There is no phrase that is more threatening to those in positions of power at any level of society than that of our theme, “I will not obey!” From the shop floor to the highest echelons of the state, the rulers depend on that short sentence not being uttered or, worse, acted upon, and in their worst nightmare, taken up by multitudes of us.
As the Fifth Estate has done in its more than half century of publishing, we continue to advocate and participate in what the headline of this issue states—indiscipline, resistance, and revolt. We will not obey!
Thanks To All Who Made This Issue Possible
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We may be at a period in which it is the last chance for a social and environmental renewal. We continue, with your support, to be a small part of the effort for revolutionary change.
About The Cover
The cover art for this issue was created by David Lester. His graphic novel, 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, is available from AK Press in the U.S. and Between The Lines in Canada.
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Vol. 54, No. 1, #403, Spring 2019
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