Anarchy in the Midwest

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Fifth Estate # 406, Spring, 2020

When 17th century Europeans arrived in the Great Lakes region, they discovered Native Americans living in what today we would call an anarchist society. These Lake natives had horizontal social relationships governed by kin obligations and employed consensus decision-making. // …

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Clampdown!

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Fifth Estate # 347, Spring, 1996

The confluence of circumstances that creates openings for profound social transformation in America are few. Research reveals a pattern of repressive behavior by power structures in the United States when these rare historical opportunities for change occur. Extreme personalities such …

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Mutiny at the Outposts of Empire

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Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

The original full-length article is online in the Fifth Estate archive; see Issue 346, Summer 1995. As America’s involvement in Vietnam deepened in 1965, political and social turbulence at home reached proportions unimaginable at the beginning. Within two years, the …

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Mutiny at the Outposts of Empire

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Fifth Estate # 346, Summer, 1995

Thirty years ago, the most powerful military colossus ever assembled, its triumphant legions spread throughout the world, committed an expeditionary force of its best troops to the Asian mainland. “The American Army of 1965,” wrote an admiring historian, “was headstrong …

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