Saturday 10:00am

‘What do we want? Everything!’: The far left and the Italian Hot Autumn of 1969


The global upsurge of radicalism of 1968 reached even greater heights in Italy in 1969. Students and workers linked up to create institutions of popular power that threatened the Italian state. New political formations were developed and new theories trialed.

William Keach - “What do we want? Everything!”1969: Italy’s “Hot Autumn”

Chris Harman, “Italy: The Long Hot Autumn” in Harman, The Fire Last Time: 1968 and After, Bookmarks, 1988.

Robert Lumley, States of Emergency: Cultures of Revolt in Italy from 1968 to 1978, Verso 1990.

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