Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance
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FEATURING PRATAP CHATTERJEE AND KHALIL BENDIB – When the news of widespread NSA surveillance broke after documents seized by whistleblower Edward Snowden were made public, Americans were stunned by the extent to which the US government was spying on us. The stories broke one after another, making the careers of people like Glen Greenwald and Laura Poitras, exiling Snowden to Russia, and even spawning an Academy award-winning documentary.
Now, the story of whistleblowers, drone warfare, and mass surveillance is told in stunning comic form in the new book called Verax, which means “truth-teller.” In Verax, which was one of Snowden’s aliases, co-authors Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib take us on a powerful journey with a wide-ranging cast of characters, to expose crucial issues of our time.
For more information about the book visit www.veraxcomic.net.
Pratap Chatterjee, award winning journalist, author of Halliburton’s Army and Iraq Inc. He is also executive director of CorpWatch and has written for The New Republic, The Financial Times, and The Guardian. His newest book is the graphic novel style book called Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance and Khalil Bendib is the co-author of the New York Times best seller Zahra’s Paradise which has been published in 16 different languages and nominated for 2 Eisner awards. His political cartoons are distributed to 1,700 publications worldwide. He is the co-author with Pratap Chatterjee of Verax.