Capitalism and the Expropriation of Nature: The Strategic Discourse of Ecosocialism with John Bellamy Foster

Originally published: Vancouver Ecosocialist by Devin Gillan (May 10, 2018 )  |

Ecological resistance in the twenty-first century has more and more been informed by the development of Marxian ecology and ecosocialism more generally. However, as ecosocialist analysis has grown, various divergent branches of thought have emerged, often in conflict with each other. Based on the conviction that clarity about capitalism’s relation to the environment is indispensable for the strategic understanding of present-day struggles, this talk will present some of the new research within Marxian ecology, bringing together the core issues of the expropriation of nature and the metabolic rift, and seeking to unite the ecosocialist movements of our time.