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John Zerzan and Kevin Tucker, "Civilization: Its Origins and Collapse"

"Civilization: Its Origins and Collapse"
John Zerzan and Kevin Tucker

New York City, April 15, 2006

Ever think there was something horribly wrong with the way things are?
According to anarcho-primitivists, those social, ecological, spiritual and
political problems that we all face are a part of civilization. The most
basic human needs were shaped and met by the nomadic gatherer-hunter
existence that has defined over 99.99% of human life. Looking back to the
settling of some human societies, to an increased dependency off of stored
and grown foods, through the rise of political power, emergence of work,
patriarchy, warfare, and expansionism, we can get a clearer picture of the
processes at work in our daily lives to keep us domesticated and docile to a
world that runs against our being.

Join anarcho-primitivist thinkers and writers, Kevin Tucker and John Zerzan
for a discussion of the origins of civilization and their consequences from
the beginnings of settled societies through the culture of cities and into
our current globalized modernity. Talk revolves around a critique of
civilization and possible directions for moving beyond it and the short
comings of contemporary resistance movements.
Where: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq S, Rm 909

When: Saturday April 15, 2006- 6:00pm

Brought to you by: Earth Matters, Students for Social Equality, the
Gallatin Student Council, and the Office of the Dean at Gallatin

Free and Open to the Public (Please bring ID)

John Zerzan is an anarcho-primitivist thinker and writer from Eugene, OR.
Having written on the subjects of civilization, symbolic thought,
domestication, and the misery and failures of daily life over two decades,
he has earned his role as one of the most important anarchist thinkers. His
books include Elements of Refusal, Future Primitive, and Running on
edited Against Civilization, and is an editor of Green Anarchy

Kevin Tucker is an anarcho-primitivist writer from rural, southwestern PA.
His focus has been on applying anthropological, ecological, and spiritual
dimensions to the anarcho-primitivist critique of civilization, as well as
ways out of it. He is the editor of Species Traitor journal, regular
contributor to Green Anarchy, co-founder of the Black and Green Network,
author of blackandgreen.info, and is currently working on his first book,
Catalyst: the birth and death of civilization.