Drinking Joe Hill’s Ashes

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Fifth Estate # 370, Fall 2005

Note: FE staffer Walker Lane interviewed Billy Bragg, the English singer/songwriter, when he played a 1998 Labor Day benefit for striking Detroit newspaper workers. // Share this on…

All Wars are Lies!

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Fifth Estate # 372, Spring 2006

War! Uh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! –Edwin Starr, “War” The Motown great Edwin Starr asked and answered this question in his 1970 song that became a best-selling record and the anthem of another in a series of …

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Venezuela—An Anarchist at the World Social Forum

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Fifth Estate # 372, Spring 2006

Barrel-assing around hair-pin turns at 6am in a crowded bus on a road with no barriers between us and a two thousand foot drop was not the manner in which I anticipated arriving in Venezuela for the Sixth World Social …

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Reviews

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Fifth Estate # 373, Fall 2006

1. The Wedding and Other Stories, Cara Hoffman, Factory School Southpaw Culture, 2006, 114 pp., factoryschool.org. Available from the Barn // Share this on…

The State and Longing for Arcadia

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Fifth Estate # 373, Fall 2006

reviewed here: The State, Harold Barclay, Freedom Press, London, 2003, 109 pp. Longing for Arcadia: Memoirs of an AnarchoCynicalist Anthropologist, Harold B. Barclay, Trafford, 2005, Victoria, BC, 362 pp. // Share this on…

In Chavez’s Venezuela

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Fifth Estate # 375, Spring 2007

Just the headline above alone probably condemns us to the gulag by uncritical leftist supporters of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian socialist revolution. But like most issues that vex the left, a look beneath the surface always provides more than what initially …

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Has Bush Doomed Christianity?

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Fifth Estate # 375, Spring 2007

Perhaps the only positive result of the reign of the murderous moron in the White House as chieftain of the American empire is to what depths he has sunk the popular perception of Christianity. // Share this on…

Escaping from Europe

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Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

“[The Arawaks]…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned …They were well built, with good bodies and handsome features….They …

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An Anarchist in Cuba

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Fifth Estate # 378, Summer 2008

On February 2, I stepped off a plane that had left a frigid Toronto three and a half hours earlier and landed in the balmy sunshine of Holguin, Cuba. It was impossible to know then that I had arrived two …

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Nope to Hope

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Fifth Estate # 380, Spring 2009

ANNOUNCER: The leader’s coming. He approaches. He’s bending. He’s unbending. He’s jumping. He’s crossed the river. ‘They’re shaking his hand. He sticks out his thumb. // Share this on…

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