Iraq Under Siege

Iraq Under Siege : The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War

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In this collection, leading voices against the sanctions document the human, environmental and social toll of the US and UK-led war against Iraq. This updated edition examines George Bush's and Tony Blair's escalation of the conflict as part of their global "war on terrorism", even though no evidence exists that ties Iraq to the tragic events of September 11. Carefully documented, thoroughly researched and written in clear language, "Iraq Under Siege" provides valuable reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of US policy in Iraq and the Middle East. The volume also includes photographs and first-person accounts from Iraq that show the human story of the sanctions, which have (at the time of publication) been in place for 12 years, ending with concrete ideas on how people can help end the war on Iraq.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Photos and Maps
  • 0745320341
  • 9780745320342

Table of contents

The Roots of US/UK Policy: US Iraq Policy - motives and consequences - Noam Chomsky; US Policy on Iraq in the 1990s - Naseer Aruri; Iraq - The impact of sanctions and U.S. Policy - Phyllis Bennis and Denis Halliday; Bleeding a nation - John Pilger. Life under sanctions - Raising Voices - The Children of Iraq 1990-1999 - Kathy Kelly; Killing a Country and a people - George Capaccio; Targets not victims - Barbara Nimri Aziz. Documenting the Impact of Sanctions: The Impact of Sanctions on the Environment & Health in Iraq - Dr. Huda S. Ammash; Sanctions, food, nutrition, and health in Iraq - Dr. Peter Pellett. Myths and realities: Voices in the wilderness - ten myths about sanctions; The MediaAs deadly spin on Iraq - Rania Masri and Ali Abunimah; One IraqiAs story - Howard Zinn; The Hidden War - Robert Fisk. Activist Responses: Signature ad against sanctions - Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, et al; Sanctions as biological warfare - Noam Chomsky; Building the movement to end sanctions - Sharon Smith.
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"Here is a brilliantly collated body of unrelenting, undeniable evidence of the horrors that the U.S government sanctions are visiting upon the people, in particular the children, of Iraq." Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things; 'The arguments for change are convincing. The undecided should pay heed.' The Economist; 'This is a very important book and I hope it will be widely read.' Tony Benn, MP, in the New Statesman; This remarkable book is an invaluable documentation of the tragedy in Iraq, and deserves reading by every citizen interested in the appalling reality of US and UK foreign policy.' Edward W. Said
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About Anthony Arnove

Anthony Arnove is a writer, editor and activist. He is a member of the anti-sanctions Emergency Response Network. He is the editor of Terrorism and War: Interviews with Howard Zinn (Seven Stories). His writing has appeared in Race and Class, International Socialist Review, In These Times, Z Magazine, and Mother Jones, among others.
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