Devil’s Music

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Fifth Estate # 361, Summer 2003

  Interview by Don LaCoss, April 2003, Chicago // Share this on…

Spooky’s Furious & Funky Audiophonic Collage

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Fifth Estate # 361, Summer 2003

REVIEW: Various artists remixed by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Live Without Dead Time. From Adbusters #47 “Nightmares of Reason,” May/June 2003. // Share this on…

Anti-Anarchist Propaganda Reported as Historical Fact

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Fifth Estate # 360, Spring, 2003

An art historian announced recently that he had uncovered proof that anarchist artists had constructed secret psychological torture chambers in Barcelona for prisoners of war and political enemies during Spain’s civil war. // Share this on…

Howling Wilderness and the Promised Land

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Fifth Estate # 359, Winter, 2002-2003

In mid-August, a three year-old lawsuit charging that environmentalist groups were religious extremists comparable to some of the more violent, intolerant ultra-orthodox Islamic sects collapsed when the attorney failed to meet a re-filing deadline with the U.S. Supreme Court. // …

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Benjamin Péret and the Ecological Imagination

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Fifth Estate # 358, Fall, 2002

Those who believe in a staunch ecological stance that subverts the dominant patterns of objectification, degradation, subordination, and commodification should take time to understand the revolutionary force of poetry. // Share this on…

Phantoms of Lost Liberty

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Fifth Estate # 358, Fall, 2002

Down the street, there’s a park about half the size of a city block. Tucked away in the corner is a four-foot granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments, the core credo of a 3,000-year-old eastern Mediterranean cult started by …

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Zapping the Pyramid

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Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

Excerpted from Fifth Estate #367-368, Spring-Summer 2005 40th anniversary issue. This is an edited version of Don’s essay. The design shows a pyramid surmounted by an eye being blasted by a bolt of lightning. Bannered beneath the collapsing pyramid is …

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Charles Fourier Prefigures Our Total Refusal

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Fifth Estate # 362, Fall, 2003

Issue #12 of Internationale Situationniste reported that, during a general strike in Paris on March 10, 1969, a group identified only as the “Guy-Lassac Street Barricaders” erected a handmade bronze-coated plaster statue of Charles Fourier. The new monument was placed …

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Freedom Dreams

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Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

a review of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination, by Robin D.G. Kelley, Beacon Press, Boston, 2002. // Share this on…

Potlatch

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Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

Before becoming Situationists and involving themselves in the business of social war and cultural revolution in 1960s Europe, Guy Debord and his friends were active in the Lettrist International. They read too much Baudelaire and Marx, drank too much cheap …

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