They Gave their Eyes for Chile to Wake Up


Fifth Estate # 406, Spring, 2020

In 1970, Chileans elected a social-democratic government headed by Salvador Allende. On September 11, 1973 it was overthrown by a CIA-sponsored military coup, ushering in the brutal dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. The new regime instituted draconian free market policies …

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Anti-authoritarian Portugal


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

Last June, I was invited by the anarchist publisher, Textos Subterraneos, to speak about the newly-published Portuguese edition of my book, The Garden of Peculiarities, in Lisbon and Oporto. Of interest to FE readers, TS has also put out an …

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The Animal Hungers


Fifth Estate # 401, Summer 2018

The animal hungers for light and strength He hungers . Killing himself while hunting Groaning fatally and the last . Hunger springs Sleepless . There are beasts without burden that dance / grow fiery They warily drink water . Famine …

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People of the Earth


Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

During his visit to Chile in January 2018, Pope Francis officiated a mass in the Araucania region—the ancestral territory of the Mapuche people.

Pulling Back the Veil of the Vile


Fifth Estate # 398, Summer, 2017

In Memoriam Luis Ortiz Puppo* Populism is the manifestation of political demagogy that combines financial power and indoctrinated populations. Propaganda is used to indoctrinate the mob.

Deterritorializing the Nation


Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

In order to deterritorialize the state it is imperative to oppose militarism and its ideological base, the idea of the nation state. If it were possible to suppress the imaginary of the imagined community, those which exist in the diverse …

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Waiting for the Barbarians


Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

In August 2015, as refugees broke through a line of Macedonian police at the border between Greece and Macedonia going toward Western Europe, a phrase from the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) came forcibly to mind: “the barbarians are coming …

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The Future is Now!


Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Sales Santos-Vera and Itziar Madina-Elguezabal live in the heart of the Basque Mountains, where the borders between France and Spain are blurred and the mists hide the paths once serving smugglers and antifascist guerrillas. Sales moved here from Extremadura along …

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