Marie’s Song


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

Your fingers twitch in your sleep for a moment before you open your eyes and roll onto your back You brush a small critter from your face and pull a twig from your hair A pink grey sky envelopes the …

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The Battle of Chicago


Fifth Estate # 61, Sept. 5-18, 1968

Editors’ Note: The Fifth Estate contains virtually no news coverage of the Battle of Chicago. For once the overground media did its job and to repeat the horror stories here would only be redundant. Rather, we feel that it is …

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Declaration by the Ghost of Emma Goldman


Fifth Estate # 386, Spring, 2012

I had come to believe capitalism is just the tip of the iceberg of human stupidity. Altogether there is no injustice without complicity. And truly the sight of a brooding wage slave beguiled by some vapid ideologue of privilege is …

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