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A revolt that never ends

Over the years, few intellectuals have experienced as much admiration and hatred as Antonio Negri. His international best-selling book, Empire, a critical analysis of the new global economy coauthored with Michael Hardt, was hailed as a new manifesto for the 21st century, and turned Negri into a leading spokesperson for the international anti-globalization movement.

The video you can watch, Antonio Negri: A Revolt that Never Ends, profiles the controversial life and times of this moral and political philosopher, militant, prisoner, and refugee. It traces his roots in the radical left-wing movements in Italy during the 60s and 70s, illustrated through incredible archival footage of strikes, factory occupations, terrorist actions, violent street confrontations, and government trials of dissidents.

During these tumultuous decades Negri spent ten years in prison and fourteen years in Parisian exile. Antonio Negri explores this visionary theoretician’s lifelong political struggle, now being expressed in works of contemporary relevance such as Empire and its sequel, Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire, a significant intellectual project in protest of the new global order.