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Chris Coverdale is a local activist, anti-war campaigner and advocate of non-violent direct action as a means of achieving social and political change. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks to him about his involvement with the tax resistance movement.

Posted 10:22 Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 In: SOS Tags: a tax resistance reader Anti Poll Tax Campaign Civil Disobedience Gandhi Glasgow Women's Rent Strikers Hastings Against War Iraq and Syria John Locke Principles of International Law Tax Resistance Tony Blair Voices for Creative Non-Violence We Wont Pay Women's Suffrage Movement

First play at new Opus Theatre

Tania Charman a local community activist and board member of the Heart of Hastings (HOH) Community Land Trust has arranged for the Liverpool Theatre Group, Costal Productions to perform

Posted 03:37 Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Community Land Trust Daniela Othieno Heart of Hastings Jess Steele Liverpool Theatre Group Opus Theatre Hastings Polo Piatti Robert Tressell Suzy Tinker Tania Charman The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Tom Mc Lennan

HOT’s Sean O’ Shea discusses the results of the election, critically reflects on some of the Labour manifesto commitments, and asks if socialism is amongst the winners.

Posted 05:30 Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Amber Rudd Brexit DUP HSBC Jeremy Corbyn Maybot Mr Zen Nicholas Wilson Nick Perry Peter Chowney Progressive Alliance The New Hope For Britain The Red Flag
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The Opus Theatre

The Opus Theatre will be launched in July 2017 and operate in the beautiful Grade II listed building of the former Congregational Church (presently His Place) at 24-25 Cambridge Rd, Hastings Town Centre. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks to composer and musical director, Polo Piatti about the purpose of this new project, his hopes for its development and the range of activities which will be hosted at the venue.

Posted 05:50 Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 In: SOS Tags: #TagHastings Classicus Talks International composers festival Opus Theatre plato Polo Piatti Royal Vic

 The future of an illusion

HOT’s Sean O’Shea reflects on the recent Brexit preparatory talks, criticises the use of militaristic rhetoric in the conduct and narration of our relations with the EU and asks if democracy and progressive politics are going to be relegated to Room 101 on the 8th of June?

Posted 18:30 Sunday, May 7, 2017 In: SOS Tags: buddhism Claude-Juncker David Davis Elective Dictatorship. Hard Brexit Lord Hailsham Theresa May Tony Benn

HOT’s Sean O’Shea reflects on the closure of the Harold Place public toilet, discusses some of the political issues at stake and imagines an alternative future for this prime town centre site.

Posted 13:01 Monday, Apr 24, 2017 In: SOS Tags: government revenue support grant Harold Place Public Toilet Hastings Creatives Polo Piatti Robert Tressell The great British sell off The Ragged The Ragged Trousered Phianthropists The Tides of Time

HOT’s Sean O’Shea continues his discussion of the prevalence of hate on the left and suggests how it can be addressed at local Labour Party branches. He argues that unless it’s accepted that the personal is political, socialists may be condemned to repeat the patterns of the past and face a future in the political wilderness.

Posted 18:57 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 In: SOS Tags: A world transformed Hastings & Rye Constituency Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn Nye Bevan Tony Benn

Hastings Irish Society?

St Patrick’s Day is imminent and there is likely to be good craic (fun or merriment) at the Albion in Old Town (see details below). Irish people and those of Irish descent comprise a significant minority amongst Hastings’s multi-cultural population. In this article HOT’s

Posted 12:53 Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Albion George St James Joyce Liz Porter St Patrick's Day The Red Geraniums the stag inn W.B. Yeats
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