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BY JACKIE LYNCH
MELBOURNE — On February 4, 150 apprentices who are members of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) in Victoria went on strike for 24 hours as part of their campaign to put an end to unpaid downtime in the construction, maintenance

BY ROHAN PEARCE
"Ladies and gentlemen, these are not assertions", US Secretary of State Colin Powell assured the UN Security Council on February 5. "These are facts, corroborated by many sources, some of them sources of the intelligence services of

Last month, Iraq delivered to the United Nations a 12,000-page report denying it had weapons of mass destruction. Knowing President George Bush does not have the attention span to read such a large document, the Iraqis also provided a confidential

BY NYNKU TJILARI
BAXTER, South Australia — Ali wants to study calculus and become a computer programmer. But he spends so much time writing articles and letters to newspapers that his friends and family think he has a future in political

BY IAN JAMIESON
FREMANTLE — After nine months of national and local negotiations,
wharfies employed at P&O Ports are being forced by maritime union officials
to accept an enterprise bargaining agreement for the next two-and-a-half
years,

BY ALISON DELLIT
"This is a crucial time for all feminists to take a stand. Now more than ever we need to come out against this most unjust and cruel war, which poses the biggest threat to peace and security for communities across the Earth... War

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 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

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

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