Marxisme Meetings #7 Marx’s ecology
Marx is not known for his ideas on our relationship with nature or the climate. He might not have predicted the devastating consequences of the climate chaos coming our way, he was already pointing at the way capitalism destabilizes our relation with nature. WIthin capitalism nature is constantly reduced to a mere input for the production process, rather than treated as a part of a larger ecosystem we are also part of. Contemporary marxists have expanded on Marx’s ideas with the use of recent knowledge. What can climate activists today learn from Marx’ ideas on ecology?
During this reading group we will read a text by John Bellamy Foster, the author of ‘Marx’s Ecology’, to come to new insights about our relation to ecology from a marxist perspective. Tristan Collete, a member of the International Socialists will prepare an introduction.
To sign in for this reading group, and others, please fill in this form. We will send you the code for the zoom-meeting.Reading material:
John Bellemy Foster – Marx’s ecology in historical perspective (link)