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Interviews Available: New Congressional Visit to Iraq

BERT SACKS
Currently in Baghdad, Sacks is accompanying Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., who has begun a visit to Iraq along with two other members of Congress. Sacks is an activist with the Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq, based in Seattle.
Also in Baghdad at: ivoices@uruklink.org

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RAMZI KYSIA and DANNY MULLER of the Iraq Peace Team

BARBARA LUBIN, director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance

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LEAH WELLS
Wells is peace education coordinator of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Voices in the Wilderness is a humanitarian group opposed to sanctions and bombing of Iraq. Members of the organization are available for interviews in the United States: KATHY KELLY and JEFF GUNTZEL, info@vitw.org, www.vitw.org

JIM JENNINGS
President of Conscience International, a humanitarian aid organization, Jennings recently returned from Iraq.

REV. GRAYLAN S. HAGLER
Pastor at the Plymouth Congregational Church UCC, in Washington, D.C., Hagler said today: “This administration has moved to one war issue after another, hiding its failures on the domestic front. The administration has a hard time articulating so it lacks any moral clarity. Anyone looking for rational articulation is left at a loss since the administration cannot necessarily admit the real reasons for wanting war.”

GORDON CLARK
National coordinator of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, Clark is a former executive director of Peace Action. He noted that calls from the public to Congress are overwhelmingly against the bombing of Iraq. Clark said today: “Although he claims it to be part of his war on terror, Bush’s unquenchable desire for war against Iraq will result in the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians — probably many times the number of people killed in the horror of September 11.”
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy: Sam Husseini, (202) 332-5055; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167