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Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings, part of Global Justice Now

Global Justice protest local links to US child detention

Activists from Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings have stated their intention to protest on Friday 23 November at 9am outside the offices of Hastings firm, General Dynamics UK on Castleham Road, St Leonards over the role of its parent company in the detention of refugee children in the United States, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A letter has gone from the local group  to the CEO/ Managing Director requesting a meeting to discuss their concerns. 

Image: Care4Calais

S.N.U.G.

As autumn and winter approach, Hastings Supports Refugees are putting a call out to gather Socks, Neckwarmers, Underwear and Gloves for homeless refugees in Northern France.

Posted 08:42 Friday, Sep 29, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: , , ,
How To Be A Nobody by…?

‘How to be a Nobody’

Call for experience. The forthcoming book, ‘How To Be A Nobody by…?’ will expound on the fallacy of status, how people have lost it, what it means if they gain it, how it relates to self-esteem and how the capitalist global market is dispossessing people who are having to resort to drastic measures to survive. The author, who at this stage wishes to remain anonymous, seeks brief examples of what it costs for a person to survive – in the UK or abroad – and how they continue to give despite the humblest circumstances. 

Posted 15:38 Monday, Aug 21, 2017 In: Literature Tags: , ,
Bronwen Griffiths with her book, Not Here, Not Us.

Syrian short stories talk by author

Local author, Bronwen Griffiths will be giving a talk about her book of short stories about Syria, ‘Not Here, Not Us’ at the Cafe Rue de Pera in Queens Road at 6.30pm this Thursday, 27 July. She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

Posted 08:57 Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: , , , ,
Hastings Supports Refugees in the town centre.

Vigil for Aleppo this Saturday

Along with others around the globe, Hastings Supports Refugees (HSR) has organised a public vigil for the people in Aleppo in Syria. Local resident and HSR member Jamie Osborn has asked HOT to promote this gathering, in the hope that as many of us as possible will come along to show we care. Zelly Restorick writes.

Camilla a Volunteer at Better Days For Moria

Last week I went to the Greek island of Lesvos. I went because a friend of mine had been at the end of last year and related her experience of working as a volunteer. I was not sure what to expect and on the small aeroplane from Athens to the island I became nervous. HOT’s Bev Francis writes.

Illustration by Ross Andrews-Clifford

What was the word?

In this impressionistic vignette HOT’s Sean O’ Shea illustrates the ubiquity of terror and the psychological impact of traumatic experience.

Refugees cross the Mediterranean on their way to Europe (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Vito Manzari).

Local Greens call on Rudd to act over refugees

As the refugee crisis in Europe mounts, local Greens have called on MP Amber Rudd to support action for the widespread resettlement of refugees in Europe. Nick Terdre reports.

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