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BY NICOLE COLSON
"Many people outside the country believe that Afghan women and girls have had their rights restored. It's just not true" — that's the conclusion of Human Rights Watch official Zama Coursen-Neff, co-author of a report released in

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

BY
HEIDI GILL
CANBERRA — Six hundred people turned out on the evening of February
4 to watch a public debate in Old Parliament House entitled “Should Australia
go to war in Iraq?”.
Chaired by Radio National's Late Night Live host Phillip

BY DOUG LORIMER
Why is Prime Minister John Howard's Coalition government supporting the US in its march to a war against Iraq? Since late last year, Howard has provided two main justifications.
The first is that it is in "Australia's national

Hellfire
Now that John Howard has seen the results of the conflagration in the ACT where hundreds of homes, public health laboratories, a fire station, a sewerage treatment plant and a high school have been destroyed perhaps he has developed an

500 march in Bendigo
BY KERRYN WILLIAMS
According to the Bendigo Advertiser, on January 31 more than 500 people joined a rally against war on Iraq, marching through the town's streets in "scenes reminiscent of the anti-war-in-Vietnam rallies of

Meeting discusses crisis in Venezuela
SYDNEY — On January 31, 120 people gathered at Trades Hall to hear Socialist Alliance activist Jorge Jorquera speak on the political situation in Venezuela. The meeting was organised by Committees in

[The following is a model motion for trade unionists on action against a war on Iraq. It is being circulated by members of the Socialist Alliance. If your union or workplace adopts it, please inform the Socialist Alliance at

And we'll keep doing it in the 21st
"Throughout the 20th century, small groups of men seized control of great nations, built armies and arsenals, and set out to dominate the weak and intimidate the world." — George Bush, in his State of the

Living conditions for Iraqi women deteriorated dramatically after the 1991 Gulf War. US-enforced sanctions have wrecked Iraq's economy, depriving people of everything from medical supplies and school textbooks to the European beauty products that are

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