autonomism

1977: The Bologna uprising

Students and workers fight together on the streets of Bologna

A very brief outline of the seizure of Bologna by workers and students in 1977, and the run-up to it following the shooting of a demonstrator.

Multitude or working class? - Antonio Negri

Negri explains his concept of ‘multitude’ in a response to the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party’s Alex Callinicos at the European Social Forum in Paris, 2003.

Postscript on the Societies of Control - Gilles Deleuze

In this short essay Deleuze looks to move beyond Michel Foucault’s historical understanding of ‘disciplinary societies’, where power is exercised within discrete institutions, towards the concept of 'societies of control'. In many ways it parallels the ideas of the Italian radical left around the concept of the ‘social factory’, providing an intersection between post-structuralist philosophy and autonomist Marxism.