Friday, July 04, 2008

In Their Boots

In Their Boots is a stunning new effort at spreading information about the realities facing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The group produces a live webcast hosted by a veteran of the Marine Corps. Though their first live webcast on July 2 showed had some glitches common to this new medium, the moving personal story and and quality of interviews and information presented overcame the occasional nervous slip ups by the host and tech crew.

In Their Boots is the product of Brave New Foundation. The organization's president, Robert Greenwald, produced several documentaries: "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" (2006), “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” (2005), and "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" (2004). The first webcast of In Their Boots is decidedly non-political, however. Quoting from the transcript: "This is about solutions not blame."

Go to their website to view their first broadcast and teasers for upcoming episodes. I also encourage you to follow the links, especially to their blog and their solutions page.

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