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SPS tackles the legacy of the late Moishe Postone, the feud between Killer Mike and March for Our Lives organizers, and the reboot of (Trump-supporting) Roseanne.

From the Platypus Review archives:…-moishe-postone/

Clip of Moishe Postone from Doug Lain's podcast, "Zero Squared" #108: The Subject of Capitalism with Moishe Postone:…ct-of-capitalism/

On this special episode of SPS we discuss "50 Years After '68: Does Socialism Have a Future?" the annual European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society in London (15–18 February, 2018), and feature clips from our panels with Boris Kagarlitsky (Author; Institute of Globalization and Social Movements), Simon Elmer (Architects for Social Housing), Hillel Ticktin (University of Glasgow; Founding Editor, Critique), Robert Borba (Revolutionary Communist Party USA), Roxanne Baker (International Bolshevik Tendency) and Judith Shapiro (London School of Economics).

We are joined by Platypus members, Gregor Baszak (University of Illinois, Chicago), Nunzia Faes (London School of Economics), Erin Hagood (University of Chicago) and Pádraig Maguire (Goldsmiths, University of London).

The recordings for the entire conference are available here:
(1) Pre-conference panel discussion: Anti-Racism in the Age of Trump and Brexit…AgeOfTrumpAndBrexit
(2) Teach-in: The Death of the Millennial Left…OfTheMillennialLeft
(3) Opening Plenary: 50 Years After '68
(4) Housing Crisis or Capitalist Crisis: Anti-Gentrification and the Left…ificationAndTheLeft
(5) Marxism and Feminism
(6) Closing Plenary: What is the Future of Socialism?…heFutureOfSocialism
(7) Teach-in: The First Year of Trump…TheFirstYearOfTrump

Conference program:…conference-2018/ Please note that the final speaking line-up for each panel is listed on the pages.

Laurie mentioned Women and Revolution, which was the journal of the Women's Commission of the Spartacist League, U.S. from 1972 through 1996. Links to the articles are available here:

Hosted by Pam C. Nogales C. & Laurie Rojas.

On this episode we discuss:

(1) The #metoo phenomena and the French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto with Chicago member, Carrie Graham and the London School of Economics' Platypus chapter head, Nunzia Faez…therine-deneuve

Also mentioned in this segment were:
- Gracchus Babeuf, "The Conspiracy of the Equals" (1796)…equals/index.htm
- Theodor W. Adorno, "Sexual Taboos and the Law Today" (1963)…ltaboostoday.pdf

(2) Platypus Review interview with Sascha Staničić, “Fighting instead of managing capitalism” and the state of the German Left, with Stefan Hain, the head of our Berlin chapter.…sascha-stanicic/

(3) We take stock of the first year of the Trump presidency and discuss the new title from the Platypus Review Publishers, "Marxism in the Age of Trump: Articles from the Platypus Review 2015–2017," with president of the Platypus Affiliated Society and author, Chris Cutrone.…17/dp/0996206132/

Hosted by Pam C. Nogales C. & Laurie Rojas

A special holiday edition, with guests Reid Kotlas (Platypus Vermont, and Socialist Party USA) and Efraim Carlebach (Platypus London), on the Left today and the problem of the Democratic and Labor Parties. What do the socialists want anyway?

We discuss:
An interview with Lee Carter, a democratic socialist who defeated a Republican legislator in Virginia in the recent elections…ction-socialist

Seth Ackerman, "A Blueprint for a New Party"…-party-ackerman

An interview with Ian Birchall, a leading figure of the International Socialist tendency for over half a century…ew-ian-birchall/

Hosted by Audrey Crescenti, Pam Nogales and Laurie Rojas.

On this episode:

(0) Democrats are lame. #nuffsaid
(1) A conversation with Philip Cunlife, author of Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917-2017, reviewed by Gregor Baszak on the pages of the Platypus Review November issue.…ution-1917-2017/
(2)A convo about the Platypus panel "1917–2017" with members, Frederik Heinz and Lukas Hedderich, hosted by the Goethe University chapter in Frankfurt (DE). The panel had Frank Ruda (Philosopher, Berlin/Frankfurt am Main); Lars Quadfasel (Hamburger Studienbibliothek); Anton Stortchilov, (Historian, Die LINKE); Rafael Rehm (Der Funke, International Marxist Tendency). Recording of the panel can be found here:…el19172017Frankfurt
(3) Why should anyone care about 1917?

Hosted by Audrey Crescenti, Pam C. Nogales C., and Laurie Rojas.