You Might as Well Dance

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Fifth Estate # 355, Fall-Winter, 2000

With a name like the Layabouts, it should come as no surprise that Detroit’s Cass Corridor premier anarchist dance band has taken 15 years to produce a follow-up recording to 1985’s blazing combination of infectious beats and insurrectionary lyrics, No …

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Support Your Local Utopia

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Fifth Estate # 355, Fall-Winter, 2000

a review of The Golden Book of Springfield, Vachel Lindsay, 1920, Re-Introduction by Ron Sakolsky, 1999, Charles H. Kerr Publishers, Chicago // Share this on…

Communes in the 21st Century

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Fifth Estate # 355, Fall-Winter, 2000

a review of Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living, Third Edition, Jillian Downey and Elph Morgan, eds., 2000, $30 from the Fellowship for Intentional Community, www.ic.org, or RR 1, Box 156-D, Rutledge, MO 63563 // Share …

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A Treatise on Electronic Anarchy & the Net

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Fifth Estate # 345, Winter, 1995

“Every year of her life…the Net had been growing more expansive and seamless. Computers did it. Computers melted other machines, fusing them together. Television-telephone-telex. Tape recorder-VCR-laser disk. Broadcast tower linked to microwave dish linked to satellite. Phone line, cable TV, …

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404 Is Dead!

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Fifth Estate # 344, Summer, 1994

After 3 years of action, an anarchist center closes its doors, but a more ambitious project opens down the street. // Share this on…

Can a computer virus create anarchy?

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Fifth Estate # 342, Summer 1993

“You could say that cyberpunk is intrinsically anarchistic. It’s endlessly anti-authoritarian, and it can be employed like a weapon, like a computer virus, injecting new information by means of the existing mechanisms. The pop image of anarchism has always been …

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Pornography & Pleasure

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Fifth Estate # 340, Autumn 1992

After years of reading essays in the seemingly endless debate over pornography in the feminist and anarchist milieu, one of many questions reverberates with the most resonance for me: will pornography exist in utopia? // Share this on…

Law & Religion: An Awful Combination

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Fifth Estate # 354, Spring, 2000

Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to permit the display of the biblical Ten Commandments in schools as part of larger legislative efforts to combat youth violence. // Share this on…

Compromising and Computing

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Fifth Estate # 354, Spring, 2000

Staff writers at the Fifth Estate collective have been vigorous critics of technology for more than two decades. Rather than isolate particular tools or situations for a contextual attack, our challenges to the totalitarian tenets of the megamachine look to …

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Operation Gender Blur

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Fifth Estate # 336, Spring, 1991

a review of Bisexuality: A Reader and Sourcebook edited by Thomas Geller (available for $10.95 from Times Change Press c/o Publishers Services, Box 2510, Novato, CA 94948 or the FE Bookstore) // Share this on…

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