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For May Day: C.S.O.A. Forte Prenestino in Rome

From a friend of Autonomies … To celebrate the first of May inside a fort, a real historical fort with all the massive walls, heavy, imposing. To remember that there was once an attempt, here, on this piece of land, … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: House occupations in Rome

The understanding that capitalism is more than a form of economic organisation-exploitation, that the exploitation of labour presupposes the creation and reproduction of the conditions of that exploitation, and that today the production of those conditions is itself a source … Continue reading

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Dancing life: Radical gestures of okupied social centres

Today okupied social centres play today a fundamental role in the renewal, constitution and radicalisation of social movements.  Where there presence is marked (e.g. greece, spain, italy), they themselves often constitute a challenge to both State and an economy based … Continue reading

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State terror in egypt: For Giulio Regeni

On the 3rd February, the lifeless body of the italian student and journalist Giulio Regeni was found in a ditch in a peripheral neighbourhood of Cairo.  It was then learned that he had been kidnapped by egyptian police on the … Continue reading

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Erri de Luca acquitted! Another defeat for thick headed prosecutors

Autonomies had earlier published news of the italian writer Erri de Luca’s trial for terrorism for having spoken of the need to stop, even by sabotage, the building of the high spreed train link between France and Italy (click here).  … Continue reading

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Cinema America Occupato (Rome): The okupation of culture

Okupations are often conceived of as the taking and creation of spaces, spaces that then serve to satisfy immediate needs.  We think of houses, factories, land, and so on.  But okupations are also, and perhaps above all else, spaces for … Continue reading

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A house of rainbow colours: the story of Fronte del Porto Occupato (Rome)

Walls divide, segregate, displace; channel according regimes of power, direct according to apparatuses of control.  They mark lines of authority, frontiers of wealth, psychoses of fear.  Yet they may also be breached: if rebellion is transgression, then it is defined … Continue reading

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Erri de Luca: A dissenting word

Below, we share a commentary on the writing of Erri de Luca and his trial  for the crime of inciting to terrorism for having said that it is necessary to sabotage the construction of the TAV train and a partial … Continue reading

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Okupations without borders: The ExMoi occupation in Turin

Squatting is politically significant as part of a conscious project to contest the sanctity of private property, the exclusive role of the State in securing rights and providing for social needs, as experiments in autonomous self-management, which multiplied, both create … Continue reading

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Solidarity with CSA Dordoni

The social center Dordoni in Cremona was attacked on Sunday night by fascists from the extreme right wing group CasaPound, which aspire since 2003 to revive fascist values in Italy. The clashes, under the supervision of the police, left one … Continue reading

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