Brock McIntosh speaks at Speaking Truth to Power: a permanent state of war





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Published on Jul 7, 2011

Specialist Brock McIntosh was one of the speakers at the event Speaking Truth to Power: a permanent state of war in Asheville, NC on April 9, 2011.

His views are his own and do not represent those of the Army National Guard or any other branch of the United States military.

Brock is a military policeman in the Army National Guard. He enlisted in May 2006 and graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his company's Basic/AIT Training cycle. He deployed to Afghanistan from November 2008 to August 2009, participating in base defense, security patrols, humanitarian aid missions and Afghan National Police mentor training.

Following his deployment home, Brock joined as a spokesperson for Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan, participating in panels, interviews and meetings with Congressional, State Department and White House officials.

He became active in Iraq Veterans Against the War, assisting with speaking events and IVAW's Operation Recovery: a campaign to stop the deployment of traumatized troops. He received nonviolence and organizing training through the Highlander Folk School, SmartMeme, the Ruckus Society, the Midwest Academy and the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, where he was certified as a Kingian Nonviolence Trainer. He is currently an intern at Win Without War with a focus on the Veteran's Trust Fund. He is applying for conscientious objector status.

Brock can be reached at brockmcintosh@gmail.com

Additional video segments of the other speakers (Gareth Porter, Ray McGovern, David LaMotte, Josh Stieber, Conor Curran and Mike Prysner) are available on YouTube and the 2-disc DVD will be available for purchase at:

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