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Saturday, July 4 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Capitalism in the digital age: utopia or nightmare?

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A history and definition of automation, the role of technology under capitalism, the capitalist rationale for increased automation, and changes to the workplace for factory workers, office workers, teachers and soldiers.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harvey Braverman
Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age by Ursula Huws
America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism by David F. Noble

Speakers
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Jeffrey Boyette

Jeffrey Boyette has been an activist and member of the International Socialist Organization in San Francisco for the last 11 years. He works as an editor in the film and video industry.
avatar for David Judd

David Judd

David works as a programmer in San Francisco and is a member of the International Socialist Organization.
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Josh Karpoff

Josh Karpoff is an electrical engineer and inventor. He joined the ISO in 2002 around the antiwar movement, eventually co-founding Rochester Against War in Rochester, NY and serving on the national coordinating committee of the Campus Antiwar Network. He currently serves as vice chair of the Green Party of Westchester County, in Westchester County, NY.


Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Field A