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On this episode Pamela and Sophia catch up with Conrad Cartmell (Class Unity caucus, DSA), Mara Henao & Kaitlin Buck (Philly Socialists) and Benjamin Studebaker (British Academic Union) to reflect upon the Left under Trump - and what lies ahead under a Biden administration.

Pamela Nogales and Sophia discuss the shaming of black celebrities who dare to question the black loyalty to the Democratic Party.

n this episode of SPS, Sophia and Pamela discuss the moral panic surrounding Netflix's new film, Cuties (2020), Roman Polanski's J'Accuse (2019) triggering a walkout at the Cesar awards, and Sophia interviews the CPGB's Jack Conrad on Karl Kautsky.

Pamela Nogales, Sophia and Laurie Rojas discuss the call to cancel artist, Jon Rafman, and the revenge campaign led by the @surviving_the_artworld instagram account and break down the anti-sex and anti-art impulses of the culture industry.

Sh*t Platypus Says · Ep 26: On 1776 and reading the Renegade Kautksy

On this episode, Pamela and Sophia discuss the destruction of statues depicting American Revolutionary figures. Our members James Vaughn and Spencer Leonard join us to discuss the legacy of the American Revolution and the repercussions of the 1619 project. And Sophia catches up with Rory Hannigan and Clint Montgomery in light of our Summer Reading group on Kautsky’s Marxism. We reflect on Karl Kautsky as a leading figure in Second International Marxism and how it might be important to consider Kautsky today.

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(1) Trump’s address to the Young Conservatives of America:
(2) American Revolution Lecture Series:…-lecture-series/
(3) Summer Reading Group on Kautsky’s Marxism:

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