Running on Emptiness


Fifth Estate # 361, Summer 2003

a review of Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization, By John Zerzan, Feral House, Los Angeles, 2002, 214 pp., $12

Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

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Fifth Estate # 363, Winter, 2003/2004

a review of Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs by the Curious George Brigade, Mosinee, WI, 2003, 154 pp, $6. See pages 63-64 to order.

Francisco Ferrer & the Free Education Movement

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Today, the concept of a free school has many connotations. It can mean the freedom to choose what to learn or whether to learn at all. But whatever we mean by free, we can’t really discuss the free schools of …

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Art as Terror?

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of artists and academics who illustrate problems with science and technology through writing, performance, and installations. Their objective is to demystify high-tech tools so that the public can make informed decisions about the …

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Mumia re-examines history of the Black Panther Party

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Fifth Estate # 367, Winter 2004-2005

a review of We Want Freedom: A life in the Black Panther Party by Mumia Abu-Jamal. South End Press: Cambridge, 2004

Some Good Bookchin?


Fifth Estate # 371, Winter 2006

a review of The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy by Murray Bookchin. AK Press. 2005. 491 pp. $23.

DVD review: The Net


Fifth Estate # 375, Spring 2007

reviewed in this article The Net: The Unabomber, LSD, and the Internet by Lutz Dammbeck Other Cinema, San Francisco, 2003


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Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

Oystercatcher #5 Review by J.L. Dale I’m young, but I still had grade-school fantasies about bathing my neighborhood in a heavy wave of pirate radio–my voice and my songs out into the world.

“The Universe Wants to Play”


Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

Back in the salad days of the 1990s, the North American anarchist scene adopted play, not just as a personal tactic of freedom, but as a revolutionary strategy. Play was thought to be a way out of the dead-ends of …

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Recipes for Disaster

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Fifth Estate # 368-369, Spring-Summer, 2005

a review of Recipes For Disaster, CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective, Olympia WA 624 pages $12.00. Available from the Barn: see page 98