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MAPW Fact Sheet: Talisman Sabre, July 2009

MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham prepared this fact sheet on the Talisman Sabre joint US-Australian military exercises. The fact sheet outlines environmental and strategic risks of these "war games".

Protest against SA Govt defence plans

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 13:00 - 14:00

In protest against the State Governments wish to make South Australia into "the defence state of Australia", a singing protest has been organised by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (SA).

Gun laws: Australian-style laws could help New Zealand

Australia’s gun law reforms have had a profound impact on gun-related deaith rates.

World military expenditures in 2008 were more than US $1.46 trillion

THURSDAY 11 JUNE. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRIi), world military expenditures in 2008 were more than US $1.46 trillion, with the US spending $607 billion, or 41.5% of the total. China moved up to second place, with $84.9 billion (5.8%). Those two, along with France, the UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and India, in that order, comprise the top ten military spenders as a percentage of GDP.

MAPW urges Cambodia to join cluster bomb treaty: June 2009

2 June 2009: This letter from MAPW President Sue Wareham urges Cambodia to join the 96 countries from around the world that have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

MAPW urges support for Cluster Bomb treaty

MAPW has marked the Global Week of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs by urging three countries in our region to take action to help eradicate the scourge of cluster munitions.

Global Week of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs

Event Date: 
Fri, 29/05/2009 (All day) - Thu, 04/06/2009 (All day)

Take action against cluster bombs

The Global Week of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs is an opportunity for campaigners across the world to call on all governments to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions by signing and ratifying it as soon as possible.

MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham is writing to the governments of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam to ask them to join.

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.

MAPW NSW Branch: 2008 AGM - Environment, war and weapons

Flyer for NSW 2008 AGM and dinner, Haberfield Rowing CLub, Tuesday 16 December 2008, with Dr Sue Wareham as guest speaker. Dr Wareham will speak on the environmental costs and risks of war, militarisation and nuclear weapons.

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