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Critics of Bush Stance on Iraq

With major anti-war protests set for Washington and San Francisco this weekend, the following are available for interviews:

SUSAN WRIGHT
Author of Biological Warfare and Disarmament: New Problems/New Perspectives, Wright is available for a limited number of interviews. She said today: “The focus on these shells illustrates the kind of double bind that is being applied on Iraq by the Bush administration: If nothing is found, the administration argues that the weapons must be hidden. If something is found, there is then an attempt to argue that Iraq has violated the UN resolution. Either way, this is not a cause for a war, which itself should be classified as a weapon of mass destruction.”
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SIMONA SHARONI
Sharoni is professor of peace and conflict studies and Middle East politics at Evergreen State College in Washington state and executive director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. She is available for interviews on the development of the peace movement and peace studies.
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MEDEA BENJAMIN, KRISTI LAUGHLIN
Benjamin is founding director of Global Exchange and Laughlin is coordinator of the Women’s Peace Vigil. They are members of Code Pink, a women’s group holding a months-long vigil in front of the White House.
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CHARLIE RICHARDSON, NANCY LESSIN
JEFFREY A. MCKENZIE
They are founding members of the newly formed group Military Families Speak Out. Their children are in the U.S. military in the Gulf region.
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JEREMY CORBYN
A British Member of Parliament, Corbyn is a leading opponent of military attack on Iraq.
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ANAS SHALLAL
Founder of the Mesopotamia Cultural Society, Shallal is an Iraqi-American who has helped organize a “Faces of Iraq” photo exhibit opening today in Washington, D.C.
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MIKE ZMOLEK
Zmolek is coordinator of the National Network to End the War Against Iraq.
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GORDON CLARK
BETH ROSDATTER
Clark is national coordinator of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, which is organizing civil disobedience actions in D.C. and around the country. Rosdatter and other members of a Kentucky group plan to nonviolently block the gates of the Blue Grass Army Depot on Saturday. According to the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, ammunition from the depot would be used in any war against Iraq.
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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