Fifth Estate Archive

Image of past Fifth Estate coversThis section of our site contains articles from Fifth Estate’s past issues, grouped by the number of the issue in which they were published.

You can also purchase back issues of our print edition from #354 (Spring 2000) to present in the FE Store.

ISSUE   DATE   THEME

1960s

1, November 19-December 2, 1965 — ACLU Blasts Draft as Punishment; Bob Dylan, In Memoriam
2, December 2-16, 1965 — Interview: A Soldier in Vietnam; NFS Blues Concert
3, January 1966 — Free University of Detroit; SDS Conference; National Boycott
7, April 1966 — The Big March; Breakthrough; Vietnam Report; Freedom Summer
30, May 15-31, 1967 — Cops Riot at Belle Isle; Anti-War Conference Set; Detroit Smoke-In
33, July 1-15, 1967 — Hippies Confront New Left; FE Expansion Fund; PAR Benefit
34, July 15-31, 1967 — Grimshaw Convicted; Police Riot; Ft. Hood 3 sentences reduced
35, August 1-15, 1967 — City Ablaze: Detroit Rebellion
36, August 15-31, 1967 — A New Detroit?; New Politics Conference; Who Killed John Leroy? 
37, September 1-15, 1967 — King-Spock Ticket Discussed; Draft Resistance Pushes On 
38, September 15-30, 1967 — People’s Tribunal Condemns Cops; March on Washington Set 
39, October 1-15, 1967 — The San Francisco Mime Troupe; More Dope on Superpot 
53, May 1-15, 1968 — New Fascism: American Style?; German Students Revolt in streets
54, May 16-31, 1968 — Insurgency on the streets, campuses, in the military
55, June 4-18, 1968 — Poor people in D.C.; more repression
56, June 19-July 1, 1968 — Opposition to Vietnam War; Assassination of Robert Kennedy
57, July 4-18, 1968 — Continuing repression; reflections on assassination
58, July 19-31, 1968 — Berkeley Revolt; Underground press invade prime time Public TV
59, August 1-14, 1968 — “New cries of battle and victory”
60, August 15-September 4, 1968 — Chicago: Yippie!; Hump Free in Detroit; dope, peace, magic… 
61, Sept. 5-18, 1968 — 2, 3, Many Chicagos; Fort Hood GIs Revolt; Detroit Battle Count  
62, Sept. 19-Oct. 2, 1968 — Huey Convicted; Ann Arbor Mothers, Students Unite and Win 
63, October 3-16, 1968 — Huey Sentenced; San Francisco Mime Troupe; Black GIs Convicted  
64, October 17-30, 1968 — Viet Solidarity Week; DRUM Beat Shakes UAW; HS Students Unite
65, October 31-November 13, 1968 — Anti-war protest; U of M Bombed; High Priest of LSD
66, November 14-27, 1968 — Cobo Hall Creep Scene; Arrests Made in Bombings
80, May 29-June 11, 1969 — Murder in Berkeley; Algiers murder trial
81, June 12-25, 1969 — More on Berkeley; American Servicemen’s Union; Algiers trial ends
82, June 26-July 9, 1969 — Ann Arbor struggle continues; GI free speech victory
83, July 10-23, 1969 — SDS Takes New Turn; Real radicals in high schools; Workers Feel Squeeze
84, July 24-August 6, 1969 — Army stockades blow; Police riot manual revealed; Moonism
85, August 7-20, 1969 — John Sinclair imprisoned; Moon landing; Letter to SDS
86, August 21-September 3, 1969 — Trans-lovers busted; “Easy Rider” interviews; SDS replies to FE; GI coffee houses
87, September 4-17, 1969 — Vietnam: ‘A’ Co. Won’t Go; Woodstock Nation; planning October anti-war moratorium
88, September 18-October 1, 1969 — Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969); Fort Dix Stockade; Fall Offensive
89, October 2-15, 1969 — Conspiracy Trial is a Riot; Vietnam’s fight is our fight; Nixon’s war on dope; SDS in Chicago
90, October 16-29, 1969 — Report from Chicago; Ft. Dix Erupts; Selfridge: No more shit; Justice: A can of worms
91, October 30-November 12, 1969 — Strike against War, Imperialism; Ginsberg: The trees are our allies
92, November 13-26, 1969 — Black Workers’ Power; Fort Dix Riot Trial Starts; Seale won’t be silenced
93, November 27-December 10, 1969 — Whither the anti-war movement?; Political Repression in U.S.A.
94, December 11-24, 1969 — State murder of Black Panthers; Northland cops attack freaks; GIs resist the war
95, December 26, 1969-January 7, 1970 — “If you want peace, you got to fight for it”; Repression at Northland

1970s

126, March 4-17, 1971 — Women’s Issue – Largest FE issue
266, September, 1975 — FE Beats Phone Co.; Portugal; Who Pays for Religion? 
267, November, 1975 — Unions & the Nature of Work; Spain: The continuing revolution
268, January, 1976 — Decline and Fall of Everything; More on Red Squad; FE Anniversary Bash
269, February, 1976 — Nationalist Gangs Battle for Angola; Zionism Past & Present; Cuba
270, March, 1976 — The My Lai Massacre; Power Struggle in China; Pig Guts for Gutless Pigs
271, April, 1976 — Kills Husband–Acquitted; Easter Canceled (Christ’s body found)
272, May 1976— Your Money and Your Life; Police Block Spy File Disclosure
273, June 1976 — Economic recovery a lie; Crimestoppers Textbook
274, July 1976 — Self-management & the Spanish Revolution; Bicentennial Salute
275, August, 1976 — Pirate Radio; Unions & Reformism; Why You Hate Work
276, September 1976 — Cop Gang vs. Street Gangs; Industrial Plagues
277, October, 1976 — Capitalism & Vietnamese “Socialism”; Italian Chem Disaster 
278, November, 1976 — Swine flu scare; Zerowork; Unionism & Taylorism 
279, December, 1976 — Latest on Murray Case; Indian Genocide; On Organization 
280, February, 1977— Worker Revolts, Political Strife Belie China’s Peaceful Image 
281, March, 1977 — “Revolt Against Work” or End of Leftism?; Modern Medicine 
282, April-May, 1977 — Last SLA Statement; Poland: 1970-71; Terrorists’ Revenge 
283, June, 1977 — Nuclear Cover-Up; Behavior Mod—Walla Walla; Everyday Love 
284, July, 1977 — Insurrection Centennial; Clamshell Alliance; Seveso Update 
285, August, 1977— Revolt Lives!; Crunch at the I-Hotel; Nukes & Civil Liberties 
286, September, 1977 — Back to the Stone Age?; On the Proliferation of Egocrats 
287, October 28, 1977 — German Political Repression; Political Prisoners in China 
288, December, 1977 — Terrorism: The State marches on
289, January 24, 1978 — Women in a distorted world
290, March 2, 1978 — Star Wars; Technology & the State
291, April 30, 1978 — Debate on porn, sexism, fascism; Society against the State
292, June 19, 1978 — Interactive TV, Internet foretold; Assaults on rebels in prison
293-294, August 21, 1978 — Italy: Return of the social revolution; anarchists arrested in U.K.
295, November 3, 1978 — Battle of France, May-June 1968; FBI disruptions disclosed
296, January 29, 1979 — “State-Fetishism;” Jonestown massacre; British comrades update
297, April 18, 1979 — Nuclearism and its State; Feds plan for atomic disaster
298, June 19, 1979 — Prison revolt; First Affluent Societies; Daily Barbarian #1
299, October 22, 1979 — Mexican oil spill disaster; more on Walla Walla prison revolt
300, December 4, 1979 — Crisis in Iran, war threatens…None for me, thanks

1980s

301, February 26, 1980 — Phony war crisis; British anarchists found not guilty
302, June 1, 1980 — Controversial feminist march; The Promise of the ’80s
303, October 20, 1980 — Poland: triumphs & defeats; Doomsday technologies
304, December 31, 1980 — Poland on the Edge; On the Future of the Earth
305, March 18, 1981 — Austerity and War Ahead; Tech debate continues
306, July, 1981 — Against the Megamachine: critiques of industrial civilization
307, November 19, 1981 — Critique of tech defended; prisoner support movement
308, January 19, 1982 — Draft registration resistance; Gift Exchange and Imagination
309, June 19, 1982 — FE and anti-nuke war movement; Collapse in Poland
310, Fall 1982 — First Draft Foes Convicted; Zionism Victorious; Latin-American Terror
311, Winter 1983 — Norman Mayer and the Missile X; Tylenol killings; Draft resistance
312, Spring, 1983 — Primitive vs. Civilized War; Nuclear drama on TV
313, Summer, 1983 — Detroit & High Tech; World-Wide Crisis; Litton Bombing
314, Fall 1983 — They’re at War!; Civilization is Like a Jetliner; Vancouver 5 trial begins
315, Winter, 1984 — Symbolic Protest & The Nuclear State; U.S. Out of the Americas!
316, Spring, 1984 — Draft still an issue; 1984 worse than expected? Daily Barbarian
317, Summer, 1984 — Debate on El Salvador; Anarchy & Christianity; Big Mountain
318, Fall, 1984 — Media: Capital’s global village; Criminals & anarchists; Toronto: Harassment Continues
319, Winter, 1985 — We All Live in Bhopal; The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism; Daily Barbarian Number 3
320, Spring, 1985 — Nicaragua & Reagan’s Big Lie; War on Vietnam; Biotech: The Next Wave; U.S. Plans Death Star
321, Indian Summer, 1985 — South Africa: reform or revolution; Black Hills: get serious; Number: origin, evolution
322, Winter-Spring, 1986 — 20 Years of the Fifth Estate; Space Not The Place; Anarchy in the Age of Reagan
323, Summer, 1986 — Haymarket Centennial; Kent State; Mutinies can Stop U.S. Wars 
324, Fall, 1986 — We Brought Our Piss to Reagan; Kids—say no to Government; Rebel Violence; Fashionable Feminism
325, Spring, 1987— Anarchy and the Left; Art, Life & Death; Nationalism 
326, Summer, 1987 — War on the Poor; Indigenous Resistance
327, Fall, 1987 — How Deep is Deep Ecology?; Alien-Nation
328, Spring, 1988— Palestine: Legacy of Conquest; Mobilization to Save the Great Lakes
331, Spring, 1989 — Deep Ecology as Strategic Knowledge; Cheerleaders for the Plague

1990s

333, Winter, 1990 — Stopping the Industrial Hydra
333-A — Earth Day Special, 1990
334, Summer, 1990 — Activists’ car bombed; Earth Day supplement; Innu People Resist NATO
335, Winter, 1990-91 — War in Iraq; Detroit, Demolished by Design; The Lessons of Vietnam
336, Spring, 1991 — Empire at war: These Are Not our Troops; Detroit Resists the War
337, Late Summer, 1991 — Thousands Said ‘No’ to Gulf War; Arizona EF! Trial; Eat the Rich!
338, Winter, 1992 — War on the poor; Prisons; France ’68
339, Spring, 1992 — Fall of Communism; Triumph of Capital
340, Autumn 1992 — Fall of the 500-Year Reich; Voting, JUST SAY NO!; UK Poll Tax, People Power wins
341, Spring 1993 — Third World Dumping; Was it Anarchy in Somalia?; Iraq Bombings
342, Summer 1993 — Queer Anarchy Coming Out; Anarchist Summer; Clinton Bombs Iraq
343, Fall-Winter, 1993 — Barcelona Anarchist Festival; Anarchist Spaces Open; Bosnia
344, Summer, 1994 — Insurgent Mexico!; Vietnam; Daily Barbarian No. 8; 404 Is Dead!
345, Winter, 1995 — Empire and Mass Society; Anarchy & the Net; Progress & Nuclear Power
346, Summer, 1995 — Looking Back on the Vietnam War; Haymarket Monument Defaced
347, Spring, 1996 — Mumia saved from the electric chair; Quebec nationalism; criticism of Bookchin
348, Fall, 1996 — Beyond Bookchin excerpts — Unabomber & future of tech society
350, Fall, 1997- Primitivism & the Ideological Vortex: Swamp Fever
351, Summer 1998 – Media and 4th World War; Chumbawamba; Fallen Comrades

2000s

354, Spring, 2000 — Seattle: we shut down the WTO, now what?; The US War on the Iraqi People
362, Fall 2003 — Insubordination; Live the Revolution Now
363, Winter 2003/2004 – Deconstructing Race
364, Spring 2004 – The Politics of Conspiracy
365, Summer 2004 — Reconsidering Primitivism
366, Fall 2004 — Radical Education
367, Winter 2004-2005 – Anti-Capitalist, Then, Now, & Forever
368-369, Spring-Summer 2005 – Special 40th Anniversary Issue
370, Fall 2005 – Wobblies & Work
371, Winter 2006 – The Psychology of Freedom
372, Spring 2006 – Venezuela, Spain & Haymarket
373, Fall 2006 — Literature; Rogue Statism; The Red Flag & the Black; New Orleans
374, Winter 2007 – New York City Issue
375, Spring 2007 – Revelations
376, Halloween 2007 – End of the World
377, March 2008 – Escape
378, Summer 2008 – Money
379, Fall 2008 – Play!
380, Spring 2009 – Subtext, Subversion, & Sabotage
381, Summer-Fall 2009 -Pirates

2010s

382, Spring 2010 – Tribute to the radical imagination of Ursula K. Le Guin
383, Summer 2010 – Belief/Disbelief/Unbelief.
384, Spring 2011 – D.I.Y.
385, Fall 2011 – Anarchist Fiction
386, Spring 2012 – Occupy! Time for Revolution!
387, Summer 2012 – Anarchist Summer Reading
388, Winter 2013 – Education
389, Summer 2013 – Sex & Anarchy
390, Fall 2013 – Mad
391, Spring/Summer 2014 – Anarchy!
392, Fall/Winter 2014 – Art & Anarchy
393, Spring 2015 – Anti-Marx
394, Summer 2015 – Technology
395, Winter 2016 – 50th Anniversary
396, Summer 2016 – No Borders
397, Winter 2017 – The Left and the Syrian Revolution; Clown Army; Myth of Che Guevara
398, Summer 2017 – Revolution, Revolts, Riots, & Rebellions
399, Fall 2017 – Anarchy & Solidarity in Action
400, Spring 2018 – Anti-fascism yesterday and today
401, Summer 2018 – Anarchist summer reading; France, May-June 1968; Red-Brown politics
402, Winter 2019 – Anything Can Happen!
403, Spring 2019 – Yellow Vests in France; Syrian Quagmire; History of subMedia
404, Summer 2019 – Hope Springs Forth From Fire; Re-Enchantment of the World

2020s

405, Winter, 2020 – Hawaii telescope resistance; exiting the era of ecological destruction & affirming life
406, Spring, 2020 — Dispatch from Exarchia; Anarchic Justice; Gov giving up on military draft?

Resource pages

Bibliography 1995-2005
I.W.W. Resource Page
Remembering Federico Arcos
Spanish Revolution Resource Page
Vietnam Resource Page
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