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Hands Up initiative for children of Gaza in the spotlight

In its annual joint event with the local interfaith forum, Hastings Against War presents a talk on the Hands Up project which puts Palestinian children in the blockaded city of Gaza in touch with their peers around the world. John Enefer explains.

Hiroshima Day commemorated

Last week saw the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Hastings. First held by Hastings Against War (HAW) in 2005, Hiroshima Day has been staged here annually since 2007. John Enefer reports.

Posted 19:45 Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Against War Hiroshima Day John Enefer Setsuko Thurlow Stewart Rayment

Hastings Against War holds remembrance ceremony

On Saturday 9 November Hastings Against War (HAW) held its annual remembrance for all victims of war at the war memorial in Alexandra Park. Local people, including council leader Peter Chowney, gathered to remember the victims, military and civilian alike, before a wreath of white poppies was laid at the memorial. HAW’s John Enefer reports.

Posted 17:05 Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Against War Jen Painter John Enefer Lorna Vahey Peace Pledge Union Peter Chowney poppies Rona Drennan Women’s Co-operative Guild

Focus on Jerusalem

Jerusalem fell under the spotlight at the annual meeting between Hastings Against War and the Hastings and District Interfaith Forum on 1 October, as two speakers spoke on the subject of the ancient city, which is considered holy by Jews, Christians and Moslems. John Enefer writes.

Stop Arming Saudi! A Hastings Against War talk

With the war in Yemen continuing, and a prediction from the UN that this small Arab state could face the worst famine in 100 years, (1) there was a timely talk in Hastings on 4 June about the background to the current war and Britain’s involvement. John Enefer writes.

Posted 08:48 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 In: Politics Tags: BAE Systems Defence and Security Equipment International' arms fair Eurofighter Typhoon General Dynamics Hastings Against War John Enefer Oxfam Saudi Arabia Save the Children the British Red Cross UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs UNICEF Wendy Horler Yemen

HAW renews campaign against use of drones in  warfare

Hastings Against War continues to campaign against the growing use of drones in warfare with a consciousness-raising evening and the annual Fly Kites Not Drones event on the beach. John Enefer reports.

Posted 20:27 Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War John Enefer Nao Roz

Activist gives eye-witness account of life in Palestine

Hastings resident and activist Gill Knight spoke at a packed Hastings Against War meeting on 5 February about her recent solidarity and fact-finding tour of Palestine. John Enefer reports.

Posted 20:47 Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty BDS Bedouin Gill Knight ICAHD John Enefer Medical Aid for Palestinians

Building for peace: first-hand news from Palestine

On Tuesday 5 February Gill Knight, of the Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Hastings against War, will give an account of an eventful 10 days she spent in Palestine last October on a solidarity and fact-finding tour. HAW’s John Enefer sets the scene.

Posted 15:14 Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty International Gill Knight Hastings Against War ICAHD International Criminal Court John Enefer Khan al-Ahmar Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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