Platypus presents a film screening of Rosa Luxemburg (1986) a film by Margarethe von Trotta, in German with English subtitles, 122 minutes A political biography of one of the leading figures in the history of European socialism 7th February 2013 19:00 Room: NAB (New Academic Building) 305 Bring friends, enemies and the friends of your enemies, and [...]
Recommended winter break preliminary readings: + Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate / A&Z, Introducing Lenin and the Russian Revolution / Lenin for Beginners (1977) + Sebastian Haffner, Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918–19 (1968) + Edmund Wilson, To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History (1940), Part II. Ch. (1–4,) 5–10, 12–16; Part III. Ch. 1–6 [...]
Platypus weekly café discussion (coffee and tea anyone?) will take place on Wednesdays, 5pm at Natura Cafe at Goldsmiths’ College, London. Our café discussions are a great way to meet Platypus members and fellow travelers, and to get to know the Platypus project. Come for an informal opportunity discuss issues raised in the Platypus Review, consider the state of the Left, and just have some coffee or tea [...]
Sunday evenings at Goldsmiths in New Cross, location tba. As Marx wrote: ‘What is progress if not the absolute elaboration of humanity’s creative dispositions. . . unmeasured by any previously established yardstick[,] an end in itself. . . the absolute movement of becoming?’ Week I: 6 Jan 2013 • Epigraphs on modern history and freedom [...]
NEW YORK (featuring Loren Goldner, Paul Mattick, David Harvey and Andrew Kliman): Listen HERE CHICAGO (featuring Raymond Lotta, Joe Persky, David Ruccio and David Schweikart): Listen HERE LONDON (featuring David Graeber, Saul Newman, Hillel Ticktin and James Woudhuysen): Listen HERE Panel Description: The present moment is arguably one of unprecedented confusion on the Left. The emergence of many [...]
Our next pub night is on the 27th December, 2013, 7pm at The Hobgoblin, New Cross Gate, London.
Organized by Platypus and co-sponsored by Center for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. Film Screening: MARX RELOADED Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00pm Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre Goldsmiths College (map) New Cross, London Borough of Lewisham, London SE14, UK Marx Reloaded is a 2011 German documentary film written and directed by the British writer and [...]
Join Platypus for a movie screening at Goldsmiths: //Thursday 8th Nov RHB 114 7pm How is Hollywood’s interpretation of the financial crisis of 2008 useful or problematic? What other interpretations are there?
A panel discussion with audience Q & A on the problematic forms of “anticapitalism” today. Wednesday 13th June, 7pm University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX Room 3B SPEAKERS: Clare Solomon James Heartfield James Turley Matt Cole Moderated by: Laurie Rojas “[After the 1960s, the] underlying despair with regard to the [...]
Please join us for the first platypus public event of the year Friday 16 of March 2012 7pm @ Housmans (Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX) Speakers: Barbara Dorn (IBT) Michele Kidane Mariam, Occupier Tammy Samede, Occupier Ed N, Activist Steve, Michael and Martin, editors of The Occupied Times LISTEN TO [...]