The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on September 22, 2002 · Page 9
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A10 • SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 22,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS NATIONAL Activist plans to document attack American team to report stones of Iraqi citizens CHICAGO (AP) — At age 25, Nathan Mauger has seen much of the world — and been kicked out of some of it. He was banned this year from Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for delivering food and medical supplies to Palestinians who'd occupied the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Now the young peace activist from Spokane, Wash., is off to Iraq. Despite strong disapproval from the U.S. government, Mauger and six other members of an American "peace team" are positioning themselves in Baghdad in case of a U.S. attack there. Mauger plans to stay "indefinitely" to report the stories of Iraqi citizens for newspapers and television stations in his home state, using video and audio equipment he's bringing along. He's not an apologist for Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein. But Mauger and others in Voices in the Wilderness, the Chicago- based group organizing the trip, believe the suffering of the Iraqi people has not been highlighted enough. They oppose a U.S. attack and want an end to sanctions. "The goal is to humanize Iraq because it is a nation of human beings,"'Mauger said last week before leaving for Iraq. "There are 25 million people; it's not just Saddam Hussein." Relief groups say life for the average Iraqi is difficult at best. " Contaminated water has created an epidemic of dysentery and infectious diseases, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. UNICEF says Iraqi children younger than age 5 are dying at more than twice the rate they were before the sanctions. At least one U.S. official called the peace team's concerns for the Iraqi people "valid." "It's just that we don't feel anything's going to change by ending sanctions or making it easier for Saddam," said Gregg Sullivan, a spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. "This is a guy who's not a force for alleviating human suffering in the world. He's a force for exacerbating it." Neither that argument, nor the $10,000 fines imposed on some activists who've gone to Iraq in recent years without U.S. government permission, sway Mauger. He knows many Americans deplore what he's doing. He also concedes that the Iraqi government is "as horrible as people say" and admits he's more than a little frightened. He says it was his experience studying abroad in the West Bank — seeing death and destruction firsthand — that turned him from a "mainstream liberal" college student to peace activist. "When you see a war happening in front of you, with people you care about caught in the middle, you don't forget that," he said. "It changes you. It changed me." In Bethlehem, Mauger was among a group of Palestinian supporters, called the International Solidarity Movement, who tried to bring food and supplies to Palestinians holed up inside the Church of the Nativity on May 2. Ten made it inside; Mauger and a dozen others didn't and were deported. Mauger, who's awaiting a journalism degree from Washington State University while credits transfer from his Chinese language studies in the West Bank, made the comments last week at a Chicago apartment that is part office for Voices in the Wilderness, part living quarters for its volun- Women • Working Women • Divorced • Widowed If you want someone to understand your special needs Fi Cftoote 785-625-8820 Certified Financial Planner™ Registered Representative \ SECURITIES AMERICA, INC, Member NASD/SIPC 111 West 10th Street Hays, Kansas 67601 1327 Toulon Ave. Hays, KS 67601 (Planting r r v ." <?*>/ ^r linie ~SJJW-,7 Vast majority of tfcts /f Perennials* 40% OFF *Exclusions Apply Remember To Put Out Your Trash & Recycling The Same bay Hays Solid V^ttejPifej. • To choose from a broad portfolio of benefit plan options. • Access to the most extensive provider networks available. • To rely on prompt, accurate, award-winning service, • To trust your insurance representative to simply take care of it. 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The team expects to be in Iraq by Monday. Eventually, Mauger plans to settle into a Baghdad hotel and volunteer at a hospital. Adly Natsheh, a 21-year-old Palestinian who met Mauger while both were students at Washington State, said he realizes Mauger's cause may be unpopular here. But he calls his friend "my American hero." "There are few people in the world like him," Natsheh said. Though his cause can be a lonely one, Mauger and Voices in the Wilderness do have allies. Both Scott, Ritter, an ex-Marine and former U.N. weapons inspector, and Hans von Sponeck, a German who also resigned from the U.N. after overseeing the organization's oil- for-food program, have gone on the public speaking circuit to oppose attacking Iraq and the sanctions. Still, polls show that most Americans support President Bush's tough stance on both fronts. Mauger hopes reports and film footage he sends back home will change some minds. 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"She's worried about losing her child," Hazen said. The woman was caught on the tape at a department store parking lot Sept. 13 hitting her daughter repeatedly and shaking the child. Authorities feared the girl, Martha Toogood, might have been seriously injured and had been searching for them since then. An arrest warrant issued Friday charged the mother with battery to a child. Prosecutor Chris Toth told MSNBC that it wasn't known if the girl would be with her mother Saturday. "Hopefully, it will end up with the little girl being examined by doctors," Toth said. Rosen said Toogood's extended family members and friends told him the child was fine. The girl was with her mother Friday night, and the woman's two sons, ages 5 and 6, were in "good, safe hands," he said in Saturday's Chicago Sun-Times. 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