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Mario Tronti: “I am defeated”

For Mario Tronti, from Communists in situ; Italian original / Mar 3rd, 2015 Translated by Rees Nicolas Under the soles of his shoes, you can still recognise the dirt of history. “This is all that remains. A mix of straw and shit … Continue reading

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Mario Tronti: “In art as in politics there is nothing other than struggle”

For Mario Tronti (from Blackout) … Can you really be outside? This is the question I asked Mario the last time we talked (Francesco Matarrese | Greenberg and Tronti: Being Really Outside?). Today, the eighth of January, his important, extraordinary answer arrived. Now … Continue reading

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For Mario Tronti (1931-2023)

For Mario Tronti, who died this last August 7th, we share a short text by Diego Sztulwark and Mario Tronti’s Thesis on Benjamin. Today Mario Tronti passed away. His 92 years were many, but he will surely remain the author … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (20) –  Porto Marghera: the last firebrands

We close our brief selection of texts dedicated to Italy’s operaismo and Autonomia returning to where in some sense it all began, amidst the workers of the country’s large industrial complexes and their struggles for dignity as workers, but struggles … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (19) – Feminism: Carla Lonzi

Woman must not be defined in relation to man. This awareness is the foundation of both our struggle and our liberation. Man is not the model to hold up for the process of woman’s self-discovery. Woman is the other in … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (18) – Feminism: Silvia Federici

Italian autonomist Silvia Federici on wages and housework. Federici was co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, and an organizer with the wages for housework campaign. In 1973, she helped start Wages for Housework groups in the US. In 1975 she published Wages Against … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (17) – Feminism: Leopoldina Fortunati

A personal reflection on the feminist movement within Italy’s Autonomia. Learning to struggle: my story between workerism and feminism When I encoun­tered work­erism, I was 19 years old. I was a grass­roots mil­i­tant of the stu­dents’ move­ment from the Uni­ver­sity … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (16) – Feminism: Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James

We share below the brilliant and very influential pamphlet The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James of 1972 that used a feminist reading of Marx to challenge Left orthodoxy on … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (15) – Feminism

Hence we must refuse housework as women’s work, as work imposed upon us, which we never invented, which has never been paid for, in which they have forced us to cope with absurd hours, 12 and 13 a day, in … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (14) – Félix Guattari

Félix Guattari reading the future into the past … The Proliferation of Margins Felix Guattari – Integrated world capitalism does not aim at a systematic and generalized repression of the workers, women, youth, minorities … The means of production on … Continue reading

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