Australasia

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Despite COVID-19, US Military Continues War Practice In Europe And Pacific And Plans For More In 2021

By Ann Wright, May 23, 2020 During the COVID 19 pandemic, not only will the U.S. military have the largest maritime military maneuvers in the world, with Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) coming to the waters off Hawaii August 17-31, […]

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New Zealand Military Spending: Welfare or Warfare?

From Peace Movement Aetearoa, May 14, 2020 Military spending in the 2020 ‘Rebuilding Together’ Budget is a total of $4,621,354,0001 – that is an average of more than $88.8 million every week. While this is a small decrease when compared with […]

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World BEYOND War Hosts Webinar On Military Impact On Guam

By Jerick Sabian, April 30, 2020 From Pacific Daily News World BEYOND War hosted a webinar Thursday to talk about the impact of the U.S. military on Guam. The webinar, “Colonialism & Contamination: Mapping U.S. Military Injustices on the Chamorro People of Guam,” is […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Liz Remmerswaal

In each biweekly e-newsletter, we share the stories of World BEYOND War volunteers around the world. Want to volunteer with World BEYOND War? Email greta@worldbeyondwar.org. Location: New Zealand How did you get involved with World BEYOND War (WBW)? I met […]

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Talk Nation Radio: Annette Brownlie: Australia Better Without U.S. Troops

Annette Brownlie is a mother and a life-long peace organiser and activist, arising out of the experiences of her father in WW2 and her own experiences as a teenager opposing the Vietnam war. Annette has had leadership roles in anti-nuclear, […]

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New Zealand Government Updates Rules On What Can Be Sent Into Space

December 19, 2019 From New Zealand Herald Cabinet has agreed to updated rules around what can be launched into space from this country and banned payloads including those contributing to nuclear weapons programmes or any that support military operations ”contrary […]

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Our Nuclear Arms Obsession Is A Countdown To Extinction

By Helen Caldicott, December 14, 2019 From Independent Australia I WRITE THIS PIECE as a physician expertly trained to make accurate diagnoses to either cure the patient or to alleviate their symptoms. I, therefore, approach the viability of life on Earth from […]

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Experts’ Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump Supporting the Exiled Chagossian People

November 22, 2019 Dear Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump,  We are a group of scholars, military and international relations analysts, and other experts who are writing in support of the exiled Chagossian people. As you know, […]

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Independent and Peaceful Australian Network Conference, August 2019

By Liz Remmerswaal, October 14, 2019 The fifth conference of the Independent and Peaceful Australian (IPAN) Network was recently held in Darwin on 2-4 August. I attended, feeling it was important to contribute and represent New Zealand, with the support […]

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Defence Forum Abandons Military Expo as ‘Aggressive Protestors’ Claim Success

By Thomas Manch, September 30, 2019 From Stuff A controversial military expo has been scrapped by organisers and protesters are claiming success in shutting down down the war industry. The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) has decided not to hold […]