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BY MARTIN ILTIS LONDON — Australians Against the War (AATW) held its first formal meeting on March 30, attended by about 20 Australians living in London. The meeting flowed from the group's prominent participation in the 500,000-strong
BY SUE BOLTON MELBOURNE — The March 26 meeting of the Workers Against the War group voted to condemn the violence of the NSW police against student anti-war protesters in Sydney and offered to provide support in the form of marshals to students
BY SARAH STEPHEN At the end of March, Baxter detainees wrote an open letter to the Australian people. It said, in part, “The government policy is so hard, so tough — they don't want to grant us protection, even on humanitarian grounds. At
BY GRANT COLEMAN The National Union of Students (NUS) has organised a national day of action against funding cuts and student fee increases for April 10. Kylie Moon, a leader of the student anti-war group Books Not Bombs, has called on all
BY BILL MASON BRISBANE — A number of suburban protests were held on March 29 to demand "No war on Iraq" and "Bring the troops home". Initiated by the Socialist Alliance, the protests were held in West End, Fortitude Valley, Stones Corner and
BY DOUG LORIMER The White House has claimed that Russian companies are providing assistance to Iraq to help it resist the US-led invasion. The Pentagon has extended this accusation to include Syria, which along with Russia, France and Germany,
BY NICK EVERETT As the war in Iraq passed its first fortnight, thousands of Iraqis have been killed by US, Australian and British troops. Unlike many of the US dead and injured, we will never know most of the Iraqis’ names, what their lives
BY DOUG LORIMER "The Iraqi people will administer Iraq", White House press secretary Ari Fleischer declared, appropriately on April Fool's Day. That same day, Jay Garner, the retired US army general who has been selected by the White House to
BY PETER BOYLE One of the most enthusiastic “peace monitors” at the April 2 Books Not Bombs protest in Sydney was Doris Owens, 65. Owens was one of 11 people charged with “treason” for urging young people not to register for the military
On March 26, the Sindicato de Estudiantes (Spanish School Student's Union), together with other student organisations, called a highly successful student general strike against the war in Iraq. More than 90% of high school and university students

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