Transnational radicals: labour dissent and political activism in Detroit and Turin (1950–1970) - Nicola Pizzolato

Investigates the entangled histories of radical auto-workers in Detroit and Turin who challenged capital, the state and the unions, and instead emphasized the importance of autonomous workers' struggle at the point of production for the destruction of capitalism. The article looks at the relations between black auto-workers of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement/League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the auto-workers, and workerist [operaismo] current in Italy.

Challenging global capitalism: labor migration, radical struggle, and urban change in Detroit and Turin - Nicola Pizzolato

Book by Nicola Pizzolato on workers' struggles in Detroit and Turin, both sites of significant political and social upheaval. This comparative and transnational study examines the political and theoretical developments that emerged in these two "motor cities" among activist workers and political militants during these decades, and the connections that developed between workers in Detroit and Turin.

The Labour Process and Class Strategies

A collection of texts by Panzieri, Sohn-Rethel, Palloix, Bologna, and Tronti. Published as "CSE Pamphlet no. 1" in 1976 by the UK-based Conference of Socialist Economists.


Parable of the good boss, the good unionist, and the wicked worker



"From now on, I decide"  今后,我来决定


Italy 1980-81: After Marx, jail! The attempted destruction of a communist movement - Red Notes

A person in mime makeup, black and white

Red Notes' pamphlet charting the repression of Italy's 1970s extraparliamentary communist movement, when thousands of radical workers and intellectuals were swept into the country's jails.

“我们在黑格尔的脸上吐痰”—— 1970年代意大利的工人主义女权运动

Italian feminists


The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life - George Katsiaficas

Katsiaficas develops a new theory of freedom and autonomy that redefines the parameters of the political itself.

Italy 1969-70: a wave of struggles - Potere Operaio

A supplement to Potere Operaio, No. 27, June 27 – July 3, 1970.

We have populism because there is no people - Mario Tronti

Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement

A piece written by Mario Tronti for a recent issue of Democrazia e Diritto (2010, 3–4), dedicated to the question of populism. Translated from Italian by David Broder.