Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

We Can Fight with Love and Joy in Our Hearts

Anarchist #CarePackages are always, also, #LaborsOfLove. Yet in the case of the one I got in my mailbox a few days ago from my (so far only cyber) friend @scottdanielwilliams, … Continue reading

April 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

“New Traditions for Turbulent Times”: A Review of My Edited Anthology, “There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart”

Review in the Jewish Socialist (Spring 2022) by Gabriel Moshenska (@GabeMoshenska) of There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists, edited by Cindy Milstein (AK Press, … Continue reading

April 3, 2022 · 1 Comment

We Can’t Stay Strong If We Don’t Mourn Well

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that in a “culture” that hides, denies, and/or commodifies death and mourning, including by pathologizing grief if it “lasts too long,” and increasingly … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Podcast: A Jewish-Arab Diaspora Conversation

If you’ve read any (or hopefully all) of my curated anthologies, you’ll know that I adore putting many anarchist voices into a collective dialogue wrestling with many threads of an … Continue reading

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Spring Forward

On my almost-daily walks, I’ve been intently trying to find signs of spring.  I search the ground cover for the tiniest of flowers struggling to emerge, but see nothing. I … Continue reading

March 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Mask Up … Still

All good anarchists wear masks—whether the government tells us to or not. And you should too—whether you’re an anarchist or not.  Because the government, via its CDC (Center for Disease … Continue reading

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

No Place for Antisemitism and Islamophobia

A couple decades ago, I lived in Berlin for about two years. I moved three times, coincidentally to sublets in each of the three formerly Jewish neighborhoods, emptied of Jews … Continue reading

January 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Looting Back Our Lives

Today I awoke early, well before my alarm was set to nag at me to get up. It was still dark out, but the kind of dark that promises light … Continue reading

January 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Trying to Have Faith

We anarchists have this profound faith that human beings are capable of thinking and acting for themselves, and putting that self-determining impulse to good collective use, toward self-organized forms of … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Trauma Has Branches Too

Tu BiShvat, the “new year of the trees,” begins tomorrow evening. Around the same time tonight, as twilight moved in at the end of Shabbat, I got word via a … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · Leave a comment