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Iraq Under Siege

The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War

Anthony Arnove (Editor)

Pages: 264
Edition: Updated Edition
ISBN: 0-89608-697-6
Format: paper
Release Date: 2002-01-01
This book is also available in cloth

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Description of Iraq Under Siege.

In this critically acclaimed 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 terroism,” 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 is invaluable 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 now been in place for 12 years, ending with concrete ideas on how people can help end the war on Iraq.

Contributors include

Ali Abunimah; Dr. Huda S. Ammash; Anthony Arnove; Naseer H. Aruri; Barbara Nimri Aziz; David Barsamian; Phyllis Bennis; George Capaccio; Noam Chomsky; Robert Fisk; Denis Halliday; Kathy Kelly; Rania Masri; Dr. Peter Pellett; John Pilger; Sharon Smith; Voices in the Wilderness; Howard Zinn

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Note to the Updated Edition
Introduction to the Updated Edition (2002)
by Anthony Arnove

Part I: The Roots of US/UK Policy
America's War Against Iraq: 1990-2002 by Naseer Aruri
2 Iraq: The Impact of Sanctions and US Policy by Phyllis Bennis and Denis J. Halliday; Interviewed by David Barsamian
3 US Iraq Policy: Motives and Consequences by Noam Chomsky

Part II: Myths and Realities
Collateral Damage by John Pilger
5 Myths and Realities Regarding Iraq and Sanctions by Voices in the Wilderness
6 The Media's Deadly Spin on Iraq by Ali Abunimah and Rania Masri
7 The Hidden War by Robert Fisk
8 One Iraqi’s Story by Howard Zinn

Part 3: Life Under Sanctions
Raising Voices: The Children of Iraq 1990-1999 by Kathy Kelly
10 Targets—Not Victims by Barbara Nimri Aziz
11 Sanctions: Killing a Country and a People by George Capaccio

Part 4: Documenting the Impact of Sanctions
Sanctions, Food, Nutrition, and Health in Iraq by Dr. Peter Pellett
13 Toxic Pollution, the Gulf War, and Sanctions by Dr. Huda S. Ammash

Part 5: Activist Responses

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