operaismo

Workers and capital - Mario Tronti

What has been translated of Mario Tronti's 1966 book, Operai e Capitale (Workers and Capital).

OMNIA SUNT COMMUNIA

A list of links and primers for the Italian movements of the 60s and 70s.

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.

Politics at Work

Translation of an article that appeared in Il Manifesto in 2008.

On Italian Workerism

This text was published as an afterword to the Italian publication of Steve Wright's book on Italian workerism (Storming Heaven). It was also presented at the Fifth Historical Materialism Annual Conference "Many Marxisms‟ (7–9 November 2008). This translation into English was done by Steve Wright.

Workerism and Politics - Mario Tronti

This is the text of Mario Tronti’s lecture at the 2006 Historical Materialism conference. It provides a brief, evocative synopsis of Tronti’s understanding of the historical experience and contemporary relevance of operaismo, a theoretical and practical attempt, embodied in journals such as Quaderni Rossi and Classe Operaia, to renew Marxist thought and politics in the Italy of the 1960s through a renewed attention to class-antagonism and the changing composition of labour.

Between Panzieri and Negri: Mario Tronti and the workerism of the 1960s and 1970s

Raniero Panzieri, right.

This is the text of Bellofiore’s lecture at the 2006 Historical Materialism conference. It gives an overview of the Italian marxist tradition known as operaismo and some of its core writers.

Towards a critique of political democracy - Mario Tronti

Bringing the heterodox Marxist traditions of ‘workerism’ and the ‘autonomy of the political’ together with the feminist thinking of difference, Tronti underscores the identitarian tendencies of democracy and the difficulties of combining democracy with a genuine notion of freedom.

La « Garde rouge » raconte

Cover of the book - published by Les nuits rouges

The centre of gravity of the workers’ committee movement in Italy in the late '60s to late '70s was the Milan area, and it was the committee of Magneti Marelli in the Crescenzago factory which was the most advanced expression of the committees in this region, and thus in the whole country. This book by the Italian historian Emilio Mentasti examines the whole history of the committee from its birth during the economic crisis of 1973 to its dissolution under the blows of judicial repression and industrial restructuring.

Organized spontaniety: class struggle, workers autonomy and soviets in Italy - Gigi Roggero

Piazza Statuto riot

Gigi Roggero on the Italian operaismo and the movements of the 60s and 70s.