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.

Australia's trade in arms: MAPW paper 6, Michelle Fahy, October 2012 (printer version)

No 6 in MAPW's War and Militarism series, this paper, written by researcher and writer Michelle Fahy, looks at Australia's arms export industry, the lack of transparency and information on this significant trade, and the need for international regulation.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW paper 5, Joy Damousi, September 2012 (printer version)

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism. Written by historian Professor Joy Damousi, it considers the emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day.

Promoting security: militarism or diplomacy: MAPW paper 4, John Langmore, July 2012 (printer version)

Promoting security: militarism or diplomacy is the fourth in MAPW's War and militarism series.

War is a health hazard, MAPW paper 2, Jenny Grounds, March 2012 (printer version)

The second in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper by MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds discusses the effects of war on health - both by destroying human life and health and the environment that supports us, and by diverting resources from health care and human wellbeing. Written March 2012.

MAPW Annual report 2011-2012

Annual report of MAPW's activities for the financial year 2011-2012. It includes reports from President Dr Jenny Grounds, Treasurer Dr Peter Karamoskos, Secretary Dr Carole Wigg and Executive Officer Ms Nancy Atkin. Circulated to MAPW members.

MAPW National Newsletter Spring 2012

This issue of MAPW's national newsletter features a report by Dr Jenny Grounds on the biennial IPPNWi Congress in Hiroshima

All the way with the USA? How Darwin received its US troops

Justin Tutty, from Darwin's Basewatch organisation, reviews the first year of US troops being circulated through Darwin, noting that the priority for the first 250 Marines was to created a good impression - which may be more difficult to achieve as numbers rise in coming years. First published in Crikey.

Australia's trade in arms: MAPW paper 6, Michelle Fahy, October 2012 (printer version)

No 6 in MAPW's War and Militarism series, this paper, written by researcher and writer Michelle Fahy, looks at Australia's arms export industry, the lack of transparency and information on this significant trade, and the need for international regulation.

IPAN Media Release: US bases and Clinton-Panetta AUSMIN visit, November 2012

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Media Release, 14 November 2012: implications of Clinton-Panetta visit to Perth for AUSMIN, November 2012, for US bases, the nature of the US alliance, and Australia's involvement in future wars. Spokesperson Professor Richard Tanter.

2012 MAPW wine fundraiser form

Ban the bomb drop, MAPW wine fundraiser form 2012.

Iraq war inquiry. Dr Jenny Grounds. October 2012

Why did we go to war in Iraq is a paper presented to the World Matters Literary Festival, 20 October 2012 by Dr Jenny Grounds, President of MAPW and member of the Iraq War Inquiry Group.

Arms transfer decisions and international humanitarian law

This ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) document, Arms transfer decisions: applying international humanitarian law criteria, is a useful summary of the principles of international humanitarian law (the "set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict") and relevant treaties, such as the Geneva Convention.