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This text provides an overview of how sanctions are devastating Iraq. For nearly a decade now, the Iraqi people have borne the hardship of life under harsh sanctions. More than one million people, many of them children under five, have died due to the sustained bombing attacks and the deprivation caused by the sanctions. Because th sanctions have prevented Iraq from importing basic necessities needed for medical treatment, easily preventable diseases have taken a devastating toll on the Iraqi population. Meanwhile, Saddam Hussein and his ruling elite - the supposed target of the West's campaign - remain unaffected. In this collection, leading voices against the sanctions document the human, environmental and social toll of the United States-led war against Iraq. The contributors are John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Noam Chomsky, Denis Halliday, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Phyllis Bennis, Barbara Nimri Aziz, Kathy Kelly, Voices in the Wilderness, Rania Masri Naseer Aruri, Dr Huda S. Ammash, Sharon Smith, Dr Peter Pellett, George Capaccio, and Ali Abunimah. Carefully documented, thoroughly researched and written in clear language, the book should be useful for anyone wanting to understand the roots of Western 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, ending with concrete ideas on how people can help end them.

"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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Anthony Arnove(Editor)
  • Pluto Press (18 Jan. 2000)
  • English
  • 10
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By ghafor@yahoo.co.uk on 28 March 2000

    The synopsis does not include any recommendations or alternatives to sanctions regimes in containing the aggression of ruthless regimes such as the Iraqi one. Also knowing Pilgers argument from his recent articles in the Guardian and his documentary in ITV, he accuses the sanctions to be illegal in the international law spectrum. Such claim is not correct, all the United Nations Seucrity Councils resolutions passed in relation to Iraq, were passed with the consent of the members, therefore they stand legal. As for the human suffering in Iraq, the regime must (I emphasis) must be held responsible first. the human rights of the people in Iraq is the responsibility of their government before anyone ells. The regime is using the peeple delibrately to win international public support. What happens when the sanctions lifted? All the westren companies are already awaiting on the Iraqi borders ready to jump in to deal with Saddam again. Do we really want to sell him arms and let him to kill thousands more once again?


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