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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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Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference – Birmingham – 26th November 2016

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Grunwick and Lucas 40 Years On: Union Rights, Workers’ Control – Belfast – 15th August 2016

Screening of The Year of the Beaver and The Lucas Plan, with discussion and talks. Thursday, August 18th, 630pm at Just Books, 22 Berry Street, BT1 1FS Belfast. There will be a speaker from BTF and discussion coordinated by the … Continue reading

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Grunwick and Lucas 40 Years On: Union Rights, Workers’ Control – London – 21st July 2016

Screening of The Year of the Beaver and The Lucas Plan, with discussion and brief talks by Kierra Box (Grunwick 40) and Solfed. 22nd July 7pm at LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 (nearest tubes Whitechapel, Aldgate East.) Organised by Breaking … 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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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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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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