On Keeping Our Critical Faculties

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Fifth Estate # 360, Spring, 2003

I wonder if anyone else feels the same nausea and despair I experience when reading missives like R. Tate’s [see in this issue “More Debate on the Balkans,” FE #360, Spring, 2003]. Apparently, such jumbled, simple-minded invective, with its breathless …

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Two Ecological Fancies

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Fifth Estate # 360, Spring, 2003

  The Miraculous Birth Only later did some say that the first of what were to be many miraculous births was presaged in signs. Only much later did a long list of the omens appear. Some could not resist applying …

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The Sad Truth

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Fifth Estate # 358, Fall, 2002

Slobodan Milosevic has been at The Hague for a little more than a year, the first head of state to face a war crimes tribunal since the crime of genocide was codified in the UN Charter. The former autocrat stands …

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Catastrophe as a way of life

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Fifth Estate # 356, Spring, 2002

  1. Burn your bibles, not your neighbors Now that a significant number of both patricians and plebes of the American metropole, from wealthy futures traders to dishwashers, have become collateral damage in the crossfire between Jihad and McWorld, it …

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Workers Aid & the Betrayals of the Left

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Fifth Estate # 356, Spring, 2002

The failure of dissidents in the West to come to terms with the Yugoslav debacle & the subsequent slaughters weighs like a nightmare on the mind & spirit of anyone trying to sort through the complex realities of the present …

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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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