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MAPW calls for end to Israel’s Gaza blockade

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has called on the Australian Government to help secure an end to the Israeli Government’s crippling blockade of Gaza.

MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM says that the blockade is a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, with recent reports indicating that life for Gaza residents is becoming intolerable.

New MAPW presentations on nuclear power and climate change

NEW in our resources section:  two MAPW slideshow presentations which document the key reasons why nuclear power is not the solution to climate change - including substantial carbon emissions when all steps of the production process are taken into account; the health and nuclear war risks; and the sustainable alternatives

Fund-raiser / Communications position: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

See our resources page for the job description for details of this 6-month, 3 days a week position in 2009.

Western Australian ad queries Australia’s Afghanistan war

Australia is at war. Why?

The United States and its allies are spending more than $US720 million a day or $US 500,000 per hour waging war amongst the poorest communities on earth.

A full-page advertisement in today’s West Australian newspaper, asks this question. It suggests readers write to Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and urge him to bring Australian troops home.

Australians oppose uranium exports to nuclear weapons states

Australians 2-to-1 against uranium exports to countries with nuclear weapons

New polling shows twice as many Australians (62 per cent) are against exporting uranium to countries with nuclear weapons than are in favour (31 per cent).

MAPW President launches call for an end to war fairs

ADELAIDE, 9 NOVEMBER 2008:  MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM has launched a statement on behalf of 36 civil society organisations from across Australia, calling to an end to arms exhibitions in Australia.

MAPW Vice President to advise nuclear Commission Co-chair

ICANi's Australian Chair, MAPW Vice-President Associate Professor Tilman Ruff, has been invited to be an NGOi Adviser to the Co-chair of the International Commission for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

Australia's nuclear links breach international obligations: ICAN

28 OCTOBER 2008:   The UN Human Rights Committee meets this week to determine a list of issues to raise with Australia in March 2009, concerning compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Power of Peace at the Port

On  Sunday 21 September MAPW held a peace walk, planting of a peace tree and discussion about peace in the community in Port Adelaide. The day was supported by the City of Enfield/Port Adelaide and was well attended.

Highlights included the peace walk around the streets of Port Adelaide and the planting of a peace tree by the Deputy Mayor, John Croci, J.P.

New fact sheet reviews links between nuclear power and childhood leukaemia

A new MAPW fact sheet summarises and provides the major references - a recent German study, and a new meta-analysis - on the association between childhood leukaemia and nuclear power.