Australia

Bombing of Darwin Day: Do we need it? - MAPW

20 FEBRUARY 2012, MELBOURNE: MAPW MEDIA RELEASE. Australia does not need yet another annual day to commemorate warfare. There are now five national days of remembrance: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Battle for Australia Day, Merchant Navy Day, and the new Bombing of Darwin Day.

Why Australians should be prosecuted for war crimes in Iraq: Tim Wright, 2009

This article by Tim Wright (first published in the Alternative Law Journal, Volume 34, No.3, 2009) assesses whether there is a legal and factual basis for the International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute Australian leaders and soldiers for war crimes committed in Iraq.

MAPW: Australian troops must obey international law

MAPW has expressed concern at evidence that Australia deliberately tried to avoid its human rights obligations under the Geneva Convention in Iraq and Afghanistan. MAPW has issued a media release supporting the call for a Royal Commission made by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

Anti-bases campaign meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 18:30
Location: 
Sydney

A meeting to discuss responses to U.S. troops being stationed in Australia.

  • Date: Thursday 8 December 2011
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: 499 Elizabeth St., Surry Hills

US military presence, cluster bombs, and uranium sales: MAPW members speak out

Updated 23 November: President Obama's Australian visit has sparked announcements of an expanded US military presence in Australia -raising the possibility of storage of banned cluster bombs - while the PM has made clear her intention to change policy on uranium sales to India. Our members have spoken on radio, and once again written numerous letters to the media.

Rally against US bases in NT

Event Date: 
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:00 - 14:00
Location: 
Darwin

Darwin Residents Against War (DRAW) invite past members, friends and supporters to join them on the occasion of president Obama's local visit to demonstrate opposition to mooted announcements of increased US troop activities in the Top End and more movements of nuclear warships in Darwin Harbour.

Letter supports monument to indigenous warriors

 Letter, Canberra Times, 8 November 2011. The following letter from MAPW Vice President, Dr Sue Wareham, was published (although without its second paragraph) in the Canberra Times on 8 November. The letter is in support of Professor Tim Flannery's call for a monument to honour those who fought against the European colonisation of the Australian continent.

Uranium and health: Speech by Dr Jenny Grounds, President of MAPW

Uranium and health: the medical perspective is the text of a speech given by Dr Jenny Grounds at the "Uranium and poetry of peace" seminar held at Moores Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 September, 2011.

Secrets, lies and uranium enrichment: 2004 Greenpeace report on Silex

"Secrets, lies and uranium enrichment" is a report produced by Greenpeace Australia, in 2004, on the classified Silexi project at Lucas Heights.

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