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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Confronting the Enemy

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Fifth Estate # 314, Fall 1983

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Civilization in Bulk

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Fifth Estate # 336, Spring, 1991

Having had the privilege of living for a time among stone age peoples of Brazil, a very civilized European of considerable erudition wrote afterwards, “Civilization is no longer a fragile flower, to be carefully preserved and reared with great difficulty …

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These Are Not our Troops

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Fifth Estate # 336, Spring, 1991

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Norman Mayer and the Missile X

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Fifth Estate # 311, Winter, 1983

Norman Mayer tried to stop the Missile X and failed. On the morning of December 8 the 66-year-old Miami man drove his van up to the Washington Monument, threatening to blow up the structure with 1,000 pounds of dynamite. Not …

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Swamp Rats & Urban Rats Unite!

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Fifth Estate # 335, Winter, 1990-91

a review of Legend of the Great Dismal Maroons, Presented as a public service of the Grand Ludic Lodge, Ancient Scald Miserable Order, Great Dismal Maroons, celebrating 400 years of struggle for universal jubilation, 1589-1989, by James Koehnline. Panic Publishing, …

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War in Iraq

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Fifth Estate # 335, Winter, 1990-91

The Empire, gorged and sclerotic from its daily gnawing on the marrow of the world, has now called up its armies and declared its “new world order.” Its commander-in-chief, a mediocrity in a civilization of hollow mediocrities, lays aside his …

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An Exemplary Life

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Fifth Estate # 334, Summer, 1990

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War without end

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Fifth Estate # 310, Fall 1982

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 find it perplexing …

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The Nuclear Freeze

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Fifth Estate # 309, June 19, 1982

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, and the understandable …

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