Downloads related to "Nuclear weapons"
Letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - signatories list 10 February 2017
Letter to Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs from health professionals (sent 24.10.2016.) calling on Australia to support a ban on nuclear weapons.
France conducted atmospheric and underground nuclear bomb tests at Mururoa atoll in the Pacific between 1960 and 1996. The official position is that these were particularly clean. Organisations of test victims have collected testimonies that strongly contradict this and also suggest that the lack of scientific data regarding health effects is a cover-up, rather than that no data was obtained.
Dr Amanda Ruler, RN, PhD MAPW National Vice President and SA Branch Coordinator spoke at Le Fevre High School in December 2014 to raise awareness of the need to pursue nuclear disarmament.
Update on the Outcomes of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Mexico 13-14 February 2014
This report examines what would happen if a 150kT nuclear bomb were to be exploded over Lyon. This report has been presented to the Second Meeting to discuss the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons, held in Mexico in February 2014 and attended by over 120 countries
At a recent meeting of parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in Geneva, the Australian government refused to sign on to an 80-nation statement declaring that any use of nuclear weapons would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences.
This booklet titled Disarmament Double-Speak, which exposes Australia’s mixed record on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, was written by MAPW Vice-President Margaret Wareham and was launched in Canberra by ICANi on Thursday 16 May 2013.
A 5 April 2013 letter from IPPNWi Co-Presidents - including MAPW's Tilman Ruff - to the leaders of North and South Korea and the USA, urging them to prevent the use of nuclear weapons. The letter reminds the leaders of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, and the bankruptcy of the concept of nuclear deterrence. It notes the importance of a treaty that bans and eliminates nuclear weapons, and calls for and end to inflammatory behaviour and for the re-opening of diplomatic channels.
A report produced by Medact an affilliate of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Preventionof Nuclear War) which describes itself as "a global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates".
The report seeks to understand the psychology behind the concept of "nuclear deterrence" and hopes to encourage the British government to reconsider its position on nuclear weapons.
This issue of MAPW's national newsletter features a report by Dr Jenny Grounds on the biennial IPPNWi Congress in Hiroshima, an article by Dr Peter Karamoskos on his recent visit to Fukushima and a report on the push for an inquiry into Australia's participation in the Iraq War.
In this op-ed article the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon states that "massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed .... and peace under-funded". Billions of dollars allocated to military spending is difficult to explain in a context of the global financial crisis since more investments are needed in social and economic development in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Flyer for Melbourne workshop, Thursday 9 August 2012: Nuclear risks of US bases. With Richard Tanter and Dimity Hawkins.
MAPW submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in regard to the proposed extension of the 1987 Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology. The submission protests against the signing of such a treaty, particularly with states which have not signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.
Statement on the “humanitarian dimension of nuclear disarmament" presented to the 2012 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review by Switzerland’s Ambassador, Benno Laggner on behalf of 16 governments.
A report on the probable climatic impact of a limited nuclear war, for example between India and Pakistan, its effects on world food production, and subsequent health impacts. The report was released by its author Dr Ira Hefland of IPPNWi at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit, Tuesday morning, April 24 2012.
Notes for a speech given by Yukiko Hirano from the "311 campaign for nuclear free group" at a rally outside NSW parliament called in response to the attempts by the current NSW government to overturn the 26 year old ban against uranium exploration and mining in that state.