Resources: Fact Sheet

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BAE Systems and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at BAE Systems and its role in arms production globally and in Australia. It particularly looks at allegations of corruption in arms trading. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 10 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Boeing and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks Boeing and its role in arms production  and in particular Boeing's role in missile defence. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 9 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Lockheed Martin and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks at Lockheed Martin and its role in arms production globally and in Australia; including their role in producing cluster bombs. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 8 in a series on the global weapons trade.

The spread of arms in the Asia-Pacific: MAPW and partners, 2008

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for armaments in the world. This fact sheet describes the connection between conflict in the region, and Australia's past arms exports. It is No 2 in a series on the global weapons trade.

War destroys our environment: MAPW and partners, 2008

War and preparations for war have a devastating impact on the environment. Pollutants, depleted uranium, landmines and unexploded ordnance, and intentional environmental vandalism are major problems. Water, the use of fossil fuels, and carbon emissions are three other issues outlined in this fact sheet: No 6 in a series on the global weapons trade.

The problem of arms fairs: MAPW and partners, 2008

In August 2008, an arms fair planned for Adelaide, South Australia, was cancelled after public protest and a growing campaign to protest at the fair. Three weeks later, an arms fair planned for Ottawa in Canada was cancelled after a public campaign. This fact sheet is No 5 in a series on the global arms trade, and looks at the role of these weapons trade fairs.

The economic cost of militarism: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks at military budgets, major arms exporting countries, and the comparative costs of human health and welfare. It is No 4 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Small arms and conflict: MAPW and partners, 2008

There are around 875 million small arms in the world. Guns injure over a million people every year, and kill 300,000. This fact sheet outlines the problem. It is No 3 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Australia's growing military industry: MAPW and partners, 2008

Although small by world standards, Australia has a significant industry involved in the manufacture and sales of armaments and military equipment. This fact sheet describes Australia's arms earnings and arms exports, and is No 1 in a series on the global weapons trade.

MAPW- IPPNW: HEU fact sheet - 2008

IPPNWi fact sheet adapted from the 2007 article by B Williams and T Ruff in

MAPW cluster bomb resource list - 2007

 A list of websites with further information on cluster bombs

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and US withdrawal. IPPNW - 2002

The USA officially withdrew from the Anti Ballistic Missile (ABMi) Treaty on 13 June 2002.