On today's program, Vince interviews his friend, activist and writer, Ramon Mejia (the baddest hombre this side of the Mississippi).
Ramon is from Dallas, Texas, and enlisted in the Marine Corps upon graduating high school in July 2001 out of economic necessity in order to support his wife and daughter. Ramon served in Supply Ops. and participated in the initial invasion of Iraq, deploying to Dhi Qar Province in 2003. After suffering from multiple seizures, Ramon was placed on med board and discharged from the Marines in Nov 04. As a result of his experience in Iraq, he converted to Islam in 2008.
Since then, Ramon has opposed the war and all US military expeditions around the world. He's been an active organizer over the last year or so in countering local manifestations of hate and racism by neo-Nazis and protest of mosques by a paramilitary group in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He currently resides in Biloxi, Mississippi.