Resources

Our resources pages list both downloadable resources — like documents, posters or media releases — and links to useful websites. To find resources on a specific issue on this page, click on the list below. To view resources by type, see the menu at left. More recently added resources are at the top.

Origins of war in the context of international trade: Ian Buckley - 2013

Drawing on the observations and wise counsel of Eighteenth Century Scottish economist philosopher Adam Smith and others, MAPW member Dr Ian Buckley argues in a 22 page essay that the origins of war in the modern world are to be found in the government-sanctioned exploitative and aggressive style we have adopted in the conduct of international trade, and rues the missed opportunity for trade to

IPPNW letter urges Korean and US leaders to prevent use of nuclear weapons:

A 5 April 2013 letter from IPPNWi Co-Presidents - including MAPW's Tilman Ruff - to the leaders of North and South Korea an

Flyer for Agent Orange Justice benefit concert

Flyer for Agent Orange Justice benefit concert Anzac Day eve 2013

Iraq ten years on: How highly did the children rate

From the IPAN forum held in Melbourne19 march 2013 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, this is the presentation given by MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds.

Reflections of war: MAPW April 2013 flyer

Flyer for MAPW Anzac Eve meeting, Melbourne, 24 April 2013.

USA-China stand-off

Flyer for public forum on Australia's role in the USA-China stand-off to be held in Sydney on 10 April 2013.

The Oslo initiative

Flyer for the inaugural seminar of the Nuclear Weapons Study Circle. The semina will address the significance and implications of the March 2013 Oslo meeting on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.

Ian Maddocks: MAPW life member; Senior Australian of the Year 2013

An MAPW tribute to Professor Ian Maddocks as a model socially responsible physician with a brief account of his contribution to Third World medicine, palliative care, and the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Establishing an Arms Trade Treaty: MAPW, 2013

The Strange Difficulty of Establishing an Arms Trade Treaty: a paper written by psychiatrist Dr Peter Wigg in early 2013 discussing the international weapons trade in the light of his recent experiences caring for victims of war in the Middle East, and describing negotiations at the UN to establish the first ever international treaty controlling the trade in arms.

MAPW submission to Defence White Paper

MAPW submission to the 2013 Defence White Paper. The submission was written by Dr Jenny Grounds and focuses on the implications of the Australia-US military alliance, military spending, the narrow definition of "security" and possible conflicts of interest.