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Fifth Estate # 332, Summer, 1989

Ten days before Abbie Hoffman was discovered resting eternal, I joined a few hundred spectators in an eerie celebration of ’60s nostalgia at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The world premiere of the film Ten For Two featured rare …

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Evergreen 19 Beat Rap

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Fifth Estate # 330, Winter, 1988-89

A minor victory in the midst of an ongoing major disaster, the “Evergreen 19” have walked free, but only from the stench of a courtroom. After prolonged exposure to exhausting testimony on our disorderly conduct charges and a judge who …

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The Return of Son of Dead Kennedys


Fifth Estate # 322, Winter-Spring, 1986

An excerpt from an exclusive Detroit interview with Jello Biafra, lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, one of the more famous hardcore bands. In 1979 Jello ran for mayor of San Francisco, finishing fourth out of ten with a ‘platform’ …

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Poletown: Community Betrayed


Fifth Estate # 335, Winter, 1990-91

a review of Poletown: Community Betrayed by Jeanie Wylie. 1989, University of Illinois Press

Busking behind the Barricades


Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

a review of A Busker’s Adventure by David Rovics. Various e-book formats at

Introduction to Radical Education


Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Gettin Schooled Teaching Anarchy Adamant refusal will not go unnoticed Anarchist Accidentally Asked to Lecture at Army Base “Studying History, Making History” On (anarchist) Education Stumbling Upon Public School Utopias Schools of the Americas Francisco Ferrer & the Free Education …

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CIA Interrogation Techniques Revealed


Fifth Estate # 351, Summer 1998

A review of: In TERRORgation: The CIA’s Secret Manual on Coercive Questioning, edited by Jon Elliston and Charles Overbeck, illustrated, Parascope, 1430 Willamette, #329, Eugene, OR 97401, 56 pp., $5.95 or

A Brief Story of The Clash, Radio & the Fifth Estate


Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015

a review of Stealing All Transmissions: The Secret History of The Clash by Randal Doane, Foreword by Barry “The Baker” Auguste, 2014, PM Press, 192 pp. $15.95