Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

One Can Never Build Too Many Homes

I’m fortunate. I have a home in San Francisco in the heart of what’s left of the Mission with 15 eccentric, good-hearted folks-as-family in a 10-year-old anarchist collective space, even … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creature Comforts

Today this 10-year-old — one of my favorite kids in the world, and now part of my chosen family here in my childhood hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, a place … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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