Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

“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 · 3 Comments

The Shades of Love

The following essay was written for the anthology Revolutionary Love Letters (Minor Compositions, forthcoming in 2014), edited by Jamie Heckert, who kindly and lovingly gave me permission to share it … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

“Occupy Anarchism”: An Excerpt (for Now)

A whole big bunch of us radicals-who-write are bound together in the new anthology We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation, edited by Kate Khatib, Margaret … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

“When the People Lead”

Video from “Revolutionary Nonviolence?” Part 3: “When the People Lead” at the Friends Center, Philadelphia, on Monday, March 5, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42OxxLHW9VQ&feature=youtu.be Organizers share stories of strategic campaigns for social change. … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Occupation Is Not Recreation

Sign du jour at eviction du jour (Occupy DC), but the message feels true–doubly so–right now for Occupy Philly: it’s not fun & yet it also doesn’t feel serious. To … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Communities of Care

This weekend has underscored how crucial it is to prefigure new forms of social relations, both to qualitatively transform the present & push past it. At the dance for Dara … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

A New Heart in This World

After doing public talks, I often get emails from folks with comments, questions, or thanks. On January 5, following a talk I did at Lucy Parsons Center titled “Occupy Anarchism,” … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Strategizing beyond the Occupations: Video of December 1 Event at Philly’s Wooden Shoe

http://occupyphillymedia.org/video/video-strategizing-beyond-occupations-event-wooden-shoe-dec-1st Thanks to Matt Dineen for organizing this event, and to Suzy Subways for filming it, along with her description, which follows: On Dec. 1st, less than 48 hours after … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Selves for a New Year

After a week away from Occupy Philly, it was lovely to return to tonight’s general assembly “new year’s reflection,” focusing on what we personally and collectively have achieved in our … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Small Slice of Occupy Lansing

Caveat: I love my parents; it’s good to visit them at their home (my childhood one) here in East Lansing. That said: 1. As my mom remarked today, I’m in … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment