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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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.

Biosphere 2


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.

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


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


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


Civilization in Bulk


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


Fifth Estate # 336, Spring, 1991

Norman Mayer and the Missile X


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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