Breaking Cadence: Insights From a Modern-Day Conscientious Objector

Breaking Cadence: Insights From a Modern-Day Conscientious Objector

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You probably think that you would never join the military. Think again. Every year thousands of young Americans surprise family and friends, signing long, legally-binding contracts with an organization they know very little about. Many of them join to …


Culture Shock
Jul 25, 2019 • 49 min
Three veterans who joined less than a year before 9/11 share their stories of enlistment, service and life after wearing the uniform.
But What Would Aristotle Say?
Feb 18, 2019 • 47 min
Ethics expert and Santa Clara University professor David DeCosse explains Just War thinking and how it went very wrong in the Iraq War.
A Boy Goes to War: Remembering Michael Mihalakis
Jan 13, 2019 • 57 min
After living what he saw as a charmed childhood, Michael Mihalakis was bound and determined to find some adversity, and to overcome it. He joined the Army National Guard in 2002, at 17 years old.
Alone Together: The Music of Breaking Cadence
Dec 20, 2018 • 57 min
Hear songs like “Ft. Lee, VA,” “Firestarter,” and “Orion” explained.
Ah Youth
Dec 11, 2018 • 49 min
Teen decision making, in story form, with some research and relection thrown in for good measure.
The Other Side of the G.I. Rights Hotline
Nov 26, 2018 • 62 min
Longtime activist Siri Margerin talks about manning the phones at the G.I. Rights Hotline, and much more.
Don’t Thank Me for My Service
Nov 11, 2018 • 47 min
Vietnam veteran turned peace activist Gregory Ross doesn’t like being thanked for his service on Veterans Day, or any day. He shares what he would love to hear intead, and much more.
Habeas Corpus
Nov 5, 2018 • 46 min
Attorney Steven Collier shares legal insights to representing war resisters in uniform.
Different Decade, Same Problem
Oct 29, 2018 • 55 min
Fanny Garcia tells us her story of becoming a conscientious objector during the Iraq War, nearly a decade after I tried to win that status.
The Deal
Oct 21, 2018 • 57 min
I ask my family about what they thought when I announced I was joining the National Guard at 17 years old, and what they thought years later, when I announced I’d become a conscientious objector.