Unabomber Cops a Plea

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Fifth Estate # 402, Winter 2019

Share this on… FE Introduction During the outrage expressed in the national media following the delivery of over a dozen mail bombs in Late October addressed to prominent Democrats and a cable network, several commentators invoked the name of the

Federico Comes Home to Barcelona

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Fifth Estate # 402, Winter 2019

Share this on… In June and July, during a visit to Spain, my partner Marilynn Rashid and I spread some of the ashes of Federico Arcos, a companero, friend, and mentor to many of us in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario,

The New Earth First!

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Fifth Estate # 348, Fall, 1996

Share this on… Dear Fifth Estate: As an Earth First! sympathizer and subscriber to many deep ecology principles, I read David Watson’s How Deep Is Deep Ecology? with great interest. I learned a tremendous amount from it. His criticisms were

Beyond Bookchin (excerpts)

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Fifth Estate # 348, Fall, 1996

Share this on… Introduction by Steve Welzer The text which begins on the following page is excerpted from Beyond Bookchin: Preface for a Future Social Ecology, a new title co-published in fall 1996 by Black & Red, Detroit, and Autonomedia,

Technological Invasion

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Fifth Estate # 306, July, 1981

Share this on… Note to Web version: In the print edition this article is erroneously attributed to Coquilles St. Jacques. The invasion by technological civilization of indigenous societies, be it through massive industrialization or through seemingly innocuous “microtechnologies” in the

Swamp Fever (excerpts)

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Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

Share this on… FE note. Excerpts from “Swamp Fever, Primitivism & the ‘Ideological Vortex’: Farewell to All That” first published in the Fall 1997 issue of Fifth Estate (vol. 32 #2 (Whole Number 350)). End note. Share this on…

All Isms are Wasms

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Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

Share this on… Introduction by Sunfrog As one of the more outspoken non-atheists in the FE collective, it’s fitting that one of my early memories of the project was an argument about religion. I was hanging out in the office

Limitations of Leftism

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Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Share this on… The article from which this excerpt is taken, “Stopping the Industrial Hydra: Revolution Against the Megamachine,” appeared in our Winter 1990 issue. It provides analyses of the Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989 from the standpoint

On the road to nowhere

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Fifth Estate # 350, Fall, 1997

Share this on… Looking to change my life, at the age of nineteen I decided to pack my belongings into a knapsack and hitch-hike to California. Two miraculous rides carried me through prairies, deserts and mountains into Los Angeles to

Swamp Fever

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Fifth Estate # 350, Fall, 1997

Share this on… A review of the following texts: Green Apocalypse, Luther Blissett, Stewart Home, and the Neoist Alliance (London: Unpopular Books [Box 15, 138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS UK], 1996), £3.50 Into the 1990’s With Green Anarchist,

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