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The On-Going Nakba

British-Palestinian human rights lawyer talks out: Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign are delighted that Salma Karmi-Ayyoub will be giving a talk during ‘Nakba’ week. Gill Knight writes.

County Hall in Lewes.

Tories take three Hastings seats off Labour

Hastings Conservatives did well in yesterday’s county council elections, taking three Hastings seats off Labour – both parties now hold four each in the town. Neither the LibDems nor the Greens threatened to win a seat. Nick Terdre reports.

A local councillor since 1999, Peter Chowney has been council leader since 2015.

Peter Chowney chosen as Labour’s candidate in parliamentary election

Another parliamentary candidate is in place, with the selection of Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney to represent Labour. The LibDems chose their man long ago and the Greens make their choice later this week, but the signs are that Ukip will not be contesting the seat this time. Nick Terdre reports.

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Thursday 4 May: vote, vote, vote…

Brenda from Bristol might have nailed the mood of the nation with her reaction to the news of the General Election – but don’t let that stop you from using your vote in the East Sussex County Council elections this Thursday, 4 May. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. If you are on the electoral register, you don’t need to take your polling card with you, but you will need to give your name and address details. HOT’s Erica Smith takes a look at who is standing where.

From the hustings in 2015: far left, Nick Perry of the LibDems, on his right the Tories' Amber Rudd, and second from left, Labour's Sarah Owen.

Local politicians prepare for electoral battle

She said she wouldn’t, then she did. In the end political calculation looks to have won out over sticking to one’s word. Not that that little matter hindered Prime Minister Theresa May from winning a large majority in Parliament this week for a snap general election to be held on 8 June. Nor did her U-turn faze Hastings’ politicians, who are raring for the fight. Nick Terdre reports.

Chandra Masoliver

Reaction to O’Shea’s ‘Say no to hate speech’

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on one of the few hostile reactions to Sean O’Shea’s recent article, Say no to hate speech.

Protesters outside Home Secretary Amber Rudd's house demand justice for child refugees (photo: Peace News).

Rudd’s bar on child refugees draws local protest

A new group calling itself Hastings Kindertransport 2017 – a reference to the rescue operations which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to the UK to save them from the Nazis between 1938 and 1940 – protested at the weekend against Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s decision to wind up a scheme for bringing unaccompanied child refugees into the country. Here they explain their action.

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Members of Hastings and Rye Green Party display their banner in Alexandra Park (photo: HGP).

Greens join local protest against Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as US president last Friday sparked unprecedented acts of repudiation across the world. Thousands took part in the ‘Bridges Not Walls’ movement, which started in town and was supported by the Hastings and Rye Green Party. Nick Terdre reports.

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