Peter Camejo Descanse en Paz

Today I bring the sad news of the passing of Peter Miguel Camejo. He was a tireless advocate for social justice who lost his fight against cancer at 3 a.m. earlier this morning. Peter was writing his life memoirs and reportedly was 1/2 a chapter away from completing his book. Before his work is sure to be posthumously published, I’ll offer this quick biographical sketch of his life in the interim: Born of Venezuelan parents, Camejo’s electoral activism led him to be the Socialist Workers presidential candidate in 1976. He ran for the governor of California three times under the Green Party and served as Ralph Nader’s running mate in a 2004 independent presidential ticket. Most recently, he spoke to the Peace and Freedom Party Convention (see above video) to convince delegates to nominate Nader and Matt Gonzales as their 2008 presidential candidacy. Nader has gone to accept the nomination and has qualified in more state ballots this year than ever before. The movement moves on!

The activist world extends its deepest gratitude to the life lived in rebellion belonging to Peter Miguel Camejo.

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