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V. PLATYPUS EUROPEAN CONFERENCE 2022: The Crisis of Society and the Left

The V. European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society will take place from September 8-10, 2022 at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Thursday, September 8th

Panel Discussion: Was ist das Kritische an der Kritik der politischen Ă–konomie? [German]
Was ist bürgerliche politische Ökonomie und warum entwickelt Marx eine Kritik an ihr? Wie verhält sich diese Kritik an der politischen Ökonomie zu seiner Kritik des Sozialismus? Was ist das spezifisch Politische daran? Inwiefern ist seine Kritik an der politischen Ökonomie dialektisch? Inwiefern lässt sich durch eine Rückkehr zu Marxens Kritik der politischen Ökonomie der Kampf um den Sozialismus heute re-aktualisieren?
5–7 pm (Hörsaal I at Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna)

Friday, September 9th

Workshops: Presentations by different leftists organizations
Different leftist organizations and groups get the opportunity to present themselves, their aims, and their activities. [Organizations tba]
1.30–4 pm (Hörsaal 2 und 3 at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna)

Panel Discussion: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat and the Left
What was the Marxist understanding of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat? How has our understanding of the necessity of the dictatorship of the proletariat been shaped and changed over the course of the 20th century? What is its relevance for the struggle for socialism today?
5–7 pm (Hörsaal I at Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna)

Saturday, September 10th

Teach-In: [Title tba]
[tba]
10–12 am (Hörsaal III at Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna)

Panel Discussion: Solidarność in the 1980s and the politics of solidarity
Solidarność (Solidarity) emerged in Poland in 1980 as a movement for workers solidarity with self-governing shipyard unions. With the support of dissident Polish intellectuals at home and broad sections of the Left abroad, Solidarność grew in strength and became a key participant in Polish reforms through the 80s and beyond. As such, it can appear as either a late expression of New Left attempts to further the revolution, or as a prefiguration of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
2–4 pm (Hörsaal I at Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna)

Panel Discussion: What is Left of SYRIZA?
[tba]
5–7 pm (Hörsaal I at Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna)