Title

The social construction of Australian peace movement demands

RIS ID

74674

Publication Details

Martin, B. (1985). 'The social construction of Australian peace movement demands', in P. Patton and R. Poole (Eds.), War/Masculinity (pp. 87-99). Leichhardt, NSW: Intervention Publications.

Abstract

The Australian peace movement in the 1980s has emphasised a number of demands for change in government policy or action. Some of the most important of these are

* the Australian government should take a stronger international stand against nuclear war;

* visits by nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships and aircraft to Australia should be banned;

* U.S. military and intelligence bases in Australia should be removed or internationalised;

* uranium mining and export should be halted;

* the Australian government should establish a more independent foreign policy in relation to defence;

* there should be a nuclear-free zone in the Pacific region and a zone of peace in the Indian Ocean region;

* programs in peace education and research should be established.

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