TC Workers’ Center Presents: “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers”, 10/20 thru 10/26 @ Cinemapolis Theater
In the realization that the U.S. war against Iraq is so fundamentally about workers’ issues (both here and in Iraq), and that there are corporations that are making a “killing” on this war, the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, as a fundraiser, will show:
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
Center Ithaca, The Commons
Every night from Friday, October 20th
Thursday, October 26th
All showings begin at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $8.00 ($6.50 for over 65/12 and under/students with ID (Tuesday, $6.00 everyone) 100% Ithaca Hours accepted for all showings
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.
Also relating to workers’ issues are the constant updating from the National Priorities Project (www.costofwar. com). The Iraq war, to date, has cost U.S. taxpayers $334 billion (as of 10/13/06). It has cost Tompkins County taxpayers $131 million; and Ithaca $23 million. If you live outside the Ithaca area, check this out! Obviously all further blows to workers and people. The National Priorites website is very helpful because it also gives concrete figures comparing what this money could have done (nationally, county and city-wide) in terms of:
* kids’ health
* college scholarships
* public housing
* public education
Cosponsored by: Durland Alternatives Library: Ithaca Hours; Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 277; Tompkins County Bill of Rights Defense Committee: SEIU Local 200United; Kol Haverim: Finger Lakes Community for Humanistic Judaism; Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America.
“Regardless of the war, the administration, or the various sophistries for expending human lives as a matter of government policy, profiteering from it universally offends all citizens, whether they are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, other parties or no shows.”
–Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity