Am 08.09.2022 veranstaltete die Platypus Affiliated Society im Rahmen ihrer V. European Conference in Wien eine Podiumsdiskussion mit Vera (Der Funke/International Marxist Tendency), Frieder Otto Wolf (Philosoph und Politikwissenschaftler) und Lars Quadfasel (Hamburger Studienbibliothek) zum Thema: Was ist das Kritische an der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie?
Was ist bürgerliche politische Ökonomie und warum entwickelt Marx eine Kritik an ihr? Wie verhält sich diese Kritik an der politischen Ökonomie zu seiner Kritik des Sozialismus? Was ist das spezifisch Politische daran? Inwiefern ist seine Kritik an der politischen Ökonomie dialektisch? Inwiefern lässt sich durch eine Rückkehr zu Marxens Kritik der politischen Ökonomie der Kampf um den Sozialismus heute re-aktualisieren?
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.
A workshop on the International Marxist Tendency (Canada), with Noah Gataveckas, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Panel held on March 31st, 2012 at the Fourth Annual Platypus International Convention, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2009 President Obama's auto bailouts became a major flashpoint between the left and the mainstream of the labor movement. The majority of the left, including UAW dissidents, felt the auto bailouts were a missed opportunity to retool our manufacturing base, and a miserable half-measure.
On the other hand, mainstream labor leaders, and a consistent majority of polled union members, endorsed Obama's plan and explanation that the bailouts were an extraordinary measure and that government support for union ownership of firms was generally inappropriate. In 2009 an absolute majority of Americans opposed the auto bailouts altogether by an average 3 to 2 margin.
What does #Occupy's demand for "more democracy" in the labor movement mean in this context, where the majority of members did not support a comprehensive intervention into the affairs of GM and Chrysler?
At the fourth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.
A workshop on the International Marxist Tendency with John Peterson held on March 31st, 2012.