Edward Abbey: We Rest Our Case

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Fifth Estate # 329, Summer, 1988

Edward Abbey, author of the fictional eco-sabotage novel, The Monkeywrench Gang, and numerous other volumes on the Southwestern deserts and wilderness is both the eminence grise and bête noire of Earth First! Abbey is highly revered by the EF! leadership …

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May Protests in Detroit

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Fifth Estate # 329, Summer, 1988

After months of intense organizing, Detroit’s Evergreen Alliance carried off a four-day “Mobilization to Save the Great Lakes,” May 13-16, centered around opposition to the world’s largest trash incinerator scheduled to open in May 1989. // Share this on…

The Free

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Fifth Estate # 324, Fall, 1986

a review of The Free by M. Gilliland. Hooligan Press, 142 pp., London, 1986, 1.80 pounds, $4.00 (U.S.) // Share this on…

Revenge of the Nerds

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Fifth Estate # 345, Winter, 1995

“Consider the intelligence of the average man, then realize 50% are even stupider.” —Mark Twain // Share this on…

L&R: The Network Implodes

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Fifth Estate # 343, Fall-Winter, 1993

Liz Highleyman’s exhaustive account of the demise of Love & Rage (this issue, FE #343, Fall-Winter, 1993) is a sad but enlightening view of the internal process involved in the attempt to create a libertarian organization, something we have always …

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The PLO/Israeli Treaty

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Fifth Estate # 343, Fall-Winter, 1993

“The affairs of a puppet play are not to be taken too seriously.” —Wu Cailuan, 9th century Taoist adept The internationally televised signing of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)/Israel peace treaty Sept. 11 brought to mind Geronimo’s surrender to General …

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Will Marijuana Save World Capitalism?

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Fifth Estate # 342, Summer 1993

a review of The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of the Cannabis Plant, Marijuana Prohibition, & How Hemp Can Still Save the World, Jack Herer, HEMP/Queen of Clubs Publishing, 200 pp., Van Nuys CA, 1992 edition, $14.95 …

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We Get a Computer and Hate It!

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Fifth Estate # 342, Summer 1993

“Things are in the saddle and ride Man.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand. —Zen saying After several years of discussing and debating the implications of a newspaper which …

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Confronting Poverty and the Poor

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Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

a review of Food Not Bombs: How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community, C.T. Lawrence Butler and Keith McHenry, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, 1992, 120 pp., $8.95. Street Lives: An Oral History of Homeless Americans, Steven Vanderstaay, New Society …

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The Radical Press Today

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Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

a review of The World of Zines: A Guide to the Independent Magazine Revolution, Mike Gunderloy and Carl Goldberg Janice, Penguin Books, New York, 1992, $14. // Share this on…

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