Work against nature? Marx and the ecological question
On 5 May 1818 one of the great pioneers of the workers' movement was born: Karl Marx. The Friends of Nature have also been influenced by his works to this day. His conviction that within the framework of social development there would be a progression of productive forces has intensively shaped the thinking of the workers' movement.
For many decades, work and environmental protection were seen as opposites. Already in the 1970s the Friends of Nature turned against this schematic idea and fought for an ecological and social transformation. As founders of Marxism, many still associate Karl Marx with the economist, socialist and philosopher, who was primarily concerned with economics, but not ecology. The symposium "Work against Nature? Marx und die ökologische Frage" wants to question this prejudice and present the "green Marx" on the basis of current discussions and scientific work. On the occasion of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, Germany's Friends of Nature, in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, are therefore organising a conference in Berlin in which Karl Marx's theories will be examined and questioned from an ecological point of view.
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