On July 18, 2022, Platypus Affiliated Society members D. L. Jacobs and R. W. Martins interviewed Eli Zaretsky, professor of History at The New School for Social Research, about his book Why America Needs a Left (2012) and the significance of the history and legacy of the New Left for the possibility of a Left today.
On November 3, 2022, the Northwestern University chapter of the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted this panel. The panelists were Timmy Chau (director of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project, co-founder of Dissenters), Naomi Crane (Socialist Workers Party (U.S.)), CJ Meike (Chicago Workers’ School, Center for Political Innovation), and Andy Thayer (Gay Liberation Network). D. M. Mathis of Platypus moderated the panel.
On November 10, 2022, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion at the Mayday Rooms in London, regarding the “Enough is Enough” campaign and the cost-of-living crisis. This panel was hosted in tandem with panels on the same issue in Germany and Austria. The speakers were Kevin Bean (Labour Party Marxists), Richard Brenner (Socialist Labour Network), and Daniel Randall (member of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), but speaking as an individual).