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Cindy Milstein

Call for Anthology Submissions: There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists

Call for Submissions to an Anthology Edited by Cindy Milstein Deadline EXTENDED to Sunday, October 6, 2019! “On nights like these when the moon’s face is obscured by darkness, much … Continue reading

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Two Reviews of “Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief”

Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, edited by Cindy Milstein (AK Press, 2017) *** Reviewed by Nadia de Vries, Mortality 24, no. 1 (2019): 116. How do we navigate the … Continue reading

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Ghost Stories: Rock, Paper, Ashes

Note: This piece originally appeared in my edited anthology Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, published in fall 2017 by AK Press. I encourage you to get and read … Continue reading

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Mutual Fire Brigade

In mid-November 2018, smoke from the hellfires of so-called California drifted to my home base, so-called Michigan, as humans and nonhumans on the West Coast struggled to breath, struggled not … Continue reading

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Prologue to “Paths toward Utopia”

[Note: The essay below was written by me as a prologue for the picture-essay book Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (PM Press, 2012), a collaborative project between myself and … Continue reading

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Our Grief Is a Starting Point in the Fight against Fascism

The following essay appeared on Truthout on November 6, 2018, at https://truthout.org/articles/our-grief-is-a-starting-point-in-the-fight-against-fascism/. * * * Daily, and sometimes hourly, we are assaulted by the latest losses. It isn’t simply that time … Continue reading

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Tree of Life “Mourner’s Kaddish”: 7 Days of “Backward” Shiva

[These musings were written and posted on my Instagram, after sunset, for the seven days leading up to the one-year anniversary of the Tree Life synagogue murder, in which 11 … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

What Did You See in the Flames of Notre-Dame?

Certain images become Rorschach tests. They capture what’s on the minds of society at a particular juncture in human history. Especially if we’re honest about what we see and feel … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

RevLeftRadio Interview: Grief, Death, and Communal Resistance

About a month ago, Breht with Revolutionary Left Radio interviewed me, and below you’ll find the edited result of our conversation, along with some links that Breht kindly included when … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment