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Alfredo Cospito: “I am ready to die”

From Organise Magazine (05/03/2023) … For a year, Alfredo Cospito has been isolated and tortured under the Italian state’s 41-bis prison regime, in violation of his human rights to a fair trial, private life and correspondence. In the face of this criminal denial of life, Cospito had … Continue reading

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For Alfred Cospito

After Supreme Court Confirmed 41Bis, Anarchist Comrade Alfredo Cospito Returned to Opera Prison in Milan We have learned that the anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito, who has been on hunger strike for 131 days, today, on February 27, was moved by … 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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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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