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Rice Trip

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is currently traveling to Europe, Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories. The following are available for interviews:

GEORGE MONBIOT
Monbiot is a columnist for the London-based Guardian and author of the book The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order.
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HOUZAN MAHMOUD
Mahmoud is the U.K. head of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and author of the recent article “Why I am not taking part in these phoney elections” published in the Independent in London.
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FIONA DOVE
Dove is director of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.
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JOCHEN HIPPLER
Chair of the political science department at the the University of Duisburg in Germany, Hippler is author of the books The Democratization of Disempowerment: Democracy in the Third World, The Next Threat: Western Perceptions of Islam and Pax Americana?
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BERNARD CASSEN
Cassen is managing editor of Le Monde Diplomatique in Paris.
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SALWA DUAIBIS
In Ramallah, Duaibis works with the Mattin Group, a human rights organization which coordinates with various European non-governmental organizations.

JEFF HALPER
Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Halper is currently in Atlanta and will be in London next week.
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RAMZY BAROUD
Editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle, Baroud is in Qatar. His most recent piece is “The Problem with Western Democracy” which was published in the Christian Science Monitor yesterday.
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STEPHEN ZUNES
Zunes is a professor of politics and chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He is currently at a conference of non-governmental organizations in Vienna. He will be back in the U.S. on Monday.
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ADAM SHAPIRO
Currently in Washington, D.C., Shapiro is a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine. He is also co-director/co-producer of the documentary film “About Baghdad,” the first documentary film made after the fall of the former regime in 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