Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

Share this on… During my live shows, I often do a song I wrote about the San Patricios, a band of mostly Irishmen who deserted from the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American war and fought on the Mexican side. Share

Song for the Earth Liberation Front


Fifth Estate # 362, Fall, 2003

Share this on… Civil disobedience Has many permutations You can block the streets in front of The United Nations You can lay down on the tracks Keep the nuke trains out of town Or you can pour gas on the



Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

Share this on… i can’t help it. i don’t care how far you think the analogy extends itself. when i see you making that bus driver climb up and down on and off the roof of his bus for your

Robb Johnson


Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

Share this on… a review of “A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands: The Damage to Date 1986-2013.” Robb Johnson, 92 songs on 5 CDs with 64-page booklet. PM Press, 2015, pmpress.org Share this on…

Father House vs. Youth House


Fifth Estate # 375, Spring 2007

Share this on… There are certain things that jump out at you as soon as you arrive in Denmark. One thing you’ll notice, especially if you come from a place within that large mass of the world that is a

“You are not welcome in New Zealand, Mr. Rovics.”


Fifth Estate # 390, Fall, 2013

Share this on… It was mid-August, and after singing at various events, mainly ones commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima, I was supposed to be switching planes, en route from Fukuoka to Christchurch, New Zealand, via Tokyo and Auckland. When I

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