James Porteous worked for over 20 years as a digital librarian and archivist, first with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and then Al Jazeera English in Washington, DC, and Doha, Qatar.
Having come of age during what we call The Vietnam War, he could not help but notice that the American boys coming home in body bags were basically his age. These early images have remained with him for his entire life.
Porteous is an author, freelance writer, musician, songwriter, photographer, and anti-war and human rights activist.
His latest novel, The Freedom Bunker, serves as a reminder that, for decades, the governments in the Global North have offered their manufactured wars, corporate greed, poverty, and military spending as proof that humans are inherently evil.
It is a profitable but deadly fiction.