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SAMIR ADIL
Adil is co-founder and president of the Iraqi Freedom Congress. He is one of several Iraqis on a speaking tour in the U.S. organized by the American Friends Service Committee. The Iraqi Freedom Congress states that it intends to be “an independent, democratic, secular, non-ethnic and mass organization, which is founded to guarantee the right of the people of Iraq to determine freely the future political regime in Iraq.”

The American Friends Service Committee is organizing a series of Iraq-related events this month, including several this week in Washington, D.C.
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ROSTAM POURZAL
Pourzal is a board member of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. He is an Iranian-American who has written extensively on U.S.-Iranian relations. He said today: “Bush talks about diplomacy, but he is rejecting a direct approach from Iran. I don’t know if there’s going to be war, but there’s plenty of belligerence in the air and that is serving to distract attention from Bush’s failures in areas domestic and foreign.”
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JAMES JENNINGS
President of Conscience International, Jennings recently returned from leading a delegation of U.S. academics to Sudan. Previously he worked in the giant Kalma camp in South Darfur, scene of Monday’s attack on UN aid workers.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167