Students plan strike for March 5

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BY
GRANT COLEMAN & EMMA CLANCY

WOLLONGONG — Following the February 8 anti-war protest in Wollongong,
25 students from high schools and universities held a meeting to plan action
for the international student strike on March 5. The strike is calling
for “Books not bombs” and “No War on Iraq”.

Inspired by the unexpectedly huge turn out to the protest they had just
attended, the students discussed how to make the strike the next big anti-war
action in Wollongong. They decided to take the proposal to every high school
and campus in the Illawarra.

Michael Szafraniec, president of the Student's Representative Council
at the University of Wollongong, promised that the SRC would organise buses
to pick up high school students who walk out of school for the strike.
He has also promised that every new student at Wollongong University will
receive a leaflet for the strike in their orientation “show bags”. Local
bands Nabilone and Flying Colours have both agreed to play at the student
protest.

From Green Left Weekly, February 12, 2003.

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