UFPPC is co-sponsoring the appearance of author and award-winning journalist Joshua Phillips at UW Tacoma on the evening of Wed., Nov. 16 (7:00 p.m.). -- Phillips will discuss his recent book, None of Us Were Like This Before, a presentation of some of the harrowing experiences American soldiers have had with torture and their effect on their lives. -- U.S. Army Gen. (ret.) Antonio Taguba: "His book is about accountability where senior leaders in the military and in the highest level of government failed to account for their actions, failed to protect soldiers who expected clear instructions, and failed the Nation in preventing torture and abuse of the enemy." -- This event is free and open to the public. -- Other sponsors of the event include Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, HOPE Network (UWT), Amnesty International, Veterans for Peace, and Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation....
WHAT: None of Us Were Like This Before: Reflections on American Soldiers and Torture
WHO: Joshua Phillips
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -- 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
WHERE: Carwein Auditorium (Keystone 102), center of UW Tacoma campus, 1990 S. Commerce Street, Tacome
Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture
HOPE Network (UWT)
United for Peace of Pierce County
Veterans for Peace
Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation
Joshua E. S. Phillips has reported from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek, The Nation, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among other publications. His radio features have been broadcast on NPR and the BBC. Phillips won a Heywood Broun Award and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism for his American Radio Works documentary What Killed Sergeant Gray.
Phillips' book, NONE OF WERE LIKE THIS BEFORE: AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND TORTURE is extremely important and his account needs to be heard by Americans, especially in military communities.
Gen (ret.) Antonio Taguba, author of the Taguba Report on the treatment
of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has had this to say: "Joshua Phillips's incredible work in documenting the experience of soldiers who detained and interrogated detainees reflects the huge dilemma and consequences of their actions. His book is about accountability where senior leaders in the military and in the highest level of government failed to account for their actions, failed to protect soldiers who expected clear instructions, and failed the Nation in preventing torture and abuse of the enemy."