Why Australia Marched to War

How Iraq brought Australia into America’s war machine — just in time for a showdown with China.

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They were some of the largest protest marches in Australian history. On the weekend of February 15, 2003, hundreds of thousands filled the streets of capital cities to show their disapproval of the impending war. An estimated 150,000 marched in Melbourne, perhaps 200,000 in Sydney. Writing for the Age, Martin Flanagan reported that the protesters […]

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