BY DOUG LORIMER While French President Jacques Chirac used the opportunity of his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 23 to criticise Washington's decision to invade Iraq without UN Security Council authorisation, he also indicated that
BY FRED FUENTES PERTH — More than 40 people on September 19 attended a Subiaco screening of Michael Moore's Roger and Me. The event was organised by the Socialist Alliance. Alliance members hope to form an alliance branch in the area in the
BY PAUL D'AMATO CHICAGO — Ted Glick, a leading antiwar activist, recently wrote an article titled "The United Nations and Iraq", which makes the most coherent case for a phased withdrawal of US troops and its replacement by a UN-led occupation.
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On October 20, 1966, US President Lyndon B Johnson began a three-day visit to Australia. He was met with rowdy anti-Vietnam War demonstrations everywhere he went. One of the Sydney protesters opposing LBJ's visit was JOHN PERCY. He spoke to Green
On February 4, Prime Minister John Howard made a statement to federal parliament, in which he set out his government's reasons for supporting a US-led war on Iraq. The principal reason, Howard said, was that "the Australian government knows that Iraq
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — During the 2001 Western Australian election campaign, the ALP campaigned on the basis that it would ensure the "maintenance of a fair and efficient workers compensation system". Central to this system would be a "better
BY PAUL BENEDEK SYDNEY — A militant ticket — the Rank and File Group — will stand candidates in the NSW Australian Manufacturing Workers Union election. Dave Fox and Adam Leeman hope to win positions as national conference delegates on a
BY PAT WILLIAMS MELBOURNE — On September 23, the office of federal Labor MP for Melbourne Lindsay Tanner called a demonstration outside the Centrelink office in Johnston Street, Fitzroy, in response to the announcement by the federal government
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BY ALICE MENNIE CANBERRA — Along with more than 100 aged care nurses from across NSW, I travelled to Parliament House on September 10 to protest about the unequal treatment of aged care nurses. We had one simple demand — to increase our wage
On September 25, the Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal in Nigeria overturned Amina Lawal's conviction for adultery and a sentence to be stoned to death. Lawal was convicted because she bore a child to a man she was divorced from. She has endured
BY CHRIS LATHAM PERTH — On September 24, 500 angry public school teachers rallied outside the Western Australian parliament to demand that Premier Geoff Gallop's Labor government agree to the log of claims their union has put to the government.
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On September 25, Professor EDWARD SAID died. The Electronic Intifada's ALI ABUNIMAH, ARJAN EL FASSED, LAURIE KING-IRANI and NIGEL PARRY pay tribute. Professor Said maintained his relentless engagement with people, culture, and politics all over the
BY JOHN PILGER At the British Labour Party conference following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Prime Minister Tony Blair said memorably: "To the Afghan people, we make this commitment. We will not walk away... If the Taliban regime changes, we