Unlocking the Girl Lock


Fifth Estate # 374, Winter 2007

For two weeks after Burning Man, I felt like I was glowing, radiating spirals of energy that warbled just below the visible range. The constant brutality of the state, the frantic pace of life, the social isolation–none of these things …

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The Naked Self Unseen


Fifth Estate # 376, Halloween, 2007

For the godless anti-authoritarian, the hope that the current order of reality will come to an end during our lifetimes may be the last possible form of big, world-encompassing faith. For those who are faithful in this sense–whether that faith …

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Shoplifting and the Politics of Instant Gratification


Fifth Estate # 378, Summer 2008

Lots of anarchists and other radicals shoplift on a regular basis. But the public discussion on the topic seems to oscillate between celebration and denunciation, with almost nothing in between.

Anarchist Writers Use Fiction to Create Real Possibilities


Fifth Estate # 383, Summer, 2010

a review of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction, edited by Margaret Killjoy