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Crisis at a Crossroads: * Blix at the UN * Global Protests

IMAD KHADDURI
Khadduri worked with the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission from 1968 until 1998. He was able to leave Iraq in late 1998 with his family. Now in Canada, he was recently interviewed by UNMOVIC.
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DANIEL ELLSBERG
Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, warns of the government using deceit to drive the nation into war. His book Secrets has recently been published. He is currently in New York City.
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JAMES PAUL
Paul is executive director of the Global Policy Forum, which monitors the United Nations.
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LESLIE CAGAN
Tomorrow will likely be the largest day of protests ever, with events in more than 300 cities around the world. Listings and contacts for peace groups are available at the above web site. Cagan is co-chair of United for Peace and Justice, which is coordinating many of the protests in the United States.
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BARBARA OLSHANSKY
MICHAEL RATNER
Both with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Olshansky and Ratner are able to address civil liberties restrictions and legalities of a U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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MEDEA BENJAMIN
Just back from Iraq with a delegation of women, Benjamin is founding director of Global Exchange.
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INGRID MATTSON
Mattson is professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary.

JAMES JENNINGS
President of Conscience International, a humanitarian relief organization, Jennings recently returned from Iraq with 32 professors who are issuing a report today: “Iraq on Death Row — A Status Report.”
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KEVIN GRAY
Gray is an activist and contributing editor to Black News in South Carolina.

LAMIS ANDONI
A longtime independent journalist covering the Mideast, Andoni just returned from Jordan.

KELLY CAMPBELL, DAVID POTORTI
Currently in New York City, Campbell and Potorti lost family members in the September 11 attacks. Peaceful Tomorrows, which was founded one year ago today, includes 60 relatives of 9-11 victims.
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JOHN BONIFAZ
A recipient of a MacArthur grant, Bonifaz is organizing a coalition of U.S. soldiers, their parents and members of Congress who are filing a lawsuit today challenging President Bush’s authority to wage war.
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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