Fifty Years Ago


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

// Share this on…Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), in the late 1960s, demolished 200 Berkeley homes to trench and submerge their rail system. BART then filled in tons of dirt on top of the tube it built and in this …

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The Museum of Capitalism


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

// Share this on…The Museum of Capitalism (MOC), in Oakland, California, was a provocation not solely for being situated in the Jack London waterfront district, a gentrified marina area, but also for occupying a white elephant of a building erected …

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Beyond Automation


Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

// Share this on…The effect of automation on employment was first brought to the public’s attention by a 1964 report, The Triple Revolution, issued by a California-based liberal think tank, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. // Share …

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The ’60s, 40 Years Later


Fifth Estate # 378, Summer 2008

// Share this on…Forty years ago, like today, the country found itself in an unpopular war of imperial domination to vanquish, not “Islamo-Fascism,” but Communism. And, like then, the political system was thoroughly corrupt and in the hands of a …

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I was corrupted by MAD (magazine)


Fifth Estate # 390, Fall, 2013

// Share this on…MAD, the wildly satirical humor magazine, was my primer for critical thinking in my early teens. This may seem an odd statement given the vacuous contents of the current magazine, but today’s MAD is a pale reflection …

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Happy Birthday, King Ludd!


Fifth Estate # 386, Spring, 2012

// Share this on…In the waning moonlight, three bands of sullen men with ash-blackened faces stealthed through the woods and dales of central Yorkshire, one of the first counties in England to industrialize. // Share this on…

Anarchy for Kids


Fifth Estate # 387, Summer, 2012

// Share this on…A review of Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader Damian White (Editor), Chris Wilbert (Editor), and Colin Ward, Paperback, 375pages, AK Press (Edinburgh, Oakland, Baltimore), 2011, $21.95 // Share this on…

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