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Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (1)

Michael Madden, painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, work, the Labour Party and the state of the planet. 

Chris Coverdale is a local activist, anti-war campaigner and advocate of non-violent direct action as a means of achieving social and political change. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks to him about his involvement with the tax resistance movement.

Posted 10:22 Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 In: SOS Tags: a tax resistance reader Anti Poll Tax Campaign Civil Disobedience Gandhi Glasgow Women's Rent Strikers Hastings Against War Iraq and Syria John Locke Principles of International Law Tax Resistance Tony Blair Voices for Creative Non-Violence We Wont Pay Women's Suffrage Movement

History of peace movement in the spotlight

With conflict so often hitting the headlines, it is heartening to be reminded that over the last 100 years or so individuals, whether acting on their own or collectively, have consistently and often creatively campaigned against war and for peace. With this in mind, Ann Kramer, author of two books on conscientious objectors, went to see People Power: Fighting for Peace, an exhibition on peace campaigners at London’s Imperial War Museum.

Posted 19:20 Monday, Jul 24, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: ann kramer Ban the Bomb Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament conscientious objectors David Gentleman Debbie Handy Fenner Brockway Greenham Common Kate Hudson Lindsey German Mark Rylance No More War peace movement Porton Down Protect and Survive Reginald Porcas Regional Seats of Government Spies for Peace Stop the War The War Game Tony Blair

Don’t pay taxes to support illegal wars!

Both international and national law make waging war and the funding of war illegal, says local peace activist Chris Coverdale. If tax is used to pay for illegal war, taxpayers may be complicit in the illegality. But armed with this knowledge, it is also in their power to compel governments to uphold, obey and enforce international law and bring a permanent end to war and mass murder.

Posted 17:41 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Chris Coverdale David Cameron Magna Carta Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal Rome Statute taxation trust Teresa May Terrorism Tony Blair Treaty for the Renunciation of War UN Declaration on Principles of International Law war
The English Cemetery, Marcus Harvey, 2016 © Marcus Harvey and Vigo Gallery

Marcus Harvey at the Jerwood

The Chapman Brothers exhibited at the Jerwood in 2014 and are now followed by another YBA (Young British Artist): Marcus Harvey. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to experience the exhibition as she was not very familiar with his work. Except for one specific piece of art.

Posted 13:32 Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Margaret Thatcher Myra Hindley Picasso Tony Blair
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Jez we can

Hot’s Sean O’Shea reports on the aftermath of the Labour Leadership Election, some of the challenges facing newly elected Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn and the East Hastings Labour Party’s victory celebration.

Posted 03:34 Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 In: Politics,SOS Tags: Diane Abbott Guardian Hastings Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Labour Shadow Cabinet Lord Falconer red flag Tom Watson Tony Blair White Rock Hotel

The Party’s over:  making sense of the day after

HOT writer Chris Connelley stood unsuccessfully for a council seat in last week’s local elections. Here he reflects on the experience.

The march that nearly succeeded

Tuesday 19 March marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the US with the UK government as its principal supporter and a large part of the British population opposing. The highlight of the anti-war movement was the biggest protest march London has ever seen, when around one million people took to the streets of the capital to voice their protest. Ian Sinclair has written a fascinating oral history of the event which he launched in Hastings. Nick Terdre went along.

Posted 19:16 Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: Ian Sinclair Tony Blair
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