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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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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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Public meeting – Financial Crisis and Austerity: the Role of Technology – Oct 2013 – report

October 14th saw the largest attendance so far at a BTF meeting. Due to two speakers having to pull out shortly before the event, Dave King of Luddites200 stood in for them. The first talk was on the causes of … Continue reading

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Automation and the Threat to Jobs – London – 23rd May 2015

Automation and the Threat to Jobs: What Response from the Labour Movement? Event to discuss how unions can respond to the threat of robotics and automation. May 23rd (tbc) 2015, London.

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