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BY MICHAEL DE WALL SYDNEY — Just two days before Prime Minister John Howard officially backed the US ultimatum to Saddam Hussein, residents of western Sydney were among thousands of hopeful protesters gathering at anti-war rallies on March
BY JIM MCILROY BRISBANE — “There are now two superpowers in the world — the imperial mafia [in Washington] and the anti-war and global justice movements worldwide”, William Blum, US author, journalist and radical commentator and former US
BY ALISON DELLIT Protesters in many cities reacted to the events of March 18 — the announcement by PM John Howard that Australian troops had been committed to a war against Iraq, and US President George Bush's designed-to-fail ultimatum to Saddam
NEW YORK CITY — More than 250,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on March 22. The demonstration was so big that as the first contingents arrived at the rallying point, people were still leaving the start point 38 blocks
BY JEFF SHANTZ TORONTO — Sizeable demonstrations against the US attack on Iraq were held in cities across Canada on March 20. At least 5000 people in Toronto faced off with riot cops, mounted police and attack dogs. More than 400 took to the
Brother By Liam Gerner Order at <http://www.freshtrackproductions.com.au> REVIEW BY JO ELLIS ADELAIDE — Liam Gerner wrote his first song at the age of 12. Since then, 19-year-old Gerner has developed into an accomplished
RAFAH, Gaza Strip — On March 16, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old US volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), was murdered by the Israeli occupation army. Wearing a fluorescent orange jacket, Corrie was standing in the path
BY SHANE HOPKINSON About 300 attended a protest in Mackay on March 22, and listened to a range of speakers from the community including Laurie Horgan (secretary of the Mackay Branch of QCTU) and Tim Mulherin the state labour member, Green
BY GRANT COLEMAN WOLLONGONG — On March 20, 250 local high school, TAFE and university students joined an emergency student walkout in response to the beginning of the war on Iraq. The walkout was called by Wollongong Books not Bombs just two days
Prior to the war against Iraq, Americans heard very little from the corporate media about the most basic fact of war: people will be killed and civilian infrastructure will be destroyed, with devastating consequences long after the fighting stops.

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