- Asking questions
of election candidates.
- Taking part
in the largest ever anti-war demonstration in London on 15 February
subsequent anti-war demonstrations.
the offices of local MP Michael Foster; lobbying him on many occasions.
a public meeting to debate the invasion of Iraq.
against the invasion of Iraq with die-ins, vigils, street theatre,
and other public activities.
a weekly stall in Hastings Town Centre drawing attention to the
deaths and suffering in Iraq, and petitioning for a full judicial
public inquiry into the reasons why Britain went to war.
General Dynamics, who have a factory in Hastings, about their
role in the arms trade.
a major one-day conference on the theme of "Waging War, Making
Peace". Speakers included Milan Rai, Bruce Kent, Kate Hudson.
a "Message to Bush" campaign.
a "Weapons Search" in Hastings.
- Making links
with other groups including Campaign Against Arms Trade, CND,
Stop the War Coalition, etc.
artwork, information leaflets, and petitions.
to raise money for the children of Iraq through UNICEF.
three well attended multi-band benefit concerts to raise money
at a Shell station to publicise big oil companies stealing Iraqi
- Taking part
in International Women's Day 8th March 2008 celebrations with
an anti-war stall.
a gig on 9th March 2008 to raise money for Child Victims of War.
a public meeting to raise awareness of the Iraqi refugee crisis
with a view to instigating future action. Speaker Gabriel Carlisle.
Film by Sonia Azad - Children Against War.
the Hastings half marathon with an anti-war message.
the 50th anniversary of the Aldermaston anti-nuclear demonstration.
a Campaign against the Arms Trade stall 7th June 2008. Hundreds
of leaflets distributed and dozens of signatures collected for
a petition demanding that BAE Systems are subject to British law
instead of bribing their way into multibillion pound sales to
countries like Saudi Arabia and Indonesia with impunity.
the film "On the Verge" at a regular meeting thus publising
the four year campaign by Brighton peace activists to close the
local EDO bomb factory.
the Shell AGM as single shareholders and asking hard hitting questions.
a vigil in Hastings Town Centre at the death of the 100th soldier
a very successful public meeting with Michael Foster MP on Civil
Liberties and the record of the Labour government.
an information stall on depleted uranium in Hastings Town Centre.
were among those who marched in London on October 11th to highlight
the threatened rip-off of Iraqi oil. The march, organised by Hands
Off Iraqi Oil, started at Shell House before snaking its way to
the US embassy via BP’s headquarters. At its head was a huge
puppet of vice president Cheney trying to grasp an Iraqi oil well.
About 50 people showed up at the maximum, with another 50 joining
in over the hour. £82 was collected for Medical Aid to Palestine,
and another £18 collected at the meeting with the Brighton
John was born
into a Jewish family in the UK in 1928 and has been a Quaker for
over 20 years. He worked as an engineer in lighting research, and
also as a university lecturer in architecture. He first volunteered
in Israel-Palestine as a Quaker Observer attached to the Christian
Peacemaker Team (CPT) in 2002-3 and as an Ecumenical Accompanier
in 2003. He then joined CPT full-time in 2004. John lives in Hastings
when he is not in Hebron and can provide a first hand account of
life under occupation. For more about John and the work of CPT see
War member Maya
Evans won the 2007
Peter Duffy award for young campaigner of the year, given by