“Detroit”

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Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

a review of Detroit (2017) Director: Kathryn Bigelow 143 min. // Share this on…

From Angels Leaving Sepsis

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Fifth Estate # 362, Fall, 2003

Mother It is time you knew I am guilty of the following charges: Attempting to lead an unarmed insurrection, 33 unpaid parking tickets (to date) compulsive jaywalking, second helpings with my fingers, embezzlement of milk money for 45-rpm records, forced …

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The Detroit Blackout

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Fifth Estate # 362, Fall, 2003

Our backyard bonfire crackles, dimly lighting the faces of neighbors and their dogs emerging from the shadows. Secure with our bottled water, red wine and campfire grill, over a dozen of us trade clumsily barbecued chicken, whitefish, and green peppers, …

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Francisco Ferrer & the Free Education Movement

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Today, the concept of a free school has many connotations. It can mean the freedom to choose what to learn or whether to learn at all. But whatever we mean by free, we can’t really discuss the free schools of …

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Stumbling Upon Public School Utopias

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Fifth Estate # 366, Fall, 2004

Part One: Utopia Outlined February 1999: I’m pivoting on my desk, basking in a student-led discussion, momentarily featuring a couple of black-clad teenagers contrasting the ideological differences between Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid with Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. // Share this on…

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