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

Anarchism

Note: This piece is a reworked extract from my book Anarchism and Its Aspirations (AK Press, 2010, http://www.akpress.org/anarchism-and-its-aspirations.html) for the Lexicon pamphlet series that I curated for the Institute for Anarchist … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Something Did Start in Quebec City: North America’s Revolutionary Anticapitalist Movement

Note: This piece was originally written in spring 2001, following the Anti-Capitalist Convergence in response to the Summit of the Americas meetings in Quebec City; it was republished in Allan … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Organizing Social Spaces as If Social Relations Matter

This essay was originally published, as a shorter version, in ROAR Magazine, “an online journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

“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

Things I Hate about San Francisco’s Gentrification: A Love Poem

Below you’ll find, first, a lengthy first-person prologue exploring the loss and grief many of us are experiencing — at accelerated paces — as our communities, cities, and loved ones … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 15 Comments