A day on the streets…

From Dave at Estuary Stirrings As promised, I went on the #UniteForFreedom anti-lockdown / anti great reset protest in London on Saturday May 29 armed with a pile of Estuary Stirrings papers and the few dozen ‘Stop Believing in Authority, Start Believing in Each Other’ stickers that I had left. I really didn’t know what to expect from the day and what kind of reception the paper would get… It was probably the easiest demonstration paper distribution I’ve ever done as an activist. They were literally flying out of my […]

Why we have to gain control over the production of our food

essexheckler April 14, 2021 We recently published this post on our sister blog, Alternative Estuary (see the link in the sidebar): A sense of urgency is needed right now! – April 11, 2021. Following on from this, we have also produced a four page leaflet using an edited version of the text in the post: GET DIGGING! – April 12, 2021. The prompt for doing this was reading these two posts: Six Months to Prevent a Hostile Takeover of Food Systems, and 25 Years to Transform Them – Nick Jacobs […]

What are they trying to do to us?

Posted on March 29, 2021 by winter oak A brief overview (also available as printable pdf) Life has become very strange indeed for billions of people since March 2020. We are no longer allowed to do what we always did, see who we want to see, live freely in the way we fondly imagined we were entitled to do. Everything has changed. Now we have to check the latest restrictions on our movements and activities. We can’t go to concerts, football matches, pubs or cafés. We are told to avoid […]

Anarchists and the Coronavirus

Posted on April 3, 2020 by winter oak Special report Moments of crisis like the one we are currently experiencing can allow us to see through the surface of our world and grasp with greater clarity some hitherto hidden truths. It is with this in mind that we present this provisional and far-from-comprehensive analysis of the reaction to the coronavirus situation from anarchist and left-libertarian outlets. Mutual aid Striking back Criticism of capitalism We are not “all in it together” Against the police state No to the “new normal” Limits […]

Coronavirus Thoughtcrime

Posted on March 27, 2020 by winter oak It is hard to believe what has happened to our “liberal democratic” Western societies over recent days. Even those of us who have long been warning that we were heading into a new 21st century form of high-tech neoliberal fascism have been left gasping at the speed of the Blitzkrieg waged upon us. C.J. Hopkins sums up the situation in a March 27 article on the Off Guardian site. “Police are patrolling the streets of Europe, checking people’s ‘permission-to-go-outside’ papers. “In the […]

Klaus Schwab and his great fascist reset

Orignally posted on October 5, 2020 by winter oak Born in Ravensburg in 1938, Klaus Schwab is a child of Adolf Hitler’s Germany, a police-state regime built on fear and violence, on brainwashing and control, on propaganda and lies, on industrialism and eugenics, on dehumanisation and “disinfection”, on a chilling and grandiose vision of a “new order” that would last a thousand years. Schwab seems to have dedicated his life to reinventing that nightmare and to trying to turn it into a reality not just for Germany but for the […]

Ten things we have learned during the Covid coup

(from Acorn #65) One potential positive from the whole Covid-19 debacle is that we have learned an incredible amount about the society in which we live. This will be crucial if we manage to stave off a descent into a nightmare future of techno-fascist slavery. We will have a new understanding of what our world has become and what we would like it to be in the decades and centuries to come. And “we” means we. While the majority have apparently learnt nothing at all from what has happened, they […]

Shocktroops of the New Fascism

(from Acorn #64) For a long time, our freedom and autonomy have been under attack from two sides. On one flank is the State, which uses physical violence to impose its rules on us, to insist that we never step outside of the cage it has built for us. On the other flank is Money Power, which constantly tries to manipulate and exploit us, to leech off our labour and to sell us the products and lifestyles from which it can profit. For a long time, too, there has been […]

Recommended Readings

The following list was compiled by our friends over at Estuary Stirrings. Enjoy! 7 Reasons Why a Vaccine Passport (Pass, Certificate or Whatever They Want to Call It) Should Give Us Pause for Thought – Nick Corbishley | Naked Capitalism | April 13, 2021Vaccine passports raise huge privacy concerns. Data-hungry companies like Microsoft, a member of the Vaccine Credential Initiative, will be given new opportunities to track our daily movements and activities and share that data with third parties. There are also major concerns about data security. If recent history […]