A Brief History of subMedia


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

A strange looking man walks out of a Sam’s Club superstore with a shopping cart filled with diapers, food, and chocolate, without paying. He fooled the cart checkers with a fake receipt. As his feet touch the parking lot pavement, …

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Anarchist Filmmakers


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

a review of Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Video Tape Guerrillas and Digital Ninjas by Chris Robé. PM Press, 2017, 468 pages.

Making Anarchist Films


Fifth Estate # 390, Fall, 2013

In the aftermath of 9/11, I pretty much dropped everything to produce media about the protests against the war in Afghanistan. However, I was clueless about the alter-globalization movement and that mass mobilizations had been happening all over the world …

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Trafficking Anti-civ Thought Across Borders


Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

In October 2010, I finally called it quits on my film END:CIV. By calling it quits, I mean that I decided that the film was done, and that I would not add or remove a single frame of video, tweak …

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