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John Morris, Sydney
The February council meeting of the NSW Teachers Federation endorsed the Australian Education Union's (AEU) call to campaign for the defeat of the federal Coalition government in the coming federal election.
Federation

MELBOURNE — Many unions have passed motions in support of the March 20 international protest against the occupation of Iraq.
They include: the Geelong Trades and Labour Council; the Victorian branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and

Tom Orsag
Since the official end of the war in Iraq, Australia, the former British colonial settler-state, has gone on to send troops and police to recolonise parts of the South Pacific, its so-called backyard.
Prime Minister John Howard is US

ADELAIDE — A mass meeting of state public service unionists has been called for February 24 to discuss the dispute between the Public Service Association and the South Australian government over wages and conditions.
The call came at a 200-strong

Sue Bull, Melbourne
Federal education minister Brendan Nelson thinks it's not a problem that his government has increased public funding of wealthy private schools like Haileybury College, Ivanhoe Grammar and Presbyterian Ladies College, by up to

Sarah Stephen
In early February there was a flurry of media coverage about 25-year-old Palestinian Aladdin Sisalem — the lone asylum seeker detained in the Australian-financed Manus Island detention centre.
It was revealed by the February 11

Sarah Stephen, Sydney
Journalist and film-maker John Pilger and former intelligence official Andrew Wilkie addressed a packed crowd of 1000 at a public meeting organised by the Stop the War Coalition on February 15.
Addressing the impact of the

DARWIN — The local No War committee has begun meeting to organise for the March 20 global day of protest against the occupation of Iraq. The rally also will demand a stop to plans for a new US base in the Northern Territory. The rally will be held

Kylie Moon & Stuart Munckton, Sydney
On February 14, Thomas "TJ" Hickey, a 17-year-old Indigenous man, was flung from his bike and impaled on a metal fence in the inner-city suburb of Waterloo. He died early the next morning in hospital. Redfern

Nicole Colson, Iowa
"Friends, the piece of news that I have is historic," Brian Terrell announced to a crowd of 150 cheering protesters gathered at the federal building in Des Moines, Iowa on February 10. "The subpoenas against the four of us were

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