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November 26th

New MAPW presentations on nuclear power and climate change

NEW in our resources section:  two MAPW slideshow presentations which document the key reasons why nuclear power is not the solution to climate change - including substantial carbon emissions when all steps of the production process are taken into account; the health and nuclear war risks; and the sustainable alternatives

November 22nd

Fund-raiser / Communications position: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

See our resources page for the job description for details of this 6-month, 3 days a week position in 2009.

November 11th

Western Australian ad queries Australia’s Afghanistan war

Australia is at war. Why?

The United States and its allies are spending more than $US720 million a day or $US 500,000 per hour waging war amongst the poorest communities on earth.

A full-page advertisement in today’s West Australian newspaper, asks this question. It suggests readers write to Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and urge him to bring Australian troops home.

November 10th

Australians oppose uranium exports to nuclear weapons states

Australians 2-to-1 against uranium exports to countries with nuclear weapons

New polling shows twice as many Australians (62 per cent) are against exporting uranium to countries with nuclear weapons than are in favour (31 per cent).

MAPW President launches call for an end to war fairs

ADELAIDE, 9 NOVEMBER 2008:  MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM has launched a statement on behalf of 36 civil society organisations from across Australia, calling to an end to arms exhibitions in Australia.