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Busy month for local refugee support groups

October is a month of action on various fronts for local refugee support groups, including a food collection this coming weekend, a poster campaign around town and the delivery of a petition urging the government to lift the ban on asylum seekers working – all this against the background of the Home Secretary’s announcement that she plans to reform the “broken” asylum system. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:58 Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Community of Sanctuary Felicity Laurence Nick Terdre Priti Patel refugees Safwa Chowduhry Sally-Ann Hart

Sally-Ann Hart’s claims of “illegal migrants” contested

Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart is concerned about refugees crossing the Channel in small boats and making landfall along the south-east coast. Having written to the home secretary about the matter, she has now tabled a question for the home secretary who is due to make an appearance in the Commons on Monday 8 June. Nick Terdre reports.

Pro refugee campaigns backed by HBC and the public

Hastings Borough Council has signed up to the Lift the Ban campaign to allow asylum-seekers to work after six months if their asylum claim is still undecided. Meanwhile the fifth annual Refugee Tales event took place this month with ample public support and the presence of several Labour councillors. Nick Terdre reports.

Global Justice protest local links to US child detention

Activists from Global Justice Bexhill and Hastings have stated their intention to protest on Friday 23 November at 9am outside the offices of Hastings firm, General Dynamics UK on Castleham Road, St Leonards over the role of its parent company in the detention of refugee children in the United States, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A letter has gone from the local group  to the CEO/ Managing Director requesting a meeting to discuss their concerns. 

S.N.U.G.

As autumn and winter approach, Hastings Supports Refugees are putting a call out to gather Socks, Neckwarmers, Underwear and Gloves for homeless refugees in Northern France.

Posted 08:42 Friday, Sep 29, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Hastings Supports Refugees refugees S.N.U.G. The Printworks

‘How to be a Nobody’

Call for experience. The forthcoming book, ‘How To Be A Nobody by…?’ will expound on the fallacy of status, how people have lost it, what it means if they gain it, how it relates to self-esteem and how the capitalist global market is dispossessing people who are having to resort to drastic measures to survive. The author, who at this stage wishes to remain anonymous, seeks brief examples of what it costs for a person to survive – in the UK or abroad – and how they continue to give despite the humblest circumstances. 

Posted 15:38 Monday, Aug 21, 2017 In: Literature Tags: poverty refugees sex workers

Syrian short stories talk by author

Local author, Bronwen Griffiths will be giving a talk about her book of short stories about Syria, ‘Not Here, Not Us’ at the Cafe Rue de Pera in Queens Road at 6.30pm this Thursday, 27 July. She’ll be talking about why she wrote the book and giving some readings, including new and unpublished work.

Posted 08:57 Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: Bronwen Griffiths refugees Syria

Vigil for Aleppo this Saturday

Along with others around the globe, Hastings Supports Refugees (HSR) has organised a public vigil for the people in Aleppo in Syria. Local resident and HSR member Jamie Osborn has asked HOT to promote this gathering, in the hope that as many of us as possible will come along to show we care. Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 21:33 Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Concordia Hall Hastings Supports Refugees Jamie Osborn Links Project refugees Stade Open Space StandwithAleppo Syria
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