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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Homeland Security for Sale: Five Years of Mismanagement

Dear activists, colleagues and friends,

We all saw what happened with FEMA's response to Katrina. What many don't know is that rampant corporate cronyism is pervasive throughout the entire Department of Homeland Security, not just FEMA.

Watch the video
1. Watch the video
2. Spread the word

Our good friends at CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) have done critically important work in exposing corruption. They just released a report on the first five years of DHS showing how taxpayers are being looted by profit-greedy corporations.

Based on the report, we created this video:

You can read the full report on the website as well.

Corporate profiteers are raiding systems put in place for the nation's security. It's yet another example of reckless privatization. This is homeland security, not a homeowner's association!

The first step is making people aware of the problem. Check out the video and report and spread the word. Blog it, email it, call local radio, write a letter to the editor.

Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New Foundation team

P.S. We recently delivered your 122,000 signatures in support of the Gulf Coast Recovery Bill to Senator Vitter's office. He continues to be the major roadblock to passing the bill. There is video of the event and more on the Brave New Films blog here:

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