The Contest for Memory


Fifth Estate # 352, Winter, 1999

Last issue, the Fifth Estate announced a ceremony where the famed Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago was to be declared a federally designated National Historic Landmark. Unbeknown to us, there had been intense agitation by local anarchists against this. G.L. …

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Alexander Berkman: Life of an Anarchist


Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

a review of Life of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader, by Gene Fellner, Four Walls Eight Windows, P.O. Box 548, Village Station, New York, NY 10014, 354 pp.

The Man Who Shot Frick


Fifth Estate # 338, Winter, 1992

I would like to invite your participation in an event that will remember Alexander Berkman on the centenary of his attempt to assassinate Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Strike of 1892. This will not be an event glorifying the …

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Berkman’s Tunnel to Freedom


Fifth Estate # 339, Spring, 1992

Related story: “Tony” Revealed, Fifth Estate #377, March 2008 On July 26, 1900, officials of Western Penitentiary in Woods Run, Pennsylvania, discovered a tunnel which zigzagged some three hundred feet from the basement of the red brick house of 28 …

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“Tony” Revealed


Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

Anarchist Alexander Berkman was sentenced to serve twenty-two years in prison for his attempt to shoot robber-baron Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead miners’ strike. While in prison, a plot was hatched to break him out. Who was the key …

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