Festival of Peace and Remembrance

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/11/2008 - 12:00 - 20:00
  • This Sunday afternoon festival will celebrate the cancellation of an arms fair planned for this week in Adelaide, but was cancelled after massive popular opposition.

There will be lots of bands, arts, didgeridoo and fiddle workshops, stalls and speakers at this festival, planned to oppose the Arms Fair and now will celebrate its cancellation.

Peace at the Port

Event Date: 
Sun, 21/09/2008 - 14:00 - 17:00

"The Power of Peace at the Port" will mark the International Day of  Peace this year in Port Adelaide.

It will start at St Paul's Church Hall with a short peace walk around various historical sites in Port Adelaide. A "Peace Tree" will be planted.

Guam's US bases: Chamoru activists

Event Date: 
Tue, 17/06/2008 - 19:19

Chamoru activists from Guahan (Guam) will speak on plans for massive expansion of the US military based on their homeland. Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguin are inspiring speakers who are touring Australia with fares funded by the Society of Friends (Quakers).

Venue: AMWU Offices, 229 Greenhill Rd, Dulwich.

Bowling against uranium

Event Date: 
Sun, 22/06/2008 - 13:00 - 17:00

Counter Strike: A bowled move against the uranium industry: an afternoon of bowling to raise money for a peace mural. Teams of six, or individuals, welcome. $20 for two games, and shoes. Followed by drinks at the Orient Hotel. Organised by the Peace & Anti-Nuclear Action Coalition.

Venue: Norwood Bowl.

When the world said NO to war

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/04/2008 - 00:00 - Fri, 09/05/2008 - 22:00

A photographic exhibition on the historic anti-war protests that took place around the world in February 2003. These 30 photographs, from Australia and abroad, show that this war was opposed by men. women and children from all walks of life, all religions, political and socio-economic backgrounds.

Venue: Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Shaw's play: Major Barbara

Event Date: 
Sat, 15/11/2008 (All day) - Sat, 29/11/2008 (All day)

Arts SA and the Medical Association for Prevention of War present Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara.

This 1905 play explores still current themes of politics and big business, religion and power, and whether the world's problems can be solved with weapons and warfare.

Dr Jason Garrood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Vice President, active SA member

jason [dot] garrood [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or via Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
Current field of medicine: 

General Practitioner

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, landmines, renewable energy and nuclear power, and the psychological aspects of radiation exposure.

As a GP, Jason has a strong belief in preventative medicine and primary health care. He sees war as the ultimate health risk to be prevented: especially nuclear war, which he identifies as the greatest threat to the future of humankind.
"Having had some experience of the costs of war during a stint in the army in the Vietnam era, I joined MAPW in the early 1980s after the birth of my children. Wanting to do something actively to ensure a better future for them, I joined after hearing Prof Maddocks speak to a medical meeting describing the effects of a nuclear explosion over a city and the ineffectiveness of any medical response."
"Sustainability has always been an integral part of my beliefs, in all its forms, and energy issues have been a special part of this. We hand-built an energy efficient home in the 1970s. Our current 8-star family home is the culmination of many years of commitment. I am strongly against the current misguided push for nuclear power with its strong links to the nuclear weapons industry."  

South Australia

The South Australian Branch has a high level of membership, meets regularly throughout the year, and has an elected committee planning events and activities.

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