Held October 20th, 2018, at the Univesity of Chicago. Hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society; funded, in part, by the University of Chicago Student Government.
This teach-in by Dr Abdul Alkalimat—UIUC professor of African American Studies emeritus and noted civil rights activist—took place on October 20th, 2018, and began with an account his involvement in the campaign of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor. Additional topics discussed included the movement for black liberation, the relationship of radical and mainstream politics, and the possible implications of this history for us today.
From the Zero Books website (August 2, 2018):
Chris Cutrone is a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society, a professor at The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and a returning guest to the Zero Books podcast. He is the author of a controversial essay entitled “Why Not Trump.” The piece was a half-hearted endorsement of Trump as the better adversary for the left, an opinion that is not at all self-evident today under Trump. However, this week we discuss the late Moishe Postone as well as Adolph Reed in the context of the death of politics."
An interview with Lawrence Parker, the author of Communists and Labour: The National Left-Wing Movement, 1925-1929, conducted by Efraim Carlebach of the Platypus Affiliated Society on July 21, 2018.
An edited transcript of the interview was published in the Platypus Review Issue #111.
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David McReynolds was prominent American socialist and anti-war activist whose career with the War Resisters League spanned 40 years. McReynolds twice ran for President of the United States (1980, 2000) atop the Socialist Party USA ticket, and was America's first openly gay presidential candidate.
The interview took place June 8th, 2018 on Radical Minds (WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago). McReynolds passed away shortly after this interview on August 17th. He was 88 years old.
Pam Nogales stops by the Zero Books podcast on May 30, 2018 to speak with host Doug Lain on the revolutions of 1848 and the leftist tradition. Pam is a PhD. Candidate of History at New York University, a member
of the Platypus Affiliated Society in Berlin, and a co-host of the Shit Platypus