Poems for Our 20th Anniversary

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Fifth Estate # 322, Winter-Spring, 1986

Poetry has been a part of the Fifth Estate since its origins, so it is with great pleasure that we print these sent to us by The Alternative Press on the occasion of our 20th anniversary. The Alternative Press, Grindstone …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 322, Winter-Spring, 1986

  Natural Abortions To “A Comrade” c/o The FE: I am fed up with the “murder of the innocents” argument re: abortion. (See Letters, FE #321, Indian Summer 1985). Nature murders the “innocents,” i.e. fertilized cell clusters, by the billions …

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Bhopal and the Prospects for Anarchy

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Fifth Estate # 320, Spring, 1985

  Dear Fifth Estate, I thought that the article on Bhopal in your Winter 1985 issue [FE #319, Winter, 1985] was quite good and, since nothing on the event appeared in Strike!, I’m glad that you too are “filling some …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 320, Spring, 1985

  “Old & Sterile?” Dear People: I was really glad to see the extensive coverage given to the Big Mountain struggles in FE #317, Summer 1984. The graphics were great, too. More regular updates on indigenous struggles in N. America, …

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A Spark In Search of a Powder Keg

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Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

Rebellion is its own justification, completely independent of the chance it has to modify the state of affairs that gives rise to it. It’s a spark in the wind, but a spark in search of a powder keg. —André Breton …

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Letters

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Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

Send letters to fe AT fifthestate DOT org or Fifth Estate, P.O. Box 201016, Ferndale, MI 48220. All formats accepted including typescript & handwritten. Letters may be edited for length. Naming people Rob Blurton’s article, “Anarchy in the Midwest,” [FE …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 319, Winter, 1985

Illusion of Contact Greetings: The summer ’84 issue of the Fifth Estate was quite good. I’m glad that Bill Kellerman and Bill McCormick put the christian anarchist position so well [“Anarchy & Christianity: An Exchange,” FE #317, Summer 1984], and …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 318, Fall, 1984

  Eat The Rich Dear Fifth Estate, “Meat as Murder” in last issue’s letters [FE #317, Summer 1984], should have been titled “Vegetarian Fascism.” Vegetables are also living and to eat them is also murder. We suggest sucking on rocks …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 317, Summer 1984

Escapes Clutches Dear Fifth Estate: As one about to escape the clutches of the US Army (an equal opportunity oppressor) I want to thank you for your paper and its role in keeping me sane/insane. Keep it up, even if …

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Letters to the Fifth Estate

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Fifth Estate # 321, Indian Summer, 1985

  Crude Argument Dear Fifth Estate: Generally, the Fifth Estate is great. Articles are principled, well reasoned, sometimes poetic. But the review of Noam Chomsky’s book by Pat Flanagan (see Spring 1985 FE) ended with Flanagans advocacy of “intolerance of …

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