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About Fifth Estate Collective

Fifth Estate (FE) is a U.S. periodical, based in Detroit, Michigan, begun in 1965, and presently with staff members across North America who connect via the Internet. Its editorial collective sometimes has divergent views on the topics the magazine addresses but generally shares anarchist, anti-authoritarian outlook and a non-dogmatic, action-oriented approach to change. The title implies that the periodical is an alternative to the fourth estate (traditional print journalism).

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"You experienced the war; I experienced the revolution!" With these words our compañero, Federico Arcos, confronted three veterans of the communist-dominated International Brigades as part of a panel invited to comment on Ken Loach's film about the Spanish revolution, Land and Liberty, following an April 13 showing. The movie depicts revolutionary fervor in 1936-37 Spain, concentrating particularly on a front-line workers' militia. They attempt to fight together without the social stratification of rank privilege, and the communist-dominated government endeavors to "militarize" them, to return them to hierarchy and the discipline of the barrack. Sixty years ago, on July 18th, 1936, an attempted coup by fascist army officers... (From :
When someone on the Fifth Estate staff over 40 years ago came up with the slogan, Fuck Authority, it was printed as a 29” X 22” poster and tucked inside a 1975 issue of the publication, then a monthly tabloid. On the reverse side was a catalog of the books offered through the paper’s bookstore which was housed in the same space as its public office. Recently, the poster was displayed at the Fifth Estate’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2015 and is part of a 9338 Campau Gallery exhibit in Hamtramck, Mich. entitled, “Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Print Co-op.” The poster was originally printed there. It is now one of many reproduced in a new ti... (From :


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