Medical Association for Prevention of War resources on the War Memorial as supplicant of arms companies and as vainglorious builder

Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) has long been a critic of warmongering and related pathologies. (Use our Honest History search engine to find MAPW work on this site, including its curriculum material for school children.)

MAPW’s website contains links to its submissions to the current Public Works Committee inquiry into the expansion of the Australian War Memorial and on the heritage aspects of that project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. (More on both these exercises in the Heritage Guardians campaign diary.) There is also research on the human rights records of arms company donors to the Memorial.

From the MAPW EPBC submission:

MAPW (Australia) strongly opposes the proposed redevelopment. We believe that the
additional prominent displays of military machinery would entrench a narrow, militaristic view of Australia’s history and heritage, and the redevelopment would continue the marginalisation of critically important aspects of Australia’s wars.

4 August 2020

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