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The latest media produced by panel events, public fora, and teach-ins held by the Platypus Affiliated Society.

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The New Deal and American Socialism (Left Forum 2019)

On June 30, 2019 at the Left Forum at Long Island University Brooklyn in New York City, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel titled "The New Deal and American Socialism". Description: The New Deal is widely associated with socialism. This association holds true not only within the popular imagination shared across many sections of […]

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Jun 30, 2019
Beyond Sect or Movement: What is a Political Center? (Left Forum 2019)

On June 30, 2019 at the Left Forum at Long Island University Brooklyn in New York City, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel titled "Beyond Sect or Movement: What is a Political Center?" Description: In his 1973 essay, "Anatomy of the Micro-Sect," Hal Draper gives a definition of a party as opposed to a […]

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Jun 30, 2019
Chris Cutrone interview with Symptomatic Redness, pt. 3/3

Note: there is a silent gap in the first 7 minutes of the audio. Former president of Platypus Chris Cutrone is interviewed on the Symptomatic Redness podcast with host Derick Varn, and guest host Lexi Kay of Swampside Chats. Chris took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours. This is part […]

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Jun 18, 2019
Chris Cutrone interview with Symptomatic Redness, pt. 2/3

Former president of Platypus Chris Cutrone is interviewed on the Symptomatic Redness podcast with host Derick Varn, and guest host Lexi Kay of Swampside Chats. Chris took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours and this is second part of the conversation. It is available in full for Zero Books Patrons […]

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Jun 11, 2019
Teach-in: Trans Liberation (Chicago)

A teach-in on trans liberation held by David Faes at Northwestern University on June 4th, 2019. Description The socialist Left, which historically stood for increasing the scope of freedom, has historically shifted positions on issues of gender and sexuality. Recently, there has been some conflict over the trans identity, how it should be taken up […]

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Jun 04, 2019
Chris Cutrone interview with Symptomatic Redness, pt. 1/3

Chris Cutrone is interviewed on the Symptomatic Redness podcast with host Derick Varn, and guest host Lexi Kay of Swampside Chats. Chris took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours. This is part one and is available to the public. Derick Varn is a former member of the Platypus Affiliated Society.

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Jun 02, 2019
Teach-in: Materialism and Philosophy (Athens)

Richard Rubin of the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a teach-in on Materialism and Philosophy in Athens, June 1, 2019. Please note that the introduction is in Greek, but the lecture proceeds in English.

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Jun 01, 2019
Teach-in: What was the New Deal? (Aarhus)

A teach-in on the New Deal by Clint Montgomery, reflecting on the recent European elections and the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the U.S. As the present crisis of neoliberalism sees calls from the left for a "Green New Deal" and a return to the post war welfare-state, what was the New Deal and why […]

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Jun 01, 2019
Teach-in: Democracy and class struggle from the ancient to the modern world (Athens)

A teach-in on democracy hosted by Richard Rubin of the Platypus Affiliated Society in Athens, Greece on June 1, 2019.

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Jun 01, 2019
Teach-in: Hegel’s Materialism (Athens)

Jensen Suther of the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a teach-in on Hegel's Materialism in Athens. 1 June 2019

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Jun 01, 2019