Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Podcast: A Jewish-Arab Diaspora Conversation

If you’ve read any (or hopefully all) of my curated anthologies, you’ll know that I adore putting many anarchist voices into a collective dialogue wrestling with many threads of an … Continue reading

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Final Straw Radio: Downloadable Zine Version of My Podcast Interview, “On Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists”

As if to fulfill one of the cultural stereotypes of Jews as long-windedly talkative, not to mention wandering around seemingly aimlessly from topic to topic (because everything is messy, complex, … Continue reading

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Mending a Broken World: Milstein Chat on Coffee with Comrades Podcast

My friend and marvelous podcaster Pearson kindly invited me to join in “coffee” and conversation on the warm, wise, and ever-engaging @coffeewithcomrades, and the result is episode 132: Mending a … Continue reading

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Firestorm Books: Recording of “Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists” Book Event

To celebrate the release of a new collection of contemporary essays, art, and poetry by Jewish anarchists, Firestorm Books kindly hosted a conversation on April 15, 2021 (or 5781 if … Continue reading

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Our Grief Has to Count

How do we honor our grief when there’s too much of it?  Today is the ninth yahrzeit of my father’s death. As one of my sisters noted, it almost gets … Continue reading

May 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Under One’s Wing

Today I got a sacred, magical glimpse of what it means to take someone “under one’s wing,” and many small peeks at what it feels like to trust fully in … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Refreshing Ourselves

So much of who and what we were and aspired to be, whether as anarchists or plain-old people, seems to have faded away during the pandemic. Or maybe worn to … Continue reading

April 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Suddenly

Suddenly today, it was 70 degrees and brilliantly sunny.  Suddenly, too, the flowers decided to bloom in bright yellow, pink, and purple profusion, and little lime green buds awoke on … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

We Can Fight with Love and Joy in Our Hearts

Anarchist #CarePackages are always, also, #LaborsOfLove. Yet in the case of the one I got in my mailbox a few days ago from my (so far only cyber) friend @scottdanielwilliams, … Continue reading

April 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

“New Traditions for Turbulent Times”: A Review of My Edited Anthology, “There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart”

Review in the Jewish Socialist (Spring 2022) by Gabriel Moshenska (@GabeMoshenska) of There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists, edited by Cindy Milstein (AK Press, … Continue reading

April 3, 2022 · 1 Comment

We Can’t Stay Strong If We Don’t Mourn Well

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that in a “culture” that hides, denies, and/or commodifies death and mourning, including by pathologizing grief if it “lasts too long,” and increasingly … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spring Forward

On my almost-daily walks, I’ve been intently trying to find signs of spring.  I search the ground cover for the tiniest of flowers struggling to emerge, but see nothing. I … Continue reading

March 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Mask Up … Still

All good anarchists wear masks—whether the government tells us to or not. And you should too—whether you’re an anarchist or not.  Because the government, via its CDC (Center for Disease … Continue reading

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment