BY ALISON DELLIT On September 17, the Australian Senate passed a motion invoking the ANZUS treaty and endorsing the government's decision to "support within Australia's capabilities United States-led action against those responsible [for the
BY SUE BOLTON MELBOURNE — Thousands of Ansett workers and supporters demonstrated at major airports throughout Australia on September 21. By continuing to demonstrate, as well as turning up ready to work their shifts, the workers are refusing to
A History of BombingBy Sven LindqvistGranta Books, 2001224 pages $39.95 (hb) REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON When the first bomb was dropped from the air on November 1, 1911, the pattern for the subsequent history of aerial bombing was set. A European
Bruce Franklin, Vietnam and Other American Fantasies, University of Massachusetts Press, BILL NEVINS, Vietnam War, culture, history"> H. Bruce Franklin: from loyal liberal to radical dissident Vietnam and Other American FantasiesBy H. Bruce
Anti-war plans underway ADELAIDE — Resistance called a public meeting on September 15 to plan anti-war and racism campaigns. The meeting decided to organise a set of publicity stalls in Rundle Mall and to campaign outside high schools to rally
Karen Fletcher, spokesperson for the CHOGM Action Network. "For years its been possible for people in the First World to treat worldwide poverty and oppression as if it isn't real", Karen Fletcher told Green Left Weekly. "And now reality has just
BY SARAH STEPHEN Trade union leaders in Britain have called on the Labour government to abolish asylum detention centres and to scrap the voucher system of benefits for refugees in Britain, according to a September 11 ABC report. Trades Union
BY LISA MACDONALD SYDNEY — Two hundred people packed the Gaelic Club for a hastily called meeting on September 20 and unanimously endorsed the formation of a Network Opposing War and Racism (NOWAR) committed to stopping the US war drive and
BY GRAHAM MATTHEWS MELBOURNE — Two hundred people attended a September 18 public forum entitled "Who's to blame: Middle Eastern people or US foreign policy?". The forum was initiated by the Socialist Alliance. "Being victims of Israel's terror
BY VIV MILEY & SARAH STEPHEN On the weekend of September 22-23, more than 300 asylum seekers had been sitting in boats off Ashmore Reef and the Cocos Islands for days — some for close to two weeks — and the government has yet to announce their
BY MATT RICH MELBOURNE — Australian students have begun to organise protests and anti-war and racism coalitions around the country. On September 19, 200 students attended a speak-out in La Trobe University's Agora condemning the US-led military
BY SARAH PEART MELBOURNE — "Say no to war! Say no to racism!" will be the theme of the first day of a three-day blockade of the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF). Starting at 7am on October 3, the blockade will be addressed by refugee rights
BY NORM DIXON The Zimbabwe government has unexpectedly agreed to prevent further occupations of predominantly white-owned commercial farms, reinstitute a "fair, just and sustainable" land redistribution and to restore the "rule of law". In return,
BY TIM STEWART & MIKE BYRNE BRISBANE — Spurred on by the threat of US military strikes, the CHOGM Action Network (CAN) has decided to add the slogans "No to war!" and "No to racism!" to the October 6 march on the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Jorge Jorquera, the Socialist Alliance candidate for the federal seat of Gellibrand, led a hunger strike from September 21 to 22 outside Maribyrnong detention centre. The protest finished when Jorquera and supporters were attacked with a car.
Simon Butler, co-ordinator of the Globalise Resistance contingent for the "People's March on CHOGM". "The Globalise Resistance contingent is designed to draw anti-corporate youth together in the protest. We took our model, in particular, from the


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