“Hail Mary?” Not Quite

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Fifth Estate # 323, Summer, 1986

In March Jean-Luc Godard’s film “Hail Mary” came to Detroit’s Wayne State University, drawing sell-out audiences and violent demonstrations from christian-fascist groups. The film is a modern retelling of an already boring (and over-told) tale, the events leading up to

“Every fire needs a little bit of help”

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Fifth Estate # 362, Fall, 2003

SAN DIEGO (August 1) A banner reading “You build it, we burn it. ELF” was found at the site of a blaze that destroyed the wooden frame of an upscale five-story apartment complex, prompting suspicions that the fire was part

J20 Protesters Answer State Repression with Resistance

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Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

People arrested during the January 20 Inauguration Day demonstrations are facing up to 75 years in prison as the Trump administration is bringing the hammer down on protests.

“Stop the Coral Sea!”

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Fifth Estate # 323, Summer, 1986

This article originally appeared as “Berkeley Strikes the Coral Sea” in Fifth Estate #146, November 25 – December 8, 1971 (Vol. 6 No. 18) page 2

An Open Letter From Cuban Anarchists

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Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

Dear comrades, As you might be aware, the Castroist crackdown on dissent has been stepped up and toughened up over these past few months in Cuba. Even so, transition from dictatorship to bourgeois democracy seems increasingly inevitable, albeit that, as

To Stop A Train

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Fifth Estate # 328, Spring, 1988

Track removal is only one element in the total strategy to interfere with the flow of weapons and obstruct U.S. military intervention in Central America (and elsewhere). The more tracks removed the better. The more people who participate the merrier;

Back cover text (untitled)

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Fifth Estate # 306, July, 1981

“Just say whatever comes to mind.” The voice, calm, quiet and paternal, rolled across the desk. “Everything is bullshit,” A.J. said. There was a quick, nervous giggle, then the voice found itself again. “I’ll ask you to refrain from using

Elektra buys 5

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Fifth Estate # 63, October 3-16, 1968

In a lightning move, Elektra Records signed the MC5 and the Stooges to long-term recording contracts in New York September 26. The move was engineered by Elektra’s publicity director, Danny Fields, who flew out to hear the bands last weekend

more music

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Fifth Estate # 63, October 3-16, 1968

Street Fightin’ Man Editors’ note: While the Beatles are copping out, the Rolling Stones are running a hard line. The following is part of the lyrics from their latest record:

Mixed Mead-ear

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Fifth Estate # 63, October 3-16, 1968

John Mayall is an incredible musician—insomuch that not only is he a formidably versatile and adept instrumentalist, but he possesses a respect for his music which is unswerving.

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