THE SOCIALISTS MET THE LIGHT of day as foremost a movement amongst students of arts and media of the Västerviks Gymnasium in 2002–03. It was in the aftermath of the 90s anarcho, punk, and vegan movement — that still, at this time, could count relatively high numbers of youths for being a small town in Sweden.
On July 30, 2022, the Melbourne chapter of the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel at the Victorian Trades Hall in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. The panelists were Matthew Crossin (Melbourne Anarchist-Communist Group), Tom Griffiths (“unreconstructed Maoist”), Lachlan Marshall (Solidarity (International Socialist Tendency)), and Benjamin Smith (Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation). An edited transcript follows.
On September 15, 2020, Platypus Affiliated Society Member C. Philip Mills interviewed Louis Menand, professor of English at Harvard University and author of The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (2001), an intellectual history of American pragmatism. An edited transcript follows.
On June 3, 2022, Platypus Affiliated Society member D. L. Jacobs interviewed Alan Shandro about Marxism and Shandro’s book Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony (2014). An edited transcript follows.
THE GREEN NEW DEAL arose just months after Democrats retook Congress in the 2018 midterms. In fact, two days after the midterms the Sunrise Movement staged a sit-in at the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, signalling the clear strategy to pressure Democrats to enact climate-change policies under the slogan, “decarbonization, jobs, and justice.”