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...

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...

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...

IPAN National Conference

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, to which we belong, held its annual national conference in September. Hosted in Melbourne by the Maritime Union, its theme "War, Peace & Independence: Keep Australia out of US Wars" had common themes of US bases,...

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ICAN News

On August 11, I attended a Disarmament Dinner organised by ICAN, to celebrate the historic UN adoption of the treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. ICAN began in Australia, and speakers outlined the history of this movement and called for support to encourage the...

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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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