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...

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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ICAN Pacific Roundtable

On Monday November 21 I attended the ICAN roundtable focusing on the banning of nuclear weapons by Pacific Islands nations. In addition to those of us physically present a number of people joined the meeting via Skype, enabling representation from the Marshall...

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Nuclear Ban Moves One Step Closer

United Nations disarmament talks ended in Geneva on August 19, with 107 nations backing a report recommending that a conference be held next year to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. An...

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