Fifth Estate Collective

Anarchy at the Grinning Duck

Benefit for the Libertarian Press

You don’t have to watch the nightly TV news to realize that money is tight these days. It is an international problem that has put many anti-authoritarian printing projects in jeopardy including this one. For that reason we are planning a benefit party to raise money for the international anti-authoritarian press.

Although we sometimes find ourselves in sharp disagreement with one another, we share a basic commitment and comradeship and we want to assure that none of the publications go under for want of funds.

On Friday, January 29, there will be a blow-out bash at the Grinning Duck Club, 4156 Third Ave. at the corner of W. Willis, with live music performed by the Layabouts and the John Grant Band. Rocking from 9:30 p.m. until the doors close, the bands will be shaking the club’s walls to raise money and provide a night of fun for all in attendance.

The money raised will be divided up among the Fifth Estate; Work and Pay, San Francisco; Revista Anarchica, Italy; Black Flag: Organ of the Anarchist Black Cross, United Kingdom; the Ann Arbor Anarchist Print Co-op, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and L’Internazionale, Italy. For some of these publications, such as Black Flag and Open Road, their financial situation is one of life and death.

Admission fee is $2.50, but there is also a $10 ticket for those who can afford to give a little extra help. It won’t get you anything more than the normal $2.50 ticket, but a bigger thank you. Of course, we won’t say no to anyone interested in a $50 or $100 ticket (we’re very obliging). A full accounting of the proceeds and the division of funds will appear in the next issue of the fifth Estate.

Fifth Estate #308, January 19, 1982