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PSC marks anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, a vigil and die-in was recently staged by the local branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Hastings town centre. Laurie Holden of Hastings and Rye PSC reports on the action.

There's lots of green in Hastings if you know where to look. Part of the Old Roar Ghyll section of the proposed Conquest to Alexandra Park greenway route (photo: HGG).

Join the greenway walk from the Conquest this Saturday!

Now that spring has officially arrived, a new season of travelling the Hastings Greenway kicks off this Saturday. Brush the mud off your walking boots, oil your bike and join members of Hastings Greenway Group as they continue their campaign for safe, vehicle-free and environmentally friendly routes around town. Nick Terdre reports, images from Hastings Greenway Group (HGG).

Posted 11:06 Friday, Mar 29, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,
Members of the Bexhill and Hastings branch of Global Justice now campaigning against corporate courts.

Campaigning against secret corporate courts in Fox’s trade deals

Campaigners from Global Justice Now were out on the streets of Bexhill at the weekend seeking support to end trade secretary Liam Fox’s attempts to subject us to corporate courts under the notorious Investor-State Dispute Settlement system in his post Brexit trade deals. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:30 Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 In: Campaigns
School students on climate strike processed through the town centre led by a drumming band.

Schoolkids gather to demand action on climate change

School students from Hastings and beyond gathered in the town centre on Friday to demand, together with their peers worldwide, urgent and effective action by those in power to combat climate change. Nick Terdre sampled the atmosphere.

The scene in Parliament Square on the occasion of the first strike by school students demanding action to combat global warming.

Schoolkids take note: schools help fund climate change!

As thousands of school students from across the UK prepare to take to the streets on Friday (15 March) to demand urgent action on climate change, Divest East Sussex has discovered that over 40 schools and sixth-form colleges in East Sussex are inadvertently funding global warming through their contributions to the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF). Nick Terdre reports.

From Fly Kites Not Drones in 2016.

HAW renews campaign against use of drones in  warfare

Hastings Against War continues to campaign against the growing use of drones in warfare with a consciousness-raising evening and the annual Fly Kites Not Drones event on the beach. John Enefer reports.

Posted 20:27 Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
Practising English on the West Hill. English lessons for young refugees in East Sussex are safe for another year.

EAL service for school-age refugees reprieved

Following a change of mind by maintained secondary schools, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) service provided to schools by East Sussex County Council has been saved – at least for a year. The news has been widely welcomed, as Nick Terdre reports.

Gill Knight, far left, with some of the audience at her talk (photo: Laurie Holden).

Activist gives eye-witness account of life in Palestine

Hastings resident and activist Gill Knight spoke at a packed Hastings Against War meeting on 5 February about her recent solidarity and fact-finding tour of Palestine. John Enefer reports.

Posted 20:47 Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , , , ,
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