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Bexhill action for climate justice

As the Paris climate talks began, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world demonstrated in favour of radical and fair action on climate change at the conference. In Bexhill, Global Justice Now supporters handed out newspapers setting out hopes

Scene shot from Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom

A packed Friends’ Meeting House was given food for thought by a talk and film on the subject of ‘food sovereignty’. The film, ‘Seeds of Freedom’, showed how traditional farming practices around the world have been hit by the introduction of genetically modified seeds and farming methods, which place the profit-margins of multi-national companies above the needs of rural communities.

Posted 09:33 Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Barbara Echlin Global Justice Now Green Christians Hastings Against War Hastings and District Interfaith Forum John Fowler Seeds of Sovereignty
A still from the film Seeds of Freedom

Food for thought

Sustainable, indigenous farming versus a multinational commercialised agricultural system. What are the human consequences? And the remedies? Hastings Against War has united with Hastings and District Interfaith Forum to organise a talk about the consequences and repercussions of this change in farming methods and ideology. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Lobby of local MP proves futile

As a follow-up to their campaign to Stop The Corporate Take-Over of Africa’s Food, members of the Bexhill and Hastings group of the World Development Movement (WDM) met recently with Bexhill and Battle MP Greg Barker. They expressed their grave concerns about the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the financial support it receives from the UK government. Mr Barker’s main concern, however, was that corporations should get a good return on their investments. The WDM group’s Christina Lucey describes the meeting.

Posted 16:07 Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Barbara Echlin Christina Lucey Denis Lucey Early Day Motion 466 G* Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Greg Barker Group chairman Jack Doherty John Fowler MP Bexhill and Battle Olivier De Schutter Stop The Corporate Take-Over of Africa's Food UN Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food World Development Movement

Local call to oppose new colonialisation of Africa

On Sunday 3 August campaigners from the Bexhill and Hastings World Development Movement (WDM) group will once again be active participants in St Leonards Gardens Festival, this time highlighting the government’s support for what they see as a new colonialisation of Africa. The group’s Christina Lucey reports.

Posted 20:31 Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Africa Barbara Echlin Benin Burkina Faso Cargill Christina Lucey colonialisation Cote d'Ivoire Denis Lucey Ethiopia Friends of the Earth Ghana La Via Campesina Malawi Monsanto Mozambique New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Nigeria Oxfam Senegal Tanzania UN International Year of Family Farms Unilever War on Want
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