More Phantasmagoria…

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Fifth Estate # 15, October 1-15, 1966

Leftovers from the Right-wing Film Phantasmagoria [see FE #14, September 15, 1966] came in the form of letters to and from Fulton Lewis, III. Peter Werbe, News Editor of the Fifth Estate and Executive Board Member of the DCEWV, wrote …

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Is ChatGPT just a new tech toy or is it Skynet?

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Fifth Estate # 413, Spring, 2023

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the …

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Reading Marx


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

a review of How to Read Marx’s Capital: Commentary and Explanations on the Beginning Chapters by Michael Heinrich. Translated by Alexander Locasio. Monthly Review Press 2022

How to print zines, posters, flyers, and stickers


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review of Cheap Copies! Cheap Copies! The OBSOLETE! Press Guide to DIY Hectography, Mimeography, & Spirit Duplication by Rich Dana. Obsolete Press, 2022

The Coldest of All Cold Monsters


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State by Eric Laursen, Foreword by Maia Ramath. AK Press 2021

The Mob, Racism & Mayhem They Call a Sport


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of The Bittersweet Science; Racism, Racketeering, and the Political Economy of Boxing by Gerald Horne. International Publishers 2021

Dancing for Our Lives


Fifth Estate # 361, Summer 2003

The following essay [“The Decline of the Choral Dance,” FE #361, Summer 2003] couldn’t have entered my consciousness at a better time. It was 1962, and I had spent my late teens and early twenties reading intensely in an attempt …

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In 1936 Spain

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Fifth Estate # 356, Spring, 2002

Discussed in this article: The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, Vol. 1, by José Peirats, translated by Paul Sharkey, edited by Chris Ealham, 348 pp., (24 pp. photographs). The Meltzer Press, P.O. Box 35, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2UX, England, …

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Y2K: Will it all fall apart?


Fifth Estate # 353, Summer, 1999

Previous to this era, opponents of capitalism, particularly marxists, but also anarchists, saw the internal contradictions inherent in the political economy as the basis of the system’s overthrow; the working class was to be the agency of revolution. Other marxist …

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A Speed bump in the road?

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Fifth Estate # 353, Summer, 1999

The following interview with Chris Clark, editor of the Earth Island Journal, publication of Earth Island Institute, was taped the week of January 18. I chose Clark to interview since he and his organization seem sensible in their theoretical and …

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