Fall Offensive


Fifth Estate # 88, September 18-October 1, 1969

For the past year, everyone has been trying to play down the war in Vietnam. According to President Nixon, the war is almost over. Twenty-five thousand troops have been withdrawn, leaving only 475,000 American soldiers in the rice paddies and …

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Art for the People


Fifth Estate # 85, August 7-20, 1969

The factories of Detroit are the guts of the city. They are a central, common reality in the lives of Detroit people, whether people are working a 10-hour day on the line or just watching from their office windows as …

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The Anarchist Revolution

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Fifth Estate # 84, July 24-August 6, 1969

Murray Bookchin is the editor of Anarchos magazine, a periodically appearing journal of anarchist thought published in New York City. Copies of his magazine and other writings are available from Anarchos, P.O. Box 466, Peter Stuyvesant Station, N.Y., N.Y. 10009 …

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WSU Black Workers Move


Fifth Estate # 84, July 24-August 6, 1969

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers has moved onto the Wayne State University Campus. In a move to combat racism in employment and bad working conditions, members of the League have organized a group of thirty to forty black secretaries …

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Radical Filmmakers in Detroit


Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

On the night of July 3 the staccato of machine-gun fire rang out across the Jeffries Housing Project bordering on the Lodge Freeway. The sound was accompanied by the appearance of flickering letters on the wall of one of the …

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Jesus Called the Cops


Fifth Estate # 83, July 10-23, 1969

“The National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC) will in no way yield to threats of prosecution for non-existent crimes or other intimidation. On the contrary, we will continue to press our demands which are known to be just by all, …

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Anatomy of a Strike


Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

A green pickup truck with living space for ten or twelve if you squeeze together. Rain-soaked, faded picket signs barely readable: RECOGNIZE OUR UNION, WSU USES STUDENTS FOR CHEAP LABOR, WSU IS ANTI-LABOR.

Women in Cuba


Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

Editor’s note: Dena is a Detroit movement activist who went to Cuba in February of this year. She was part of a group of 20 members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who made the trip at the invitation …

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Socialist Man


Fifth Estate # 54, May 16-31, 1968

“To build communism, a new man must be created simultaneously with the material base.” — Che Guevara, Man and Socialism in Cuba. In the preceding articles, I have dealt with the quality of life in Cuba, the laying of the …

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The SDS Conference


Fifth Estate # 3, January 1966

At the September 1965 National Council meeting, members of Students for a Democratic Society, (SDS), decided that the time had come for a thorough re-examination of the organization, its ideology, its programs and strategies, its coalitions, and its goals. In …

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