Author Archives: Ian Davies

Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Morning sessions – videos

Arms Conversion 1: Reflecting on Past Experience The workshop discussed arms conversion initiatives over the past 40 years. Facilitated by Ann Feltham (Campaign Against Arms Trade) 1: Hilary Wainwright. As Deputy Chief Economic Advisor to the then Greater London Council … Continue reading

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – November 2016 – Opening Plenary – videos

Welcome, from Mary Pearson (Birmingham TC) Phil Asquith (Lucas Aerospace Combine): Hilary Wainwright (Editor, Red Pepper): Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary of the CWU (Communication Workers Union): Following the opening plenary there was a screening of an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Big data: state, corporate and social surveillance – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Race, Gender and Digital Capitalism – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Digital technology and automation: the end of capitalism or a new Lucas Plan? – London – NEW DATE TBC

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Digital Technology as Heavy Industrial Technology: iSlavery and Environmental Destruction – London – 6th September 2017

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Digital Technology and Neoliberalism: the Basics – London – July 6th 2017

Interrogating Digital Capitalism: A series of monthly events questioning liberal ideas of progress through technology Digital technology powers neoliberal capitalism: it is central to globalisation, financialisation, the ‘flexible economy’, ongoing waves of automation and now, ‘big data capitalism’. Liberals and … Continue reading

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Diversification from Oil, Arms and Nuclear to Alternative Energy – March – Videos

Some cities have suffered more than others from oil price collapse, job-losses and economic downturn. With it’s engineering tradition and skills base Aberdeen could be at the forefront of a dynamic alternative energy economy but instead politicians and business leaders … Continue reading

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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – Birmingham – 26th November 2016

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Grunwick and Lucas 40 Years On: Union Rights, Workers’ Control – Belfast – 15th August 2016

Screening of The Year of the Beaver and The Lucas Plan, with discussion and talks. Thursday, August 18th, 630pm at Just Books, 22 Berry Street, BT1 1FS Belfast. There will be a speaker from BTF and discussion coordinated by the … Continue reading

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