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
BY SARAH STEPHEN
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
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
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",
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.
BY JON LAND
After lengthy negotiations spanning several years, the Coalition government has finally bullied East Timor into accepting the terms of the new Timor Sea treaty. Talks had stalled in recent months because of the Australian government's
BY ROHAN PEARCE
The report by Hans Blix, head of UN weapons inspections in Iraq, to the UN Security Council on March 7 was a stunning blow to the US/British/Australian coalition's "case" for war.
While Blix stated that Iraq had to produce more