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BY MICHAEL KARADJIS
HANOI — "Several times, a large area was coated white. After a couple of days the leaves in the forest and the gardens turned yellow and fell off." This is how 50-year-old Nguyen Van Loc describes his first vision of a US

BY ALISON
DELLIT
Across Australia on March 8, women, men and children took to the
streets, using annual International Women’s Day marches as an opportunity
to say “no” to US President George Bush and Prime Minister John Howard’s
war on

BY EMMA CLANCY
The Books Not Bombs Coalition was launched around the country on March 5, with thousands of its newsletters being distributed and meetings being held afterwards in some cities. Many high school activists and groups came into contact

BY JEFF SHANTZ
TORONTO — Picket lines went up at Canada's third-largest university, York University, on March 5 as students went on strike as part of a day of international student actions against the war.
In one of winter's heaviest snowfalls,

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

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