Sergio Bologna

Notes for an understanding of class deals be they social democratic or otherwise

A few notes on the idea of class deals

In a previous post I drew on the work of the Midnight Notes Collective (MNC) to describe social democracy as a class de

The theory and history of the mass worker in Italy - Sergio Bologna

Fiat workers.

Sergio Bologna on workers' historiography, first published in Common Sense no.11/12 in 1987.

1) 1987 was the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Antonio Gramsci, the founder of the Communist Party of Italy (PCI). The year saw many initiatives and publications aimed at marking the occasion by remembering his work, bringing to light new evidence about his life, and putting fresh interpretations on his political-cultural message.

The Factory-Society Relationship as an Historical Category

Workers outside their factory on the outskirts of Milan.


by Sergio Bologna

translated by Ed Emery

Eight Theses on Militant Historiography


by Sergio Bologna

Translated by Ed Emery

[Draft translation]

1. The condition of the militant historian.

Money and Crisis: Marx as Correspondent of the New York Daily Tribune, 1856-57 - Sergio Bologna

Sergio Bologna on Marx's writings on capitalism and crisis in the world recession of 1856-58.

Editorial Note: This article was written in 1973. It was a key article in developing the theoretical base of the newly emerging politics of working-class autonomy. This translation is taken from a forthcoming volume to be published by Red Notes: Selected Writings of Sergio Bologna. For further details, write to Red Notes, BP15, 2a St Paul's Road, London N1.

Review of Storming Heaven - Sergio Bologna

The veteran autonomist Bologna reviews Wright's book, which traces the history and development of autonomist Marxism.

Storming Heaven.
Class composition and struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism.
by Steve Wright

The Tribe of Moles - Sergio Bologna

Sergio Bologna's work on class composition through the unrest in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.

The Tribe of Moles

by Sergio Bologna

translated by Ed Emery

For an Analysis of Autonomia - An Interview with Sergio Bologna

Movimento is delighted to offer, as part of our "Storie d'Italia '68-'77" series, an interview by Patrick Cuninghame with Sergio Bologna in which they discuss the political and cultural implications of the various social movements that sprang up in Italy in the 1970's and in particular Autonomia. The interview was conducted in June 1995 in Mexico City.

Class composition and the theory of the party at the origins of the workers' council movement

Sergio Bologna on the composition of the working class and the role of the revolutionary party in the German movement for workers' councils at the start of the 20th century.

Structure of the labour force and political class composition in Germany before World War I

A substantial and significant part of the factory-level leadership in the German workers' council movement was made up of highly specialised workers in the engineering industry.

Nazism and the working class - Sergio Bologna

Italian autonomist Sergio Bologna discusses the rise of Nazism and its relationship to the German working class.

by Sergio Bologna
translated by Ed Emery

[Paper presented at the Milan Camera del Lavoro, 3 June 1993]