Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein


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

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Goodness & Abundance, Montreal, Night 108

Note: This piece was originally written on August 10, 2012, in the midst of my four months in Montreal as participant-observer-writer during the Quebec student strike. I’m reposting it both … Continue reading

March 16, 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

March 15, 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 · 13 Comments

Two Moms, Double Heartbreak

The 24 hours of this March 3, 2014, have included fitful sleep and foggy waking hours, a half-finished story about my mother and her best friend (soul mate) of 40 … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

What We Might (Not) Dream

Maybe it’s because I dream big when I’m awake, and have always had trouble sleeping, but I hardly ever dream when I’m asleep. Or at least I don’t recall those … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playing Games with Others’ Lives

This morning, I started overhearing a woman telling her friend in what sounded like glowing words that Google has decided to rent a building at 16th and Harrison streets in … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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