Resistance Begins at Home


Fifth Estate # 361, Summer 2003

While working as a human rights activist in Guatemala, I learned some of the most profound lessons of resistance. There, I experienced some of the greatest despair imaginable and some of the greatest hope.

Bikes Not Cars!


Fifth Estate # 359, Winter, 2002-2003

a review of Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration Edited by Chris Carlsson. AK Press, 2002, 256 pp. $18.95

Anarcho-spirituality and its Discontents


Fifth Estate # 359, Winter, 2002-2003

“What is inflated too much will burst into fragments.” —Ethiopian proverb “Spiritual zombies no longer hear their inner guide.” —Alice Walker In 1986, at the Haymarket anniversary anarchist gathering in Chicago, I landed in a “radical ritual.” We’re told that …

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Remembering Harry Hay


Fifth Estate # 359, Winter, 2002-2003

Harry Hay, Father of the Gay rights movement, died this October at the age of 90. Harry founded the Mattachine Society in 1950, the first gay rights organization in the United States. He was kicked out a few years later …

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Plan Z builds bridges in Tennessee


Fifth Estate # 358, Fall, 2002

Plan Z: A Strategy Conference for Radical Wimmin and Trannies rolled into our radical queer community, IDA, this past June. (“Tranny,” by the way, is a common, chosen term for the transgendered.) The week-long gathering brought together activists from around …

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Tennessee Radicals Resist the Permanent Nuclear War Machine at Oak Ridge


Fifth Estate # 357, Summer 2002

A few months ago, George W. Bush proclaimed that 2002 would be a “war year.” Indeed, the so-called “War Against Terrorism” promises war without end. Still, the President has not hesitated in making superficial gestures towards “peace.” The latest of …

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Anarchy in Tennessee


Fifth Estate # 352, Winter, 1999

Join men and women, gays and straights, freaks, faeries, nomads, communitarians, gardeners, artists, deschoolers, pansies, poets, musicians, magicians, herbalists, jugglers, and others in Middle Tennessee, May 28-31, for a magical weekend retreat of revolution and relaxation. The site for this …

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Convention Crashes!


Fifth Estate # 365, Summer, 2004

NEW YORK, NY — August 31 (Dissociated Press) The campaign to re-appoint George Bush President is in full swing as a heat wave continued with Central Park recording its third consecutive 95 degree-plus day.

Segregation Rising


Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

While attending a meeting in Gainesville, Georgia to learn about the horrific effects of environmental racism, the conversation quickly turned to education. For decades African Americans have been fighting pollution and coping with obscene leukemia rates in their community in …

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Stop Assimilating; Start Revolting


Fifth Estate # 370, Fall 2005

a review of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, Edited by Mattilda, (AKA Matt Bernstein Sycamore), Soft Skull Press, Brooklyn, 2004, 318 pages, $16.95.