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  • Platypus International Convention 2022
  • Platypus International Convention 2021
    28 March - 10 April, online.
  • Platypus Virtual
    During the corona-virus outbreak, Platypus has moved its international reading groups and public fora online.
  • Marxism in the Age of Trump book!
    Trump’s victory is the beginning not the end of a process of transforming the Republican Party as well as mainstream politics more generally that is his avowed goal. So the question is the transformation of democracy—of how liberal democratic politics is conducted. This was bound to change, with or without Trump. Now, with Trump, the issue is posed point-blank. There’s no avoiding the crisis of neoliberalism.

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The Platypus Review

Die Platypus Review
CHRIS CUTRONE IS CERTAINLY CORRECT that the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat is central to Marxism’s revolutionary core and that abandoning it is particularly damaging to both theory and practice. But its very importance makes it a broader category than simply a political stage of limited duration in the transition to socialism.
AT THE PLATYPUS AFFILIATED SOCIETY’S 2021 Midwest Regional Conference Chris Cutrone presented a teach-in dedicated to what he, with a good deal of merit, has deemed “the most controversial proposition by Marxism”: the call for a “dictatorship of the proletariat.”
THE GOAL OF THIS ARTICLE is to examine the evolution of one sector of the American Left (the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)) regarding issues of (anti-)Zionism. I try to delineate in what ways DSA’s internal “Overton Window” regarding Zionism has shifted, not to argue for or against any particular orientation.
ON DAY TWENTY-THREE of the New Zealand Freedom Convoy protests, a movement which set up tents around the country in February in response to vaccine mandates, the nation’s largest riot in forty years broke out.
Am 23. Januar 2021 veranstaltete die Platypus Affiliated Society im Rahmen der 2. deutschsprachigen Platypus-Konferenz eine virtuelle Podiumsdiskussion mit Aitak Barani (Kommunistische Organisation), Felix Klopotek (freier Journalist und Autor), Jan Schroeder (Platypus Affiliated Society) und Martin Suchanek (Gruppe ArbeiterInnenmacht) zur Frage: Was ist das Erbe der KPD?
Hans-Jürgen Krahl gilt heute neben Rudi Dutschke als zweiter Kopf des SDS, als der intellektuelle Kopf der Studentenbewegung, als marxistischer Robespierre von Frankfurt Bockenheim und als der Quälgeist Theodor W. Adornos. Krahls Marxismus, der sich allen voran in posthumer Niederschrift mündlicher Aussagen nachvollziehen lässt, behandelt weitgehend die Aktionen der Studentenbewegung und hat in einem sehr strikten Sinne seine Grenzen an den Themen seiner Zeit, die sich in gegebener Kürze nur reduziert und in eklektischer Auswahl vorstellen lassen.
Die Antideutschen sind gescheitert, erfährt man in der vergangenen Ausgabe der Platypus Review. Einem Befund, dem man gemessen am eigenen Anspruch der Antideutschen, das Abbruchsunternehmen der Linken zu sein, nicht groß widersprechen kann.