Feb 28 2007

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 16

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Road to Guantanamo – DVD – $125

In 2001, four young British men of Pakistani origin, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul and their friend, Monir, traveled to Pakistan for a wedding. While there, on a whim, they decided to travel to Afghanistan, which at the time was being bombed by US forces. Once there, they lost their friend Monir in the wartime chaos, and were captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They were then handed over to US forces who transported them to Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. The three men, unaware of why they were captured and imprisoned, spent three years in Guantanamo, enduring relentless imprisonment, interrogations and torture. Last year, acclaimed film maker, Michael Winterbottom dramatized the experiences of the Tipton three as they came to be called, in a film called The Road to Guantanamo. Part documentary, part dramatization, The Road to Guantanamo was hailed by the New York Times as “Amazing,” and “A film of staggering force.” Filmmaker Michael Moore has also said that the film is one that, “every American voter should see.” The Road to Guantanamo has been the center of controversy for its critical stances toward the US and British governments.

Scott RitterWitnesses to War – DVD – $50

Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, is most noted for being a critic of United States foreign policy in the Middle East, and for his warnings before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, that Iraq possessed no WMDs. Because of the prevailing political climate in the United States at the time, Ritter was widely condemned for this position. In retrospect, much of Ritter’s pre-invasion critique of US policy has been vindicated. Scott Ritter has written several books including Iraq Confidential, and his latest, Target Iran.

Addicted to KPFK Pack – $150
Includes above two premiums, plus, Addicted to War comic book.

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