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Peter Camejo speaking in 1976

Peter Camejo -- who died this week after losing his battle with cancer -- is heard here speaking in 1976 on the NBC network when he stood for the US Socialist Workers Party as its presidential candidate.

Source: Jon Flanders

I have slightly edited the interview and transposed it to mono mode. The poor quality is due to the original recording but it's a brilliant piece of socialist advocacy and showcases Camejo's skill for making socialist ideas accessible to a wide audience.

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Peter Camejo, socialist candidate for
mayor of Berkeley in 1967, speaks
to student rally against
tuition at U.C. Berkeley.
Photo by Brian Shannon

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jane strader abdo | September 21, 2008

Sad to hear of Peter's death. Truth sayers who are also engaging to a broad audience are too few, and he was one of the best. When he ran against Ted Kennedy, he was so effective in asking questions from the audience, Sen. Kennedy would look for him and invite him to speak from the podium.
Working behind the scenes with him when he ran for President, I was lucky to witness the passion and purpose he maintained throughout his adult life, and which put him on the side of the majority of humans on this green earth.
Thank you, Peter.

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