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Of cakes and bakeries: the Lucas Plan and the politics of technology – part 2

The Lucas Plan: running the bakery This is the second of a two-part post looking at the Lucas Plan and the politics of technology. The first part looks at the context of the Lucas Plan in union struggles around technology … Continue reading

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Of Cakes and Bakeries: the Lucas Plan and the Politics of Technology

This is the first part of a two-part post on the Lucas plan. This part sets the scene for the Lucas Plan in the anti-technocracy movements and union struggles of the 1970s. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Lucas … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Lucas Plan

Together with trade unionists and organisations from the peace and environment movements, Breaking The Frame is helping to organise the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Lucas Plan. The Lucas Plan was a pioneering effort by workers at … Continue reading

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Databases and data-mining: a favoured method for security and law enforcement agencies

Databases and data-mining: a favoured method for security and law enforcement agencies Chris Jones Statewatch Image from The Guardian The documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden on the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) … Continue reading

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Technocracy, gender and reproductive technology

David King It is often assumed that the Enlightenment ideals of rationality, liberalism and progress through science are aligned with the liberation of women. Reproductive technologies, as part of medicine are also assumed to be an unalloyed benefit for women, … Continue reading

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Gender and Technology

Cynthia Cockburn At the first two events in this series you’ve been looking at technology in relation to militarism, nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Tonight I’m inviting us to focus more on technology in relation to capital, capitalists, companies, what … Continue reading

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The Problems of Nuclear Technology

Peter Lux As well as the well-known problem of radioactivity there are a number of things that make nuclear power dangerous. Decay Heat Nuclear energy comes from the splitting of atoms – nuclear fission. The problem is that the two … Continue reading

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GM and Gender

WEN at Gender and the Politics of Technology The relationship between GM and gender is a really complex one –  the GM debate in itself is huge and there will be a whole BTF session devoted to that very topic … Continue reading

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Nuclear Madness

David King Last Monday’s meeting on nuclear power has got me thinking about the whole phenomenon of nuclear power and how it ever got to the size that it is. To me, it’s really a puzzle, because it’s so completely … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on nuclear power

By A Drop in the Ocean Despite astronomical cost and no solution for the back end, the UK seems to be falling for nuclear power. Have we had a chance to fully evaluate its pros and cons, especially, the risks? Fukushima has … Continue reading

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