(OPE-L) request from Ocean Press re publication of writings by Che Guevara

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Sep 22 2003 - 08:05:58 EDT

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Subject: A very special request
From: John/Ocean Press <john@oceanbooks.com.au>
Date: Mon, September 22, 2003 2:30 am

A very special request for support for the publication of the books of
Che Guevara. An opportunity to help spread the ideas of Che Guevara

 September 22, 2003

A very special request
Dear friends,

Ocean Press is asking for your help to spread the ideas of Che Guevara
to a new generation of young activists everywhere.

Ocean Press (Melbourne, New York and Havana) and the Che Guevara Studies
Center (Havana), directed by Che’s widow Aleida March, have initiated an
ambitious project to go beyond the iconic image of Che Guevara and
restore the voice and example of this most contemporary of revolutionary
human beings. This project will include publishing Che’s most important
works, including some previously unpublished books on political economy
and Marxist philosophy, as well as preparing an inspiring new
documentary examining his life and political legacy.

Our publishing project will involve more than 20 books (in English and
Spanish), which will be widely distributed throughout the world. Already
published are the following books by Che:

  a.. CHE GUEVARA READER (expanded new edition)
  b.. GLOBAL JUSTICE: Liberation and Socialism (also published in
Spanish) c.. THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES: Notes on a Latin American Journey
(a stunning
new Ocean Press edition with a new preface by Aleida Guevara and
unpublished photos by Che)
  d.. AMERICA LATINA: Despertar de un continente (English edition to be
published 2004)
  e.. PUNTA DEL ESTE: Proyecto alternativo de desarrollo para America

To achieve this and many other titles currently in production —
including Che’s highly controversial CRITICAL NOTES ON POLITICAL ECONOMY
published for the first time in any language — we urgently need your
support. Ocean Press is asking you to make a financial contribution to a
special fund we have established for this project.

We hope to raise $100,000 by the end of October 2003. We are convinced
that this is a historic moment for these projects. Please consider how
you can help us.

It’s time for Che to be rescued from being a fashion statement and to be
allowed to speak for himself, in his own passionate, ironic and incisive

Please help! Donations can be made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
or check (payable to Ocean Press). For donations over $100, you will
receive a copy of CHE GUEVARA READER. Donations of $1,000 or more will
be rewarded with all the Che books published by Ocean Press.

For more information on tax deductible contributions contact Ocean

Please send your donation now to:

Ocean Press, PO Box 1186, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-1186

or Ocean Press, GPO Box 3279, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia

Yours in solidarity,

David Deutschmann

Ocean Press

Tel: (61-3) 9326 4280

Fax: (61-3) 9329 5040

E-mail: info@oceanbooks.com.au

we are realists... we dream the impossible

Please complete the form below and email it back to
info@oceanbooks.com.au or mail to

OCEAN PRESS, PO Box 1186, Old Chelsea Stn, New York, NY 10113-1186, USA

or OCEAN PRESS, PO Box 3279, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia

      I would like to donate:

      £ $100 (and receive a free copy of CHE GUEVARA READER)

      £ $1000 (and receive a copy of all books in the Che series)

      £ My donation $____________

      £ Check/money order enclosed (payable to Ocean Press)

      £ Credit card payment VISA / Mastercard only

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      Mail to:
      Ocean Press

      PO Box 1186, Old Chelsea Stn, New York, NY 10113-1186 or

      Ocean Press

      GPO Box 3279, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia

      All donations over $100 receive one free copy of CHE GUEVARA

      All donations over $1,000 receive a copy of all CHE books
published in
the series



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