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Rudd’s bar on child refugees draws local protest

A new group calling itself Hastings Kindertransport 2017 – a reference to the rescue operations which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to the UK to save them from the Nazis between 1938 and 1940 – protested at the weekend against Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s decision to wind up a scheme for bringing unaccompanied child refugees into the country. Here they explain their action.

Posted 18:58 Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Dubs Peace News

The Hammer Blow: author talk

The Hammer Blow: How 10 Women Disarmed A War Plane, a book written by local resident, mother and peace and environmental campaigner, Andrea Needham, was published earlier this year. The book describes her experience of disarming a Hawk warplane that was bound for illegally- occupied East Timor, threatening the lives of civilians. On Thursday 15 December Andrea gives a talk about her experience at the White Rock Hotel. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

The Times' report of the women's acquittal and Andrea's hammer.

Hammer blow against genocide

Local resident, mother and peace and environmental campaigner, Andrea Needham, is putting the finishing touches to her book, The Hammer Blow. Coming up on 29 January 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the action, in which four women disarmed a Hawk warplane bound for Indonesia, to stop it being used in illegally-occupied East Timor. After six months in prison awaiting trial, they were acquitted of all charges. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 14:09 Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Ali Alatas Andrea Needham Caroline Lucas Centre for Creative Non Violence climate change East Timor environment peace activism Peace News The Hammer Blow Zelly Restorick

Event remembers all victims of war

On 8 November the Peace Garden in Alexandra Park provided the setting for a service remembering all victims of war. John Enefer of Hastings Against War describes the occasion.

Pier in moonlight (Photo Milan Rai)

Seeking liberation

“This may be the first anti-oppression workshop to be held in Hastings & St Leonards, “says Milan Rai. “Who’s welcome to attend? Anyone committed to social change: campaigners, trade unionists, community organisers, environmentalists, peace activists, anti-racists, educators, students, radical media people, politically-engaged creative people, long-time experienced activists and new folk.

Posted 16:55 Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 In: Hastings People Tags: Burning Gold Emily Johns Gabriel Carlyle Milan Rai Peace News

As the government marks the First World War centenary by celebrating nationalism and military values, a new study/action group in Hastings will be examining the power and complexity of non-violence, writes Zelly Restorick.

Posted 11:10 Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Barbara Deming Burning Gold Hastings Against War MiIan Rai On Anger Peace News The Campaign Nonviolence Pledge
March that shook Blair

15 February 2003 revisited

Posted 10:46 Friday, Feb 15, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: 15 Feb 2003 15 February 2003 Hastings Against War Ian Sinclair Peace News The march that shook Blair
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