autonomism

A Grammar of the Multitude - Paolo Virno

A Grammar of the Multitude (cover)

A philosophical account of the concept of 'multitude', popular in the wake of Negri & Hardt's 'Empire'.

Gasping from out the Shallows: Reflections on revolution in the early twenty-first century

A text by Wayne Spencer giving an overview of struggles in the UK, Poland, South Africa and Italy alongside his reflections on the possibilities for revolution and revolutionary theory in the 21st century.

Theses on the mass worker and social capital - Silvia Federici and Mario Montano

A text from the first wave of Italian ‘autonomist Marxist’ theory, first published under the name Guido Baldi in Radical America (Vol. 6, No. 3, May-June 1972).

There and back again: mapping the pathways within autonomist Marxism - Steve Wright

Steve Wright analysis different currents of autonomist Marxism, centred in Italy from the 1960s and 70s to today.

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.