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Making war history

For 15 years, local peace activist and anti-war campaigner, Chris Coverdale has dedicated his life to getting local and central government to obey and enforce the laws of war. Here, he confronts HOT readers with some of the agonising questions and dilemmas facing conscientious taxpayers and makes a heartfelt appeal to everyone – to do what they can to end war

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SOS for our NHS

In London on 4 March, there’s a demonstration in support of investment in our NHS and against investment in Trident: people from Hastings are attending and you’re invited to go along with them. Why are they participating?

Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the rally Photo ZR

Warfare v welfare

The speakers at the anti Trident rally organised by CND in Trafalgar Square last weekend made it clear why spending billions of pounds on a weapon of mass destruction would be madness, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, who attended the rally. It is illegal to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons; the systems are open to being hacked; it’s not a deterrent against terrorist attacks, nor bio or chemical weaponry; owning them makes us a target and there’s a global movement to make them illegal, joining other weapons of mass destruction, making them a poor investment – and yet, the pressure is on the UK to be Amongst the Big Boys with the Most Up To Date Big Guns, so that we can re-assure ourselves we’re a global Super Power. 

No Trident Replacement

Trident: weapon of mass destruction

This is the second of a pair of articles looking at what Trident is, what it is said to be for and what some of its supporters candidly think of its uses. The first (see link below) asked if Trident was any use for defence? This second part shows how, beyond the big powers’ nuclear club, the rest of the world is now moving towards making nuclear weapons as illegal as other weapons of mass destruction, thereby making investment in them a very poor bet. Rachel Lever writes.

Hiroshima skyline Photo CND website

Trident or no Trident?

Do we need to buy new nuclear weaponry to ensure the UK is defended? Are our existing weapons enough of a deterrent? Could the money be better spent in other ways? If we’re in debt, as a country, is buying more nuclear bombs a priority? How much will our alliance with the USA influence our government’s decision? And whatever your answers, will your voice be heard when time comes for the decision to be made? HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 10:04 Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer

Determined resistance

A member of Hastings Against War, Ann Kramer is a historian and non-fiction writer. As a freelance writer, she has written on many topics, from Victorians and women spies through to human rights and women’s experiences during the two world wars. Over the last three or four years, however, Ann has concentrated on researching into and writing about conscientious objectors. Her book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance has just been published – and HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her to tell us why this subject is so important to her. 

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