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

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

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 · 16 Comments

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

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Picnic

Today [December 20] I took in some of the “inclusive” exclusivity of the refashioned playground of Manhattan, walking the length, almost twice, of the High Line, a 1.45-mile-long park built … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Same Message, Different Method

One of the most remarkable things about New York City is that in the course of even one day, you run across pretty much the whole of humanity and every … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Throwing a Wrench in the “Capitalism Works” Piece

I’m not sure quite where to start my rant on this public art project in Times Square by Steve Lambert (http://gothamist.com/2013/09/12/talk_about_capitalism_in_the_heart.php), given that it perturbs me on so many levels. … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment