Potere Operaio

Alfredo Bandelli (1945-1994), proletarian singer-songwriter of the Italian autonomist movement

Biography of Alfredo Bandelli, a working class militant and songwriter whose songs anonymously became the anthems of the 1968-1977 movements.

Learning to struggle: my story between workerism and feminism - Leopoldina Fortunati

An interesting account of an Italian Marxist feminist of her experiences and development in the autonomist and feminist movements in Italy in the 1970s.

External and internal militants: Workers autonomy in Porto Marghera seen from West Germany 1971-1974 - Karl-Heinz Roth

Wir Wollen Alles - Vogliamo Tutto

A text describing the relationship between the struggles and ideas of the workers of the Porto Marghera chemical plant in Italy, along with the group Potere Operaio which they were closely linked to, and the ex-student activists in West Germany who tried to learn from the Italian example and develop similar workers' initiatives in their own part of Europe.

Italy: New tactics and organization

"Italy: New Tactics and Organization", Radical America, Vol. V, No. 5, September-October 1971.

Organizing for workers' power - Adriano Sofri

An article on Leninism and vanguardism written in 1968 for the local Potere Operaio group of Pisa.

Italy, 1973: workers' struggles in the capitalist crisis - Potere Operaio

An analysis of the situation in Italy during 1973 by the group, Potere Operaio (Workers' Power).

About the Revolution - Jacques Camatte

From Invariance Series 2 No. 2 April 1972. This translation was made by David Brown in 1982 and was intended to be published with a translation of 'Capital and Community: The Results of the immediate Process of Production and the Economic Work of Marx' and some other texts by Camatte. This didn't happen and it had a very restricted circulation as a photocopied manuscript until the early 90's when Unpopular Books (London) produced a limited photocopy edition.