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MAPW 2008: Fact sheets 1-12 on the global arms trade

All 12 fact sheets on the global weapons trade prepared by MAPW with the Uniting Church, Quakers and Pax Christi; including Australia's role in armaments production; particular weapons; environmental effects of war; and particular weapons manufacturers. These fact sheets provide a succinct introduction to the human costs of weapons production.

The global weapons trade: fact sheets 7-12, MAPW and partners 2008

A package of six fact sheets prepared by MAPW and partners on the global weapons trade. Individual fact sheets cover five major global weapons manufacturers; and indiscriminate weapons - cluster munitions, landmines and depleted uranium.

Cluster munitions, landmines and depleted uranium: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet gives a brief introduction to cluster munitions, land mines and depleted uranium weapons, and to their manufacture. These are all weapons causing indiscriminate harm to civilians. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is number 7 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Thales and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at Thales and its role in arms production globally and as one of Australia's largest weapons manufacturers; with a particular focus on the health effects of small arms. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 12 in a series on the global weapons trade.

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.

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.

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.

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