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Erica Smith Photo ZR

Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

Image sourced from: 'I know my place': Hospital middle managers have their say/ 21 Jan 2104 by David Buchanan.

‘Let’s Talk About Class’

Milan Rai, local activist, writer, trainer and peace advocate, is running a workshop, Let’s Talk About Class, this Saturday at the Friends’ Meeting House. Hot on the heels of his inspirational trip to the States to train with Betsy Leondar-Wright, a founding board member and founding trainer of Class Action, his inter-active workshop will be ideal if you’re interested in exploring the concept of class, social justice, equality and transition. Zelly Restorick reports.

Photo from the Super-T 2014 in Philapdelphia

Learn how to make meetings better

Making Meetings Better: 2-5pm, Sunday 21 February, at

Pier in moonlight (Photo Milan Rai)

Seeking liberation

“This may be the first anti-oppression workshop to be held in Hastings & St Leonards, “says Milan Rai. “Who’s welcome to attend? Anyone committed to social change: campaigners, trade unionists, community organisers, environmentalists, peace activists, anti-racists, educators, students, radical media people, politically-engaged creative people, long-time experienced activists and new folk.

Posted 16:55 Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
Cooperation [Photo by ZR]

Choosing to cooperate

As part of Co-operative Fortnight [19 June–3 July], a group of local people gathered at The White Rock Hotel to share their experiences and explore the pros and cons of co-operative living and working. With Hastings Online Times about to step towards a co-operative working structure, HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to learn more.

Mrs Jahangeer

St Leonards couple on peace mission to Iran

A few days ago, I spoke to Maya Evans, leader of the first peace delegation to Afghanistan since the West’s invasion of that country in 2001.  A couple of days later, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, I heard from local resident Emily Johns that she and Milan Rai were about to embark on a trip to Iran, also on a personal mission of peace and reconciliation.  All three are residents of St Leonards.

Kumar Lama

Who’s the torturer?

Milan Rai, editor of Peace News shares his thoughts about the recent arrest of a Nepali former soldier in St Leonards.

Posted 19:29 Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
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