Suffice to say, the usual rules about comradely debate vs abuse and trolling apply: Is it over? Is it time to throw in the towel? Is further resistance pointless?

TURMOIL BEFORE THE THIRD WAVE? - - Our answer to that is that it may come from the number of disadvantaged/disaffected kids who have been allowed to slip through the net over the last year when education has been largely online, with the consequent lack of face to face IRL contact with teachers that could have made a difference. We're talking about kids who probably feel they have little left to lose - it won't be pretty...

There will be another Heckler paper…
This will most likely be in May after the local elections have been done and dusted...

Basilon Residents Launch Political Party for Basildon Borough Council Elections in May
It's not normally our style to endorse any political grouping seeking election. However, in the case of Basildon Council whose actions regarding the town centre masterplan really need to be called to account, it's a case of 'by any means necessary'. This looks to be a promising political initiative and one we'll be following with interest.

Estuary Stirrings No.01
Trust us, we would have preferred to have been bringing out a printed edition as opposed to an online one but...we are where we are...

Thurrock bin workers to be balloted on strike action
"These men and women are our every day heroes, if Thurrock Council thinks they’re a pushover then they’re very, very wrong. Victory to the Battling Binmen and Environment Workers of Thurrock!"

Nevermore via @wordpressdotcom
To say this publication is a welcome breath of fresh air is an understatement! It's great to find other anarchists who get what's going on in the ongoing crisis...

Apologies to anyone who has been trying to view either the Thurrock and Basildon Heckler or the Estuary Stirrings blogs this evening. If there was any glitchiness, it was because the themes on both blogs were being changed and there was a bit of trial and error with the settings, widgets, etc. All done now:)

Imposed change and a lack of control
"Living and operating out on the Thames estuary, we’re aware of a lot of changes in the pipeline. Changes led by developers as well as the bid to make Thurrock a freeport. Changes that will have a significant impact on our lives. Changes that many people feel they have no say in and are effectively being imposed upon us whether we like it or not."

The Great Battle for the Future
"A nightmare totalitarian industrial world, in which everything living is being poisoned to death and in which dehumanised people are subjected to full-spectrum physical and psychological control by slave-masters they never dare question."

Stuart Christie Memorial Archive
"Anarchists do not stand aside from popular struggle, nor do they attempt to dominate it. They seek to contribute practically whatever they can, and also to assist within it the highest possible levels of both individual self-development and of group solidarity."
Stuart Christie.

Is a merger on the cards?
An initial reaction to Basildon and Thurrock Councils working more closely together and possibly merging into one authority...

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