A Carnival Parade of Political Forms


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review of The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021 // Share this on…

No More Mushrooms


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of No More Mushrooms: Thoughts About Life Without Government by Kirkpatrick Sale. Autonomedia 2021 // Share this on…

Only Change is Permanent


Fifth Estate # 409, Summer, 2021

Critical theory is a bit like pornography, as a Supreme Court justice once said when asked to define the latter: “I know it when I see it.” Critical theory can be defined pretty loosely as well. It’s the multitude of …

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Why anarchists should take up the 50-year-old project of the Gray Panthers


Fifth Estate # 405, Winter, 2020

A friend tells me of his first job out of college. He was hired to run a senior center, not attached to a nursing home, in the Bronx. // Share this on…

Repression & Resistance


Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

a review of Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 by Kris Hermes. PM Press, 2015 pmpress.org // Share this on…

The War on the Elderly


Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

Now that Donald J. Trump has brought bogus right-wing populism back to the White House and Congress is under firm Republican control, serious talk about gutting Social Security and Medicare is again coursing through Washington. // Share this on…

Rebel Friendships


Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

Social movements, not establishment reformers, have nurtured and propelled the most important liberatory struggles of the last half-century, from the Civil Rights and Gay Rights struggles to the Feminist Movement to Native American nations recent uprisings against fracking and pipelines. …

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