Tag Archives: Technology

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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Borders and Technology – Bristol – 20th February 2015

Borders and Technology: A look at contemporary and historical surveillance and control over the movement of people, plus resistance to it. Fri Feb 20th 7-9pm 2015 at Hydra Books, 34 Old Market, Bristol BS2 0EZ. Speakers include: Statewatch (statewatch.org), Bristol Radical … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame programme of events 2013-14

Technology dominates our world, but many people think ‘its just a neutral tool’ or that technology = progress.  Although it does bring some benefits, most technology designed and controlled by corporate, military and technocratic elites to serve their interests and … Continue reading

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Breaking the Frame Gathering – Derbyshire – May 2nd-5th 2014

The Breaking the Frame gathering is less than a week away.  If you’re interested in coming, and especially if you want a bed in the house, we would prefer you to book your place.  However, if you have to leave … 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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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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