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Extinction Rebellion: the time is NOW

Larch Maxey came to Stade Hall last Wednesday evening (3 July) to talk to around 70 people about the climate emergency and social change. He spoke with passion about his discovery of Extinction Rebellion (XR) after a 25-year record of unrewarded activism and how he, like so many of us, found in XR what he’d been looking for all that time. XR understands that humans respond to stress emotionally, that we’re only about 20% rational, so, faced with climate emergency, we don’t simply do the math and put things right. Hence, our important principle of no shame and no blame, especially as our choices as consumers and non-consumers are in very short supply. XR Hastings member, Terry McBride shares her experience of the meeting with HOT readers.

Posted 15:56 Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: , , ,
HBC's full council debates the climate emergency motion under the chairmanship of Mayor Nigel Sinden.

Climate motion passed by HBC, but Greens disappointed

Hastings now has a climate emergency policy, following the unanimous approval given by the full council last week. A Tory amendment was voted down, and the Greens, who started the climate emergency ball rolling, declared themselves disappointed with the policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Questions raied in Liverpool. Now Hastings is being exercised by climate change (photo: Matěj Baťha/Wikimedia Commons).

Climate emergency motion is “meaningless,” say Greens

Labour’s climate emergency motion, to be debated by the full council at its meeting on Wednesday 13 February, is “meaningless,” according to the Greens, who last month announced their support for the adoption of such a policy by Hastings Borough Council. They are now urging all those who want to see urgent action at local level to attend the meeting at Muriel Matters House. Nick Terdre reports.

The Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition

Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition

Your ocean needs YOU!

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Vote for our marine conservation zone!

A government consultation is under way on designating our local sea as a marine conservation zone (MCZ), a marine protected area that safeguards some of the nation’s best or most vulnerable seabed habitats and marine wildlife. Erica Smith and Nick Terdre report.

Heathrow: expansion plans will scupper UK's climate change commitmentrs, say Greens (photo: Panhard/Wikimedia Creative Commons).

Greens call on Labour to oppose third runway

Photo © Giovanna del Sarto

Hastings Debates: ‘Another Crossing’

Giovanna Del Sarto and Bern O’Donoghue present ‘Another Crossing’ at Hastings Debates, 23 May 2018*,

Remembrance Day photo : Hastings Against War

‘Non-violence – A Style of Politics for Peace’

Does violence perpetuate violence? asks HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Has the use of violence taught you anything? Is violence a necessary element within human beings? An over-active attribute in some members of our human race? Physical violence? Mental and emotional violence? Is violence the only way? Non-rhetorical questions. Genuinely and sincerely asked.

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