Tag Archives: Technology

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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Email Encryption for Beginners – Bristol – 22nd Jan 2016

Friday 22nd January, 7:30-8:30 Hydra bookshop, Old Market, Bristol An ordinary e-mail is like a postcard without an envelope: anybody who can put their hands on it can read it. Unlike a postcard, an email is copied (rather than moved) … 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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Breaking the Frame Gathering – May 2014 – videos and reports

May 2nd to 5th 2014, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire Skip to videos Over Mayday bank holiday weekend a wide range of environmental, workplace and social activists met at The Breaking the Frame gathering, to discuss how different technologies impact our lives … 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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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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Public meeting – Gender and the Politics of Technology – Sept 2013 – report

The third Breaking the Frame meeting again generated a very lively debate. Well-known author and campaigner, Cynthia Cockburn, introduced the discussion, focusing on technology and work, and how it creates not only social class but also gender roles. Typically women … Continue reading

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Public meeting – Nuclear Power: Climate Chiller or Silent Killer? – August 2013 – report

The second Breaking the Frame meeting on August 12th was lively and well attended, with a sting in the tail: following the three anti-nuclear speakers there was a brief presentation from a group called Environmentalists For Nuclear Power, which woke … Continue reading

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Public meeting – ‘Technology out of control? Drones, killer robots and the arms trade’ – July 2013 – report

The first BTF meeting was a resounding success with a very lively discussion and a general appreciation of Fairly Square’s food and drink! Ann Marie O’Reilly of Campaign Against the Arms Trade gave an introduction to general issues related to … 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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