Matt Roach

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Matt Roach started writing when he was about five, started getting paid for it ten years later, but working for a Hearst affiliate would never pay the bills in boomtown.

I’m a Marine veteran of Iraq, which often brings me into conflict with Leftists who look at the state as monolithic, but I think having been a homeless combat veteran allows me to inject a lot more reality into conversations than most people born in the first world have experienced themselves.
I learned Spanish in the years I spent as a cook, so I am bilingual, but my speaking vocabulary is mostly limited to practical phrases and crude jokes. I read publications from Latin America online in order to improve and keep up with news that generally goes unreported in the US.[1]

North Star editorial board

In 2015, the North Star editorial board consisted of Jim Brash, Curtis Hinson, Matt Hoke, Mark Lause, Louis Proyect, Matt Roach.[2]

Anti-privatization meeting

Event in Knoxville 1800 Melrose Ave, Tuesday 6 October 2015

State lawmakers will join the United Campus Workers, UT College Democrats, Progressive Student Alliance and Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment during a fact-finding trip to learn more about the potential impact of the Governor's plan to possibly bring privatization to the campus of UT Knoxville.

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and state Rep. John Ray Clemmons will hear from campus employees, students and faculty about the potential impacts that layoffs and outsourcing will have on their families and campus life. Organized by JT Taylor.

Those indicating their intention to attend, on Wherevent, included Matt Roach, Elizabeth Stanfield, Savannah Lucas, Ann League, Jamie Greig, Melanie Barron, Madeleine Lewis, Adam Hughes, Matt Anderson, Jack Petschulat, Coy Kindred, Carter Hall, Jordan Welsh, Gloria Johnson, Eric Dixon, Anna Gardner, Caroline Cranford, Alex Fields, Will Gabelman, Josh Smyser, Courtney Anderson, Colleen Ryan, Katie Myers, Karly Safar, Hayley Brundige, William Dirmeyer, Feroza Freeland, Ciara Malaugh, Bonnie Swinford, Cassie Watters, Phyliss Dubinsky Shey, Meghan Martin, Prestyr John .[3]

Texas DSA - Red State Rising

On April 1 2018, 2017 Matt Roach was a member of the Texas DSA - Red State Rising closed Facebook group.[4]