Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Mutual Fire Brigade

In mid-November 2018, smoke from the hellfires of so-called California drifted to my home base, so-called Michigan, as humans and nonhumans on the West Coast struggled to breath, struggled not … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Neither Day Nor Night, Hope Nor Despair

Yesterday I looked up, out from under the bundle of winter-clothing layers that cuts one off from the world, raising my eyes from constantly surveying the ice-bound sidewalks to find … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Prologue to “Paths toward Utopia”

[Note: The essay below was written by me as a prologue for the picture-essay book Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (PM Press, 2012), a collaborative project between myself and … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

From an Alley to Unist’ot’en: Solidarity

The alleys of so-called Montreal (aka Tio’tia:ke) are a special joy, even in the dead of winter and capital/state-fueled climate catastrophe. They are spaces where people engage in decommodified life … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Our Bones Remember the Pain

January 7, 2019/5779.  Enforcers of colonialism and capitalism bear down, with menace, on the Wet’suwet’en territory in “an extension of the genocide that Wet’suwet’en have survived since contact,” to borrow … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Two-Part Dialogue with Final Straw Radio

In October, when stopping over for a couple days in so-called lovely Asheville on a Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (AK Press) book tour, I got to savor many … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eight Reflections: Hanukkah 2018

Night 1: To all my fellow rebel jews, though the space may be far between us geographically at this moment, sending out especial love and light on this first night … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 1 Comment