Fifth Estate

Fifth Estate #398 Out Now

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate via Sprout Distro

The most recent issue of Fifth Estate — North America’s longest running anarchist publication — is out now. Issue #398 features the usual mix of articles, reviews, and announcements. The issue is themed “Revolutins, Riots, & Rebellions”. Consider a subscribing to support Fifth Estate’s 50+ years of publishing.

The Myth of Che Guevara

  • Posted on: 26 November 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

By MLB, from Fifth Estate #397, Winter 2017

Since the 1960s, Ernesto (Che) Guevara has been celebrated in leftist circles, and even among some anarchists as the model of a revolutionary.

A wide variety of musical and theater productions, political posters,T-shirts, bumperstickers, as well as advertisements for vodka, jeans, laundry soap, and promotions for church attendance bear his iconic image and proclaim: “Che, live like him!"

Cultural Appropriation & Shaming

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate #397, Winter 2017

On college campuses, in urban squats, at hip city venues, and at anarchist events, one often sees young white people sporting dreadlocks or Mohawk haircuts. However, there has been an increasingly aggressive push- back by those who designate this as cultural appropriation and are confronting and shaming those they deem guilty of the practice.

Cuba today, from Fifth Estate

  • Posted on: 14 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate, Summer 2016 by Peter Werbe

A tsunami of tourism & foreign investment hits the island

On March 15, our last day in Cuba, my wife and I boarded the Hershey Electric Railway in Casablanca, across the harbor from Old Havana, for a 57-mile trip to the town of Matanzas. We were flying back to Toronto from the airport near that city the next morning after eight days on the island.

New Fifth Estate is being printed!

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Fifth Estate

New Fifth Estate is being printed!

We just uploaded the new issue of the Fifth Estate to the printer. Its theme is No Borders! which extends beyond just those of the nation state. Our cover says, "No Walls Between People; No Walls in Our Heads."

Feature articles include Challenging the Nation State in Syria by Leila Al Shami, Linear Perspective, Fences & Nature’s Glory by Chellis Glendinning, A Transwoman at TSA Security by Jane Clark, Tearing Down the Prisons, Border Lines & Border Regions by Dennis Fox, Waiting for the Barbarians by Jesus Sepulveda, A Visit to Cuba by Peter Werbe, several others.

Fifth Estate #395 Out Now

  • Posted on: 17 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Fifth Estate #395

The Winter 2016 (#395) issue of Fifth Estate is out now. This issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the long-running publication.

Contents for this issue include:

* FE Museum Exhibits (Online Only) by Fifth Estate Collective

* Remembering Federico Arcos (Online Only) by David Watson

* The Future is Now! by Jesús Sepúlveda

* Sabotage & the Flows of Capital by Jeff Shantz

* Transgender Struggle in Prison by Anonymous

* Image Worshipping by Panos Papadimitropoulos

* Mega-Cities by Bellamy Fitzpatrick

Syria’s Kurdish Revolution: The Anarchist Element & the Challenge of Solidarity

  • Posted on: 21 February 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Fifth Estate # 393, Spring 2015 - by Bill Weinberg

Kurdish rebels, 2014The north Syrian town of Kobani has been under siege since mid-September by forces of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, popularly known as ISIS. Early in the siege, world leaders spoke as if they expected it to fall.

Fifth Estate, Spring 2015 Issue: Anti-Marx

  • Posted on: 20 February 2015
  • By: Artificiality
Anti-Marx Means Attack !

The Fifth Estate, founded in 1965, is an anarchist, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian, anti-profit project published cooperatively by a volunteer collective of friends and comrades. We are committed to non-dogmatic, action-oriented writing and activity to bring about a new world.

We are a decentralized collective of individuals from across North America.