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"Iraq for Sale" Patriotism Over Profit week - get involved!

Reported by Chrish - September 28, 2006 -

Robert Greenwald, director of "Iraq for Sale" (and "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism", and other important exposes) invites you to buy the DVD and host a screening, or attend a screening. Read the most recent letter from Robert and see a new montage from the movie below the fold:

Dear activists, colleagues, and friends,

In the months of work on IRAQ FOR SALE, one of the most shocking and troubling discoveries was how CACI INTERNATIONAL profiteered by torturing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib. Specifically, J.P. (Jack) London, the head of CACI, took home over $22 million!

The film has former employees, military interrogators, and reporters tell this infuriating story. CACI sent us a nasty 'cease and desist' letter trying to stop word of their involvement in this obscenity from spreading. Of course, we're not stopping anything, and put together a short film you can pass around in your emails and blogs instead. Be warned, it's about torture and not suitable for children. (or our country for that matter)

http://iraqforsale.org/video_caci.php

This story and others moved and affected people all over the country. As I went from DC to Philly, St. Louis, Denver and Portland, I was truly overwhelmed by people's response to the film and the outpouring of energy to get the word out and take action.

There is a great deal to be done NOW. Only 10 days remain until the Patriotism Over Profit week of screenings start. This is our opportunity to mobilize, activate and energize as many people as possible around the issue of profiteering. We had an impact on Wal-Mart with all our efforts, and we can do the same here.

Host a house party, buy a dvd, buy one for friends, give a dvd to a school, library or community center. But most importantly, get involved.

Buy DVDs here.
Host Screening here.

Most of the screenings listed on the website are filling up very quickly and this will only intensify, so please help make sure there are plenty of screenings available to meet the demand.

As we have learned with each film, this is an opportunity to get up in the morning and do something, not just be pissed off. And with the election only 40 days away, there has never been a better time to reach people, to make sure we help stop this obscene profiting by letting those in Washington know they can't keep protecting the profiteers who fill their campaign coffers.

We don't have Paramount or Universal Studios, and we certainly don't have Fox Studios, but we have all of you and it's worth so much more. Your energy and smarts are what have made every brave new film a success, and we turn once again to the best.

See you at a screening,
Robert Greenwald