BY ROHAN PEARCE In his February 5 speech to the United Nations Security Council, US Secretary of State Colin Powell called attention to the "fine paper that United Kingdom distributed yesterday, which describes in exquisite detail Iraqi deception
BY GILLIAN DAVY MELBOURNE — At a civic ceremony held February 12 in support of East Timorese asylum seekers was attended by 200 people including local government councillors and state parliamentarians, the message was loud and clear: "Let them
PREVIEW BY VANNESSA HEARMAN MELBOURNE — There will be a feast of music and comedy on February 28 as artists from Australia, West Papua, Papua New Guinea and East Timor perform at the Melbourne Concert Hall. The "Morning Star Concert for West
BY KATHY NEWNAM NEWCASTLE — Police estimated that 15,000 people took to the city's streets on February 15 to oppose a war against Iraq. Many of those participating commented to Green Left Weekly sellers that it was the first time they had
BY TOM FLANAGAN LISMORE — In what many participants described as the biggest political event in this town's history, 5000 people — about a ninth of the town's total population — overflowed Spinks Park to say no to any war on Iraq. Lisa
BY CLAYTON MCDONALD BYRON BAY — "I have seen the bomb. I have felt the blast. I have heard the silence and seen the devastation afterwards", Bali bombing survivor Hanabeth Luke told the 3000 protesters who had marched to the Byron Bay beach park
BY ARUN PRADHAN MELBOURNE — Kicking off a weekend of massive international protest against war on Iraq, nearly one in 50 Australians attended an anti-war protests on February 14-16. The weekend began with the largest peace demonstration in
BY GRANT COLEMAN WOLLONGONG — Six of the Illawarra's 19 high schools have been introduced to the No War Mobile as student anti-war activists continue to build the March 5 Books Not Bombs student strike. The increasingly famous box-trailer, 2.5
BY IAN STOLP & JULES GREEN HOBART — Between 12,000 and 15,000 people marched on February 15, in one of the biggest demonstrations ever held here. It took more than 40 minutes for the marchers to travel the 500-metre route. Protesters,
BY BRYAN SKETCHLEY BRISBANE — In 2002, the Queensland treasury announced plans to strip state government departments of corporate support staff and place them in five departments. These departments would then sell corporate support services back
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BY DANNY FAIRFAX CANBERRA — "In my opinion, it doesn't matter if the UN is arm-twisted into a war with Iraq, it's still immoral" — these blunt words set the tone for federal Labor MP Carmen Lawrence's talk to a meeting organised by the Canberra
BY EMMA MURPHY ADELAIDE — The massive turn-out here for the February 16 anti-war march astounded everybody. The organisers of the rally, the NO WAR coalition, estimate that 100,000 people took part. Even the police reckon 70,000 were there.
Wollongong council votes against war BY GRANT COLEMAN WOLLONGONG — Following the 5000-strong anti-war rally on February 8, the local council voted to reaffirm Wollongong as a "city of peace", opposing war on Iraq and supporting the return of
BY SUE BOLTON MELBOURNE — Victoria’s unions have joined those in Western Australia, calling for organised labour to play a stronger role in building mass opposition to the threat of a war against the Iraqi people. Victorian Trades Hall
BY ALISON THORNE The Socialist Alliance sought to identify areas of broad agreement in order to unite socialists from eight diverse socialist organisations, as well as many individual activists, around limited but shared goals. The


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