Rome Squatters Face Clampdown

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Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

Share this on…It was a multicultural crowd that gathered in Rome’s Plaza San Silvestro to oppose the draconian Security Decree then pending in the Italian parliament. Popularly called the Salvini Law after Italy’s far-right Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, the Decree

Cuba Turns ‘Green Scare’ Fugitive Over to US

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Fifth Estate # 402, Winter 2019

Share this on…Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, a fugitive animal-rights activist, was intercepted by Cuban authorities in early August and turned over to the FBI. Share this on…

True Stories

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Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

Share this on…a review of True Stories: Tales from the Generation of a New World Culture by Garrick Beck. iUniverse, 2017 Share this on…

Impossible Revolution

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Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

Share this on…a review of Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy by Yassin al-Haj Saleh. Haymarket Books 2017 Share this on…

Red-Brown Politics

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Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

Share this on…Fascists are seeking to exploit and co-opt anti-war forces in the US, and build support for war criminals like Assad and Putin. Anarchists have a responsibility to reject such overtures and offer solidarity to those resisting in Syria.

Positively Quilca Street

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Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

Share this on…When Lutxo Rodríguez recalls the local punks and social outcasts of the downtown Lima, Peru district he habituates “dressing in black in the ’80s,” I smile wryly, remembering the Lower East Side of my own youth. But the

In Defense of Tactical Voting

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Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

Share this on…My attitude about voting has been like the old Jewish joke about chicken soup when you’ve got a cold—it may not help very much, but it can’t hurt. The more ideological argue that voting legitimizes the system, and

The Anarchist Alternative in Cuba

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Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

Share this on…A former community center that hosted a youth rock scene is now being occupied by activists, seemingly ignored by the authorities. A few blocks away, urban farms are bright patches of green in the landscape, producing vegetables and

A Fascist by Any Other Name

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Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

Share this on…In the streets of Washington DC on Inauguration Day, Black Bloc protesters notoriously smashed windows and set a limousine on fire. Fortunately, I wound up on the other side of the police lines when the cops sealed off

Bob McGlynn Dies at 60

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Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

Share this on…Bob McGlynn, a longtime fighter, organizer and visionary in New York City’s anarchist scene, who became known internationally for his solidarity work with activists in the East Bloc, died of a heart attack Aug. 23 at his home

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