Military alliances

Guam's US bases: Chamoru activists

Event Date: 
Tue, 17/06/2008 - 19:19
Location: 
Adelaide

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.

MAPW presentation: Australia-US defence links — 2006

MAPW presentation on Australia's defence links with the USA. Covers the history of the alliance, and a number of issues including the ANZUS treaty, Pine Gap base, Iraq, and missile defence. Part of a series prepared to assist members give presentations on a range of health and peace related topics. *Not updated since the November 2007 change of government.

The Human Costs of Iraq and Other Wars

SYDNEY, 16 APRIL 2008: MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham used the example of Iraq to illustrate the need for action to to make warfare a discredited and unusable option in resolving conflicts.

Nuclear vessels visits

Visits of nuclear powered and/or capable ships and aircraft

MAPW policy adopted 1986

Preamble

The nuclear arms race deprives millions of people of basic human needs and threatens all life on earth.

Dr Rosalie Schultz

Position within MAPW: 
Former Secretary, Northern Territory Branch
Contact: 

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

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; MPH; FAFPHM
Current field of medicine: 

Dr Schultz is the Director of Clinical Services, Anyinginyi Health, Aboriginal Corporation, Tennant Creek N.T.

Special areas of interest: 
Public health, international health and Aboriginal health
Background: 

 

"I am committed to working for the improvement of the health of the most disadvantaged people, in Australian and around the world."

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Contact: 

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

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.
Background: 

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff

Position within MAPW: 
Co-President, IPPNW
Contact: 

tilman [dot] a [dot] ruff [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB, BS (Hons); FRACP
Current field of medicine: 

Tilman Ruff is an infectious diseases and public health physician; Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; medical advisor for the International Department of Australian Red Cross; and technical advisor on immunisation in Pacific island countries for UNICEFi and AusAID.

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, biological weapons, nuclear power and the links between civil and military nuclear industries. Iraq.
Background: 

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi, Nobel Peace prize 1985);  a member of the National Council, and former President,  of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia); Australian Management Committee member and IPPNWi Working Group Chair, for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi).

 

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