war profiteering: Iraq for Sale

Thanks to TheScreamBlog for making me aware of the new film Iraq for Sale. From the film’s website:

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

I’ve seen Greenwald’s other films, and they’re deeply disturbing. They will motivate you to make changes in your life and to take action in your community and your nation. The DVD of this film is $12.95; it includes a full 75-minute version as well as a 20-minute version that would be suitable for discussion groups. I’ve just ordered my copy, and I plan to offer it for a showing at church and to invite friends to watch it here.

In addition, Brave New Foundation (founded by Greenwald) has created a downloadable action guide with ways you can help to end war profiteering. So far, Congress has vote down multiple bills that would have provided oversight or penalties to fight war profiteering. Get involved; and, for goodness’ sake, vote on November 7.

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One response to “war profiteering: Iraq for Sale

  1. Having first hand knowledge of what’s REALLY going on, it still continues to terrify me that no one is trying to do anything about it. All of a sudden (since 9/11) so many people have become patriotic; I wish they knew was was REALLY going on.

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