SafeGround Blog

Commentary and updates from the SafeGround team

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

While the idea of ‘killer robots’ or lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) that may select and engage targets without meaningful human control may...
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Safe Ground’s Continued Pacific Research

Although World War 2 ended over 70 years ago, many communities in what was the Pacific area of operations are still living with dangerous legacies...
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An Independent and Peaceful Australia

On the 50th anniversary of the agreement and opening of the Pine Gap joint military base between Australia and the US, the Independent Peaceful...
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‘Land of Mine’ Film Review

After 5 years of brutal occupation by German forces, at last Denmark has the upper hand. Opening scenes show long lines of defeated German troops shuffling along a road, while a Danish sergeant fluent in German oversees them from his vehicle. What causes him to pick...

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War in the Pacific : Project Update

Safe Ground researchers will embark on a detailed research in three Pacific Island Nations beginning in September. The researchers will look at the effects of ERW (explosive remnants of war) on civil populations over 70 years since the end of WW2. The aim is to...

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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

While the idea of ‘killer robots’ or lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) that may select and engage targets without meaningful human control may sound like science-fiction, the development of these LAWS are actually closer to reality than we may believe. Just last...

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A Petition of Lasting Significance

These days petitions are so commonplace that we receive multiple e-mail petitions every day, some of which we may click on to show our casual support, before forgetting them in favour of the next thing. But think back 25 years and things were very different. In those...

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Safe Ground’s Continued Pacific Research

Although World War 2 ended over 70 years ago, many communities in what was the Pacific area of operations are still living with dangerous legacies of left over bombs and explosives. Safe Ground researchers have already contributed a considerable amount of research and...

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An Independent and Peaceful Australia

On the 50th anniversary of the agreement and opening of the Pine Gap joint military base between Australia and the US, the Independent Peaceful Australia Network held a bringing together many organisations, groups, and activists committed to peace. The conference took...

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