Human Rights and Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/06/2009 - 16:00 - 19:00

This event will focus on Human Rights and Media Freedom in Sri Lanka and remembering Lasantha Wickrematunge (editor for Sunday Leader and winner of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize for 2009) who was brutally assassinated in January 2009, and all other murdered or incarcerated journalists.

MAPW factsheet 2008: Small arms Solomons case study

This MAPW 2008 fact sheet details the casualties — and potential for further conflict — caused in one afternoon by one Singapore-produced, high velocity, assault rifle. A composite written from real-life stories, these three cases illustrate the costs in human lives, of the global weapons trade.

Time to upgrade Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone treaties

MELBOURNE, 9 DECEMBER. Australia's nuclear treaties Inquiry offers a chance to call for a strengthened South Pacific Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone, MAPW members heard last night.

Associate Professor Michael Hamel-Green, Australia's foremost expert on nuclear weapons-free zones (NWFZs), was the guest speaker at a well-attended Victorian Branch dinner. 

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.

2008 Defence White Paper: MAPW submission

Submission prepared by MAPW President Sue Wareham to the Defence White Paper, covering issues raised by Dr Wareham during the community consultation around the Defence Department's discussion paper, Key Questions for Defence in the 21st Century.


The Pacific region has experienced the effects of many wars.

The most damaging have been those where other nations have used the Pacific islands as a battle ground - in particular the Japanese invasion of the region in World War 2, and the subsequent battles in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Demilitarising Guam: meeting

Event Date: 
Mon, 23/06/2008 - 18:30 - 20:30

Representatives of the indigenous Chamoru people of Guam, Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguon are touring Australia. Organised by Hunter Valley Quakers and Newcastle NoWAR Collective.

Guam BBQ & meeting

Event Date: 
Sat, 28/06/2008 - 13:00
  • The hidden war in the Pacific – the struggle of the indigenous people of Guam (Guahan) against US militarism . . . and Australia’s role.

Dr. Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguon will be sharing their community’s story of struggle and striving for sovereignty and peace in the face of US occupation in a series of events.

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