PDA "War Made Easy The Movie" Gatherings

Message sent to PDA from Norman Solomon:

Thanks to the radio/TV program “Democracy Now,” hundreds of thousands of people across our country recently heard and watched a sneak-preview excerpt from the documentary film based on my book War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.

Today, PDA is the first group offering a chance to mobilize with the DVD.

Narrated by Sean Penn, and produced by the superb independent filmmakers at the Media Education Foundation, War Made Easy is a powerful indictment of the current U.S. warfare state and a call to action. I’m hoping it will inspire a nationwide surge of antiwar activism.

The 73-minute film reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to exhume remarkable archival footage. It exposes a 50-year pattern of deception that has dragged the U.S. into one war after another. And the film zeroes in on the current historical moment – the techniques of propaganda that are preventing an end to a horrific war effort based on lies.

War Made Easy is now available on DVD. It will be shown at antiwar house parties across the country this summer and fall. To order the DVD and book your own screening, visit

The goal: Learn from history. Then change it.

I hope that PDAers will do more than order the film and watch it. I’m hoping you’ll also use it as a tool to draw people together – in living rooms and community centers, schools and union halls, churches and temples – and, after watching the film, make determined plans to help end the war in Iraq and prevent the launching of a war on Iran.

For more information, or to purchase the DVD now for $19.95, go to

I’m proud to be working closely with Progressive Democrats of America. No group is better suited to integrate this movie into its efforts for peace and justice.

After you screen War Made Easy and share it with others, please share your experience on our blog.

Peace and justice,

Norman Solomon

PS: Schedule permitting, I’d be glad to participate in a Q & A via speakerphone at as many PDA gatherings as possible. Please visit this page to set up your PDA “War Made Easy” gathering.

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Extend the victory of Nov. 2006 into a permanent, progressive majority. PDA’s advisory board includes six members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info:

Thurs., June 21, 2007
New "War Made Easy" film screening
7:30 pm
Charlotte Energy Solutions
337 Baldwin Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

Info: Action Center For Justice 704.492.8527 or

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