‘A Future That Doesn’t Work?’ is a public conversation with Natalie Bennett (Leader of the Green Party) and Nick Srnicek (co-author of the Accelerationist Manifesto).
Zero-hour contracts, collapsing real wages, multiple jobs, and unpaid internships – most of us are experiencing a crisis in the relationship between ‘work’ and the wage. But is fighting for ‘more work’ the answer to our problems, or must we question the very nature of work? Why does the increasing automation of work currently present a crisis, rather than an opportunity for liberation? What does the future of work look like? Can we organize towards worlds that break the relationship between useful activity and the wage?
This is the second in the Conversations on the Future series
On Monday 6 January 2014 legal aid solicitors and barristers joined together in an unprecedented and historic show of solidarity against the government’s determination to impose further legal aid cuts.
At 9.30 a.m. at Westminster Magistrates’ Court a demonstration was held coordinated by The Justice Alliance, to demonstrate widespread opposition to the proposals. Across the country criminal law barristers refused to attend court until 2:00 p.m. which meant the criminal courts system was effectively stopped. The purpose was not to cause chaos, but to show the government that if they do not re-think their proposals which would likely results in an increase in miscarriages of justice, lawyers were prepared to take action to save the criminal justice system. Continue reading →