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Hiroshima Day 2017

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 Sunday 6 August. An estimated 185,000 people perished when 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 09:17 Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Admiral William Leahy Alexandra Park Hastings Against War Hiroshima Hiroshima Day 2017 John Enefer Nagasaki nuclear weapons President Truman

Global nuclear weapons ban possible?

With negotiations to ban nuclear weapons due to begin at the United Nations next month there was a talk and discussion about this subject on 7 February, organised by Hastings Against War. John Enefer reports.

Posted 06:43 Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Fiona MacGregor HMS Vengeance International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons John Enefer nuclear weapons

Can Corbyn’s message of social decency     change our political landscape?

Jeremy Corbyn’s meteoric rise since he entered Labour’s leadership contest has got the world in a tizzy – suppose he actually wins?! Would that make Labour unelectable or a force for radical change? HOT asked two local activists, Rachel Lever and Clive Gross, to write for and against the following proposition: Is it realistic to suppose that the Labour Party, which in the general election endorsed the Tories’ austerity policy and now appears to have difficulty seeing itself as the opposition, can lead the struggle for a society based on a fair distribution of wealth and resources and sustainable environmental policies? Below is Rachel’s argument in favour. Clive’s argument against is here.

Posted 21:40 Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 In: Politics Tags: Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Left living wage nuclear weapons Rachel Lever supertax Tories trident university fees

Local LibDems target Trident with public forum

One of the issues apparently decided by the outcome of the General Election is whether or not to renew Britain’s military nuclear capacity: Trident. The four Vanguard Class submarines that carry the Trident missiles will have to be replaced in 2028, which means that work on that project has already started on the drawing board. HOT’s Chris Cormack thinks there should still be scope for informed public debate, which is being offered by Hastings’ LibDems.

Posted 15:29 Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 In: Politics Tags: CentreForum Chris Cormack Liberal Democrats Nick Perry nuclear weapons Toby Fenwick trident
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