What Time Is It?


Fifth Estate # 313, Summer, 1983

In response to “Beginning of Time, End of Time,” FE #313, Summer, 1983. // Share this on…

Direct Action Bombs Litton


Fifth Estate # 311, Winter, 1983

On October 14 a bomb blast ripped apart a production building at the Litton Systems Canada Ltd. plant in Rexdale, Ontario, causing an estimated $5 million in damage. The group Direct Action claimed responsibility for the bombing, which also injured …

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First Draft Foes Convicted


Fifth Estate # 310, Fall 1982

“Seen from a lower point of view, the Constitution, with all its faults, is very good; the law and the courts are very respectable; even this State and this American government are, in many respects, very admirable, and rare things, …

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Discussion on Anti-work

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Fifth Estate # 309, June 19, 1982

“Anti-Work and the Struggle for Control” in this issue [FE #309, June 19, 1982] continues John Zerzan’s work demonstrating the massive erosion of traditional American values, in this case centering on popular allegiance to the work ethic. Below is a …

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Anti-Nuclear Movement in Europe


Fifth Estate # 307, November 19, 1981

The massive and still-growing anti-nuclear movement in Europe has become a serious threat to the avatars of destruction who, through the auspices of NATO, are attempting to turn Europe into a nuclear battlefield by deploying Pershing II and cruise missiles …

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Lasch: Theory of Passivity Stumbles


Fifth Estate # 301, February 26, 1980

Your growing conviction that people are unable (or have lost the ability) to learn from and develop conclusions about their experience, and to act to change the conditions of their lives finds its latest confirmation in Christopher Lasch’s The Culture …

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Anarchy in San Francisco

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Fifth Estate # 333, Winter, 1990

Introduction “Without Borders,” this year’s Anarchist Conference and Festival was held in San Francisco from July 20th to 25th. Taking place at the Horace Mann Middle School in the city’s Mission District, the gathering drew somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000 …

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Primitives and Production: a response


Fifth Estate # 315, Winter, 1984

In response to Tech Examined a letter from Jeffrey Vega, FE #315, Winter 1984. // Share this on…

Community, Primitive Society and the State


Fifth Estate # 306, July, 1981

Introduction Primitive culture, Marshall Sahlins has argued, is not fetishized utility. “The practical function of (primitive) institutions,” he tells us, “is never adequate to explain their cultural structure….People employ customs and categories to organize their lives within local schemes of …

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A Family Quarrel


Fifth Estate # 312, Spring 1983

There’s no end to discussion about the “crisis of the family.” From Reader’s Digest to obscure academic journals, in the halls of Congress and in countless homes, the crisis of the family is portrayed, analyzed, debated, or lived out. This …

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