Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Peter Camejo's Autobiography and Memorial DVD: Final Message to the List

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Peter Camejo's Autobiography and Memorial DVD: Final Message to the List

June 24, 2009


Please Forward

Since we are closing this list, please share this information with others you think may be interested.


North Star: A Memoir by Peter Camejo

Haymarket Books will be publishing Peter's memoir in February 2010. It is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

Some friends have kindly suggested that since Alex sells books, they would like to buy it from him. Many thanks, but I don't really sell new books. It's impossible to compete with Amazon in that field. There are some older books of Peter's that are available, and there is a special offer on those further down.

Please do ask your local bookstore to carry this title. That will help the wider distribution of Peter's book.


DVD of the Memorial

The DVD of the Memorial is available. It is in three high quality dvd's. We had thought that we might edit it, but that project was too time consuming.

Those that would like a copy should contact Peter's brother, Dan Ratner, at

and he will give you further details. The dvd's will be essentially at cost plus shipping, but the cost depends on how many people want the dvd set. Because of the high quality, depending on the number of requests, they may have to be commercially copied.

If you're interested in the dvd set, please let Dan know as soon as possible.


More books by Peter

Here are three books by Peter that were made available at the Memorial. We'd like to offer them here at the special price of $5.00 each, for those of you who were unable to attend the Memorial or who neglected to get the books there. Shipping will be a total of $3.00, no matter how many you buy.

We have larger quantities of some. For those who can use a quantity in their political work, please let me know. We would like these books to get out, and as you know political books often lose their topicality after a while.

Independent Politics: The Green Party Strategy Debate by Hawkins, Howie (ed.), and Camejo, Peter Miguel, and Chretien, Todd, and Nader, Ralph, et al. Haymarket Books, 2006. Paperback. New, 328 p. First printing. "This is an invaluable sourcebook: rich in ideas, and unsparing in its critique of liberal 'lesser-evilism.'" -- Mike Davis.

California: Under Corporate Rule by Camejo, Peter Miguel, and Becnel, Barbara (foreword), and Bechler, Don, and Chretien, Todd, et al. 2006. Paperback. New, xx, 261 p. First printing. "Dedicated to three Californians: Santo Reyes, who is doing life in prison for trying to get a driver's license . . .; Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in a needless war but has inspired millions with her message of peace; Stanley Tookie Williams, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping youth in a way no one else could and was executed by the State of California."

The SRI Advantage: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially by Camejo, Peter, and Monks, Robert A. G. (intro.), and Nader, Ralph (foreword). New Society, 2002. Hard cover. New, xix, 265 p. First printing. "The SRI Advantage takes socially responsible investing to a new level of exciting complexity, clarity and horizon - the emergence of a new maturity..." -- Ralph Nader.

To order these books, please write Alex Chis at

or send a check to Alex Chis Books, P.O. Box 2944, Fremont, CA 94536. I can also take credit cards. Just go to my website

Alex Chis Books

However please email me also for the special offer, since the books on my site are at a different price, as is shipping. I can adjust those prices downward if I know that the order comes from this offer.


Articles on the Memorial and on Peter

I am just realizing that we never sent out a report on the Memorial for those of you that couldn't attend. Both the Memorial and the social afterward were very well attended. Rather than doing something now, I will offer some links to articles on the Memorial and on Peter. There were of course many more.

Time Magazine article on Peter by Ralph Nader

Berkeley Daily Planet article by Sharon Peterson

Claudette Bégin article in Against the Current

Barry Sheppard article in Against the Current

Jack Bloom article in Against the Current

Todd Chretien at

Green Left article by Stuart Munckton


Pictures of the Memorial

Some of you that were able to attend the Memorial for Peter took pictures there. We were unable to take any, and would love to have some. If you'd like to share, please send them to




Having recently joined Facebook, it looks like this may be another way to spread the word about Peter's book. However we have very few Facebook friends. But some of you have more friends there than the number of people on this list! If you think it appropriate, please let your friends know about Peter's memoir. If you want a link, this message will also be posted to the blog we started for Peter, link below. Although the blog too won't continue, it will be up for a while, so that those who would like to share a link, or those who lose this email message, will have something to refer to.

Peter Camejo Updates Blog


Last message

This will be the last message from this list. We want to thank all of you who have helped! As you may know we had to go to a commercial list distribution service to successfully reach everyone who wanted to be kept informed. Although Constant Contact is an excellent system, we have only been keeping our account open until we were able to tell everyone the details on Peter's memoir and the dvd of the memorial. That is now done.

If there are any questions, you can of course write us at

and we will help as we can.


Alex & Claudette


Alex Chis & Claudette Bégin
P.O. Box 2944
Fremont, CA 94536