraq included ground surveillance, home raids and the interrogation of prisoners, and these experiences led him to take a radical anti-war stand.[1][2]

In 2008, Prysner ran a write-in campaign for the US House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd congressional district (Boca Raton).

He is a member of Party for Socialism and Liberation.[3] He is also a member of A.N.S.W.E.R..[4]

In November 2011, Prysner was arrested in Occupy Los Angeles.[5] He was released after posting bail.[6]

Prysner is also a producer and co-writer for the program The Empire Files, with Abby Martin.[7][8][9] Michael Prysner and Abby Martin reportedly received death threats for their reporting on protests from the Venezuelan opposition.[10]

He performed the rap "Skit 6" on the album Soundtrack to the Struggle.[11]

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  1. ^ “U. S. sought to set up sham state in Iraq”, Tehran Times, 26 July 2010 Archived 6 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Dahr Jamail, “Veterans Group Calls on Military to Refuse Deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq”, Salem News, 17 December 2009
  3. ^ "South Floridians intend to hold Nobel Peace Prize–winner Nobel Peace Prize–winner Barack Obama to Iraq pullout pledge: Proponents of pullout say it should be priority along with economy." America's Intelligence Wire 23 Nov. 2008. General OneFile. Web. 8 Dec. 2011.
  4. ^ Hassina Leelarathna “Los Angeles Lankans protest UN interference”, Daily News – Sri Lanka, 3 May 2011 Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ “‘Indignados’ se quejan de abusos de LAPD”, Univision, 2 December 2011
  6. ^ Tami Abdollah, “16 complaints filed about Occupy LA raid”, 7 December 2011
  7. ^ Empire Files (2015-09-05), The Rise of History's Biggest Empire, retrieved 2017-03-17
  8. ^ Empire Files (2016-01-19), Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth, retrieved 2017-03-17
  9. ^ "Instagram post by The Empire Files • Sep 4, 2016 at 11:12am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ Best ever albums entry for Skit 6

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