Issue Intro


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

When the wind blows against us, there are two distinct choices: either push back and push on against it with ever more resolve, or surrender to the direction in which it’s going.

Undoubtedly, if you are reading this publication, like us, you have decided that resistance must continue regardless of the forces we face. It’s easy to take for granted democratic rights supposedly guaranteed to us, but at critical junctures in U.S. history, those evaporated leaving critics of government at great risk.

There is every possibility that this nation could face a future that is a combination of Hungary and El Salvador, so, we need each other now more than ever. Our resistance must be combined with mutual aid. We continue on with our small effort. Thanks to all who made this issue possible.