Italy

Gramsci: Between Marxism and Idealism

This edition of Revolutionary Perspectives goes to press at the same time as our English translation of Onorato Damen’s book Gramsci between Marxism and Idealism published after his death in 1979 (see leftcom.org or footnote 8 for how to purchase). By way of a taster we present an obituary which we translated from Prometeo.

Or Di A Fra Dolcin... (Italy 1983)

Midnight Notes coverage of repression and resistance in Italy, 1983.

Migrant Partisans: the Internationalist Resistance Against Italian Fascism

Migrant Partisans: the Internationalist Resistance Against Italian Fascism.

Wu Ming Foundation deconstruct the myth of an Italian resistance to foreign Nazi occupation that was entirely white and nationalist, showing it instead to have involved thousands of migrants from all corners of the globe fighting Italy's homegrown fascism to create a better world for everyone.

Italy: The Failure of the “Populist” Coalition

For those who think that the political and economic incompetence of our rulers is confined to the Anglo-Saxon states the following article from our Italian comrades, written just before the European elections, only underlines the same sorry story for Italian capitalism.

On Nanni Balestrini, the Most Radically Formalist Poet of the Italian Scene

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi on the poetry of Nanni Balestrini

Extracts from Carbonia (We Were All Communists)

Selections from Carbonia (We Were All Communists), Balestrini's novel of class struggle in a mining town

Extracts from Blackout

Selections from Blackout, Balestrini's epic poem covering the movements of 1970s Italy.

Nanni Balestrini and the Poetry of the Italian Autonomia

Jamie MacKay considers Balestrini's autonomist poetry.

Extracts from We Want Everything

Selections from We Want Everything, Balestrini's novel of struggles at Fiat and Italy's "hot autumn".

Nanni Balestrini (1935-2019): "If you read this, you must no longer fear anything"

A selection of texts in memory of Nanni Balestrini, the Italian autonomist writer who passed away in May 2019. Originally published by Blackout, and re-shared by Enough Is Enough.