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. 

NT doctors support Alice Springs community in opposing Angela Pamela uranium search

ALICE SPRINGS, 5 OCTOBER 2008: MAPW members were among the 300 community members gathered in the Todd Mall, Alice Springs on Sunday 5 October to oppose uranium exploration at the Angela and Pamela deposits just 25 km away.

Doctors applaud withholding uranium from Russia

CANBERRA, 18 SEPTEMBER 2008: The Medical Association for Prevention of War has welcomed the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties that Australia does not proceed with uranium sales to Russia until far more stringent measures are in place to separate Russia’s civilian and military facilities.

Uranium sales to Russia too risky, finds Government report

CANBERRA, 18 SEPTEMBER 2008: The Australian Government has received a Committee report recommending against ratifying a treaty which would have allowed uranium sales to Russia to proceed. 

MAPW supporters celebrate arms fair cancellation

MAPW received dozens of enthusiastic messages congratulating us and our partner organisations on our successful campaign to close the arms fair planned for Adelaide in November. Here are just some:

Peace movement stops arms fair

Monday 8 September 2008

The arms fair planned for Adelaide has been cancelled. Read MAPW Media Release, 8 September 2008.

The major Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE) was due to open on Remembrance Day, 11 November. 

Increasing concern over nuclear weapons threats

MAPW has told an Australian government enquiry that nuclear warfare threats should end plans to sell Australian uranium to Russia. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham was invited to address the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties this week in Canberra.

Contribute to the Defence White Paper discussion

Australia's Defence White Paper is currently open for comment. Individual or organisational submissions can be made.

Peter Masters, a Master of Peace 1920 ~ 2008

Western Australian member Peter Masters passed away on 28 July. He was 88 years old, and active in mind and spirit right to the last. He will be especially missed by MAPW members and supporters in Western Australia and around Australia.

Thanks to Judy Blyth for sharing with us this inspiring obituary.