Thoughts on communism by autonomist Marxist Antonio Negri, first presented at the expensive conference on the Idea of communism in London, March 2009. Translation by Arianna Bove.
Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in Negri’s theoretical trajectory. We do not necessarily agree with it but reproduce it for reference.
Some American and European comrades have asked me, Why didn’t you have an Occupy movement in Italy? Why is the NO TAV movement the only expression of social struggle? The NO TAV, despite their strong success, despite their original expression of post-modernity class war, lack the characteristics of the Occupy movements: an extension of social change, the power to remove old hierarchies, and, above all, a shared and “common” political dynamic open to radical political upheavals.
This brief postface, written in 2009, comes from the English translation of a collection published as "Crisis in the Global Economy; Financial Markets, Social Struggles and New Political Scenarios", edited by Andrea Fumagalli and Sandro Mezzadra, translated by Jason Francis McGimpsey, in 2010.
First published in English in "Revolution Retrieved" by Red Notes in 1988. This text, a joint statement by the "April 7th" trial accused, as translated by Ed Emery, was originally published in il Manifesto in 1983.
Documentary about the life and ideas of Italian Marxist Antonio Negri. With interesting footage and information from Italy in the 1960s-70s it follows his development from the 'Operaisti' through to his trial for supposed involvement in the Red Brigades all the way up to Empire and the anti-globalisation movement.