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BY OSCAR JUKES DARWIN — Two-hundred people attended a March 23 public forum to discuss the federal government's plans to deport 84 East Timorese refugees living in the Northern Territory. Organised by the East Timor Action Network, the forum
JOHANNESBURG — On March 23, 1000 anti-war campaigners gathered near Wanderers Stadium, the venue for the one-day cricket World Cup final between Australia and India. The anti-war protesters condemned the Australian government's participation
Parents for Peace I am writing as a parent who attended the student peace march on March 26th in Sydney. Upon arriving at Town Hall I was horrified by the overbearing police presence which included sniffer dogs, lines of riot police and dozens of
By John Percy Visits to Green Left Weekly's web site continue to surge. In March, individual visits are now more than 70% above the level in February and still rising. In the third week of March, there were 7825 visits per day (with 36,470 hits and
BY ROHAN PEARCE The US rulers have been keen to portray their army's invasion of Iraq as aimed at "liberating" its people from Saddam Hussein's brutal regime. However, US propaganda appears to have had little impact on the Iraqi population. A
BY BEN COURTICE MELBOURNE — Victorian Peace Network organisers estimate between 35,000 and 40,000 people attended the March 29 protest against war. The rally stretched for more than three city blocks, led by protesters waving Palestinian and
BY SARAH STEPHEN The war against Iraq, the US government and its allies say, is being waged for a just and moral cause — to free the Iraqi people from a despotic and brutal dictator, to allow the people of Iraq to build a free and democratic
Chrissie Hynde: "Let's get rid of the economic screwing this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!" — at a March 1 Pretenders concert in San Francisco. Danny Glover: "A nation that continues, year after year, to spend more
Al Ahram weekly newspaper from Egypt features regular articles from Edward Said — <http://weekly.ahram.org.eg> Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based TV station — <http://english.aljazeera.net> Al Jazeera (not the TV station) —
BY KAMALA EMANUEL BURNIE — Matt Hardy began a week-long hunger strike on March 26, to protest the war, and call for Australian troops to be brought home. Hardy say's he's on hunger strike because it's a way to protest that's "in people's faces".
BY ANGELA LUVERA CANBERRA — In the largest peace protest yet in Canberra, 20,000 people converged on the lawns outside federal parliament on March 23 and 24. Although most were from Canberra, protesters arrived from 22 cities and towns
BY MELANIE SJOBERG ADELAIDE — The annual WOMAD world music festival in February once again provided a fabulous musical experience within the idyllic garden setting of Botanic Park. More than 15,000 people attended. It was truly inspiring to see