Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Ghost Stories: Rock, Paper, Ashes

Note: This piece originally appeared in my edited anthology Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, published in fall 2017 by AK Press. I encourage you to get and read … Continue reading

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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

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RevLeftRadio Interview: Grief, Death, and Communal Resistance

About a month ago, Breht with Revolutionary Left Radio interviewed me, and below you’ll find the edited result of our conversation, along with some links that Breht kindly included when … Continue reading

March 25, 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

“12 Years Left”

Hyperbole has long been a staple of rousing speeches, fiery manifestos, and widespread graffiti during uprisings, rebellions, and revolutions. No one believes every word of such extravagant slogans, or takes … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Mixing It Up with “Joy”

I’ve been saving this photo of a cat (wheat pasted on a wall in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal) for one of those days when other people (usually not me) feel the necessity to … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment