Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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

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

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