ATPR: The Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RCP, USA), founded in 1975 and led by Bob Avakian, is based in Chicago. A hardline Marxist Leninist and Maoist organization, the party is not active in electoral politics but does publish a weekly newspaper, The Revolution, and maintains several communist-themed bookstores across the nation.
So says Raimondo at Antiwar.com. He is scathing against leftie ideologues who don’t want a right-left coalition to fight against the insane wars of the US because that might cut into their already absurdly small power bases.
The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has released correspondence from Chairman Bob Avakian regarding Barack Obama’s election to the presidency.
Avakian writes in part that “while tactically and in the short run, the election of Obama will create (and no doubt already is creating) some new difficulties for us — and this is likely to be especially so among Black people, many of whom are not surprisingly swallowing down the ‘Obama-aid’…in an overall and strategic sense there are important favorable factors in all this — provided that we continue to be grounded in and consistently apply our scientific communist outlook, method and approach.”
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