Causes and costs of war

Attacks on health facilities in war zones must cease - Independent investigation of all attacks is essential.

Attacks on health facilities in war zones must cease.

Independent investigation of all attacks is essential.

May 9th 2016

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Event Date: 
Fri, 15/04/2016 - 12:00
Parramatta Square, Sydney NSW

join with people protesting the Turnbull Governments plan to spend $1 trillion on the military over the next 20 years.

Gathering at Parramatta Square, please join us to hand out $100 notes and to collect signatures against the purchase of the F35 joint strike fighter plane.

The Casualties of War - MAPW ANZAC Eve Peace Event

Event Date: 
Fri, 22/04/2016 - 19:00 - 21:30
Brunswick Secondary College, Fallon Street, BRUNSWICK, Vic 3056

MAPW Vic Branch is please to invite you to its annual peace event in the run up to ANZAC Day 2016.

Speakers include, Dr Peter Wigg, convenor of MAPW Vic Branch, Prof. Michael Hamel-Green academic, peace activist and a founder of the Draft Resisters Union, Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland.

Music from Voices without Borders and the Brunswick College Choir.

Vic Branch Dinner : Who should decide when a nation goes to war?

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/03/2016 - 18:30
The Last Jar Pub, Crn Elizabeth and Queensberry Streets, Melbourne

Currently when Australia commits its troops to war, all that's needed is for the Prime Minister to agree. 

Not even the Cabinet has to be consulted. Its the ultimate "captains pick".

However, not all countries are the same, in fact more countries than you might imagine let their parliaments decide by debating and voting before firing a bullet.

Will Terrorism and the "War On Terror" Ever End?

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/04/2016 - 18:00
St Michael's, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne

will terrorism and the ‘war on terror’ ever end?

Change what we can change... by Dr Margaret Beavis

What can we actually do to improve outcomes, when there is an increasing sense of chaos? Working to prevent conflict is hard to sell. Yet there are many positive and effective things we can do here in Australia in response to the horrific events overseas.

We need to play a long game, and embrace and revitalise our strengths.

Vigil calling for an inquiry in to the bombing of Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/10/2015 - 08:00 - 09:30
Royal Melbourne Hospital, crn Grattan Street & Royal Parade, Melbourne
In the early hours of last Saturday morning, the Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Northern Afghanistan was bombed by US forces.  The bombing campaign, which stretched on for an hour, killed 22 people and injured 3

MAPW supports MSF call for an independent inquiry in to hospital attack in Kunduz

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The War to End all Wars - chapters 7&8 now available

The War to End all Wars, honouring the dead by learning the lessons, is a series of papers written by a wide range of experts.

MAPW believes that Australia could best honour those who died by learning from the past. This series of papers outlines our failure to do so and some ways forward.

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