[Marxism] Fwd: A relaunch of North Star | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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 
approach.

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.

full: http://louisproyect.org/2014/11/11/a-relaunch-of-north-star/



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