The Autonomen

Posted on January 3, 2013


Anti-authoritarian anti-capitalists who arose in Italy and Germany in the ’70s and ’80s, squatted abandoned buildings to create collective housing and social centers, fought against fascists, resisted the anti-immigrant deportation regime developed in the European Union, obstructed gentrification and sabotaged companies like Shell Oil in response to their support for apartheid, police states, and ecocide, the autonomen invented the Black Bloc as we know it today.