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Editor of The Progressive to Present
‘The Case Against the Iraq War' at UW-Eau Claire

MAILED: Feb. 7, 2003

         EAU CLAIRE  Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Madison-based magazine The Progressive, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Phillips Theater in the Haas Fine Arts Building.
         In his presentation, "The Case Against the Iraq War," Rothschild will contend that war at this time would be unjust, violate international law, be potentially catastrophic for Iraqi civilians, and increase terrorism against the United States.
         "President Bush has not made the case that Saddam Hussein is a serious and mounting threat," said Rothschild.
         Rothschild has worked at The Progressive for twenty years and has been its editor since 1994. He also directs The Progressive Media Project.
         The UW-Eau Claire Chapter of Amnesty International, the Eau Claire community chapter of Amnesty International, and Women in Black/Eau Claire are co-sponsoring the event.
         Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights organization, maintains that all peaceful means must be exhausted prior to a declaration of war and that, in Iraq's case, military intervention will inevitably exacerbate the already precarious situation of the civilian population and result in grave violations of their human rights.
         Women in Black is part of an international network of grassroots women's organizations that oppose the continued use of violence and war.
         The event is open to the public. Freewill donations will be taken at the door. For more information, contact Rita Webb at

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Updated: February 7, 2003