Resources

Our resources pages list both downloadable resources — like documents, posters or media releases — and links to useful websites. To find resources on a specific issue on this page, click on the list below. To view resources by type, see the menu at left. More recently added resources are at the top.

Update on the Outcomes of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Mexico 13-14 February 2014

 This report contains detailed information about what happened at the recently concluded conference in Nayarit, an evaluation from IPPNW’s perspective, and recommendations for concrete actions by IPPNW

And if a nuclear bomb exploded in Lyon, France

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

Australia & World War 1 - A Clash of Values - booking form

 If you would like to book for this event please down load this attachehment.

 

Australia & World War 1 - A Clash of Values -

 The ACT branch of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War is holdong its annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 6.30pm. 

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.


 


 

Canberra Peace Convergence

-How may we create an independent and peaceful Australia?

-How may we promote a foreign policy which builds peace and nonviolent resolutions to conflict in our region?

West Papua 2013, Year in Review

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2013. In the report AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of New Guinea.  However, “West Papua” at this time is divided into two provinces, Papua and West Papua.

 


The Arms Trade Treaty - a public health imperative

The poorly regulated $70 billion annual trade in conventional arms fuels conflict, with devastating effects on global health. The ATTaims to ‘reduce human suffering’. It prohibits arms’ sales if there is knowledge that the arms would be used in the commission of genocide, attacks against civilians, or war crimes.

Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk

In April 2012 the report Nuclear Famine: a Billion People at Risk, examined the climactic and agricultural consequences of a limited, regional nuclear war. Since then new research by Lili Xia and Alan Robock has shown that the climate change caused by such a nuclear war would result in over a billion people in the developing world facing starvation and over one billion people in China con

A public health perspective of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by Tilman A Ruff

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over and remains a global health concern. Commercially and institutionally, vested interests have undermined public health and safety.   Tilman Ruff’s analysis of the current situation was recently published in the journal Asian Perspective.

 

The Australian arms industry. MAPW: Peter Wigg - 2013

An October 2013 account by MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg of the Australian arms industry. This was once largely state-owned and geared towards providing for the needs of Australian forces. From the 1980s it has been the deliberate policy of federal and state governments to privatise it and to promote the export of military products to generate revenue.

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.

America's Pacific push

Flyer for "America's Pacific push" meeting 25 JUly 2013.