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 […]

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 […]

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 […]