Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Pieces from Orchestrole 4, Montreal, Night 93

Thanks to the orchestrole, the past four Wednesday nights in Mile-End have been more than magical, which itself would be enough — in this neighborhood famous for its magical Montreal … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Small Red-Square Story, Montreal, Night 87

I’ve been doing dual-purpose with my pot to bang on during the weekly (now in week three) Mile-End Orchestrole by using it to hand out free red squares too as … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Exile & Austerity, Montreal, Night 86

A [Paul] Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lost (& Found) in Translation: Social Solidarity, Montreal, Night 82

la grève est étudiante, la lutte est populaire / the strike is the students’, the struggle is everyone’s * * * I took the above photo shortly after I got … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Making Our Own Revolutionary Dates, Montreal, Nights 75 & 78 (& More)

It is probably to be expected, if one can “expect” anything in relation to novel social movements, that after some two and a half months of gathering at the same … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of Direct Democracy, or Orchestroles, Montreal, Night 72

Update, Orchestrole 2, July 11 On our second Wednesday night of Mile-End “orchestrolling,” there were double or more likely triple the number of people, instruments, pots & spoons, popular assembly … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Manifest Your Dreams, Montreal, Prelude to Night 73 (in C minor)

Or, a Complementary Composition for Rêve Général Illimité au Festival du Jazz de Montréal, 5 Juillet / July 5 starting at 18h / 6 p.m. in the open space outside … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

“No School[,] But Learning,” Montreal, Night 68

When I write essays in English — unlike when I blog or even speak (both too quickly) — I’m meticulous. Writing, for me, is a political engagement and a political … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

The (Street) Art of Stirring Things Up, Montreal, Night 66

Yesterday, I shared some Montreal street art on my Facebook page. A Montreal anarchist friend had just introduced me to the work of this particular Montreal street artist, Harpy, who produced … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Even Rebels Need to Rest, Montreal, Night 65

I snapped a shot of today’s best-of sighting of a red square on my lengthy walk downtown to the Berri-UQAM Metro corner to then walk further in a miserably tiny … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment