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Peter Camejo has died

The tragic news on September 13, 2008, that Peter Camejo lost his battle with cancer is blow to all those on the revolutionary left who have been politically and personally influenced by him. As a tribute, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal republishes two of Peter's most influential and enduring lectures, talks that continue to educate young revolutionary socialists to this day.


It is with great sadness and regret that we have to inform you that Peter Camejo died this morning. Peter decided that he would be more comfortable at home, and the doctors agreed. Arrangements were made, and ultimately Peter returned home yesterday.

Peter's health had declined rapidly over the last two days due to the aggressiveness of his cancer and the strength of the drugs used to combat his disease. His wife was at his side when he passed peacefully this morning.

Peter is survived by his wife Morella, his daughter Alexandra, his son Victor, three brothers Antonio, Daniel, and Danny, and three grandchildren Andrew and Daniel and Oliver.

Arrangements and memorial services will be announced at a later date. As a courtesy, the family requests that there be no calls at this time.

The Camejo Family

A tribute to Peter Camejo: US ISO

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Dave Riley | September 14, 2008

I knew and worked with Peter in the eighties especially during his frequent visits to Australia. He shared a rich collaborative relationship with the Democratic Socialist Perspective and especially its secretary, Jim Percy (1948-1992).

Peter was probably one of the smartest political activists I've known with an awesome power to engage people such that Jim used to call him "the great recruiter".

Many will vouch for the persuasive logic and humour of his delivery and his ability to package the politics of social change.

Camejo was going to tour Australia again during 2009 at the DSP's invitation. Unfortunately cancer has now prevented that from happening.

Jim too had died from cancer and he had spent some time with Peter during his own final battle with the disease.

But Camejo's smarts and the intensity of his political intellect bore up a vibrant flexibility and expansive political outlook that lead him to explore many projects in his quest to advance the struggle of our class. In that regard his focus and willingness to experiment and think outside the square are extremely inspirational.

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