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BY VANNESSA HEARMAN
MELBOURNE — Ten-thousand building workers marched from Trades Hall to the Melbourne Magistrates Court on February 6 in support of Martin Kingham, Victorian state secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

BY NICK SOUDAKOFF
The Philippines government, in alliance with Washington, is using the "war on terror" as cover for a full-scale assault on the revolutionary left.
Immediately after the 9/11 attacks in the US, Manila announced its backing for

Clare Valley marches against war
BY SANDY WHELEN
CLARE, South Australia — On February 8, about 150 concerned citizens marched down the main street of this town, protesting against the possibility of a war on Iraq. Singing and chanting, the

BY
LINDA WALDRON
MELBOURNE — The Gellibrand Socialist Alliance branch decided on February
5 to contest the March 15 Maribyrnong and Brimbank council elections. The
Socialist Alliance promises a “working council for working people”.
The

US President George Bush's plans to invade Iraq have nothing to do eliminating "weapons of mass destruction", preventing terrorism or ending human rights abuses. An attack on Iraq will be the first phase of a pre-existing strategy to increase US

BY LYNNETTE LITTLE
PORT AUGUSTA — Port Augusta is known as the "crossroads of the outback"; a town of 17,000 people, located where highways join from the north, with many travelling south from Alice Springs and west from Perth. Like other towns

BY ALEX MILNE
MELBOURNE — On February 4, librarians employed at the State Library of Victoria, staged a one-day strike in support of their demand for a 6% pay rise and worker representation on the SLV board.
SLV librarians are among the lowest

The Algebra of Infinite JusticeBy Arundhati Roy
Flamingo, 2002305 pages, $21.95 (pb)
REVIEW BY PHIL SHANNON
"How many dead Iraqis will it take to make the world a better place?", asks a waspishly angry Arundhati Roy in The Algebra of Infinite

BY TIM STEWART
If ever there was a reality check needed amidst the noise and dust whipped up by the US war machine, this simple photograph exhibition about Iraq is it. No satellite photos and no fuzzy phone intercepts, just mountains of evidence

Depriving the Yorta Yorta of land
BY EMMA MURPHY
On December 12, the legal system once again failed the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Since the High Court dismissed the Yorta Yorta people's appeal against a Federal Court decision that they no

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