Self-Managed Health Centres and Feminist Self-Help Abortion Clinics in 1970's Italy
" It's impossible to approach these few basic notes on self-managed health in Italy in the period of the 70's without saying just a few words as background and context as to why such radical actions could come into being.
From 1968 to 1977 an explosion of self-directed political activity took place all over Italy. Th is political momentum, best described as waves of radical critique and practice than as one united movement was called Autonomia (Autonomy). Although Autonomia came from and maintained links to the communist left, it was usually critical of the old-style party discipline and hierarchical ways of orga- nising although not immune to criticism as we shall see..."