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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:

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

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:

You can find the syllabus here:

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

Tuesdays 5-8pm EST | Contact:

Mondays 6-9pm CST | Contact:

SF Bay Area
Friday 6-8pm PST | Contact:

Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm CST | Contact:

Mondays 6-7:15pm PST | Contact:

UT Austin
Sundays 6-8pm CST | Contact:

Mondays 7:30-10pm EST | Contact:

Thursdays 6:30-9pm CST | Contact:

Sundays 1-4pm CST | Contact:

New York City
Sundays 2-5pm EST | Contact:

United Kingdom

Wednesdays 6-8pm GMT | Contact:

London School of Economics
Wednesdays 6-8pm GMT | Contact:

UCA Farnham
Wednesdays 5-7pm GMT | Contact:


Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm GMT+1 | Contact:

Germany (Discussion in German)

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm CET | Contact:

Tuesdays 7-10pm CET | Contact:

Tuesdays 6-9pm CET | Contact:

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm CET | Contact:

Thursdays 6-9pm CET |

Austria (Discussion in German)

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm CET | Contact: