Causes of war

NEGOTIATE, Don't Escalate!

Event Date: 
Sat, 19/08/2017 - 10:00 - 11:00
Town Hall, Sydney, NSW

Come to call for negotiations to resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula without war. A military confrontation would affect the whole international community, including Australia, especially with the US military base at Pine Gap.

How we talk about war: Peter Wigg's presentation to the Vic MAPW dinner: July 2013

Dr Peter Wigg, psychiatrist and MAPW member, says: 'Working in the Middle East for three years, providing care to victims of armed conflicts, had a marked effect on me. Since then I have been thinking about what changed in me, as a way of thinking how others might change.

World military expenditure falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, and Australia still a big spender

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by SIPRIi.

Origins of war in the context of international trade: Ian Buckley - 2013

Drawing on the observations and wise counsel of Eighteenth Century Scottish economist philosopher Adam Smith and others, MAPW member Dr Ian Buckley argues in a 22 page essay that the origins of war in the modern world are to be found in the government-sanctioned exploitative and aggressive style we have adopted in the conduct of international trade, and rues the missed opportunity for trade to

The Causes and Costs of War: MAPW Address, Easter 2011

Address to the Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Easter Sunday, 24 April 2011, the day before Anzac Day. Dr Jenny Grounds, Vice President, Medical Association for Prevention of War, speaks about the human, environmental and financial costs of war, and how war should be commemorated.

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Vision 2030 : an alternative approach to Australian security. MAPW 2010

Vision 2030: An Alternative Approach to Australian Security.Foreword by the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser. MAPW 2010 publication which examines the 2009 defence white paper “Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030”, and calls for debate on Australia’s military expenditure and policies.

Film: Burma videos from civilians

Event Date: 
Sun, 27/09/2009 - 18:00

Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country using small handycams. Burma Campaign Australia.

  • When: Sunday 27 September, 6pm.

Refugee camp in your city!

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2009 (All day) - Thu, 15/10/2009 (All day)

A 1000 square-metre replica camp in the Treasury Gardens will give people the chance to walk into a camp site modelled on refugee camps in countries such as Chad and Sudan.

Rally: End the war on Afghanistan!

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 12:00

A collection of groups demanding troops to be brought home, refugee status for asylum seekers, genuine civilian based reconstruction aid and funding for independent Afghan women's rights groups!

  • When: Saturday 10 October, 12pm
  • Where: City Square 

The rally will be followed by a march to the Victoria Army Barracks

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