Ep. 25: On the environmental movement & joining Platypus
This episode of SPS is a new members edition, featuring new members of the Platypus Affiliated Society in the United States, Germany and Denmark. In the first segment, Sophia and Pamela ring up Carson Wright, a new member at the Oregon State University chapter. We chat about Planet of the Humans, a new documentary produced by Michael Moore, which takes a harsh look at green technology and the pitfalls of the environmental left. We reflect on the technocratic impulses of the climate left today and discuss Carson’s recent interview with the environmental activist Derrick Jensen, published in the April issue of the Platypus Review.
In the second segment, Sophia and Pamela chat with new members in Platypus chapters around the globe to ask them about their encounters with the Left before Platypus, their experience as new members and their thoughts on hosting the conversation on the left. This segment features Lisa Müller at Leipzig University in Germany; Rana Ürek at Columbia University in New York; Osiris Crutchfield at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Francisco Sánchez Acosta at Aarhus University in Denmark.
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(1) Platypus meme
(2) “The Left has never been against civilization”: An interview with Derrick Jensen, by Carson Wright and Andony Melathopoulos, for the Platypus Review #125 (April 2020)
(3)"What is Capitalism and Why Should We be Against It?" a panel hosted by the Aarhus chapter of the Platypus Affiliated Society on May 9th, 2020.
Hosted by Pamela C., Sophia, with editing assistance by Michael W.