Fall 2020,
Fifth Estate #407

Cover image, Issue 407, Fall, 2020. Front and back page spread featuring a cartoon drawing. The front cover, in righthand portion of image, shows a ghostly gigantic hand gripping a slum apartment building, on the roof of which are seen residents throwing bricks to the street below. A sign reads, "Where We Live." Connected to the ghostly hand and extending left to the back-page portion of the image is a flow of spit emanating from the mouth of a Trump-like figure on the roof of a tall building. The building itself is depicted as engulfed in flames.

CONTENTS

Letters

Now We All Know What Matters
FIFTH ESTATE STAFF

Minneapolis Athanor
STEVEN CLINE

A Right Wing Man Named Cotton from the Land of Cotton Tells the Truth About
Racialized Capitalism
FRANK JOYCE

Life in an Autonomous Zone: Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest
RUI PRETI

A photo shows a line of masked Seattle protesters with arms linked, all facing the camera.

Seeing Seattle An Interview with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
CARA HOFFMAN

The Need for a Revolutionary Anarchist Movement Has Never Been Greater
WAYNE PRICE

Pushing on What’s Falling: Uprisings in a Crumbling Empire
BRYAN TUCKER

Liberating Public Health from the State: Anarchist Solutions in the Age of COVID
BRUCE TRIGG

A haiku in Irish and English
GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK

Solidarity in the Time of a Virus: Albert Camus’ The Plague
FRAN SHOR

Death & the Zeitgeist
JOHN ZERZAN

Life & Rewilding in the Pandemic
STEVE KIRK

Collective Action in the Time of Covid-19: Reflections from Greece
PANOS PAPADIMITROPOULOS & GEORGE SOTIROPOULOS

Dispatch from Exarchia: A Summer of Unrest in Athens
S. FLYNN

Two Faces of Fascism: COVID-19 New Normal and Trump Backlash Pose Grave Threats to Freedom
BILL WEINBERG

Questions We Have To Ask: Planning Living Spaces for a Revolutionary Future
CHARLIE EBERT

Chile Uprising for Land & Freedom: “This Is A Fight We Should Be Fighting All
Around the World”
GARY HUGHES, ANNE PETERMANN & ORIN LANGELLE

Living Our Lives: The Communal Basis of Social Transformation
JOHN CLARK

The Strike That’s Coming: “Who gave you the right to be a landlord?”
DAVID ROVICS

The Hangover in New York: After Wislawa Szymborska’s “The End and The Beginning” (poetry)
KATE ENNALS

Vanzetti! That Day (fiction)
ROBERT KNOX

The Forgotten Anarchist Commune in Manchuria: Where World War II Began
FRANCESCO DALESSANDRO

A Spark In Search of a Powder Keg
International surrealist declaration

The Economics & Politics of Gentrification (review)
MIKE WOLD

This Is What Direct Democracy Looks Like (review)
MARIEKE BIVAR

Artists, Anarchists, & Concierges Battle in 19th Century Bohemian Paris
OLCHAR E. LINDSANN

The World we are Fighting For (review)
BILL WEINBERG

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The Real Radicals in the High Schools (1969 version)…

Photo shows a political demonstration with flags, signs and a man speaking through a bullhorn.

“What’s going down in high schools is not caused because education is irrelevant, but because the class contradictions between the people and the rulers has become so blatant.” READ MORE

 

VIETNAM
The failed US war and resistance to it from an anarchist/anti-authoritarian perspective: it’s all here at the Fifth Estate’s Vietnam Resource Page.

 

Spanish Revolution of 1936-1939

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at Fifth Estate’s Spanish Revolution Resource Page

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