Causes and costs of war

MAPW President calls on Australia's Foreign Minister to take action on war in Gaza

July 31st, 2014

Hon Julie Bishop
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Parliament House,

Dear Minister,

ANZAC Eve Peace Vigil : Kindling the Peace Fire

Event Date: 
Thu, 24/04/2014 - 17:30
Gathering on the top of Bialagee - Mt Ainslie Canberra ACT

It’s becoming a Canberra tradition to gather for peace on Anzac Eve. As we walk, sing, share stories and make ceremony together we remember that almost everyone in Australia has


Event Date: 
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:00 - 16:30
Town Hall Square, Kent Street, Sydney , NSW 2000

Global spending on the military reached US$1.75 Trillion US dollars in 2012. GDAMS is a day of protest against this bloated, immoral spending and to point out the money would be far better used to fund many urgently needed social, educational, health, housing, environmental and other human needs.

The Enduring Effects of War

Out of concern about the simplistic and sometimes misleading messaging about war and in particular the Anzac story, which is increasing as we approach its 100th anniversary, MAPW wanted to do something to promote among young people an understanding and appreciation of the real eff

The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets

In this report, Linda J Blimes from the Harvard Kennedy School examines the financial legacy of decisions taken during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how they will dominate future US federal budgets for decades to come.



How we talk about war: Peter Wigg's presentation to the Vic MAPW dinner: July 2013

Dr Peter Wigg, psychiatrist and MAPW member, says: 'Working in the Middle East for three years, providing care to victims of armed conflicts, had a marked effect on me. Since then I have been thinking about what changed in me, as a way of thinking how others might change.

War or health? MAPW minimag, June 2013

This MAPW booklet launched in July 2013 which sets out the ways in which war, conflict and the arms trade are both costly and detrimental to health. It's 24-page, pocket-book (A6) size: contact MAPW for multiple copies to distribute.

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