March 2008 Update: Speaking Events and an Article

I have two talks scheduled this month:

March 20 (Thursday), 7pm — Santa Rosa, California — Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County (467 Sebastopol Ave) — Sponsored by Free Mind Media and Santa Rosa Copwatch —

March 23 (Sunday), 2:30pm — San Francisco, California — Anarchist Book Fair (SF County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park) —

Also, I have an article in the current Comics Journal (#288). It’s a review of the last-ever issue of Strangers in Paradise. It’s not online, so if you want to see it you need to find the actual magazine.

Upcoming Speaking Events — February 2008

I’ll be speaking on the following dates. Please spread the word!

2 February (Saturday), 5pm — Edmonds, WashingtonEdmonds Unitarian Universalist Church (8109 224th Street SW)

4 February (Monday) — Victoria, BC — time and place TBA

7 February (Thursday), 7pm — Vancouver, BC — Simon Fraser University Harbor Center (515 W. Hastings) — Hosted by Indigenous Action Movement and Organized by Anti-Poverty Committee

New Articles: January 2008

I have an essay in the current issue of New Politics, discussing my experience writing about torture in my book American Methods.

You can find it online here:

My review of A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, is also out now. It’s online at

And I somehow ended up with three reviews in the most recent Comics Journal. They discuss The Mad War on Bush, Sandman Mystery Theater: “Dr. Death” and “The Night of the Butcher”, and Defenders of Freedom: From the Chronicles of the ACLU’s Defense Team. None of those are online, I’m afraid.

Speaking event: January 17, Portland

I’ll be speaking this Thursday, January 17, at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church (1011 SW 12th, between Salmon and Main) in Portland.

I’m going to read a bit from my book American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination, and discuss the policy decisions behind the United States’ current torture practices. In particular, I’ll be arguing that both political parties share responsibility for the government’s use of torture, and that the coming elections are unlikely to have much effect on its practices.

A reception will follow the talk, and I’ll be on hand to answer questions or sign books.

Please come if you’re in the area, and let your friends know as well.


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