Israel/Palestine

MAPW National Newsletter Autumn 2009

MAPW's National Newsletter for Autumn 2009 features Tilman Ruff's visit to the particularly unsafe uranium mine at Jadugoda in India; the Gaza conflict and concerns on use of phosphorus, and new and dangerous weapons.

MAPW calls for end to Israel’s Gaza blockade

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has called on the Australian Government to help secure an end to the Israeli Government’s crippling blockade of Gaza.

MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM says that the blockade is a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, with recent reports indicating that life for Gaza residents is becoming intolerable.

MAPW calls for end to Israel’s Gaza blockade: Media release, 4 December 2008

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has called on the Australian Government to help secure an end to the Israeli Government’s crippling blockade of Gaza. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM says that the blockade is a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, and prevents essential food and aid from reaching residents.

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.

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