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Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare and Surveillance: A Graphic History

  • Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Pratap Chatterjee, Investigative Reporter focused on U.S. warfare and technology; Commentator for BBC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC; Journalist, The New Republic, Financial Times, and The Guardian; Author, Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel

Khalil Bendib, Co-Author; New York Times bestseller Zahra's Paradise; Co-Host, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa; Former Political Cartoonist, San Bernardino County Sun; and Author of Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel

Barry Eisler, Former CIA Directorate of Operations; Author, The God’s Eye View - Moderator

Want to get the full story on post-9/11 American electronic surveillance--in the form of a graphic novel? Follow journalist Pratap Chatterjee and illustrator Khalil Bendib through their new book Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel, which blends Chatterjee’s sleuth journalism with Bendib’s comic illustrations for a uniquely visual perspective on a complex issue.

Chatterjee and Bendib explain the many ways that governments track individuals and countries, and highlights the complicity of tech giants like Apple Inc., Verizon and Google in these covert operations. They also share the stories of the journalists and whistleblowers like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, who blew the lid off of electronic surveillance operations and exposed them for all the world to see. Finally, Chatterjee and Bendib predict the future for electronic surveillance practices and those who choose to resist them - whose side are you on?

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