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Could the Hastings Democratic Alliance be revived?

In 2005 the Hastings Democratic Alliance (HDA) was formed, aiming to promote participation and involvement in the democratic process, and to maintain a watching brief on the activities of public and private bodies. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews former local councillor, Sue Palmer, and artist and activist, Colin Booth, both founder members of the HDA. They discuss the background of HDA, the achievements of the alliance and the prospect of its revival.

There are many myths that the beneficiaries of neo-liberal capitalism like to peddle about the Thatcher years. The most frequent is that economic growth was much better under Thatcher and she enabled the UK to ‘catch up’ with other capitalist economies. However, it is time to look afresh at the 1970s. Lee Humphries writes.

Posted 11:42 Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 In: Literature Tags: John Medhurst Lee Humphries Margaret Thatcher Printed Matter Bookshop That Option No Longer Exists Tony Benn

The Hastings & Rye Constituency Labour Party (HRCLP) have appointed a new party organiser. HOT’s Sean O’Shea discusses some of the challenges facing the appointee in developing a more open, democratic and inclusive culture in the local party. He argues that the development of a party which is genuinely ‘for the many not the few’ could be the key to Labour’s future electoral success.

Posted 15:00 Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Anger Management Training Cameron McKiernan David Livingstone Smith Hastings & Rye Constituency Labour Party (HRCLP) Labour Party Social Media Code of Conduct Less Than Human Tony Benn

Momentum – the untold Part 2, (January 2016 – March 2017)

In part two of this article HOT’s, Sean O’Shea describes the evolution of the Hastings’ Momentum group. Read part one of this article here: Momentum – the untold Part 1.

Posted 07:15 Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Creative Leadership Facebook Hastings Momentum Jon Lansman Mark Zuckerberg Momentum Constitution OMOV Tony Benn

 The future of an illusion

HOT’s Sean O’Shea reflects on the recent Brexit preparatory talks, criticises the use of militaristic rhetoric in the conduct and narration of our relations with the EU and asks if democracy and progressive politics are going to be relegated to Room 101 on the 8th of June?

Posted 18:30 Sunday, May 7, 2017 In: SOS Tags: buddhism Claude-Juncker David Davis Elective Dictatorship. Hard Brexit Lord Hailsham Theresa May Tony Benn

Reaction to O’Shea’s ‘Say no to hate speech’

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports on one of the few hostile reactions to Sean O’Shea’s recent article, Say no to hate speech.

HOT’s Sean O’Shea continues his discussion of the prevalence of hate on the left and suggests how it can be addressed at local Labour Party branches. He argues that unless it’s accepted that the personal is political, socialists may be condemned to repeat the patterns of the past and face a future in the political wilderness.

Posted 18:57 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 In: SOS Tags: A world transformed Hastings & Rye Constituency Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn Nye Bevan Tony Benn
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Labouring on

HOT’s Sean O’ Shea discusses Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s recent relaunch bid dubbed by the media as ‘the day of chaos.’ He also reviews the position of the Labour Party with regard to electoral reform and progressive alliances, reflects on the party’s prospects for 2017 and asks: will it rise to the challenge ahead?

Posted 11:03 Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Clive Lewis Corbyn:the Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics Labour party Len McCluskey Momentum Paulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed Richard Seynour Shami Chakrabarti Tony Benn
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