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LAF Talk by John Zerzan


Unfortunately I missed this talk because I got stuck at the Kingston Green Fair. Apparently it went well though, prompting a lively discussion. If anyone took any notes I would like to see them and would be happy to post them here.


John Zerzan will be at RampART on Moday, addressing the London Anarchist Forum on the subject "The Critique of Civilization and the Growing Crisis". The plan is to meet at 19:30 for a 20:00 start - here is the blurb:

Today we experience a deepening crisis in every sphere, which urges us to rethink our acceptance of the most basic social institutions. Divisions of labor and domestication, the cornerstones of civilization itself, are in need of problematizing. The absence of fundamental critique would mean that we accept an unfolding, multifaceted disaster as merely inevitable. Might we find, in the prospect of a new paradigm/framework/vision that breaks out of the confines of failed earlier approaches to health and liberation? Keeping in mind that there should never be a single "correct"path, there is much promise in what is called anti-civilization theory, primitivism, and green anarchy in various parts of the world. Mass society and its technological imperative are now increasingly seen as the problem, not the solution. Ian Gregory 2010