Burning Colonialism


Fifth Estate # 414, Fall 2023

2023 has officially been designated as the worst fire season on record in so-called Canada, with almost 20 million acres burned by summer’s end. While these wildfires deeply ravaged many communities, they have most severely impacted Indigenous communities, many of …

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Unist’ot’en People & Territory Under Attack


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

As has been the case throughout colonial conquest, the military police force of the Canadian state, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have facilitated the occupation of Indigenous lands by resource capital. Most recently, the state forced its way onto …

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Not Over Till It’s Over


Fifth Estate # 402, Winter 2019

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled in August against the government, effectively suspending the TransMountain expansion (TMEX) project, a proposed twining of a bitumen pipeline, parallel to the first, from the Alberta tar sands to an oil refinery in Burnaby, …

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Defending Ourselves


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

The rising tide of fascism and organized political violence of the Right, particularly the mobilization of street-level right-wing forces, such as the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers, have returned the question of self-defense to the center of anarchist and antifascist …

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Sabotage & the Flows of Capital


Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

According to all reputable climatologists, an immediate ninety percent reduction in material and energy production is required to meet the goal of limiting the average worldwide temperature increase by a disastrous two degrees Fahrenheit. At the current rate of fossil …

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Logistical Anarchism


Fifth Estate # 392, Fall/Winter 2014 - Art & Anarchy

Social resistance has reached a certain impasse, a conundrum as nation states impose austerity as an extended regime of governance throughout social life.

An Anarchist View of the Marriage Debate


Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

For anarchists, marriage is defined not by the sexuality or gender of spouses, but by the presence of the Church and State. However, marriage, the legal and religious sanctioning of interpersonal relationships, rarely receives much attention in anarchist feminist circles. …

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Taking it OFF the streets!


Fifth Estate # 388, Winter, 2013

The Occupy mobilizations of the last year have offered to many some hope for a renewal of popular movements and alternatives to state capitalist arrangements Yet, perhaps few recurring events show the great disparity that exists between activist subcultures and …

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