Aborigines Resist Genocide

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Fifth Estate # 316, Spring, 1984

It is small wonder that most Americans are not the least big cognizant of the plight of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia; the mainstream press here in the United States does not even recognize the struggles of its own indigenous

Fifth Estate/Earth First!

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Fifth Estate # 333, Winter, 1990

It already seems like a long time ago, but this past June three of us from the Fifth Estate staff headed out by train to New Mexico for our first Earth First! (EF!) Round River Rendezvous (RRR). This was the

Aberration: The Automobile

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Fifth Estate # 325, Spring, 1987

Introduction It is said that the automobile industry created and brought life to the cities, but once again official history dangerously misrepresents and distorts the facts. In reality, it is responsible for the destruction of viable human communities and emblematic

Newspeak and the Impoverishment of Language

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Fifth Estate # 315, Winter, 1984

In his appendix on language in the world of 1984, George Orwell explains that “Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism.” Newspeak was created for the

Palestine: Legacy of Conquest

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Fifth Estate # 328, Spring, 1988

Having consistently destroyed organized Palestinian political and military resistance to Zionist colonial conquest, Israel must now contend with what is fast becoming a massive and generalized civil revolt.

The House of Obedience

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Fifth Estate # 312, Spring 1983

reviewed in this article Juliette Minces, The House of Obedience: Women in Arab Society, 1980, translated from the French by Michael Pallis, Zed Press, 1982.

Detroit, Demolished by Design: Violence, Racism, and Collapse of Community

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

The tales of violence go on-and-on. There is a bold arrogance that comes with class privilege and economic security and comfort. Certainly there are exceptions, but for the most part there is little or no sympathy in affluent communities for

Introduction to “Aberration: The Automobile”

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

It is said that the automobile created and brought life to the cities, but once again official history dangerously misrepresents and distorts the facts.

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