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Autonomism: Connexipedia Article
A set of left-wing political and social movements and theories close to the socialist movement. Autonomism (autonomia), as an identifiable theoretical system, first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from ...
Autonomist Marxism Course Outline
Cleaver, Harry
An outline of currents of thought and readings related to autonomist Marxism. The term autonomis" is used to designate a dominan characteristic of this particular tradition of radical political thoug...
Autonomous Struggles and the Capitalist Crisis: A Workers' Autonomy Pamphlet
A Canadian pamphlet with English translations of three articles originating with the Italian autonomist Marxist organization Lotta Continua.
Autonomy: Creating Spaces for Freedom
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Bolivia's Autonomist Right -- A Dangerous Threat: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
Autonomist right-wing forces in the Bolivian department (state) of Santa Cruz — acting through the offices of the prefecture (governorship) and Santa Cruz Civic Committee — held an illegal May 4 reren...
German autonomen: morality police
Proyect, Louis
On the origins of "black bloc" tactics.
Learning from Autonomous Marxism
Kinsman, Gary
A Movement Without Demands?
Deseriis, Marco; Dean, Jodi
We claim that far from being a strength, the lack of demands reflects the weak ideological core of the movement. We also claim that demands should not be approached tactically but strategically, that ...
New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism
Immanuel, Ness (ed)
A book that compiles workers struggles on a global basis, examining the formation and expansion of radical unions in the Global South and Global North.
The problem of autonomism
Direct action is crucial to win – but it needs to be orientated to building a mass movement, through strikes, civil disobedience and occupation.
Shining a light on the black bloc, part 1: Italian autonomism
Proyect, Louis
The combination of autonomist thuggery and Red Brigade terror had a lot to do with the implosion of the Italian left. While the Italian bourgeoisie was ready to carry out a repression even if the left...
Storming Heaven: Class composition and struggle in Italian autonomist Marxism
Wright, Steve
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...
The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everday Life
Katsiaficas, George
Today's infamous "Black Blocs" are the direct descendants of the European "Autonomen." But these important historical connections are rarely noted, and never understood. The Subversion of Politics set...
Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism
These archives contain a wide variety of material related to those threads of the Marxist tradition which have emphasized the self-activity of the working class. "Autonomist "is used here in several s...
What do the Autonomen want?
Autonomen are not a faction in the spectrum of anti-capitalist struggle. They are also not the radical wing of the protest movement. Autonomen consider rather each movement an opportunity to gratify t...

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Autonomous Alternatives to the Statist Quo
Collects articles from many smaller community hubs within the Anarchoblogs network.
Autonomy & Solidarity
An on-line network for anti-capitalists who believe that revolutionary transformation will come from workers and oppressed people self-organizing from below and not from the top down organizing of any...