Causes and costs of war


Event Date: 
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:00 - 16:30
Town Hall Square, Kent Street, Sydney , NSW 2000

Global spending on the military reached US$1.75 Trillion US dollars in 2012. GDAMS is a day of protest against this bloated, immoral spending and to point out the money would be far better used to fund many urgently needed social, educational, health, housing, environmental and other human needs.

The Enduring Effects of War

Out of concern about the simplistic and sometimes misleading messaging about war and in particular the Anzac story, which is increasing as we approach its 100th anniversary, MAPW wanted to do something to promote among young people an understanding and appreciation of the real eff

The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets

In this report, Linda J Blimes from the Harvard Kennedy School examines the financial legacy of decisions taken during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how they will dominate future US federal budgets for decades to come.



How we talk about war: Peter Wigg's presentation to the Vic MAPW dinner: July 2013

Dr Peter Wigg, psychiatrist and MAPW member, says: 'Working in the Middle East for three years, providing care to victims of armed conflicts, had a marked effect on me. Since then I have been thinking about what changed in me, as a way of thinking how others might change.

War or health? MAPW minimag, June 2013

This MAPW booklet launched in July 2013 which sets out the ways in which war, conflict and the arms trade are both costly and detrimental to health. It's 24-page, pocket-book (A6) size: contact MAPW for multiple copies to distribute.

World military expenditure falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, and Australia still a big spender

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by SIPRIi.

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

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