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Catch up on Events in Oslo with Dr Margaret Beavis - video 2 now available

Dr Margaret Beavis has posted the second video diary of her trip to Oslo. Dr Beavis will be attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony tomorrow.

Click here to watch Margie talk about the seminar she attended at the International Red Cross in Oslo earlier today.

 

Count Down to Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony Begins!

MAPW Secretary, Dr Margaret Beavis is in Oslo, Norway to attend the ceremony. ICANi will awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday 10th December 2017.

Dr Beavis is making a series of short films while in Oslo, sharing with us all the build up to the ceremony. 

ICAN established by Australian doctors awarded Nobel Peace Prize

What does a United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and a Nobel Peace Prize have to do with Australian doctors, and Australian general practitioners (GPs) in particular? Quite a lot, in fact.

Clean water, not weapons, needed in Yemen

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Murky business: Australia's defence industry is growing, but at what cost? by Antony Loewenstein

This year's Avalon Air Show in Geelong was the first chance for the public to see the long-delayed Joint Strike Fighter in action. At a cost of at least $100 million per aircraft, Canberra is slated to spend $17 billion on 72 F-35s in the coming years.

US militarism: what are the costs to Australia? by Margaret Beavis

 When it comes to the defence of Australia, much is made of the ANZUS treaty.

Nuclear Double Speak - Letter Canberra Times - Tuesday 31 October 2017

David Wroe's article on nuclear instability ("Unstable days as nuclear club fall out", October28, Forum, p4) quotes a former long-serving Pentagon official, who describes the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as "hopelessly quixotic". This is the equivalent of asking a tobacco company about cigarette taxes.

Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores

COMMENT by RUSSELL GOLDFLAM

Published by Alice Springs News - 16 October 2017

A Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia

Australians can be very proud. The winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi), started in Melbourne. It began when the Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) recognised that nuclear weapons, the very worst of the weapons of mass destruction, were still "legitimate".