An Anarchist in Poland

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Fifth Estate # 400, Spring, 2018

During a recent 10 day visit to Western Poland (Wielkopolska) to do research for a novel based on my family history, I spoke with many people in the street, in bars, cafes, on trains and buses trying to understand the …

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How and why I wrote CAZZAROLA!

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Fifth Estate # 392, Fall/Winter 2014 - Art & Anarchy

As an anarchist writer, I’m no different from other scribes who try to be socially engaged in their work and lives. I drink beer, write, and do my best to live according to my anarchist principles. And I try to …

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Hong Kong

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Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009

Hong Kong, a steamy, enchanting, green pearl of an island with an amazingly efficient public transit system is also the ultimate temple to last gasp, fast buck, crass consumerism. Mega-towering, teetering, multi-national corporate headquarters ablaze with over-sized neon logos that …

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Lessons from a 7-foot Penis

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Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

I came home one night many years ago to find my then girlfriend crying on the couch. “What happened?” I asked. “Nothing. Just some guy in the street.” “What did he do to you?” // Share this on…

The Orchestra

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Fifth Estate # 388, Winter, 2013

7:58 pm in this quiet, working class Montreal residential neighbourhood the orchestra starts // Share this on…

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