Disability and Creativity


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review of There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness by M. Leona Godin. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2021 More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art by Georgina Kleege. Oxford University Press 2018

Cuba through the eyes of Che’s grandson


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of 33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara, Translated by Howard Curtis. Europa Editions 2015 Les Héritiers du Che (The Heirs Of Che) by Canek Sánchez Guevara and Jorge Masetti. Presses de la Cite 2007

The Challenge Accepted

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Fifth Estate # 307, November 19, 1981

In response to “A Challenge to the Prison Movement,” FE #307, November 19, 1981. “Prisons are part of the central model for social control.” Sylvie Kashdan, Seattle In its mirror image negation of some positions of the prisoner support movement, …

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CIRA at Sixty


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

Anarchist solidarity can take many forms, including collecting books, pamphlets, and letters. Through such activity, comrades active in the world’s anarchist archives are part of anchoring an important segment of the struggle for a libertarian and egalitarian world.

The Spanish Revolution, Pura & Federico Arcos, & the Fifth Estate


Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Next year will mark the eightieth anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Revolution, an event which most of those involved with the Fifth Estate only learned of in the 1970s, but one which profoundly contributed to what the paper …

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Seattle’s Left Bank Books


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

Good news! Seattle’s Left Bank Books is republishing Letters of Insurgents, Fredy Perlman’s historical novel about love and revolution in the East bloc and Western states of the mid-20th century.