The FE Bookstore is located at 4632 Second Ave., just south of W. Forest, in Detroit. We share space with the Fifth Estate Newspaper and may be reached at the same phone number: (313) 831-6800. Visitors are welcome, but our hours vary so please call before dropping in.
HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:
1) List the title of the book, quantity wanted, and the price of each;
2) add 10% for mailing costs—not less than $1.05 U.S. or $1.60 foreign (Minimum for 4th class book rate postage);
4) write check or money order to: The Fifth Estate;
5) mail to: The Fifth Estate. 4632 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.
ECO-DEFENSE: A FIELD GUIDE TO MONKEY WRENCHING edited by Dave Foreman & Bill Haywood
This new, revised and enlarged third edition contains everything the wilderness defender needs to know about how to disable, dismantle, and destroy the machinery, buildings and vehicles, etc. of those who are raping the earth for profit. Sabotage techniques are richly detailed with diagrams, first hand accounts and “field notes.”
Ned Ludd Books 311 pp. $20
SEIZURE OF STATE POWER by Michael Velli
Velli’s words (collected by Fredy & Lorraine Perlman), are a reckoning with leftism which first appeared in 1972 as part of Black & Red’s larger volume, Manual for Revolutionary Leaders.
Phoenix Press 121 pp. $9
GONE TO CROATAN: ORIGINS OF NORTH AMERICAN DROP-OUT CULTURE edited by Ron Sakolsky & James Koehnline
America was founded as a land of dropouts. Almost at once it began to produce its own crop of dissidents—visionaries, utopians, Maroons (escaped slaves), white and black “Indians,” sailors and buccaneers, tax rebels, angry women, crank reformers, “tri-racial isolate” communities—all on the lam from Babylon, from control. 25 well told essays relate another part of the hidden history of this continent. Koehnline collages grace the cover and several throughout the text.
Autonomedia-USA 382 pp. $12
THE FINAL EMPIRE: THE COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION by WM. H. Kotke
Kotke deals with the entire context of an ecological collapse already in progress, even though his target is the entire course of civilized human society over the past 10,000 years. Facing the global corporate system now emerging (the final empire), and its last-gasp exponential curve toward complete ecological exhaustion, Kotke does not despair. Instead, he strongly advocates planting seed communities, new human families based in Permaculture and healing, working together to recover the complex relations with nature and each other, lost in civilization’s millennia of subjugating indigenous peoples. Kotke’s information-packed book, as bold as a book can be, makes a case well worth an attentive reading.
—Patrick Mazza, editor, Rain Magazine
Arrowpoint Press 396 pp. $15
BLACK MASK & UP AGAINST THE WALL MOTHERFUCKER by The Black Mask Group
“The New York Surrealist Group and the American Anarchist Group provided the basis for Black Mask, a radical artistic/ political group, which produced ten issues of a powerful broadsheet and a number of politico-artistic demonstrations, like attempting to close down the Museum of Modern Art. Led by Ben Morea and the poet Dan Georgakas, Black Mask finally transformed themselves into a totally dedicated underground revolutionary group, Up Against The Wall Motherfucker, a number of whose members have been imprisoned for their activities.”
Unpopular Books 144 pp. $10
WORKER STUDENT ACTION COMMITTEES: FRANCE, MAY 1968 by R. Gregoire & Fredy Perlman
Black & Red has reissued a handsome new edition of this 1969 pamphlet, written after the authors had returned from Paris with firsthand accounts and lessons of the rebellion which almost toppled the French government. Its impact and relevance is no less today. The revolutionary activity of the workers and students are contrasted with those forces pitted against them—the state, the unions and the Communist Party.
Black & Red 96 pp. $3
FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION by Jerry Mander
Television doesn’t just have “bad” content, but changes how we perceive the world. Experience is no longer direct, but mediated by T.V. through centralized and unified images. The result is a loss of the sensuous world and a passive, easily manipulated population.
Quill 371 pp. $9
THE LAST DAYS OF CHRIST THE
VAMPIRE by J.G. Eccarius
One of the most blasphemous books we have seen since the classics of sacrilege. The book jacket states: “His power grew over the ages. Enslaving minds and bodies through both religious hierarchies and direct telepathic control, Jesus Christ the Vampire, promises people eternal life for the price of their minds.”
111 Publishing 180 pp. $7
IN THE ABSENCE OF THE SACRED by Jerry Mander
Inspiring, sometimes gripping… Through Mander’s eyes, native peoples are not quaint relics; they become sources of precisely the practical wisdom our species needs not only for survival but for renewal.
-Francis Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet
An important synthesis of voices opposing the Western technological machine with those defending indigenous cultures that lie in its path.
-Mary Wildwood from FE review
Sierra Club Books 446 pp. $14
LOVE, SEX, AND POWER IN LATER LIFE: A Libertarian Perspective by Tony Gibson
The revolution in sexual mores experienced in Western Europe over the past 30 years has largely bypassed the needs of older people. Gibson discusses the physical and psychological changes that occur during the process of growing old. He shows these are perfectly compatible with a rich sexual and emotional life, only modestly modified to allow for the decline in physical prowess.
After discussing the repressive social attitudes towards sexuality in later life fostered by the media, conservative doctors and other health workers, he describes the contribution anarchist and libertarian writers have made towards the extension of the social revolution to older people and especially older women, who have suffered from aspects of sexism as well as ageism.
Freedom Press 104 pp. $8.50
EARTH FIRST! JOURNAL Samhain (Late Fall) edition
Reports on radical ecology actions. Updates on the struggles to save Mt. Graham and Cove Mallard, plus startling revelations about EF! founder, Dave Foreman.
EF! 40 pp. $3
SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE by Guy Debord
Debord’s aphoristic text marks the confluence of post-DaDa experimentations by the Lettriste International, revisions of marxist theory by Lefebvre and Baudrillard, and interrogations of conventional Left politics by Socialisme ou Barbarie in France during the late fifties and sixties.
Black & Red 221 pp. $4.50
REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE by Raoul Vaneigem
“The world is going to be remade, not reconditioned. All its would-be renovators are powerless to stop this. If these experts do not understand me, so much the better; I certainly have no desire to understand them. As for my other readers, I pray their indulgence with a humility that should not be hard to see. I have wished a book such as this accessible to minds quite unschooled in the jargon of ideas. I hope I have not failed entirely. Out of this confusion will one day come formulations capable of firing point-blank on our enemies.”
Left Bank Books 216 pp. $12
SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY edited by Ken Knabb
Drawn from the journal Internationale Situationniste and other shorter publications and documents, this anthology is a useful selection of situationist writings while at the same time illustrating the SI’s origins and development.
Left Bank Books 406 pp. $15
GOD AND THE STATE by Michael Bakunin
A classic text that has been a basic anarchist and radical document for generations. It is one of the clearest statements of the anarchist philosophy that religion is an impoverishment of humanity.
Dover Publications 89 pp. $5
FACING WEST: THE METAPHYSICS OF INDIAN HATING & EMPIRE BUILDING by Richard Drinnon
From the first Puritan confrontation with Native Americans to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, there have been two constants in American policy and purpose. One is a racism that perceives non-whites as at once childlike inferiors and murderous savages. The other is a hunger for new land and economic markets over which to exert control. Drinnon examines the bloody course of American expansion westward to the Pacific, then to the Philippines, and finally to Vietnam.
Schocken Books 571 pp. originally $15/ now $5!