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Jerry Mander

"Technological evolution is leading to something new: a worldwide, interlocked, monolithic, technical-political web of unprecedented negative proportions"

-- Jerry Mander,
In the Absence of the Sacred:
The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations

Triple roles: author, organizer, purse-string puller
Jerry Mander:
International Forum on Globalization (IFOG), President (2000 salary $26,049)
The Foundation for Deep Ecology, Program director (1999 salary $104,336, benefits $16,512, expense account $10,333)
Public Media Center, Senior Fellow
President, the Turning Point Project
Funders Network on Trade and Globalization, steering committee member (one of twelve). FNTG is a project sponsored by the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
See also The Mander Clusters: IFOG.



Jerry's background:
1960s: alleged to be one of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and a Grateful Dead promoter. Former president, Freeman, Mander & Gossage, a San Francisco advertising agency.
He managed Sierra Club campaigns: against dams in the Grand Canyon; to take private timberland for Redwood National Park; and to stop the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) airliner project.
In 1971, Mander formed a non-profit advertising agency, Public Interest Communications.
During the 1990s he was a director of the unincorporated Elmwood Institute (founded by Fritjof Capra), was a director of Patagonia, Inc., Yvon Chouinard's outdoor gear company. He is author of
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1977), In the Absence of the Sacred (1991), and The Case Against the Global Economy And For a Turn Toward the Local, co-edited with Edward Goldsmith (1996). 
He holds a masters degree from Columbia University’s Business School in international economics.

Jerry's message: Technological civilization is destroying nature and human life.

Jerry's solution: Dismantle technological civilization. Simple as that.

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