Sunday, January 07, 2007
This past Thursday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007, which will impose stiff fines (double gross profits!) and prison terms (20 years!) on war profiteers. He is the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, so we'll be seeing some action on this pronto.
More info here: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/1/5/191835/4654
This is a direct result of your extraordinary efforts around "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers." Thousands of you came together to support the film when it was just an idea, and without you it never would have happened, and this bill probably wouldn't exist.
Congratulations on a great victory.
The Brave New Films team
Devin, Jim G, Sarah, Tracy, Rick, Jim M, Jesse, Paris, Lissette, and Robert Greenwald
P.S. Now's a great time to host another screening, celebrate this success, raise awareness of the bill and encourage Congress to send this sailing through.