Scott Olsen is an organizer/activist with the Iraq Veterans Against The War. He was thrust into the spotlight when Oakland Police Department injured with a flash bang grenade, the severity of his wounds was one of the causes for Occupy Oakland to call for the first general strikes of our time. This event sent Scott on a lifelong course of revolutionary work.
In our interview we talk about militarism home and abroad, surveillance, ISIS, Kobane and the Kurdish autonomy movement, we talk about current movements against the police and have a general conversation about where things are going. We also talk about a new intentional community Scott is developing in Wisconsin based around permaculture & resistance.
For more info on Scott follow him on twitter @olsenvet