Michael Prysner

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Michael D. Prysner
Mike Prysner, Leader of March Forward (9639302421) (cropped).jpg
Prysner in 2013
Personal details
Born (1983-06-15) June 15, 1983 (age 38)
Political partyParty for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
Alma materFlorida Atlantic University
OccupationPolitical activist
TelevisionEmpire Files
MovementMarch Forward!
SpouseAbby Martin
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service2001–2005
RankArmy-USA-OR-04a.svg Corporal
Battles/warsIraq War

Michael Prysner (born June 15, 1983) is an American political activist. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq as a 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 an anti-war stand.[1][2]


He is the co-founder of March Forward!, an organization of active-duty members of the U.S. military and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that encourages current active-duty service personnel to resist deployment.

In March 2008, Prysner was a member of a panel discussing the topic Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan in Maryland. He spoke about his time in Iraq as a soldier and his personal views about the two wars. This address became known as the "Our Real Enemies"[3] speech.

Prysner is a member of Party for Socialism and Liberation[4] and A.N.S.W.E.R..[5] In 2008, he ran a write-in campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd congressional district (Boca Raton).[citation needed]

In November 2011, Prysner was arrested in Occupy Los Angeles.[6] He was released after posting bail.[7]

Prysner is a producer and co-writer for the program The Empire Files, with his wife Abby Martin.[8][9][10]

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

He currently hosts the Eyes Left podcast with former US Army Cadet and Afghanistan War veteran Spenser Rapone.[12]

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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. ^ "Veterans Group Calls on Military to Refuse Deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq - Salem-News.Com". www.salem-news.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  3. ^ Soilder [sic] Mike Prysner: A War Veteran "Our Real Enemies Speech"
  4. ^ "Gale - Product Login". find.galegroup.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  5. ^ Hassina Leelarathna "Los Angeles Lankans protest UN interference", Daily News – Sri Lanka, 3 May 2011 Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Local, Univision. "Univision 34 Los Angeles". Univision. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ Radio, Southern California Public (7 December 2011). "16 complaints filed about Occupy LA raid". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ Empire Files (2015-09-05), The Rise of History's Biggest Empire, retrieved 2017-03-17
  9. ^ Empire Files (2016-01-19), Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth, retrieved 2017-03-17
  10. ^ "Instagram post by The Empire Files • Sep 4, 2016 at 11:12am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  11. ^ "Skit 6 by Lowkey". BestEverAlbums.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  12. ^ https://soundcloud.com/eyesleft