Sometimes we need to get a few things off our chest and this is where, for better or for worse, we keep these statements for posterity:)
An explainer on our (changing) position on the COVID-19 crisis
We’ve come in for a bit of criticism over the last couple of days for our views on the government response to the COVID-19 crisis. Firstly, we’d like to start off by saying that our position on the response to the crisis has changed since it started to emerge at the end of February. At that point, it felt like a massive unknown and that starting to develop our own response in terms of physical distancing and withdrawing from events we were due to participate in seemed to be the sensible thing to do.
A few words of explanation…
Every so often, we feel that we should explain what we’re trying to achieve with the Heckler project to a) the people we want to reach in the south of Essex and suburban East London and b) the anarchist movement that if we’re being honest, we only operate on the fringes of.