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Anarchist John Zerzan will be Speaking At SIERRA COLLEGE in Rocklin CA THURSDAY April 22

Come watch SURPLUS and hear John Zerzan speak at 11am and 4pm THURSDAY April 22 at SIERRA COLLEGE in Rocklin CA during a week of EARTH DAY activities.
Anarchist John Zerzan will be Speaking At SIERRA COLLEGE in Rocklin CA THURSDAY April 22 during a week of EARTH DAY activities.

SURPLUS, a radical independent film by Erik Gandinni will be shown once at 11am in the Library TV room LR 107 where it will be aired on the Sierra College cable channel and once more at 4 pm in the Winsted building room W110, both of which John Zerzan will give a small lecture and answer questions during discussion of the movie.

THURSDAY april 22
- 11am in Library room LRC 107
- 4pm in Winsted building room W110

There will be music, food, exhibits, local zines / distributions and workshops going on all day WED and THURS in the quad


John Zerzan may well be the most extreme author on the planet. It is somewhat ironic that the release of the Unabomber's Industrial Society and its Consequences should have brought Zerzan's views to national attention--ironic because his writings are far more extreme than those of the bomber he was believed to have influenced. For Zerzan, humanity's fall from grace did not commence with industrialism nor even with agriculture, but in the embrace of symbolic culture, i.e., language, art, and number. Culture, rather than being viewed as our great emancipator, is a mediation which distances us from a sensual embrace of reality, our capacity to realize ourselves within the moment. Language is communication become subject-bound, art is a stand-in for an infinitely more rich reality; number is the practice of an illusory sameness which drains our world of interest.

His essay collections, Elements of Refusal and Future Primitive, map a primitivist critique he has been pursuing in the anarchist milieu for the past two decades. His recent fame, commencing with a New York Times article and continuing with radio and television interviews, largely focus on his status as one of the few critics of technology who has not denounced the Unabomber from the outset. But his perspective goes deeper than this. With the advent of a world based on biotechnology and genetic engineering, Zerzan may stand in the tradition of the Taoist sages, Diogenes, and Rousseau as the last of the great exponents of the unfettered wild man--or perhaps he's the first in a new tradition whose impact has yet to be seen.

Read interview with Zerzan at:
www.insurgentdesire.org.uk/jensen.htm
& www.primitivism.com/zerzan.htm


Read some of his work online at:
www.primitivism.com
& www.blackandgreen.org/jz.html



Directions to Sierra College go to
and scroll down for a map of campus:
www.sierracollege.edu/about/mapsRockhtml.htm



DO NOT MISS ZERZAN SPEAK OR SURPLUS.
ZERZAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILOSPHER OF OUR TIMES

HIS CRITIQUES OF DOMINATION AND POWER ARE UNAVOIDABLE IF WE WISH AT ALL TO LOOK THIS MESS OF A WORLD.
 
 


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