Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Solecast w/Cindy Milstein on Rebellious Mourning

I feel like I’ve been neglecting my blog for many months, not for lack of desire to get it up and running again. But between anarchist organizing at home, doing … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finding Our Way

My friend Jose Cruz shared this stencil of his recently, noting that “bigger than hate is our natural love 4 each other.” He then paired this pair of kids with … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stay Woke, Stay Kind

To all who carry the weight of this world on their shoulders as a constant companion. To all who can’t not see hierarchy and domination everywhere in this social order. … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Light at the Darkest of Times

We humans are pretty simple creatures. Although we may make up all sorts of complicated stories, myths, and holidays as intellectual justification, our need for illumination — whether in the … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

No Justice, Just Us

In this increasingly shattered world that isn’t ours, that isn’t even close to the caring and connective forms of social relations and social organization we aspire to—much as we valiantly … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Between the Covers: Rebellious Mourning

AK Press received its shipment today of my edited anthology Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, and not only shared this photo on Instagram but these words too: “I … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Texas Has My Heart

About a year and a half ago, the good folks at Solidarity Houston hosted me for a short visit. I’d never been to #Houston before, and was struck immediately by … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

As If It Were Today

Death is funny. It plays tricks on you. Death grabs your hand, twirls you around mercilessly, never lets you out of its dance. You become so dizzy, in fact, that … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Most of Us Are Already Illegal

Rainy, gray-gloomy day. News across Turtle Island of white supremacist attacks and even murder as well as white supremacist infrastructure readying its brutal, annihilationist power. Politicians on all sides, from … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment