Crackers at the Barrel

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Fifth Estate # 338, Winter, 1992

Cracker Barrel, a Southern restaurant chain known for its racist hiring policies and Confederate flag decor, instituted a company-wide policy in 1991 to not employ persons “whose sexual preferences fail to demonstrate normal heterosexual values.” Twelve people were promptly fired …

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Corporate Mercenaries in Occupied Iraq

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Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

Prostitution may indeed be the world’s oldest profession mercenary soldiering is probably a close second place. Like so many other late-contemporary capitalist service commercial enterprises, soldiering-for-hire has undergone particularly ugly mutations in the last fifteen years as the bosses and …

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Hell No! We Won’t Go

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Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

Over the course of a decade, almost ten million Americans served the US military in the Vietnam War, and one quarter of those were draftees. Almost 60,000 Americans died, and almost 60% of those were under the age of 21. …

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Art as Terror?

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of artists and academics who illustrate problems with science and technology through writing, performance, and installations. Their objective is to demystify high-tech tools so that the public can make informed decisions about the …

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A Day without Protest

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Tie 30th annual G8 summit meeting of the major industrial nations was held this June on Sea Island, Georgia within a day’s drive of the Fifth Estate’s southern headquarters, so some FE collective members traveled to participate in the planned …

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Mumia re-examines history of the Black Panther Party

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Fifth Estate # 367, Winter 2004-2005

a review of We Want Freedom: A life in the Black Panther Party by Mumia Abu-Jamal. South End Press: Cambridge, 2004 // Share this on…

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