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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Rocks in my Pillow

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Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

a review of Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall, by Allan Antliff, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007 // Share this on…

Hellcat Passion

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Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

Game (1) “Shelf Life” How to Play: You take a series of books off your shelf in the order they sit there. Working through them in sequence, you open them at random, selecting the phrase or clause that strikes you, …

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“Y” Is A Crooked Letter

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Fifth Estate # 391, Spring/Summer 2014 - Anarchy!

What kind of anarch am I on my best days? The kind that eludes the prisons of “ists” and “isms” for the freedom of the “Y”. // Share this on…

Tuning in to the illegalist continuum

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Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009

Bank robbers The Bonnot Gang were notorious anarchist bank robbers whose daring exploits in pre World War One France were legendary examples of illegalism. In contrast to the stalwart proletarian solidarity prized by the anarcho-syndicalists of that time, the illegalists …

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As The Shit Hits The Fan

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Fifth Estate # 381, Summer-Fall 2009

The State is understood as pure and inviolable, as capable of purifying the most repulsive things–even money–through the touch of its divine hand. Money, therefore, is pure insofar as it belongs to the State; so are, by association, those experts …

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Black Star North

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Fifth Estate # 368-369, Spring-Summer, 2005

“A single star weds the space between two branches.” — George Elliott Clarke in Québécité Lately, I have chosen to do my living, loving, writing, and resisting in British Columbia (BC) Canada. Though I can’t say that I’m an ex-patriot, …

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Music review: d’bi young

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Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

a review of d’bi young. Wombanifesto. www.dbiyoung.net // Share this on…

How Art and Music Can Change the World

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Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

a review of How Art and Music Can Change the World: Mecca Normal // Share this on…

On Don LaCoss’s Passing

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Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

One of Don’s last research projects was on the history of Egyptian surrealism, so it is fitting that his death was poetically heralded by a popular insurrection in the streets of Cairo. // Share this on…

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