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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.

British forces in the Falklands, one of the few legal wars fought by the country since WW2 (photo: Crown Copyright IWM, FKD 264).

Don’t pay taxes to support illegal wars!

Both international and national law make waging war and the funding of war illegal, says local peace activist Chris Coverdale. If tax is used to pay for illegal war, taxpayers may be complicit in the illegality. But armed with this knowledge, it is also in their power to compel governments to uphold, obey and enforce international law and bring a permanent end to war and mass murder.

Alice Krige

Ahead of the world public premiere of Shingetsu, a 90-minute drama which will be screened alongside a series of short films as part of the Film Fringe strand of the Hastings Fringe (Friday 9 September, The Sussex Exchange, 7pm, free), Miranda Gavin talks to director Paul Schoolman (Jail Caesar) and actor Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: First Contact and Jail Caesar) about war, trauma and healing.

Peace image by ZR

Around and about X

Sitting in a local café nursing a cup of coffee, I found myself tuning in to the conversation of two women, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick

Posted 20:02 Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 In: Around and about Tags: , , , , ,
Peace image

Peace poppies in the peace garden

A remembrance event for all the victims of wars will be held in the Peace Garden at Alexandra Park with readings, songs and the laying of a wreath of white poppies at the war memorial. As an alternative to the red poppy, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, the white poppy represents a challenge to the systems that tell us that making war is an inevitable part of our lives. 

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