Australia's arms industry

MAPW 2008: No more arms fairs: statement launch, Festival of Peace and Remembrance

Dr Sue Wareham gave this speech at Adelaide's Festival of Peace and Remembrance on 9 November 2008. Dr Wareham launched a statement signed by 36 diverse organisations, calling for governments to cease supporting arms exhibitions, and to support industries that promote wellbeing; and launched 12 new fact sheets on the global weapons trade, and spoke about human suffering caused by wars.

MAPW 2008: Fact sheets 1-12 on the global arms trade

All 12 fact sheets on the global weapons trade prepared by MAPW with the Uniting Church, Quakers and Pax Christi; including Australia's role in armaments production; particular weapons; environmental effects of war; and particular weapons manufacturers. These fact sheets provide a succinct introduction to the human costs of weapons production.

November 2008: statement opposing arms fairs

"NO War Fair! NO APDSE! YES to Peace! is the title of a joint statement launched in November 2008, signed by 36 civil society organisations, calling on Australian and state governments, and governments of other nations, to withdraw support from all arms exhibitions, and to support industries that promote sustainability and life.

Power of Peace at the Port

On  Sunday 21 September MAPW held a peace walk, planting of a peace tree and discussion about peace in the community in Port Adelaide. The day was supported by the City of Enfield/Port Adelaide and was well attended.

Highlights included the peace walk around the streets of Port Adelaide and the planting of a peace tree by the Deputy Mayor, John Croci, J.P.

The global weapons trade: fact sheets 7-12, MAPW and partners 2008

A package of six fact sheets prepared by MAPW and partners on the global weapons trade. Individual fact sheets cover five major global weapons manufacturers; and indiscriminate weapons - cluster munitions, landmines and depleted uranium.

The global weapons trade: fact sheets 1-6, MAPW and partners 2008

A package of six fact sheets prepared by MAPW and partners on the global weapons trade. Fact sheets cover Australia's arms industry; the spread of arms in our region; small arms and conflict; the economic costs of militarism; arms fairs; and war and environment.

Raytheon and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks at Raytheon and its role in arms production globally and in Australia. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 11 in a series on the global weapons trade. It particularly looks at cluster bombs, which are produced by Raytheon; and corruption in obtaining US government contracts.

Thales and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at Thales and its role in arms production globally and as one of Australia's largest weapons manufacturers; with a particular focus on the health effects of small arms. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 12 in a series on the global weapons trade.

BAE Systems and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at BAE Systems and its role in arms production globally and in Australia. It particularly looks at allegations of corruption in arms trading. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 10 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Boeing and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks Boeing and its role in arms production  and in particular Boeing's role in missile defence. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 9 in a series on the global weapons trade.

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