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

Next issue (#408)
The Anarchist Review of Books
Read the Call for Submissions HERE.

 

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RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS 2020

Since 2008, NYC Anarchist Black Cross has been organizing annual events in solidarity with Running Down the Walls (RDTW), which was started by ABCF-Los Angeles in 1999. More than fundraisers for the ABCF Warchest and local organizations, RDTW events have become hubs where folks from overlapping radical and revolutionary communities—multigender, multiracial, and multigenerational—come together and socialize after an enthusiastic five kilometers of running, walking, biking, skating, and rolling.

To find out how you can contribute and get involved, CLICK HERE.

 

14th NEW YORK CITY ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR
Virtual this year
September 25, 26, 27, 2020

For more information visit
https://anarchistbookfair.net/

The NYC Anarchist Book Fair will be held virtually this year, as well as hosting a few limited in-person outdoor live events.

The website will host presses, live digital conversations and workshops, prerecorded talks and roundtables, a film festival, and archival materials from previous events.

 

In case you missed it…
Daily Barbarian Number 3
(Insert in FE Issue 319, Winter, 1985)
Image of Daily Barbarian no. 3, centerfold insert in Fifth Estate #319, Winter, 1985. Story texts are presented as separate pages.
Barbaric Notes
Animals Used in War Research
Elections ’84
Vote for Nobody
The Ballad of Donna Lewis
Art & Anarchy
I’ve Got a Nietzsche Trigger Finger!
If war is the last step, voting is the first!

 

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

Learn more about it and the important role of the anarchists….
at Fifth Estate’s Spanish Revolution Resource Page

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