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History of peace movement in the spotlight

With conflict so often hitting the headlines, it is heartening to be reminded that over the last 100 years or so individuals, whether acting on their own or collectively, have consistently and often creatively campaigned against war and for peace. With this in mind, Ann Kramer, author of two books on conscientious objectors, went to see People Power: Fighting for Peace, an exhibition on peace campaigners at London’s Imperial War Museum.

Posted 19:20 Monday, Jul 24, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: ann kramer Ban the Bomb Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament conscientious objectors David Gentleman Debbie Handy Fenner Brockway Greenham Common Kate Hudson Lindsey German Mark Rylance No More War peace movement Porton Down Protect and Survive Reginald Porcas Regional Seats of Government Spies for Peace Stop the War The War Game Tony Blair

A night in a cardboard box

Just a reminder that about this year’s Big Sleep for The Seaview Project happening on Friday 22 September. You can actively take part by sleeping in a cardboard box – or, if this sounds too daunting, you can make a donation in support of those who do. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 13:24 Friday, Jul 21, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: homelessness The Seaview Project

19 July meeting: Save Bus 28

28 Bus Campaign ‘Let your voices be heard’. Representatives from Stagecoach and local councillors will be at a meeting about the recent reduction in the 28 bus service on the 19 July. This is to create a dialogue with the bus company and let them know about local residents needs, as changes to the service will be reviewed by Stagecoach in September. Marilyn from the campaign to save the service writes.

Posted 15:04 Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: 28 Bus Campaign Conquest Hospital

Divest fossil fuels battle continues

The chair of the East Sussex Pension Committee, Councillor Richard Stogdon, has said that he ‘entirely agrees’ that ‘any encouragement to the fracking industry’ – such as investments in ‘fracking companies’ – ‘should be avoided’, as these are ‘not in the best interest of the Council’s pensioners … [or] residents of East Sussex.’ Cllr Stogdon also stated that the Pension Committee would be ‘looking at strategies for reducing – as far as possible – any investment in coal where we see that’s in the best interests of our pensioners.’ [1] Information sent by Divest East Sussex.

Public meeting to save St Leonards Crown Post Office on Monday 17 July – please come!

As the result of the announcement that the Post Office intends to downgrade the London Road Crown Post Office in St Leonards, a public meeting has been arranged for Monday 17 July. Erica Smith catches up with the Save the Crown Post Office campaign.

Posted 10:44 Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: campaign consultation Crown Post Office post office St Leonards

Saving St Lens Post Office: lessons from Lancing

Can we in St Leonards, threatened with the loss of our Crown Post Office, learn from the experience of others facing the same fate? In the company of Patrick Glass, Rob Webb took a trip to Lancing to find out.

Posted 11:24 Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Lancing Laura Tarling Patrick Glass Rob Webb

St Leonards Post Office consultation

The campaign to save St Leonards Crown Post Office has a new challenge: last week Post Office staff were informed that management are planning to hand over the London Road branch to a ‘retail partner’, who has already taken over three village post office branches in East Sussex, and is about to become the franchisee of Newhaven Post Office. Erica Smith writes.

Posted 18:19 Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Erica Smith Kay Avery Stallion London Road Post Office Mr Selva Muttiah Save St Leonards Crown Post Office

4th of July: Resist Trump

On American independence Day there will be a meeting in Hastings focused on the current political scene in the States. US born local resident, Tamara Stevens will speak about opposition within America to Donald Trump. John Enefer writes.

Posted 23:25 Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Against War John Enefer
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