Science Against Capitalism | Soil Sciences


Soils, the main basis of our lives, are almost everywhere we live. Yet they get very little socialist attention despite how important they are. How can studying soils help us know more about the environment and also about ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impacts of the climate crisis? How can soil science be combined with issues of social relations of power and the urgency of building a socialist future? What can we learn from socialist countries about building sustainable agricultural practices?

Join us for a seminar with Salvatore Engel Di-Mauro as we discuss applying a Marxist Method to soil science, urban agriculture, and critical physical geography.

Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro is a Professor at the Geography Department of SUNY New Paltz. He is chief editor for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism and co-founder, with Joel Kovel, of Ecosocialist Horizons, as well as the First Ecosocialist International in Veroes, Venezuela. He is the author of Socialist States and the Environment: Lessons for Ecosocialist Futures.

Science Against Capitalism aims to bring biophysical science education into conversation with people and movements who refuse to accept the assured devastations wrought by the capitalist path. We will learn from those who have developed deep scientific expertise in the dynamics of our planet, our ecological systems, as well as the scientific and technological advancements of our people, in order to better understand how we can fight to build a healthy, equitable, and socialist future.


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