Conflicts by region

MAPW supports Wilkie's call for Iraq war inquiry

15 August 2011, Canberra Times: Letter from MAPW's Dr Sue Wareham OAM
Andrew Wilkie’s call for an inquiry into Australia’s participation in the 2003 invasion of Iraq (“Wilkie calls for Howard to answer questions over Iraq”, CT August 11) should be applauded and supported.

Sri Lanka: Canberra Times features MAPW letter

(Published Monday 11 July 2011) Dear Editor, On Monday this week the ABC’s Four Corners program broadcast distressing and compelling footage that strongly supports allegations of war crimes having been committed, by both sides but primarily by government forces, during the appalling conflict in Sri Lanka in 2009.

MAPW calls for Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

MEDICAL GROUP CALLS FOR WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS IN SRI LANKA

MAPW has urged the Australian government to push strongly for independent international investigations into war crimes suspected of having been committed in the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009.

Stop the killing in Libya: International Physicians

MARCH 23, 2011: MAPW's global network - the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War - have called for a solution to be sought in Libya through peaceful means.

What has Wikileaks revealed? MAPW report, January 2011.

This MAPW report gives a brief overview of some of the the thousands of revelations already published by Wikileaks.

What has Wikileaks revealed? New MAPW report

This MAPW report focuses on Wikileaks revelations about Australia, and on issues of particular interest to our members.

MAPW discussion paper: robotics warfare in Afghanistan: December 2010

Discussion paper on the history of robotic warfare, and in particular on the use of "drones", remotely controlled robotic aircraft, in Afghanistan. Written by Jenny Gerrand for MAPW, and published in December 2010 (with minor updates May 2011), this paper considers the new psychology of war when weapons are operated by office workers thousands of kilometres from their victims.

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North Korea Nuclear Hypocrisy

MAPW member Michelle Fahy has this letter published in the Canberra Times on 1 December 2010:

West Papua: MAPW calls for inquiry into Australia's military support for Indonesia

MEDIA RELEASE, 25 OCTOBER 2010: Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW urges the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military.

Media Release: MAPW calls on Australian Government to raise West Papua human rights with Indonesia - October 2010

Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW has urged the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military. Video footage appears to show the Indonesian security forces torturing Papuans in West Papua’s Puncak Jaya region.

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