Take Action: Patriotism over Profit Week [VIDEO]

"This is not an... oy veh movie," says Robert Greenwald in an interview, interspersed with footage from Iraq For Sale, "this is a film that tells you what's going on, and encourages you to take action."

Iraq for Sale, directed by Greenwald, uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so. But in a personal way.

Watch the clip to the right and get ready for the Patriotism over Profit week of screening festivities, from Oct. 8th-14th. Each night has a different theme and will have a conference call you can dial in to at 9:30pm ET. Director Robert Greenwald will be hosting the call with guests still to be announced.

NEW: There will also be a special call on Saturday Oct. 14th at 9pm with John Kerry and Robert Greenwald.

For information on screenings to attend or how to host one, go HERE. To purchase the DVD go HERE.

John Kerry wrote:


"Staying the course" isn't far-sighted; it's blind. Leaving our troops in the middle of a civil war isn't resolute; it's reckless. Half of the service members listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall died after America's leaders knew our strategy would not work. It was immoral then, and it would be immoral now to engage in the same delusion. This Administration is terrified that enough Americans now realize that the war in Iraq has overstretched our military, served as a recruitment tool for terrorists, divided and pushed away our traditional allies, diverted critical billions of dollars from the real front lines against terrorism, and diminished our moral authority in the world. But that's not all. It has also been a massive failure of management. The idea that American troops were sent into battle without the body armor they needed, and that American tax dollars meant to win the hearts and minds of Iraqis instead lined the pockets of contractors and big corporations while the insurgency grew, is an outrage of historic proportions. It is a reminder of why we are right and why it is patriotic to stand up against a broken policy, and why the blank-check, rubber-stamp Washington Republicans need to be fired for their incompetence and irresponsibility.

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