Autonomen

North American Anarchist Vol. 1, No. 10, May/June 1981

Issue #10 of North American Anarchist, with articles on a coal miners' strike, self-organisation vs the police in Atlanta, the structure of Solidarity in Poland, the militant squatters movement in West Germany, the rise of the far-right under Reagan, a critical report of a Bookchinist anarchist conference, "brown lung" disease in the cotton industry, anarchist feminist notes and women in Poland, the situation in El Salvador, reviews of a book about television and a Fassbinder film, direct action and survival, the failed coup attempt in Spain, Swedish social democracy, unschooling society, prison news with updates on the Peltier case, worker unrest in the USSR, and more.

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.

Fire and flames: A history of the German autonomist movement

German autonomen

Fire and Flames is no detached academic study, but a passionate, hands-on, and engaging account of the beginnings of one of Europe's most intriguing protest movements of the last thirty years. An introduction by George Katsiaficas, author of The Subversion of Politics and an afterword by Gabriel Kuhn, a long-time autonomous activist and author, add historical context and an update on the current state of the Autonomen.

What do the autonomen want?

A 1988 critique from the Ruthless Criticism group of the "autonomen".