Playing in the Key of Clown


Fifth Estate # 397, Winter, 2017

Related: Clown Army Recruiting Poster At the July 2005 Carnival for Full Enjoyment in Edinburgh, Scotland, riot police mass on the streets with shields and truncheons, fireproof armor; all very imposing. They use their shields to shove protesters, who are …

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Monumental Dialectics


Fifth Estate # 372, Spring 2006

On May 4, 1886, several hundred workers assembled in Chicago’s Haymarket Square to protest the shooting of their comrades on a picket line at the McCormick Reaper Works the day before. The violence happened in the context of a largely …

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