An Exemplary Life

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Fifth Estate # 334, Summer, 1990

Share this on… referred to in this article: Having Little, Being Much: A Chronicle of Fredy Perlman’s Fifty Years, by Lorraine Perlman, Black & Red (Detroit, 1989), 155 pages, $3.50 Share this on…

War without end

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Fifth Estate # 310, Fall 1982

Share this on… In response to “Readers dispute FE on Nuclear Freeze issue,” FE #310, Fall, 1982 (this issue). On one point we all seem to be in agreement: the campaign for a nuclear freeze is not enough. So, I

The Nuclear Freeze

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Fifth Estate # 309, June 19, 1982

Share this on… The rapidity with which a movement against nuclear weapons and war has blossomed has been as surprising to us as it has been to everyone else. There can be no doubt that the possibility of nuclear holocaust,

FE & the Anti-nuke War Movement

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Fifth Estate # 309, June 19, 1982

Share this on… Contrary to the impression the accompanying photo may give, we have not been lying down on the job. Rather, since our last issue we have been quite heavily involved in holding several anti-nuclear war conferences (including the

The Fifth Estate Meets the All People’s Congress

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Fifth Estate # 307, November 19, 1981

Share this on… A couple of us went downtown to Cobo Hall on a cold Friday night to check out the rally to “overturn the Reagan program” and to pass out a few copies of the last issue to the

Blood and Soil Ideologies

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Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

Share this on… The following is an excerpt from an article commenting on the 1993 Palestine Liberation Organization/Israel peace agreement, “The PLO/Israeli Treaty: Another Defeat for the Palestinians,” from Fifth Estate #343, Fall/Winter 1993. Share this on…

The War on the Poor

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Fifth Estate # 338, Winter, 1992

Share this on… 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

How Deep is Deep Ecology?

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Fifth Estate # 327, Fall, 1987

Share this on… Introduction For a number of years, the Fifth Estate has been writing about the crisis of Western civilization and its industrial/technological plague. At the same time we have been profoundly interested in primitivism and the cultures of

The Question of Agriculture

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Fifth Estate # 331, Spring 1989

Share this on… One irony of the deep ecology discussion is that almost at the same time that some deep ecologists were taking an explicit position for the abolition of agriculture as the prime cause of the widening spiral of

Cheerleaders for the Plague

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Fifth Estate # 331, Spring 1989

Share this on… In his letter, “Miss” Ann Thropy [this issue, FE #331, Spring, 1989] writes that it was his article celebrating AIDS that generated the criticisms of Earth First! and deep ecology. Even though his claim drastically simplifies the

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