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Council leaders standing up for East Sussex: Cllr Carl Maynard, right, Cllr Peter Chowney, second from right.

East Sussex issues joint call for fairer funding

With the autumn budget looming, local government leaders across East Sussex have joined forces to call for an end to the constant cuts in funding which have hit public services hard. Nick Terdre reports.

Maya Evans and Henrietta Cullinan

Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace

Hastings Against War will be hosting a talk from Henrietta Cullinan, a London Catholic Worker, who’s recently back from Afghanistan and will speak about her experiences and Pope Francis’s teachings on peace and non-violence. Rona Drennan writes.

Posted 15:34 Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 In: Politics Tags: A Politics for Peace Henrietta Cullinan John Lynes London Catholic Worker Maya Evans Non-violence Pope Francis Rona Drennan The teachings of Pope Francis 2017
Nadene Ghouri Image: Andrew Lownie Literay Agency

Nadene Ghouri to headline at second Hastings Debate

Hastings Supports Refugees will be hosting their second in a series of Hastings Debates taking place at The Palace on Hastings seafront. These will be a regular event and are in conjunction with Hastings and St Leonards becoming part of the City of Sanctuary movement.

Posted 17:31 Monday, Oct 16, 2017 In: Politics Tags: Hastings Debates Hastings Supports Refugees Nadene Ghouri Rohan Jayasekera The Lightless Sky
Audience and P Radice (on right side of pic holding papers)

Militarisation in Schools

A local Head Teacher, Paula Radice, addressed the subject of ‘Militarisation in Schools’ at a packed meeting in Hastings on 5 September . She called for a balanced view on the military to be allowed in schools. Working in the education system she has observed the changing relationship between schools and the military, and traces the changes back to UK deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. John Enefer writes.

Posted 17:16 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: Politics Tags: armed forces army Department of Education Hastings Against War John Enefer militarisation Patricia Radice
Photo Lilly Stuart

Resist Trump

American Independence Day, 4 July, saw a meeting in Hastings which focused on the resistance within America to Donald Trump’s presidency. US-born local resident, Tamara Stevens, spoke about the opposition triggered by Trump’s election victory last November. At the meeting she explained that central to the opposition has been Indivisible: a guide to the most effective ways to influence Congress. The guide was produced by former Congressional workers who understood what made politicians listen, an insight gained by observing the success of the right-wing Tea Party movement in influencing US politics. John Enefer writes.

Posted 07:44 Monday, Jul 10, 2017 In: Politics Tags: Donald Trump Hastings Against War Hastings and District Interfaith Forum Henrietta Cullinan Indivisible John Enefer militarism The Women's March
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mySociety’s guide to the election

Just in case you are a new voter or are confused by our complicated voting system, mySociety have created a guide to the election, aware that many people have questions and misunderstandings about how things work. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 03:38 Thursday, May 18, 2017 In: Politics Tags: My Society
ICAHD UK 2015 Conference Salma Karmi Ayyoub

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.

Posted 14:46 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 In: Politics Tags: ICAHD UK 2015 Conference Salma Karmi Ayyoub Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Palestine Salma Ayyoub Salma Karmi-Ayyoub Tooks Chambers
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.

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