Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Organizing Social Spaces as If Social Relations Matter

This essay was originally published, as a shorter version, in ROAR Magazine, “an online journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Occupy Anarchism”: Musings on Prehistories, Present (Im)Perfects & Future (Im)Perfects

I wrote the following essay for the anthology We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation (AK Press, 2012), edited by Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Shades of Love

The following essay was written for the anthology Revolutionary Love Letters (Minor Compositions, forthcoming in 2014), edited by Jamie Heckert, who kindly and lovingly gave me permission to share it … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 4 Comments


Note: This piece is a reworked extract from my book Anarchism and Its Aspirations (IAS/AK Press, 2010,¬†http://www.akpress.org/anarchism-and-its-aspirations.html) for the Lexicon pamphlet series put together by the Institute for Anarchist Studies. … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Things I Hate about San Francisco’s Gentrification: A Love Poem

Below you’ll find, first, a lengthy first-person prologue exploring the loss and grief many of us are experiencing — at accelerated paces — as our communities, cities, and loved ones … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 15 Comments

Waking to Revolution

Note: This essay-poem, written in January 2011, is from Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2012), a collaborative book of picture-essays by Cindy Milstein … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paths toward Utopia: Asserting the Commons against Enclosures

Workshop presented at the Mobilizing and Organizing from Below Conference in Baltimore, MD, June 1-3, 2012. For more coverage, go to http://indyreader.org/mobconf.

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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