Guatemala: A Country In Chaos


Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

Since 1954, when a U.S.-backed coup toppled the democratically elected reformist government of Jacobo Árbenz, there has been a succession of military regimes aided by the U.S. The Guatemalan people, 60% of whom are Mayan Indians, have fought through both …

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Anarchist Festival in Barcelona


Fifth Estate # 343, Fall-Winter, 1993

from our Barcelona Correspondent Barcelona, Spain—at one time known as “the fiery rose of anarchism”—was the site of a lively Anarchist International Exhibition Sept. 27 to October 10, 1993. Several thousand people attended, with the majority being young and audiences …

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Free the Hunan iconoclasts


Fifth Estate # 342, Summer 1993

WHO ARE THEY: Yu Zhijian, age 27, formerly a teacher at the Tantou Wan Primary School in Dahu Township, Liuyang County, Hunan Province. Yu Dongyue, former fine-arts director of the Liuyang News. Lu Decheng, 28, previously an employee of the …

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The Empire Strikes Back at Itself


Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

Media hoopla commemorating the Quincentennial of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World, however sanitized, should have convinced anyone paying attention that the Spanish conquest was a disaster for both Native Americans and Africans. // Share this on…

When someone invites you to vote, JUST SAY NO!


Fifth Estate # 340, Autumn 1992

They’re hee-ere! Yes, folks, it’s the quadrennial electoral charade where power-seeking charlatans attempt to craft tricky speeches and programs designed to convince people to abandon common sense and reason and elect them to political office. // Share this on…

Anarchist Resister Charged in Italy


Fifth Estate # 313, Summer, 1983

Resistance to the draft is happening around the world. The Fifth Estate recently received information from the editors of “A” Rivista Anarchica about Mauro Zanoni, a 20-year-old anarchist who was arrested February 13, 1983 in the “Pavia” di Pesaro, Italy …

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Beggars Banquet


Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

a review of “Beggars Banquet” The Rolling Stones (London) // Share this on…

Arrests Made in Bombings


Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

Detroit police arrested 11 neighborhood street brothers and sisters over Nov. 10th and 11th and charged them with “conspiracy to place explosives with intent to cause damage,” a bullshit rap that carries a 25-year maximum prison sentence. // Share this …

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Mafia controls Pigs


Fifth Estate # 66, November 14-27, 1968

Reprinted from Detroit Scope “Detroit is controlled 100% by the Mafia,” says a man close to Mafia kingpins. Many Detroit police officers admit there is a great deal of truth in that statement because of the extent to which the …

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The Lessons of Vietnam


Fifth Estate # 336, Spring, 1991

Although the phrase, “The first casualty in war is truth,” has been aptly realized in the media coverage of the Persian Gulf war, the truth is often the last casualty as well. In the case of America’s military adventure in …

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