Media

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Fifth Estate # 318, Fall, 1984

These are tentative, unfinished remarks about the mass media. They should be taken as a series of questions rather than as definitive answers. They do start from the recognition that the media have come to usurp reality, representing the structure …

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Anarchy & Christianity

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Fifth Estate # 317, Summer 1984

This exchange on christianity, anarchy, spirituality and resistance, follows an earlier one on religion and radicalism which appeared in the Winter 1984 FE [“Symbolic Protest & The Nuclear State,” FE #315, Winter, 1984]. Christian anti-war activist Bill Kellerman (foreground in …

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News & Reviews

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Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

  Notes on errata and lacunae (G. Bradford) An FE staff member currently traveling outside the U.S. wrote to us upon receiving his FE, that while the content and the layout were good, “there were a fair number of typos, …

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Fredy Perlman: An appreciation

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Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend and comrade, Fredy Perlman, who died while undergoing heart surgery in Detroit on July 26, 1985. // Share this on…

Comments on Central America

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Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

Fifth Estate: I want to offer some criticisms of the latest issue. The Vietnam article [Web archive note: This article first appeared in FE #320, Spring 1985. With an added Introduction by Richard Drinnon it was reprinted in FE #346, …

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Vietnam

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Fifth Estate # 344, Summer, 1994

U.S. “normalization” of relations with Vietnam ignores the slaughter of the war and continues the myth of the MIA/POW. // Share this on…

Biosphere 2

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Fifth Estate # 343, Fall-Winter, 1993

In late September, after two years of being shut away in a 315-acre terrarium called Biosphere 2, eight “biospherians”—four men and four women—emerged to breathe the (comparatively) natural air of the Arizona desert. // Share this on…

The PLO/Israeli Treaty

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Fifth Estate # 343, Fall-Winter, 1993

“The affairs of a puppet play are not to be taken too seriously.” —Wu Cailuan, 9th century Taoist adept The internationally televised signing of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)/Israel peace treaty Sept. 11 brought to mind Geronimo’s surrender to General …

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Watching the Dogs Salivate

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Fifth Estate # 341, Spring 1993

“I know one or 2 who have this year, for the first time, read a president’s message, but they do not see that this implies a fall in themselves rather than a rise in the president. Blessed are the young …

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Ode to a Zebra Mussel

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Fifth Estate # 337, Late Summer, 1991

“Zebra mussels came from fresh-water seas of Eastern Europe and have no major natural predators in the Great Lakes, which accounts for their spread at a rate of 160 miles per year. “They showed up in Lake St. Clair in …

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