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Platypus Virtual

During the corona-virus outbreak, Platypus has moved its international reading groups and public fora online. You can join (1) our international convention via zoom for a series of great panels, (2) a virtual “short course in Platypus” reading group or (3) one of several of our regular Marxist reading groups (English and German available).

For more info, email: platypusvirtual@gmail.com.

For more audio/video content from Platypus, including podcasts, teach-ins, radio interviews and more go to: https://platypus1917.org/media/.

PAS International Convention XII: Socialism in the 21st century?

Follow this link for details and zoom links to our annual conference, featuring four great panels with a range of speakers from across the Left:

Short Course in Platypus

Want to find out more about Platypus’ approach to history and the Left? Join one of our virtual “short course in Platypus” reading groups running over the next month. Courses are running on 

Tuesdays at 1pm, Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 6pm (all times CST). To join one of these reading groups, please contact: platypusvirtual@gmail.com

You can find the syllabus here: https://platypus1917.org/2012/01/24/short-course-in-platypus-syllabus/

Primary Marxist Reading Groups and Discussion Groups

We have numerous virtual reading groups and discussion groups running in English and German in several time zones, so you can find the one best for your schedule! To join the reading group, please contact the relevant Facebook page or email address (as listed below by country), and you will be directed to the syllabus/readings and zoom or discord links. We look forward to hearing from you!

United States

Fairfax/GMU
Tuesdays 5-8pm EST | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PAS.GMU/

SAIC 
Mondays 6-9pm CST | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Platypus-Chicago-176591085688601/

SF Bay Area
Friday 6-8pm PST | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/platypusbayarea/

UChicago
Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm CST | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/uchicagoplatypus/

Corvallis
Mondays 6-7:15pm PST | Contact: platypusoregon@gmail.com

UT Austin
Sundays 6-8pm CST | Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/platypusaustin/

Boston
Mondays 7:30-10pm EST | Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/platypusboston/

Northwestern
Thursdays 6:30-9pm CST | Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/platypusnu/

Houston
Sundays 1-4pm CST | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1459298154379876/

New York City
Sundays 2-5pm EST | Contact: columbia.platypus@gmail.com

United Kingdom

Manchester
Wednesdays 6-8pm GMT | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/platypusmanchester/

London School of Economics
Wednesdays 6-8pm GMT | Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/PlatypusLSESU/

UCA Farnham
Wednesdays 5-7pm GMT | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/platypusuca/

Denmark

Aarhus
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm GMT+1 | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2026045940750202/

Germany (Discussion in German)

Leipzig
Tuesdays 7-10pm CET | Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Platypus-Leipzig-243729829435153/

Frankfurt
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm CET | Contact: platypus.frankfurt@gmail.com

Jena
Tuesdays 6-9pm CET | Contact: platypusjena@gmail.com


Austria (Discussion in German)

Vienna
Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm CET | Contact: platypusaustria@gmail.com