Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Moving Days

A year ago, I was listening to peepers as I stood outside in the quiet of a star-covered mid-Michigan late evening, as fireflies twinkled at me on all sides. It … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free City Radio Interview on Anti-Gentrification Struggles in the Bay Area

Listen to an interview with anarchist writer, organizer and activist Cindy Milstein reflecting on current anti-gentrification struggles taking place in the Bay Area. This interview details both the gentrification-driven violence … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Google Will Never Be a “Good Neighbor”; We Need to Be Our Own Best Hope

Note: This piece was originally published on Fireworks, a Bay Area anarchist newspaper, at http://fireworksbayarea.com/newswire/google-will-never-be-a-good-neighbor-we-need-to-be-our-own-best-hope/) *  *  * Pictured here is some of the dark side of the Star-Wars-themed demonstration, … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Ghost Stories from SF: Art Mirrors Life

One can’t always judge a social struggle by its art. Indeed, oftentimes, such cultural production far outstrips the substance of the resistance it’s supposedly in cahoots with, and worse, has … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

“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 Power to Stay: Magical Realism from SF’s Mission

Daily life in San Francisco frequently involves bearing witness to yet another suddenly-shuttered local business, mostly the ones that don’t worry so much about their looks, but instead are packed … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

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