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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

A Bold Peace

Hastings Against War invites you to our screening of A Bold Peace (2016), a documentary about Costa Rica’s path to demilitarisation. In a country with no military, another way to live beckons to the world… Rona Drennen writes.

Posted 08:22 Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 In: Film Tags: A Bold Peace Costa Rica Costa Rica's Peace Journey Hastings Against War Robert Koehler Rona Drennan

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.

Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace

Hastings Against War will be hosting a talk from Henrietta Cullinan, a London Catholic Worker, who’s recently back from Afghanistan and will speak about her experiences and Pope Francis’s teachings on peace and non-violence. Rona Drennan writes.

Posted 15:34 Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 In: Politics Tags: A Politics for Peace Henrietta Cullinan John Lynes London Catholic Worker Maya Evans Non-violence Pope Francis Rona Drennan The teachings of Pope Francis 2017

Drone week of action in Hastings

Sometimes I find myself looking up at the sky and thanking my blessings that I am not being targeted by drones operated by people from distant shores who see me as their enemy. I’m aware that we have military personnel in this country trained in the art of drone warfare, sitting thousands of miles away from their chosen targets for surveillance and attack – and I think: if we’re doing this to other people, why wouldn’t others use the same tactics on us? There but for the grace of God, etc. Zelly Restorick reports. 

Posted 19:27 Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Afghan Peace Volunteers Amnesty International Fernando Bauza Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War Human Rights Watch Maya Evans Rona Drennan
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