Michael Prysner

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Michael D. Prysner
Mike Prysner, Leader of March Forward (9639302421).jpg
Prysner in 2013
Personal details
Born (1983-06-15) June 15, 1983 (age 36)
Political partyParty for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
ResidenceNew York, New York, U.S.
Alma materFlorida Atlantic University
OccupationPolitical activist
TelevisionEmpire Files
MovementMarch Forward!
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service2001–2005
Battles/warsIraq 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 March 2008, Prysner was in a panel discussion called Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan held in Maryland. There spoke publicly about his time in Iraq as a soldier and his personal view on this war. His testimony became known as the "Our Real Enemies"[3] speech and it begged a standing ovation in the end.

Also, 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.[4] He is also a member of A.N.S.W.E.R..[5]

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

Prysner is also a producer and co-writer for the program The Empire Files, with Abby Martin.[8][9][10] Michael Prysner and Abby Martin reportedly received death threats for their reporting on protests from the Venezuelan opposition.[11] Prysner also occasionally appears on The Jimmy Dore show.

He performed the rap "Skit 6" on the album Soundtrack to the Struggle.[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 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. ^ Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ "Skit 6 by Lowkey". BestEverAlbums.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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