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Julia Dance leads a game of pavement monopoly to illustrate the dangers of TTIP (photo: Lesley Shareif).

Bexhill campaigners take to the streets to warn against TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the secretive manner in which it is being negotiated, have aroused widespread opposition, with more than half a million in the UK signing a petition calling for it to be abandoned. Here members of Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings and the Bexhill Fairtrade Group explain why they joined in a day of action against the treaty earlier this month.

Anti-TTIP campaigners

Locals take action against TTIP

Local opponents of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) held a short meeting with Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd last Saturday to make her aware of the strength of feeling against the secretly negotiated pact. HOT team member, Nick Terdre, opposes TTIP and took part in the meeting. Fellow HOT writer, Zelly Restorick, asks him about his experience.

Demonstrators outside the recent London Docklands arms fair © Gill Knight

Stop arming Israel: public meeting against the arms trade

Jessie Normanschild of Campaign Against the Arms Trade, will be speaking in Hastings on Thursday 29 October at 7pm in the White Rock Hotel. With many others who took time off from work, study and daily lives she recently protested at the London Docklands arms fair. It is one of the largest in the world and featured 1,500 exhibitors. It was disrupted by hundreds of imaginative campaigners – but the arms trade continues.

The Times' report of the women's acquittal and Andrea's hammer.

Hammer blow against genocide

Local resident, mother and peace and environmental campaigner, Andrea Needham, is putting the finishing touches to her book, The Hammer Blow. Coming up on 29 January 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the action, in which four women disarmed a Hawk warplane bound for Indonesia, to stop it being used in illegally-occupied East Timor. After six months in prison awaiting trial, they were acquitted of all charges. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone

Local musicians resuscitate Twin Town connection

World renowned, locally-based jazz singer, Liane Carroll and popular local band, The Kytes are getting together to back the campaign to help our Twin Town, Hastings, Sierra Leone in its recovery from the devastating Ebola outbreak and from the recent floods. They will be playing at the Friendship Link’s Charity Ball at The Montgomerie Suite, Bannatynes Hotel on Saturday 31 October.

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An offshore drilling rig. Councils are heavily invested in the oil and gas industry (photo: Erik Christensen/Wikimedia Commons).

Ditch fossil fuel investments, Greens tell ESCC

Local Greens are calling on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to join the battle against climate change by moving its pension fund investments out of the fossil fuel industry. Nick Terdre reports.

Image from Drone Campaign Network

Legalised murder?

Hastings Against War have asked local residents to sign a Change petition to stop targeted armed drone killing and have circulated an article written by Chris Cole of the Drone Campaign Network. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports – and considers the concept of killing.

YOU MUST BE CHOKING campaigners Photo CHDs

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