Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

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

Social Goodness & Abundance, Montreal, Night 108

Note: This piece was originally written on August 10, 2012, in the midst of my four months in Montreal as participant-observer-writer during the Quebec student strike. I’m reposting it both … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Review and Sort-of Review of “Duets for Abdelrazik”

The scary part about “finding” a review on Facebook of “Duets for Abdelrazik”(http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/duets-abdelrazik-art-political-action) some ten minutes after I’d popped the CD into my computer is how quickly the tiny little … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fragility & Heartbreak, Michigan, Night 26

I keep meaning to write something about the abrupt halt to my “Dispatches from Maple Spring” posts — written during the best summer of my life in the rebellious, romantic … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fragility & Heartbreak, Montreal, Night 115

On August 10, I posted a photo on my Facebook page of a delicate red square with the caption “[the] fragility & sweetness of social struggle.” Little could I have … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

“In the Street for Social Strike,” Montreal, Night 110

Despite a weather forecast calling for rain all day, the drops held off until just as the last section of the Mile-End neighborhood’s Dans la rue pour la grève sociale … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

A Sticky “Maple Spring,” Montreal, Night 103

Late this afternoon — after slogging near brain-dead through the thick humidity all day — I almost decided not to schlep the five kilometers eastward for the Pique-Nique Rouge (“Red … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Popular Power: “Fuck the Elections,” Montreal, Night 101 (re: Night 100)

Everything about night demo 100 in Montreal felt enormous. There were the numbers of people — so many that when we were on long hilly streets, all you could see … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

100 Red Nights / 100 Victories, Montreal, Night 100

This is a gift. A collaborative one, between myself (words) and Thien V Qn (photos). A gift of 1 love letter per night, for each of the 100 nights that … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Revving up for August, Montreal, Night 94

It’s a bit after midnight, and I just got home from a perfectly curated musical fund-raiser in the Mile-End neighborhood of Montreal titled carré rouge sonore (“red square sound”) organized … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · Leave a comment