[Marxism] Fwd: A relaunch of North Star | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Tue Nov 11 14:16:39 MST 2014
The North Star website was named in honor of Peter Camejo who launched
the North Star Network in 1981 as part of an effort to regroup the left
around a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. He chose that name in
honor of Frederick Douglass who published North Star, an abolitionist
newspaper, from December 1847 until June 1851.
As someone who worked closely with Peter Camejo on the North Star
Network, I had hopes that a website would carry on in that tradition.
Because competing demands made on a series of editors rendered that task
impossible, the website became dormant. I hope to resurrect it and help
reorient it to its original mandate, which like the network of the early
80s, was to regroup the left around a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic
The idea of something like North Star came to me about four years ago as
I was nearing retirement at Columbia University. It would not be
promoting a “party line” but instead provide a platform for socialists
to report on the struggles they are involved with as well as facilitate
debates about how to move such struggles forward.
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