The Defence Industry has gained undue influence in the education sector particularly with regard to STEM education. [Read more] Demilitarise Education – Campaign Background Briefing
Professor David Hood has written a letter to the University of Queensland regarding the imposition of the weapons trade on university culture. He has specifically referenced the weapons corporation Boeing. We have invited engineers – retired, re-professionned, current, or students – to indicate support for Adj Professor Hood’s letter by adding their voices to this… [Read more] Letter of Concern from Engineers: Weapons Corporation Boeing Should Not be at the University of Queensland
On the 15th of August 2022, the Emporium Hotel in Meanjin (Brisbane) was just putting the final touches on their Magnolia room. The staff had spent the previous night setting up tables, chairs, and stunning floral center pieces. They wanted everything to look good for their client. The client, and the organiser of the event… [Read more] Interrupting the Pipeline: Defence in STEM
Militarism in our culture is not something that we think about often. When we don’t think about something, we don’t talk about it. When no one is talking about something, it has space to move around without anyone noticing or scrutinizing what it’s doing. Recent rising tensions with China have caused some people to start… [Read more] The military has invaded our classrooms.
After being called out by the peace movement the Smith Family has refused further funding from the weapons industry. In the middle of Pandemic 2020 it came to our attention that BAE Systems, a transnational weapons corporation, was funding the children’s charity The Smith Family: $100,000 for supposed ‘STEM’ education. We call it ‘Reputation Laundering’.… [Read more] WE WON! Smith Family drops BAE sponsorship
Students at Melbourne University are locked on this morning to their administration building blocking people from getting in – they are saying no to education for war. Call Melbourne University Right Now on 136352 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Vice Chancellor of research Jim McCluskey Dvcemail@example.com Tell them: “Release to the public the… [Read more] Uni Students Locked on Against War at Melb Uni
Disarm Uni Facebook sites National We are building a national grassroots campaign to represent staff, students and alumni and put an end to the relationship between Universities and Weapons Dealers. Sign up here to get involved: Sign up to #DisarmUnis @DisarmUnis Victoria Melbourne University @disarmMU @lockoutlockheed Monash University @disarmmonash Latrobe University @disarmlatrobe New South Wales… [Read more] #DisarmUnis Directory
The Chancellor is the chairwoman of weapons company Thales… by Lara Sonnenschein FORWARD BY MARGARET PESTORIUS This piece of writing by Lara Sonnenschein is a wonderful example of research which might guide and inspire a movement. Using key nonviolence theory she provides information that might allow for identification of a set of winnable campaigns. In… [Read more] USyd Tied to Arms Industry