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 […]

The dictatorship will fall!

In these dark times for people all over the world, the UK seems to be slipping deepest of all into the shadows of tyranny. With vaccination rates higher than elsewhere, the authorities are now suggesting that their “vaccine passports” may be needed not just for travel but for basic social activities, such as going to the pub. But, at the same time, the country is also seeing an impressive wave of resistance to the newnormalist dictatorship. Saturday March 20 saw protests for freedom in some 40 countries in Europe and […]

Is there a growing undercurrent of hedonistic defiance?

Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of attention paid to the #KillTheBill protests that have sprung up in opposition to the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. What played a part in capturing people’s attention was the violent behaviour of the Avon and Somerset plod in Bristol and also the Met in London. Originally published in the essexheckler April 6, 2021 Gaining somewhat less attention, is the revival of street protests against lockdown, the new (ab)normal and the great reset. In a bid to try and get […]

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 […]

The Mainstream Media is Reaching New Lows in their Coverage of Anti-Lockdown Protests

essexheckler April 27, 2021 Dave , Estuary Stirrings Having been an activist in one form or another since the late 1970s, I’ve lost count of the number of protests I’ve been on that have received scant or dismissive media coverage. Up until the end of the 1990s before the Internet started to enter our lives and our activism, extensive coverage of a protest would only happen if the mainstream media decided it was important enough to cover. Back in the day, despite all of the effort that was put into […]

When did the Left start loving the Police State?

‘Anarchists’ join the Government in the fight against nature and the stripping of our rights by Marion (anarchist since 1982) I wonder when the left started being in favour of the (police?) state. I wonder when people stopped thinking for themselves and started blindly believing the media. I wonder when people who believed in natural remedies started believing the pharmaceutical giants instead. I’m sure they haven’t always done that. I wonder when anarchism stopped meaning people taking charge of their life and started meaning submitting to whatever the authorities decide […]

Anarchism not State Socialism

by MARION (anarchist since 1982) Posted on February 27, 2021 by winter oak In this article I am going to give some definitions of anarchism, contrast some different schools of anarchist thought and show that the idea of freedom is essential to all of them, as it seems many anarchists these days do not see free action or free speech as that important or even desirable. I will contrast anarchism with socialism and also say a bit about capitalism. I will give some examples of where anarchism has worked, albeit […]

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 […]