Khafji—February 1991

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Fifth Estate # 352, Winter, 1999

“It’s rubble now.” —General Henry H. Shelton, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, surveying damage from U.S. missile attacks on Iraq, December 17, 1998. You were once a place before maps were drawn and what became of you was named, a …

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News & Reviews

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Fifth Estate # 352, Winter, 1999

In his foreword to Clifford Harper’s Designs for Anarchist Postage Stamps: Postage Stamps for After the Revolution, Colin Ward reminds us that some public institutions are worth saving. No radical activist could deny the immense importance of sending and receiving …

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Bicycles and the Spirit

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Fifth Estate # 352, Winter, 1999

  a review of Under the Sign of the Bicycle by Alon K. Raab (Portland: Gilgul Press), 31 pages, $3. from the Community Cycling Center, 2407 NE Alberta, Portland OR 97211. // Share this on…

We All Live in Bhopal

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Fifth Estate # 319, Winter, 1985

[Web archive note: The original print edition of this article did not list an author. The article was reprinted in David Watson’s Against the Megamachine (Autonomedia, 1998).] // Share this on…

Catching Fish in Chaotic Waters

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Fifth Estate # 345, Winter, 1995

Introduction The following text is a speech given by Fifth Estate staff member David Watson at a conference on July 9, 1994 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, hosted by the New Jersey Greens. Entitled “A Radical Ecology Forum: Ecological …

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Thoughts on the Disappearance of History

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Fifth Estate # Daily Barbarian Number 8

Thoughts on the Disappearance of History by David Watson Daily Barbarian > Thoughts on the Disappearance of History “so that when there is no more story that will be our story when there is no forest that will be our …

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The President Came to Boipatong

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Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

“Police shot at an angry crowd Saturday, killing three people just after the mob forced President Frederik W. de Klerk out of a black township where 39 died in a massacre last week… “As soon as his motorcade arrived the …

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The Fall of the 500-Year Reich

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Fifth Estate # 340, Autumn 1992

“How can the spirit of the earth like the White man?…Everywhere the White man has touched it, it is sore.” —a woman of the Wintu tribe (California) // Share this on…

A Humble Call to Subvert the Human Empire

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Fifth Estate # 354, Spring, 2000

“A Humble Call to Subvert the Human Empire” by longtime Fifth Estate collaborator David Watson is from a recent collection of his writing, Against the Megamachine: Essays on empire & its enemies (Autonomedia, 1999); it’s one of a few in …

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Detroit trash incinerator closing

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Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

The news in March 2019 that, due to “financial and community concerns,” the Detroit trash incinerator was to be closed was weirdly reminiscent of news back in the spring of 1986 that it was going to be built: It came …

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