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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.

Picture Credit Laurie Holden

Flying kites instead of drones

On Sunday 18 March, kites flew on Hastings seafront as part of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign, an international action launched by the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV), a group of peace activists based in Kabal, the Afghan capital. The AVP began the event in 2014, concerned by civilian deaths caused through armed drones and by children being afraid to fly kites in their country because of the fear of these aircraft, which can fly so high as to be invisible from the ground. Kite flying is a much loved pastime in Afghanistan. The AVP were encouraged to begin the event by Voices for Creative Non-violence UK, a peace group co-ordinated by St Leonards resident, Maya Evans. John Enefer writes.

Parliament (photo: Maurice of Zoetermeer, Netherlands/Wikimeda Commons)

Parliament or prison for our MP?

HOT’s Chris Coverdale, an anti-war activist and stickler for the law, believes Britain’s politicians and voters should take the country’s international undertakings on refraining from waging war seriously. Here he examines local MP Amber Rudd’s relevant voting record and asks whether we should re-elect Ms Rudd or send her and her colleagues to prison.

In the staid streets of Hastings...Eileen Masters.

Aid worker in another world

When Eileen Masters volunteered to sort out accounting problems at Oxfam’s Kabul office in 1992, she didn’t know just what she would be letting herself in for. Her five-month stint in Afghanistan is described in graphic detail in her memoir, A Dangerous Place To Picnic. Nick Terdre met her to find out more.

Janey in Kabul

Hastings film-maker returns from Afghanistan

Having previously covered Janey Moffat Lalöe’s plans to travel to Afghanistan with peace activist Maya Evans by HOT, Xaverine Bates was keen to speak to Janey about how she fared over there and how the experience of being in Kabul had shaped her experiences since her return to the UK.

Maya Evans with refugee children in Afghanistan.

Film focus on giving birth in Afghanistan

Local film-maker Janey Moffatt is shortly off to Afghanistan to document the difficulties faced by women there in giving birth. She will be aided by peace activist Maya Evans, who already has two trips to the war-torn country under her belt. They briefed Nick Terdre on their trip.

Posted 17:20 Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , , ,
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