Panel Talk at OSU (April 2024)

The amusingly-named Platypus Society is hosting a panel talk at Oregon State, and I’m going to be on it.


The Platypus Affiliated Society



Since 2020, the Left has undergone a transformation in organizing and self- conception. With the end of the Bernie Sanders movement, the lifting of COVID restrictions, and political disorientation under the Biden administration, horizons for the contemporary Left have shifted to street politics, taking up popular discontents with racism, climate change, and American foreign policy. This recalls images of the past–not only of the Late 60s and 70s, but the early moments of the Millennial Left, born out of Occupy, the Anti-War Movement, and the shadow of Anarchism in the 80s and 90s.

How have the politics of protest been impacted by the Biden administration and the looming specter of Trump? Are the horizons of possibility for the Left today greater than they were ten years ago?


@6pm Strand Hall 163

Oregon State University, Corvallis

Doug Lain //Sublation Media

Rajeev Ravisankar//GTFF-AFT Local 3544

Randy Taylor//Industrial Workers of the World

Kristian Williams //author of Whither Anarchism? and Gang Politics

panel discussion


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Hosted by The Platypus Affiliated Society @ OSU


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Abolition Review (November 2023)

Colin Kaepernick put together a pretty decent collection about Police/Prison Abolition.  I wrote a review for Against the Current arguing that the book is weak on class analysis, and explaining why I think that is a problem.  I should stress, though, that it represents practically a unique contribution to the abolitionist literature, in that it is extremely accessible and seems to be designed for study groups.

Order the book from Haymarket Press, and start a study group today!

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