Defenders

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Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

Broken leather latch time’s dispatch an oil-stained suitcase containing tar sands underwear surrounded by industrial overwear. Over where? Not over here you bastards not anywhere! This ain’t no time for caged canaries with velvet beaks. We must bite the hand …

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Teaching Anarchy

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

There are many anarchist approaches to education from free-schooling to home-schooling to de-schooling and beyond. The experience recounted here occurred in a much less receptive learning environment. // Share this on…

The Economy is in the toilet

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Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Fifth Estate history Why save Wall Street when the shit hits the fan and the economy plunges down the toilet? Let it drown in its own cesspool of toxic debt. Since money is symbolically a form of excrement, poetic justice …

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Polish Oranges

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Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

a review of Lives of the Orange Men by Major Waldemar Fydrych, edited by Gavin Grindon, translated by David French, with an introduction by the Yes Men Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2014, 330 pp. // Share this on…

Refusing the Marketplace

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Fifth Estate # 367, Winter 2004-2005

Prologue “Lady with the very modern illness agoraphobia but ancient as fear in a Greek marketplace Lady I have seen your face crumple and break in ecstasy of terror of horror of being alive in the sewer world feeling alien …

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First they Came for Ward Churchill

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Fifth Estate # 370, Fall 2005

In “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” Churchill invoked Malcolm X’s comments immediately following the assassination of president John F. Kennedy as he maintained that American foreign policy provoked the attacks on New York. At root …

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Only a Beginning

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Fifth Estate # 371, Winter 2006

a review of Only a Beginning: An Anarchist Anthology. Edited by Allan Antliff. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2004. 352 pages. $25. Available from The Barn. // Share this on…

No More Safety Valves

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Fifth Estate # 372, Spring 2006

Freedom is a word with many meanings. What makes radio free from an anarchist point of view? In relation to the airwaves, the term commonly refers to a form of direct action broadcasting done without a government-approved license. It is …

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A Call for Tunnel Visionaries

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Fifth Estate # 376, Halloween, 2007

Reality is a tunnel constructed between the realm of the possible and all that is deemed impossible. Under the aegis of reality, the conceptual limitations of tunnel vision are normalized. By breaking down the tunnel walls, we fully reveal what …

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Surrealism is (Still) Elsewhere

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

It seems that the more art school training one receives at the academy, the more one is likely to be confused about surrealism or overtly hostile to it. Much of the malaise around surrealism in art circles stems from the …

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