Open meetings are held regularly at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month
at Hastings Quaker Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1SA
(behind Priory Meadow car park).
Ground floor - wheelchair accessible - all welcome!
On Sunday 7 October. Hastings Against War marked the 17 year anniversary of a UK backed war on Afghanistan.
Chalking victims' names on a Hastings pavement.
What has been achieved?
Photograph by Khasrow Poolad.
At least 217,000 Afghans have been killed
An average of 28 Afghan civilians are killed or injured everyday
3,546 foreign troops have been killed, 456 of which were British
It's estimated that the UK has spent £40bn, and the USA $2tn
The Taliban currently threaten 70% of the country
The Afghan Government is made up of warlords
1 million Afghans are now addicted to opium
1.2 million are internally displaced
1.2 million Afghan children are engaged in 'hard labour'
Only 27% of Afghans can access clean water
Afghanistan is still one of the most dangerous places in the world
The list could go on....
Watch this space for information about Remembrance Weekend.
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Send donations to our Treasurer: Lorna Vahey, 145 Emmanuel Road, Hastings TN34 3LE.
Also part of HAW's annual calendar is a ceremony in November to remember all victims of war, and an event commemorating the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Past and present HAW members have visited Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, working in solidarity with local people living with the effects of conflict.
Hastings Against War (HAW) was formed in February 2003 in response to the growing threat of a US/UK invasion of Iraq. Since then we have organised countless information stalls, film screenings, talks, and street actions, as well as an art exhibition, benefit concerts and a major conference at the White Rock Theatre - 'Waging War, Making Peace'. |
We have worked to raise awareness of the human cost of UK/US policies in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, exposing the often hidden facts about civilian casualties and corporate profiteering. We've campaigned against the arms trade which profits from war and against Israel's repression of Palestinians. Each year HAW participates in 'Fly Kites Not Drones', an international event begun by young peace activists in Afghanistan in response to their younger brothers and sisters being too afraid to fly kites because of the threat of drone attacks.||
Our current focus is campaigning against the arms trade, against armed drones and against the renewal of Trident, the UK's nuclear weapon system, which has a potential for destruction far greater than that unleashed on Hiroshima.