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BY NICOLE COLSON & ERIC RUDER Within a week of the attacks in New York and Washington, every major city in the US and many more towns and college campuses saw events of all kinds to oppose Bush's war drive and the tide of racist attacks on Arab
BY AHMAD NIMER RAMALLAH — In the week after the meeting between Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat and Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres on September 26 and the announcement of a much-vaunted joint cease-fire, 30 Palestinians were
BY NORM DIXON On September 26, police opened fire on protesting residents in Tafelsig, Cape Town, who had mobilised to prevent 1800 households' water supplies being cut off by the Cape Town Unicity council. At least 15 people were wounded in the
BY ALISON DELLIT Since September 11, the Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee has documented more than 300 incidents of abuse or harassment of Muslims in Australia, including: A pregnant Muslim women having her head smashed against a metal
BY VIV MILEY More than 200 young socialist activists from across the country met in the Victorian sea-side town of Anglesea for the 30th annual Resistance conference on September 28-29. A central focus of the conference was how to build opposition
BY MALIK MIAH SAN FRANCISCO — Some 5000-7000 people rallied here on September 29 to protest the US war drive in response to the September 11 terror attack that levelled the World Trade Center in New York City and badly damaged the Pentagon.
Racists hiding behind feminism Since the September 11 mass murders in the United States, attacks on Muslims in Australia have dramatically increased. Nearly 90% of those reported have been upon women wearing the hijab (clothing worn by Muslims, for
Wollongong Five hundred people turned up to the "world's biggest hug for peace" on October 1, Stuart Martin reports. A week before a rally for peace initiated by the Socialist Alliance attracted 150 people. Called by peace activists, the Hug for
BY JO WILLIAMS MELBOURNE — Supporting a three-day hunger strike in defence of refugee rights on September 22, I was dismayed to be the target of some of the increasing physical and verbal violence against refugees and their supporters. Jorge
WOLLONGONG — Six-hundred residents, unionists and environmentalists voted at a September 29 protest to keep the pressure on to preserve the Sandon Point wetlands. The rally was called by the Northern Illawarra Residents Action Group in response the

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