Sketchy Thoughts: May 28 in Montreal: Fire and Flames Book Launch

“Earlier, many of us saw themselves as anarchists, Spontis, or communists, while some had vague, individual ideas about a liberated life. Then we all became Autonome.” Monday, May 28 at 7PMLa Belle Epoque1984 Wellington Black blocs, squats, riots and urban guerillas – but also base groups in the factories, “free spaces”, antinuclear occupations, and alternative lifestylism – all of ...

Sketchy Thoughts: From The Memory Vault: Autonomous Theses 1981

From Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist movement, recently published by PM Press: In 1981, some autonomous activists who attended a meeting in Padua, Italy, formulated eight theses that tried to capture the most common characteristics of the diverse crowd of activists that had begun to call themselves “Autonome.” The theses were ...