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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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Italy: Autonomia (13) – Paolo Virno

Paolo Virno was active in Potere Operaio until its dissolution in 1973. He was actively in the movement of 1977 and with Oreste Scalzone and Franco Piperno, founded the Metropolitan magazine. Two years later, the editorial group of the magazine … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (12) – Oreste Scalzone

Oreste Scalzone was a leading figure of the Potere Operaio group in Italy, active in the late ’60s early ’70s. In 2016, the Lundimatin collective organised a series of short interviews with him that covered the “rise and fall” of … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (11) – Franco Piperno

I look around myself in amazement. Is this really the spirit of the century? Is this really the creative Marxism in which we live? Nothing reveals the immense historical positivity of workers’ self-valorisation more completely than sabotage, this continual activity … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (10) – Sergio Bologna

Sergio Bologna, as one of the leading intellectuals of the Italian “operaism” (workerism) Marxist current, has maintained a sympathetic but critical stance towards the social movements of autonomous workers, self-organised students, radical feminists and counter-cultural youth that made up Autonomia … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (9) – Antonio Negri

Today the process of constituting class independence is first and foremost a process of separation. … I am emphasising this forced separation in order to clarify the overall meaninglessness of a capitalist world within which I find myself constituted in … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (7) – Mario Tronti

It is wrong to define present day society as “industrial civilisation”. The “industry” of that definition is, in fact, merely a means. The truth of modern society is that it is the civilisation of labour. Furthermore, a capitalist society can … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (6) – Raniero Panzieri

The question, long debated, of how to connect and harmonize demands and partial, immediate struggles, with general ends, is resolved precisely in affirming the continuity of struggles and of their nature. In effect this connection and this harmonization are impossible, and are … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (5) – “Bifo” and Radio Alice

Radio Alice was an Italian Pirate radio broadcasting from Bologna at the end of the 1970s. It started transmitting on 9 February 1976 using an ex-military transmitter on a frequency of 100.6 MHz. The station was closed by the carabinieri on 12 March … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (4) – Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Franco Berardi, alias “Bifo”, was one of the main figures of the Movement of 77 in Bologna. He was arrested at that time under the charge of “subversive association”. Bifo was asked to write the following presentation, by the editors … Continue reading

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