Cindy Milstein

Cindy Milstein

Cindy Milstein is a board member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, coorganizer of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, and author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations (IAS/AK Press, 2010) and the forthcoming collaboration with Erik Ruin Paths toward Utopia: Explorations in Everyday Anarchism (PM Press, spring 2012).

She has actively been engaged in numerous collective projects aimed at creating autonomous spaces of resistance, reconstruction, and education, including most recently, Station 40 in San Francisco, and before that, Black Sheep Books in Montpelier, Vermont. She also taught at the “anarchist summer school” called the Institute for Social Ecology, and has long been involved in community organizing and social/political movements from below, including the Hope from People Not Presidents campaign and the New World from Below convergence at the Social Forum in Detroit.

Her essays appear in several anthologies, including Realizing the Impossible: Art against Authority and Globalize Liberation. When not at home, now in her new home of West Philly, she travels frequently to do public speaking and popular education around topics related to anarchism, direct democracy, anticapitalism, and other political interventions, to encourage critical thought and prefigurative politics. She can be reached at [email protected], although right now, because she’s joyfully throwing herself into the occupation at Philly and the first living, breathing example of self-governance she’s ever been honored to be a participant in with so many wonderful, diverse people, she’s extra bad about returning emails.Check out Cindy Milstein & Erik Ruin present Paths toward Utopia at the Baltimore Radical Bookfair

Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism

Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism

SKU: 9781604865028
Authors: Cindy Milstein and Erik Ruin • Introduction: Josh MacPhee
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604865028
Published: 9/2012
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 8
Page count: 128
Subjects: Art-Graphic, Politics


“Writing-speaking differently is part of the struggle for the world we want to create and are creating, a world that moves against-and-beyond capitalism. These picture-essay-poems break the existing world both in what they say and how they say it. A fabulous book”.
—John Holloway, author of Crack Capitalism

Paths toward Utopia combines beautiful art, crafted insights, and exemplary stories to plant inspiring seeds of a better future. What more could one ask for?”
—Michael Albert, author of Parecon: Life after Capitalism

“This remarkable book is inspiring and emboldening, allowing us to see the contours of another world that is not only possible but already in formation.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–1975

Paths toward Utopia winds us through the political beliefs we know in our hearts, but sometimes lose sight of. It grounds us, embodies us, makes us feel wonder and see the beauty of the work we are doing.”
—Cindy Crabb, author of Doris zine

“This fine collection of graphic essays indicts a contemporary failure of imagination, and restores utopian politics that does not surrender to the drumbeat of everyday emergencies, tasks, and defeats.”
—Andrej Grubacic, author of Wobblies and Zapatistas

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