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White poppies for peace

You’ll have seen many red poppies around, as we approach Remembrance Day but white poppies are also available. They represent remembrance for all victims of war, military and civilian, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 16:51 Monday, Oct 29, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: 1066 Energy Campaign Hastings Against War Peace Pledge Union Remembrance Day Royal British Legion white poppy

Hiroshima Day commemoration 2018

Hastings Against War will commemorate those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Monday August 6th. An estimated 185,000 people perished after US airforce planes bombed the cities, dying as a result of the initial blast, due to fires sparked by the bombs and as a result of radiation-sickness caused by the explosions. John  Enefer writes.

Posted 12:45 Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Alexandra Park Hastings Against War Hiroshima Hiroshima Day 2018 John Enefer Nagasaki nuclear war

Insights into the arms industry

Hastings people were given an insight into the arms industry when Wendy Horler of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) spoke at a public meeting on on 5 June. CAAT campaigns to end arms sales where they might worsen conflict, assist oppressive regimes, or cause harm by diverting money from essential social welfare spending. John Enefer writes.

Campaign Against The Arms Trade talk

With the controversy about UK arms being sold to Saudi Arabia rumbling on there will be a timely meeting in Hastings by a speaker from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). John Enefer writes.  

Flying The Flag: Arming The World

Hastings Against War offers an opportunity to watch the film, Flying the Flag: Arming the World by John Pilger. This film is over 20 years old but worthwhile viewing to remind ourselves of the UK arms industry then and now. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 20:04 Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 In: Film Tags: Campaign Against Arms Trade Flying The Flag: Arming The World Hastings Against War Stop The Arms Fair

Flying kites instead of drones

On Sunday 18 March, kites flew on Hastings seafront as part of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign, an international action launched by the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV), a group of peace activists based in Kabal, the Afghan capital. The AVP began the event in 2014, concerned by civilian deaths caused through armed drones and by children being afraid to fly kites in their country because of the fear of these aircraft, which can fly so high as to be invisible from the ground. Kite flying is a much loved pastime in Afghanistan. The AVP were encouraged to begin the event by Voices for Creative Non-violence UK, a peace group co-ordinated by St Leonards resident, Maya Evans. John Enefer writes.

Posted 05:54 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Afghan Peace Volunteers Afghanistan Al Quaeda Brandon Bryant Creech USAF Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War Kabal Leon Panetta Maya Evans Michael Haas RAF Waddington Voices for Creative Non-Violence

Fly Kites Not Drones 2018

In this country, we currently – and one can only hope and pray, permanently – enjoy skies that are free of drone warfare. Residents of other countries are not so lucky. Why we think we can use this technology against others and imagine it will never happen to us, is beyond comprehension. Acknowledging this, Hastings Against War has organised Fly Kites Not Drones 2018, in peaceful solidarity with people who live in countries where drones have been and are still causing death, injury and fear. Rona Drennen writes.

Local woman calls for ‘Justice for Palestinians’

At a recent meeting in Hastings, St Leonards resident, Leah Levane, provided an eyewitness account of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Those attending heard of her experience of being part of the largest ever all Jewish delegation to visit the occupied territories. Leah was one of 130 Jewish people, mainly from the US, who visited Hebron in May of last year. One of their aims was to restore a Palestinian family to the home they were evicted from 20 years ago. John Enefer writes.

Posted 08:25 Monday, Feb 12, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty International Centre for Jewish Non-violence Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War Hebron Israel Jewish Voice for Peace John Enefer Leah Levane Medical Aid for Palestinians Mondoweiss Palestine
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