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Coalition against racism formed

PERTH — Up to 100 people attended a meeting on July 24 called by the Ethnic Communities Council in response to a spate of racist graffiti and vandalism.

The attacks took place on July 17-19 and have been linked to Jack van Tongeren's neo-nazi Australian Nationalists Workers Union. The meeting discussed strategies of combating racism. A proposal to form a community-based coalition against racism was adopted unanimously.

Kiraz Janicke

Hiroshima — never again!

Rallies will take place in a range of cities during the first week of August to mark Hiroshima Day.

In Sydney, there will be a rally at Town Hall Square at 6pm on August 6, followed by a candelight march to Archibald Fountain in Hyde park.

The demands of the rally are: "End the lies", "Scrap all weapons of mass destruction" and "Bring the troops home".

From Green Left Weekly, August 4, 2004.
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