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

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

Coffee with Care, Not Cops

Coffee Not Cops, intended to counter the increased police presence around the 16th Street Plaza in San Francisco’s Mission, and corresponding increased criminalization of poor people, people of color, folks … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Open Secrets

In San Francisco’s Mission, there is a secret garden. Its short, narrow entrance off Harrison Street near 23rd was, tonight, lined by jars that formerly held nourishment, now cradling small … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a 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

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