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  • Platypus Affiliated Society 3rd European Conference
    For the third time the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts its European Conference and we are happy to announce the University of Vienna as this years location.
  • Platypus Review #93 Now Online
    Issue #93 of the Platypus Review is now online, featuring two panel discussions on immigration and the Left. Speakers at the University of Illinois at Chicago panel were Jorge Mujica, Ralph Cintron, and Jacqueline Steven, with Alvaro Rodriguez, Henry Cooper, and Liam Wright speaking at the University of Houston.
  • Platypus Review #92 is out!
    Platypus Review #92 is now online, featuring 'Rhetoric and Division of Left and Right in the Trump Era' by William Schmidt, and a transcript of the recent 'Art and the Commodity Form' panel hosted by Platypus London, with speakers Rex Dunn, Zhoe Granger, and Peter Osborne.
  • PR #91 is out!
    For this special issue of the Platypus Review, we will publish Theodor W. Adorno’s “Remarks on the Authoritarian Personality” for the first time. In includes an Introduction by Chris Mansour and responses by Chris Cutrone and Kirk Wetters. Additionally, we have an article on the Corbyn phenomenon and an answer to “Why not Trump?” article from issue #89 (September 2016).
  • Platypus Review #90 Now Online
    Platypus Review #90 is now online, with Watson Ladd on Stalinism, Reid Kotlas on Bookchin and Marx, and Howie Hawkins on moving beyond Social Democracy

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On November 7, 2016, the eve of the U.S. presidential election, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion entitled “Immigration and the Left” at the University of Illinois at Chicago [UIC]. Moderated by Joseph Estes of Platypus, the event posed three questions to the panelists: How has the Left approached the question of immigration historically? What opportunities exist in the immigrants’ rights movement today for a renewed emancipatory politics? What role can left-wing civil and political organizations play in immigration politics? Three speakers addressed these questions: Jorge Mujica, seasoned activist and the Strategic Campaigns Organizer for Arise Chicago; Ralph Cintron, professor of English and Latino and Latin American Studies at UIC; and Jacqueline Stevens, professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. What follows is an edited transcript of their discussion.
On October 23, 2016, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion entitled “Immigration and the Left” at the University of Houston. Moderated by Danny Jacobs of Platypus, the event posed three questions to the panelists: How has the Left approached the question of immigration historically? What opportunities for a renewed emancipatory politics exist in the immigrants’ rights movement today? What role can left-wing civil and political organizations play in immigration politics? Three speakers addressed these questions: Alvaro Rodriguez, from the Communist Party, USA; Henry Cooper, from Proyecto Latino Americano; and Liam Wright, a veteran of Occupy Seattle and other social movements. What follows is an edited transcript of their discussion.

Auf der dritten jährlichen Convention, die in der School of the Art Institute of Chicago zwischen dem 29. April und 01. Mai 2011 stattfand, organisierte Platypus ein Gespräch über „Art, Culture, and Politics: Marxist Approaches“. Die Platypus-Mitglieder Omair Hussain, Lucy Parker, Pac Pobric und Bret Schneider sollten die folgende Frage diskutieren: „“What might the problems of aesthetics and culture have to do with the political project of the self-education of the Left?“.

Ernst Bloch und die Frankfurter Schule.

Ein Gespräch mit Nicolas Schliessler-Jaramillo.