General Ned Ludd  
for action against

technology 'hurtful to Commonality'

 
 
 

 

Books

Rebels Against the Future Kirkpatrick Sale, Quartet Books 1996 AVAILABLE FROM LUDDITES200

Progress Without People David Noble, Between The Lines 1995

Liberty or Death: Radical Republicans and Luddites 1793-1823 Alan Brooke and Lesley Kipling, Huddersfield Local History Society 2012 £8 AVAILABLE FROM LUDDITES200

Ben O’Bills, The Luddite DFE Sykes & GH Walker, (facsimile reproduction of 19th century novel) Lambsbreath Publications £12 AVAILABLE FROM LUDDITES200

Writings of the Luddites Kevin Binfield, The Johns Hopkins University Press 2004

The Making of the English Working Class E.P. Thompson, Penguin Books 1991

The Luddites: Machine-breaking in Regency England Malcolm I Thomis, David and Charles Ltd 1970

Land of Lost Content: The Luddite Revolt, 1812 Robert Reid, Cardinal Books 1988

The Luddite Rebellion Brian J. Bailey, Sutton Publishing Ltd 1998

Ned Ludd & Queen Mab, Peter Linebaugh, PM Press2012

Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism Steven E. Jones, Routledge 2006

Shirley, Charlotte Bronte 1849

Luddites200 suggests that you buy books from Housmans (http://www.housmans.com/) which has a good online shop and information on what’s wrong with buying from Amazon.

Links

http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.com/ Blog listing the events of 1811-12 and current events.

http://ludditelink.org.uk/index.php Website set up Yorkshire museumss, Huddersfield University

www.darksatanicmills.com Website for show touring Yorkshire 2012

http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/llt/55/horn.html Historical essay on machine breaking and the Luddites

http://www.theluddites.org.uk/The_Luddites/Home.html Westhoughton Local History Society exhibition and festival April 2012-09-11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgBiGrpWNQU.  Horrible Histories

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/30/unthinkable-the-luddite-fallacy?INTCMP=SRCH Guardian article

http://www.eco-action.org/dod/no6/luddites.htm Article from Earth First!

http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/luddo.htm Educational site

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LuddWasRight An interesting list of Luddite themes in film and literature

http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/crawdad/213/neolud.html Article by Kirkpatrick Sale

http://2020science.org/2009/12/18/thomas/ 

http://www.etcgroup.org/upload/publication/281/01/other_etccentury.pdf

http://www.themodernword.com/pynchon/pynchon_essays_luddite.html Famous 1984 article by Thomas Pynchon

http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt The Unabomber Manifesto

Blogs

The Economist (nearly) admits the Luddites were right: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/11/artificial-intelligence

http://ludd200.org/ Currently active blog

 

Comment is free blog ‘Lessons of the Luddites’  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/17/lessons-of-the-luddites?newsfeed=true

 

Blog by Tom Wakeford on the Luddites and 2011 riots http://exquisitelife.researchresearch.com/exquisite_life/2011/09/call-me-a-luddite-.html

http://zine-it-yourself.blogspot.com/2011/12/toast-to-luddite-martyrs-spen-valley.html  Photoblog by Mike Duckett about ramble through the Spen Valley Luddite country.

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8UDKW9l2dw Simple historical description with Indie rock soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8hhRCLluaI&feature=youtu.be Luddites200 action at the People’s History Museum, Manchester, December 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh2cyOX8sCA&feature=related Part 1 Excellent account of the reasons for Luddism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh2cyOX8sCA&feature=related Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUIcdArrD7s&feature=related Animated re-enactment with Trumpton style figures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn8LjvCyj7c&feature=related Interesting 1970s British TV programme, First of 4 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn8LjvCyj7c&feature=related Good, semi-humorous TED talk

Some friends and other campaigns

http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/ Corporate Watch

http://www.sgr.org.uk Scientist for Global Responsibility

http://www.eco-labs.org/ Ecolabs

www.hgalert.org Human Genetics Alert

http://earthfirst.org.uk Earth First!

http://www.thelandmagazine.org.uk/ The Land Magazine

www.etcgroup.org ETC group

http://www.stopgm.org.uk/. Stop GM

http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/ Stop New Nuclear

http://stopnuclearpoweruk.net/ Stop Nuclear Network

http://risingtide.org.uk/ Rising Tide

http://frack-off.org.uk/ Frack Off

http://viacampesina.org/en/ Via Campesina

http://www.handsoffmotherearth.org/ Hands Off Mother Earth

http://www.solfed.org.uk/ Solidarity Federation