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Labour Party challenges Rudd to bring back fairness and compassion to a cruel, unfair benefits system

Amber Rudd has been challenged by Labour to “sort out the mess” of Universal Credit that has disadvantaged so many of her constituents in Hastings and Rye. They have been the “guinea pigs” of a flawed system, says Labour parliamentary candidate, Peter Chowney in an open letter to the MP.

Posted 08:43 Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd Hastings Peter Chowney

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. 

Global resistance to WW1 celebrated at HAF

A free talk exploring resistance to the First World War across the globe will take place at Hastings Arts Forum (36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU) on Friday 9 November at 7pm.

Posted 13:32 Monday, Oct 29, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Alan Brownjohn Anna Robinson Emily Johns First World War Gabriel Carlyle Mererid Hopwood Richard Crump Sister Corita Kent

Maya Evans: Epic trek for peace

Hollington Councillor Maya Evans gave a first-hand account of taking part in an epic trek for peace at a meeting on 2 October organised by Hastings Against War. She joined a march that had begun on the Japanese island of Okinawa and would end in Hiroshima Peace Park on the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the US air force, an attack that would leave tens of thousands dead and devastate the city. HAW’s John Enefer reports.

Posted 17:19 Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Afghan Peace Volunteers Afghanistan Henoko Bay John Enefer Malik Hamdard Maya Evans Okinawa Voices for Creative Non-Violnce

Local Labour’s PR vote welcomed by Greens

The local Labour Party has endorsed the principle of proportional representation for parliamentary elections, a move that has been welcomed by Hastings Greens. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings to Hiroshima

On 2 October, Hastings residents will have a chance to hear a first-hand report of an epic Peace Walk undertaken during the summer in Japan. The account will be given by peace activist and Hollington Councillor, Maya Evans, who joined the walk. John Enefer writes.

Posted 05:26 Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 In: Politics Tags: atomic bomb Hastings to Hiroshima Hiroshima Day Japan John Enefer Maya Evans nuclear bombs Okinawa Peace Walk

One hundred years and what have we got?

Hastings Women’s Voice is very pleased to announce the September program of free events taking place at Hastings Arts Forum. Continuing with their celebrations of 100 years since women won the vote, they take a look at what has been achieved in that time. Rossana Leal writes. 

Posted 08:43 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Politics Tags: 100 Year Centenary of Women's Vote Ariane Hadjilias Arpilleras Tapestries Bella Lane Emily Johns Erica Smith Hastings Women's Voice One Hundred Years and What have We Got? Police Spies Out Of Our Lives PSOOOL Rosanna Leal Sam Brown Wild Moon Rising

Promoting unity in Europe

As our exit from the European Union fast advances, are there people in the UK who would change their vote if they had the chance? Does anyone feel they based their vote on lies and propaganda? A controversial and complicated issue. The European Movement 1066 Branch spent time in Hastings exploring Brexit issues with local and passing through people. HOT’s Zelly Restorick invited chair, David Daniels, to tell us more about their work and goals.  

Posted 06:07 In: Politics Tags: Brexit David Daniels European Movement 1066
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