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IRAQ FOR SALE: THE WAR PROFITEERS is the powerful new documentary about what happens to ordinary Americans when corporations go to war. In the film, by Robert Greenwald, soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children talk about how their lives have been shattered by profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. RICK JACOBS will talk about the film hes co-executive producer. Hes also Chair of the Courage Campaign, and he chaired the presidential campaign of Howard Dean in California. He writes for The Huffington Post.
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Also: THE POLITICS OF TORTURE: George Bush wants to torture but some key Republican senators dont: HAROLD MEYERSON talks about the Senate Armed Services Committee rejecting the President’s military detainee bill. One key issue: the accountability of high government officials for war crimes. Harold writes for the Washington Post op-ed page, the LA Weekly, and the American Prospect.
Plus: THE HIDDEN LIFE OF GARBAGE: Heather Rogers explores the underworld of garbage and the meaning of what we throw away. The U.S. is the planets number one producer of trash; the average American throws out 4.5 pounds daily. Heather Rogers is a filmmaker and journalist who has written for The Nation, Utne Reader, and Punk Planet. Her book is Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage.
More Stuff to Read: “‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon‘: Politics and Music, Then and Now,” my new piece at TheNation.com — the film is playing now in LA and NYC.