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Women’s Voice Benefit Gig! This Sunday!

Boogie the night away at a Women’s Voice benefit gig this coming Sunday 3 November. The gig is happening at the East Hastings Angling Association (EHAA) on the Stade near the lifeboat station. Ann Kramer writes.

Posted 11:42 Friday, Nov 1, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: ann kramer Women's Voice
Labour Party members canvassing for a new job centre in Rye (photo: CLT).

New job centre for Rye under study, says DWP

Labour’s campaign to get a job centre reopened in Rye has gained a lot of local support though it has yet to persuade the authorities, though the DWP confirms that studies are under way. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:11 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd DWP labour Nick Terdre Rye Hospital Rye News wellness hub
Campaigners hand in the petition calling for divestment of the East Sussex Pension Fund from fossil fuel companies (photo: Divest East sussex).

ESCC debate on investment in fossil fuels

On Tuesday 15 October at County Hall in Lewes, East Sussex County Council is set to debate a petition [2] calling on the Council to stop funding climate change through its ongoing investments in fossil fuel (oil, coal & gas) companies. The debate will take place at the next Full Council meeting on 15 October – the same meeting at which the County Council is anticipated to declare a ‘climate emergency’ motion [3]. An update from Divest East Sussex.

Posted 09:40 Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 In: Campaigns
Maya Evan's book

Afghanistan: hidden voices from a forgotten war

Afghanistan: hidden voices from a forgotten war is a recent publication written by Councillor Maya Evans, launching in St Leonards on 8 October, 6-8pm, at the Open Café, 19 Grand Parade. A timely publication marking a war which has been forgotten, claiming the lives of 455 British Service personnel and 147,000 Afghans. A war to which Britain is still very much committed, redeploying 1,000 troops only last year.

Posted 17:52 Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Afghanistan: hidden voices from a forgotten war Maya Evans
Miko Peled

Miko Peled: the general’s son who went from Israeli insider to government critic

Who better to tell the world about the state of Israel today than someone whose father served as a general in the 1967 war? Laurie Holden of the Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign writes.

Posted 14:12 Monday, Sep 30, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Palestinian Solidarity Campaign

Car Free Day and beyond: What next?

Following the Car Free Day, part of the Sustainability on Sea Festival, Transition Town Hastings and Hastings Urban Design Group invite you to attend a workshop:


Benefit for Palestine raises £1,000

The recent ‘Come Dine For Palestine’ benefit at the Concordia Hall raised much needed funds for the British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Laurie Holden of the Hastings and Rye branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) reports on the event.

Posted 08:19 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Medical Aid for Palestinians Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Access for all?

Access for all?

Penny Pepper and others in the town are serious about accessibility and inclusivity in Hastings and St Leonards. Recently she wrote about the importance of event organisers considering wheelchair users, people who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, those who experience chronic fatigue, ill health and pain issues, and those with mental health issues and sensory impairments.

Posted 16:09 Monday, Sep 23, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Disability Rights Inclusivity penny pepper
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