Socialist candidates endorse student strike BY LINDA WALDRON MELBOURNE — The Socialist Alliance candidates standing in the Maribyrnong and Brimbank council elections will participate in the March 5 student strike against the war and the
More than 500,000 people marched through the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, on February 25 in protest at the looming US attack on Iraq, reported Associated Press. Most political parties and professional associations were represented. Thousands of riot
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — Contract scab labour could be used on the Suncorp Stadium project in a bid to break a strike by building unions. The federal government's building industry task force has offered "safe passage" to contract labourers in a
BY STEPHEN BENNETS ROME — Italian peace activists have been blockading US military convoys along northern Italy's rail routes since February 21. It is further evidence of the rising tide of opposition to the right-wing Italian government's
On February 24, the US and Britain presented the other 13 members of the UN Security Council with a draft resolution which declares that "Iraq has failed to take the final opportunity afforded it in resolution 1441 (adopted by the council on November
BY KATE STOCKDALE DARWIN — Local community organisations, politicians and activists — meeting regularly as the Refugee Action Network (RAN) — are campaigning to allow all 1800 East Timorese asylum seekers to stay in Australia. A public
BY EVA CHENG Even though it was only a few years after the 1945 US nuclear attack on Japan, between 1950 and 1953, China's young Communist government, technologically miles behind the US, courageously fought alongside North Korea to repel US
BY ROHAN PEARCE On February 26, US President George Bush told the American Enterprise Institute a "liberated Iraq can show the power of freedom to transform that vital region, by bringing hope and progress into the lives of millions". Bush went
BY DOUG LORIMER On the weekend of March 1-2, two military transport ships carrying equipment, including 300 helicopters, for the 17,000 troops of the US army's 101st Airborne Division departed Florida on a three-week voyage to the Persian Gulf.
BY DAVE ANDREWS FREMANTLE — Meeting on February 24, Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) employees at P&O Ports here decisively rejected an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) negotiated between their union and P&O. Despite heavy promotion by


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