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Thursday, July 2 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Logistics, technology, and socialist strategy

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Technology has played a pivotal role in the international reorganization of capitalism. Panelists will tackle different elements of how technology has been wielded to speed up, discipline, and reorganize work, and its implications for organizing.

Paul Heideman: This talk will discuss how Marxist political economy understands technological change in the workplace. It will look at how the market leads capitalists to replace workers with machinery, and what the implications of this are for socialist strategy.

A meeting cosponsored by Jacobin magazine. 

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harvey Braverman
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford

Speakers
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Joe Allen

Joe Allen is a frequent contributor to the International Socialist Review and a long-standing activist, based in Chicago. He is the author of two books (both published by Haymarket Books): People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago and Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost. He is writing a book for Haymarket about UPS.
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Paul Heideman

Paul Heideman is a Ph D student in Sociology at New York University, where he works on the political economy of education reform.
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Ruth Hurley

Ruth Hurley is a labor activist from New York. Her article "Labor's Dead End on the TPP" can be found at Socialist Worker.org.



Thursday July 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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