The War on the Poor

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Fifth Estate # 338, Winter, 1992

Capitalism is never good to all of its subjects. Regardless of its carefully honed mythology of democratic access to success and class mobility, capitalist society is a system of looting whereby a few at the top and a small substratum …

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Turn It Off!

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Fifth Estate # 316, Spring, 1984

The call to turn off television or even to lessen viewing hours certainly should not be interpreted as an inherently radical suggestion, since it emanates constantly from educators, parents, psychologists and others professing concern for the health and morals of …

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Fifth Estate/Earth First!

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Fifth Estate # 333, Winter, 1990

It already seems like a long time ago, but this past June three of us from the Fifth Estate staff headed out by train to New Mexico for our first Earth First! (EF!) Round River Rendezvous (RRR). This was the …

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300,000 at Pro-choice Demo—Plus Us

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Fifth Estate # 333, Winter, 1990

On Sunday, November 12, approximately 300,000 pro-choice demonstrators, participating in a “Mobilization for Women’s Lives,” filled the lawn beside the reflecting pool facing the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. // Share this on…

I’m Sticking with the Union?

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Fifth Estate # 347, Spring, 1996

“Hey! What are you guys doing here? You hate unions!” —A strike supporter The labor militant who aimed this question at us was surprised, almost shocked, to see a group whom she considers anarchists critical of unions, shoulder-to-shoulder with striking …

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Anarchy and the Left

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Fifth Estate # 325, Spring, 1987

In recent months, we have been critical of a number of anarchists, through correspondence and in person, on the question of working politically with marxist-leninists on specific projects of joint interest. Those we have been in contact with on these …

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Blood and Soil Ideologies

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Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

In our effort to bring readers important reprints from the FE archive, we offer the following excerpt from an article by George Bradford and E.B. Maple regarding the 1993 Palestine Liberation Organization/Israel peace agreement, “The PLO/Israeli Treaty: Another Defeat for …

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Even More Minneapolis Anarchy

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Fifth Estate # 328, Spring, 1988

FE Note: This is a response to “More Minneapolis Anarchy,” the letters beginning on page 15 of this issue. // Share this on…

Objections to Councilism

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Fifth Estate # 328, Spring, 1988

FE Note: This is a response to “More Minneapolis Anarchy,” the letters beginning on page 15 of this issue. // Share this on…

Ideology as Material Force

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Fifth Estate # 328, Spring, 1988

“When you’re taking on a bulldozer, you don’t worry about the flies buzzing around your head.” —Dave Foreman, editor, Earth First!, Yule 1987 edition Words have consequences and, knowing their power, Dave Foreman uses them skillfully and manipulatively. // Share …

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