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"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.

"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.
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"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.

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English


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Ep. 12: On Trump and trans-people, Berlin's anti-AFD protest, and the trouble with Die Linke

11/3/2018
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Suzy Vogenthaler, David Faes and Pamela Nogales dispel the liberal confusion over the Obama administration's reforms for trans-people. Laurie and Pamela sit with Dorna Darabi for a report of the recent anti-AFD protest in Berlin with over 150,000 participants. And Stefan Hain and Betül Yildrim talk to Pamela at the Freie University coffee break about the divisions within Die Linke, the decline of the Social Democratic Party and German politics after Merkel. For more on trans politics see...

Duration:00:50:05

Ep 11: On Kavanaugh, the American midterm election, & political strategies for socialism

10/10/2018
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On this episode, Pamela Nogales, Laurie Rojas and Suzy Vogenthaler talk about the Kavanaugh hearing, his virginity and the failing Democratic Party strategy in the midterm electoral campaign. Laurie and Pamela interview Jack Devine from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and discuss the organization's strategy and long term goals. We end by interviewing Tana Forrester, from the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), on the need to build a mass socialist party today. Articles for further...

Duration:01:02:07

Ep. 10: On Cynthia Nixon, the Brazilian elections, and Afrofuturism

9/17/2018
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On this episode of SPS, we sit down with Jacobin contributor Alex Hotchuli and discuss Brazil's upcoming, presidential elections. With Audrey Crescenti, we take up Afro-futurist aesthetics, with clips from artist Frances Bodomo, the Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad, Sun Ra, and Terence Nance’s new HBO show, Random Acts of Flyness. Alex Hotchuli on the Brazilian elections for Jacobin https://jacobinmag.com/2018/09/brazil-election-bolsonaro-lula-haddad-boulos-corruption Mark Dery, "Black to...

Duration:01:04:44

Ep. 2: Why should anyone care about 1917?

11/16/2017
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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. https://platypus1917.org/2017/11/01/book-review-philip-cunliffe-lenin-lives-reimagining-russian-revolution-1917-2017/ (2)A convo about the Platypus panel "1917–2017" with members, Frederik Heinz and Lukas Hedderich, hosted by the Goethe University chapter...

Duration:01:02:45

Ep. 1: On "Kill all Normies" and Anti-fascism today

11/1/2017
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On this episode, commentary on: (1) "The negative-sum internet" (Weekly Worker) Paul Demarty reviews: Angela Nagle, Kill all normies: the online culture wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the alt-right and Trump (Zero Books, 2017) http://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1176/the-negative-sum-internet/ (2) Platypus Berkeley panel: "Antifascism in the Age of Trump" Description: Since the Nazi seizure of power eighty years ago, anti-fascism has been a component of left-wing politics. In response to the...

Duration:00:54:04