Google employees recently protested - successfully! - against Google's military contracting work. Their efforts harked back to The Lucas Plan, which was drafted in the 1970s as British aerospace workers sought reconversion of their factory from weapons manufacture to the production of socially useful goods. While the Lucas workers' effort fell short, they set an important example for how workers and trade unionists can propose and fight for alternatives to harmful industrial processes that under capitalism produce deadly weaponry, superfluous consumer goods, or greenhouse gases. This legacy has implications for today's struggles for a just transition away from fossil fuels and militarism.
The NYC DSA Climate Justice and Antiwar working groups are convening a reading group on The Lucas Plan. We will meet on Wednesday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at The LGBTQ Center (208 W 13th Street).
Readings are as follows. All are available in PDF format at http://bit.ly/lucas-plan.
Space is limited so please RSVP here if you plan to attend: https://actionnetwork.org/events/reading-group-the-lucas-plan-and-just-transition