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Iraq is under siege. A decade long sanctions regime has caused massive suffering and hundreds of thousands of deaths. While Saddam Hussein and his cohorts live in luxury, the once burgeoning middle class is wiped out. In addition US and UK planes routinely bomb the country. No matter one's view on the horrendous Saddam there is no question that ordinary Iraqis are paying an enormous price. An international movement is calling for the lifting of sanctions.
Howard Zinn is one of America's foremost historians. He played an active role in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. His classic book is A People's History of the US.
Anthony Arnove is the editor of Iraq Under Siege. He writes for Z, Race and Class and other journals. He is an editor at South End Press.
Ali Abunimah is a media analyst and commentator on the Middle East. He is vice-president of the Arab American Action Network based in Chicago.
Rania Masri is the coordinator of the Iraq Action Network. She is the 1999 recipient of the International Human Rights Award of North Carolina.