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Upcoming events

Thursday, 8th December 2016

17:30 – 20:30

EcoHomeLab: Monthly meetup and skill share

A hangout for people taking control of their home energy usage and generation. We use open-source hardware and software to gain a better understanding of energy in our homes, how to make the best use of the energy we generate and reduce energy wasted.

Saturday, 10th December 2016

10:00 – 19:00

Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

Anarchist bookfair with stalls including book publishers, distributors, campaigns and groups with talks running throughout the day.
Vegan food available in the courtyard.

Saturday, 28th January 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Talk on 'Paul Mason and Postcapitalism'

This talk will examine Paul Mason's book Postcapitalism: a Guide to Our Future. Mason discusses some of the changes that are taking place under capitalism: the massive growth in IT, co-operative production, the possibility of free and abundant goods. Is the emerging information economy compatible with a market economy? What will be the impact of the automation of semi-skilled jobs? Mason proposes Project Zero: a gradual transition to a post-capitalist society, where more and more will be produced for free, but there will still be money, banks and markets. Is this really a viable alternative, and is it preferable to a money-free and class-free world based on free access?

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