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Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

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Fisheries Bill to be discussed in Parliament today

The Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill is scheduled in the House of Commons today, Wednesday 21 November. Rick Dillon catches up with the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate, Peter Chowney to see how the Labour Party wants to support the nation’s small boat fishing fleets.

Posted 10:42 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 In: Politics
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A Welfare Benefit Specialist Adviser’s point of view of the current crisis of the benefit system

Becky Polain (not pictured above) has worked since leaving college, solely in benefits, over twelve years for the DSS/DWP and over nine years for a local charity, HARC, that specialises in welfare benefit advice and representation in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the country. She has witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system, designed to help those that need it most, to create a widespread situation of poverty, ill-health and despair. She shares her thoughts below.

Peter Chowney, Leader of Hastings Borough Council and Parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party

Labour Party challenges Rudd to bring back fairness and compassion to a cruel, unfair benefits system

Amber Rudd has been challenged by Labour to “sort out the mess” of Universal Credit that has disadvantaged so many of her constituents in Hastings and Rye. They have been the “guinea pigs” of a flawed system, says Labour parliamentary candidate, Peter Chowney in an open letter to the MP.

Posted 08:43 Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings, part of Global Justice Now

Global Justice protest local links to US child detention

Activists from Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings have stated their intention to protest on Friday 23 November at 9am outside the offices of Hastings firm, General Dynamics UK on Castleham Road, St Leonards over the role of its parent company in the detention of refugee children in the United States, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A letter has gone from the local group  to the CEO/ Managing Director requesting a meeting to discuss their concerns. 

Art Work by Emily Johns
All art work (c) Emily Johns
www.emilyjohns.org.uk

Global resistance to WW1 celebrated at HAF

A free talk exploring resistance to the First World War across the globe will take place at Hastings Arts Forum (36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU) on Friday 9 November at 7pm.

Maya Evans at the talk

Maya Evans: Epic trek for peace

Hollington Councillor Maya Evans gave a first-hand account of taking part in an epic trek for peace at a meeting on 2 October organised by Hastings Against War. She joined a march that had begun on the Japanese island of Okinawa and would end in Hiroshima Peace Park on the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the US air force, an attack that would leave tens of thousands dead and devastate the city. HAW’s John Enefer reports.

Demonstration outside Parliament for PR by Make Votes Matter.

Local Labour’s PR vote welcomed by Greens

The local Labour Party has endorsed the principle of proportional representation for parliamentary elections, a move that has been welcomed by Hastings Greens. Nick Terdre reports.

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