Afghanistan

MAPW says: Time to talk troop withdrawal

Why aren’t Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott debating Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan?

MAPW paper queries Afghanistan participation

MAPW has launched a new discussion paper on Afghanistan by member and psychiatrist Dr Peter Wigg.

MAPW Afghanistan Discussion Paper, June 2010

In "What other response might we have to the 9/11 attacks? A review of the Afghanistan war, 2001-2010", psychiatrist and MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg considers the history, human and monetary costs of the Afghanistan war; Australia's stated and real reasons for participation; and what our choices are for the future. 10 page document.

Afghanistan "troops home" advertisement: Western Australian, March 2010

Advertisement published in the Western Australian newspaper 3 March 2010. Authorised by MAPW. Funded by a donation in memory of "Reverend Keith Dowding and all who seek peace". The advertisement notes the financial and human costs of the Afghanistan war, and calls on Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith to bring Australian troops home.

Bring our troops home from Afghanistan: WA advertisement

 WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2010 A full-page advertisement in today's "Western Australian" urges Australians to write to our Foreign Minister Stephen Smith asking him to bring Australian troops home.

The advertisement also urges readers to donate to MAPW.

MAPW President Dr Bill Williams : Prospects for peace in Afghanistan

MAPW President Dr Bill Williams has written to Australian Minister for Defence Senator John Faulkner, congratulating the Minister for not committing additional Australian troops to Afghanistan.

MAPW letter to Minister of Defence : 'Australian troops in Afghanistan', November 2009

Letter from MAPW President Dr Bill Williams to Australian Minister for Defence Senator John Faulkner congratulating the Minister for not committing additional Australian troops to Afghanistan. The letter outlines the costs of the war in terms of human security and gives MAPW suggestions for building towards a consensus for regional peace in Afghanistan.

Rally: End the war on Afghanistan!

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 12:00
Location: 
Melbourne

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

Afghanistan invasion anniversary action

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2009 - 12:00
Location: 
Melbourne

This event is now going to be at 12.00 on the Saturday following the invasion anniversary.

Sue Bolton will have the latest details: 0413 377 978

Afghanistan forum

Event Date: 
Sun, 18/10/2009 - 14:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Melbourne

A public forum organised by Pax Christi to debate the issues of Afhanistan's misplaced refugees.

More details closer to the event.

  • When: Sunday 18 October, 2-5pm
  • Where: Centre for Theology & Ministry, 1 Morrison Close (the lane between Ormond and St Hilda's Colleges), Parkville
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