In the lead up to International Peace Day on the 21st September we’ll be looking at the latest threat to peace and nuclear non-proliferation in the region with the Morrison-led conservative government's announcement on Thursday 16th September that a deal with the US to build nuclear powered submarines will be a central feature of the AUKUS pact that they have developed with the US and the UK.
We speak with Margaret Reynolds the President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Australia who are calling for urgent public scrutiny into the deal.
Friends of the Earth Australia’s National Anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Jim Green joins us to talk through some of the potential ramifications for nuclear proliferation and radioactive waste management issues that the deal threatens.
If you’d like to connect with grassroots organisations working for peace the Raising Peace festival is happening online between the 16-26 September. It’s coordinated by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Australia, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network and International Peace Volunteers and they have many events including speakers, workshops, films, exhibitions that you can participate in.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons final Ban School session is coming up on Monday 20th September from 5-6.30pm AEST. THE ROAD TO A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE features a fantastic line up of speakers that will talk political advocacy, local government, superannuation funds, education, direct action, Pacific solidarity and look ahead to map the movement that wins.