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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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Freedom in the Antropocene (Boston, 2/7/20)

On February 7, 2020, at Boston College, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel titled "Freedom in the Anthropocene".

Description:
The Dutch atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen recently characterized the period marked by the start of the industrial revolution in the 18th Century to the present as a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. This periodization is meant to capture a change in the history of the planet, namely that for the first time in history its course will be determined by the question of what humanity will become.

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Feb 07, 2020
Teach-in: What the Bloody Hell is the ‘Dialectic’? (Manchester, UK)

A teach-in held by the Platypus Affiliated Society Manchester on the 30th of January 2020, explaining in basic terms what is meant by 'the dialectic', through Theodor W. Adorno's An Introduction to Dialectics.

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Jan 30, 2020
After The Election: What’s Left? (LSE, 29/1/20)

A moderated panel discussion held January 29, 2020 at London School of Economics in the wake of the 2019 UK general election.

Description:
The movement around Jeremy Corbyn has been the centre of the British Left since 2015. A generation of activists have thrown themselves into the Labour party, some abandoning former organisations or anti-party (anarchist) political perspectives. But in the wake of the landslide victory of the Conservative Party in 2019, the goals of the Left seem unclear. It feels like we’ve been here before. How did we get to this point? How has the election changed the political arena? How should the Left relate to the Labour party going forward? Is the Left transforming Labour or is Labour transforming the Left? Is the goal of the Left socialism in the 21st century? If so, what is socialism and how can we achieve it? After the election, what's Left?

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Jan 29, 2020
Imperialism and the Left (UChicago, 1.16.20)

With the ousting of Morales in Bolivia, political repression in Hong Kong, and rising tensions with Iran, the question of Imperialism has posted itself with particular force in the last couple months.

Nevertheless, while all three have received much attention from the left, the commonality is not at all clear. What exactly is imperialism? And what constitutes (if at all) effective resistance to it? Finally how has the Left historically understood imperialism and has that understanding been lost?
This panel seeks to address these questions and more by bringing together both activists and academics. Q&A will follow the discussion.

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Jan 16, 2020
Freedom in the Anthropocene (Corvallis, 1.16.20)

The Dutch atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen recently characterized the period marked by the start of the industrial revolution in the 18th Century to the present as a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. This periodization is meant to capture a change in the history of the planet, namely that for the first time in history its course will be determined by the question of what humanity will become; the question of freedom.

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Jan 16, 2020
Teach-in: Capital in History (Boston), 9.27.19

On September 27, 2019, at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a teach-in led by Platypus members Divya M. and Soren W. on capital in history. What is the development of freedom in human history from the Platypus perspective? In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed that a […]

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Jan 13, 2020
Teach-in: Labour and the Left (LSE, 12.5.19)

Teach-in by Efraim Carlebach of the Platypus Affiliated Society at the LSE SU Platypus Society on 5 December 2019, on the history of the Labour party and its relationship to the Left, and the December 2019 UK general election.

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Dec 05, 2019
Teach-in: Capital in History (Aarhus, 25.10.19)

Teach-in at Aarhus by Platypus member Victor Cova. Description:The contemporary left seems weaker than ever. Compared to the uprisings of the 1960s, to say nothing of the world revolution of the 1920s, the events that followed the 2008 crisis (#Occupy, Arab revolutions, Movement of the Squares, Black Lives Matter...) were nothing short of disappointing. Marxism […]

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Oct 25, 2019
30 Years of 1989: The end of history? (Corvallis, 10.17.19)

Panelists:Sarah Henderson - Author of Building Democracy in Contemporary RussiaAdam Lunceford - Heart of the Valley Democratic Socialists of AmericaGL Morrison - Oregon Communist PartyWilliam Smaldone - Author of European Socialism: A Concise History Description: 1989 is largely remembered as a decisive close to the Cold War contest between communism and capitalism—with the victory of […]

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Oct 17, 2019
Teach-in: Althussers Marxismus (Wien, 11.10.19)

Teach-in, veranstaltet von der Platypus Affiliated Society im Café C.I. - Club International in Wien am 11. Oktober 2019. „In den 1980er Jahren verabschiedete sich eine ganze Generation Intellektueller im Zeichen der Postmoderne von jeglicher Utopie. Doch bereits zuvor war die Neue Linke in den 60er und 70er Jahren mit ihrer Rückkehr zu Marx gescheitert. […]

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Oct 11, 2019