Tag Archives: Appropriate technology

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

Closing plenary Chaired by Romayne Phoenix (People’s Assembly Against Austerity) Chris Baugh (PCS): Molly Scott Cato (Green Party): Julie Ward (Labour Party):

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

Gender and technology – Marisol Sandoval (City University) – Gail Chester (Feminist Library) Sorry, no videos available What is appropriate / alternative technology? Corporate and military technologies are designed in the interests of those who own them, and are key … Continue reading

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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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Digital technology and automation: the end of capitalism or a new Lucas Plan? – London – 4th October 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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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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Breaking the Frame Gathering – July 2015 – videos and audio recordings

July 9-12 2015, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire. Organised by CorporateWatch, Scientists for Global Responsibility, Luddites200 and others. Opening comments Dave King opening & Jim Thomas from ETC Group on Skype Panel discussion: Dave King, Dave Derby and Barbara Jones 1: Dave … Continue reading

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Public meeting – The politics of alternative technology and workers’ plans – Jan 2014 – report

The January Breaking the Frame café discussion focussed on ‘alternative’ approaches to technology development by green and left movements but, as Patrick Mulvaney, who is an advisor to Practical Action (formerly the Intermediate Technology Development Group; ITDG) pointed out, at … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame Gathering – Derbyshire – July 9-12 2015

BREAKING THE FRAME 2: Second Gathering on the Politics of Technology, July 9-12 2015, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire. Book Online SITE MOBILE NUMBER 07591058499 Organised by CorporateWatch, Scientists for Global Responsibility, Luddites200 and others Come to BTF2 for a fresh conversation … Continue reading

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