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MELBOURNE — More than 2000 people cheered and clapped as a number of great performers appeared on the stage of the Melbourne Concert Hall on February 28. They were there for the Morning Star Concert of West Papua. The biggest cheers went up every

HAVANA — On March 3, performers in the Cuban capital contributed their talents, along with others in more than 1000 cities around the world (including in all 50 US states), to the Lysistrata Project. The project was a worldwide, simultaneous

BY SARAH STEPHEN
A deepening of Australia's military alliance with the United States
was heralded by the February 26 launch of Australia's National Security
— a Defence Update 2003. While much of the 25-page document foreshadows
only marginal

BY
DANI BARLEY
DETROIT — With chants such as “Hell no, we won't go, we won't fight
for Texaco”, students across the United States protested on March 5 in
record numbers. Far exceeding the expectation of protest organisers, up
to 50,000

BY DAVE MILSOM
SHEFFIELD — Up to 1000 students took part in the international March 5 student strike against war here. Around 150 came from King Edward school and at least 10 other schools in the city participated.
There was a lively march

BY NORM DIXON
The Socialist Alliance on March 3 called on Greens, Australian Democrats and ALP senators to demonstrate their opposition to Australia's participation in a US war on Iraq by blocking supply when treasurer Peter Costello delivers the

BY BILL MASON
BRISBANE — At dawn on March 6, police raided the camp protesting against the Narangba irradiation plant in an attempt to suppress opposition to the controversial project. Up to 50 police were involved in the attack, which included

Terry O'Shane,
chairperson of the Cairns Regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Commission (ATSIC), spoke at the February 16 Cairns Peace Picnic. SUSAN
AUSTIN interviewed him for Green Left Weekly.
You are one of the many Indigenous

BY BUSTER SOUTHERLY
Australia's singing cowboy James Blundell is singing a different tune to the posse of good ol' boys in the White House, led by George "Texas Ranger" Bush.
The top-selling country singer has released a song, "Back it up",

BY
ALISON DELLIT
The stunning success of the March 5 student strike for peace, which
mobilised a whopping 30,000 mostly high school students, took even the
corporate media by surprise.
Although mixed, much of the coverage was favourable.

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