Fabulous author and Freelance Cafe member Justine Sharrock is reading from her new book in NYC on November 11. Details below.
Justine Sharrock, an investigative journalist, writes for Mother Jones, Alternet, and San Francisco magazine. Her 2010 portrait of U.S. soldiers is "an eye-opening exposé of America’s torture regime."
“Powerful and important. Justine Sharrock talks to soldiers whose patriotic duty was warped by the Bush administration, making torturers out of ordinary men and women. A must-read for all Americans concerned by the corrosive impact of the Bush administration’s “War on Terror” policies on the US military.” –Andy Worthington, journalist and author of The Guantanamo Files
Debra Sweet, reporting from Berkeley Says NO to Torture Week, October 2010: "Justine read from her book about Chris Arendt, an anarchist, Jack Kerouac-reading punk from the Midwest who somehow ended up in a National Guard unit sent to Guantanamo. As he learned the pattern of detainee abuse, like the “frequent flyer” program where detainees were moved every few hours to a different cell for months, he began folding the order forms into origami birds which spilled over his whole desk. Then he tried to kill himself."