Iraq For Sale


 

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The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) 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 (Blackwater, Halliburton/KBR, CACI and Titan) and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

Facts & Research

This is general facts & research. Go over here for the specific corporations, and the experts in the film.

BACKGROUND ARTICLES
Contract Sport (2/16/2004, Jane Mayer, New Yorker)
Outsourcing War (3/1/2005, P. W. Singer, Foreign Affairs)
The Other U.S. Military (5/31/2004, BusinessWeek)
The private contractor-GOP gravy train (5/11/2004, Robert Schlesinger, Salon.com)
Outsourcing Blame (5/21/2004, William D. Hartung, TomPaine.com)
Alternet's war profiteering archive
WarSlavery.org resources on human trafficking

REPORTS
War Profiteers: Profits Over Patriotism in Iraq (9/2006, Campaign for America's Future)
How the U.S. Senate voted on war profiteering
How the U.S. House of Representatives voted on war profiteering
Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq (Center for Public Integrity)
All Iraq/Afghanistan contractors
Outsourcing the Pentagon: Who's winning the big contracts
Executive Excess 2006 (8/2006, Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy)
A Fistful of Contractors: The Case for a Pragmatic Assessment of Private Military Companies in Iraq (9/2004, David Isenberg, BASIC)
Outsourcing is Facilitating Human Rights Violations (2006 Annual Report, Amnesty International USA)

HEARINGS
Accountability for Contracting Abuses in Iraq (9/18/2006, Senate Democratic Policy Committee)
Whether Halliburton Has Failed to Provide Clean Water to United States Troops in Iraq: 4/7/2006 and 1/23/2006, Senate

 


 


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