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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Autonomous Struggles and the Capitalist Crisis: A Workers' Autonomy Pamphlet
Book
1974
A Canadian pamphlet with English translations of three articles originating with the Italian autonomist Marxist organization Lotta Continua.
Battle of Valle Giulia: Connexipedia Article
Article
A clash between Italian left-wing militants and the Italian police at Valle Giulia, in Rome, on March 1, 1968.
Communists on Wall Street
Article
1978
Eurocommunism in practice.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions Library: Europe Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
For Communism: Propositions on a Strategy for Revolution in the Advanced Capitalist Countries
Article
1970
A series of 100 propositions addressing the strategic vacuum on the Italian and European left at the end of the 1960s.
Gramsci's Marxism
Boggs, Carl
Book
1976
Carl Boggs introduces Gramsci as one of the first marxist theorists to grapple with the problems of revolutionary change in advanced capitalist society and as the first to identify the importance of t...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Learning to struggle: my story between workerism and feminism
Fortunati, Leopoldina
Article
2013
An account of an Italian Marxist feminist's experiences and development in the autonomist and feminist movements in Italy in the 1970s.
Lotta Continua: Connexipedia Article
Article
Italian left-wing organization.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 17: Marx and Engels 1859 - 1860
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes Herr Vogt and articles on military matters.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 27: Engels 1890 - 1895
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1895
Includes The Foreign Policy of Russian Tsardom, and A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of 1891, and On the History of Early Christianity, and The Peasant Question in France and Germany
A Marxist History of the World part 76: Italy's 'Two Red Years'
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Like Germany, Italy was on the brink of revolution in the summer of 1920, after the strains of imperialist war had levered open deep fractures in an unstable social order.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
A Policy without a Conscience
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
The tragedy and the horror of Lampedusa did not come out of the blue. Much of the responsibility lies with the policies pursued by European nations. The only policy that could prevent more tragedies l...
The Politics of Urban Liberation
Schecter, Stephen
Book
1978
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
Press for Conversion #43: December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Radio Alice: Connexipedia Article
Article
Italian free radio broadcasting from Bologna at the end of the 1970s.
Radio Alice: Radio in Action in Italy
Article
1978
Radio in action in Italy.
Red Bologna
Jaggi, Max
Book
1977
Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Book
1991
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Gramsci, Antonio
Book
1951
Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
Silvia Baraldini Wins Return Home: Against The Current vol. 81
Marotti, Maria Ornella
Article
1999
On June 11 the U.S. government agreed to a longstanding Italian request to allow political prisoner Silvia Baraldini to serve the rest of her term in her native country. The move, announced by U.S. Am...
Situationist International Anthology
Knabb, Ken
Book
1981
A selection of Situationist writings.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
The Socialist Register 1988: Volume 24: Problems of Socialist Renewal: East & West
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1988
An examination of the prospects for socialism written shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union.
Socialist Register 1993: Volume 29: Real Problems False Solutions
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1993
Sofri, Adriano: Connexipedia Article
Article
Italian radical intellectual, a journalist and a writer. (Born 1942).
Soviets in Italy
Gramsci, Antonio
Article
1920
Articles which Antonio Gramsci wrote for the weekly Turin journal Ordine Nuovo during 1919 and 1920.
Storming Heaven: Class composition and struggle in Italian autonomist Marxism
Wright, Steve
Book
Offering a critical and historical exploration of the tendency's emergence in post-war Italy, "Storming Heaven" moves beyond the crisis of traditional analytical frameworks on the left, and assesses t...
Terror in Italy
Glaberman, Martin
Article
1980
I have known Toni Negri since 1964, when we met at the University of Padua. I have many disagreements with his theories and his formulations. But I am certain that he is innocent of any complicity wit...
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990
Women Are Not Wallpaper: Miren Gutierrez and Oriana Boselli interview filmmaker Erik Gandini
Article
2009
Something new is appearing on the Italian screen. About time, some may say.
The workers' government
Harman, Chris; Potter, Tim
Article
2007
The biggest far left organisations in Italy to emerge from the great wave of struggle from 1968 to 1975 changed their strategy to one of focussing on the formation of a ‘left’ government within the ex...

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EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
Sources News Release
2009
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
How to unearth public records: a global guide
Chavkin, Sasha
2013
Among the most basic building blocks of powerful investigative reporting are public records – government documents that provide bulletproof evidence of anything from a change in water quality to the o...
The “human touch”: the key to digging up court records
Sisti, Leo
2013
The most important asset for a reporter is the “human touch.” It means becoming familiar with all the sources in the field. It means that a special technique is necessary to reach my goal of obtaining...
Mussolini
Hibbert, Christopher
1972
War Leader Book No. 13 in Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century ...

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Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
Radical America - Volume 7, Number 2 - March-April 1973
Working Class Struggles in Italy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973