Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, (a.k.a Bay Area Revolutionary Union and Revolutionary Union) was founded in 1969 by former members of the Students for a Democratic Society. Bob Avakian was the organizations leader from its founding into the present time. The organization was not known as the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA until 1975. The group, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, takes its ideological cues from Avakian and has been noted for its cult-like acceptance of his views.[1] Ideologically the group is Maoist to the extent that members of the RCP, USA made official visits to China in the 1970s.[2] Among other things the RCP, USA is noted for its unwavering support of Mao, its eventual rejection electoral politics, and its belief that the only way for people to liberate themselves from U.S. Imperialism is through Communist revolution.[3] The group has been estimated to have branches in 9-18 states with a total of 400-2000 members.

The item included here is a poster printed by the RPC, USA for International Women’s Day in 1985.

Revolutionary Communist Party (March 8, 1985)

Revolutionary Communist Party (March 8, 1985)


[1] George, John and Laird Wilcox “Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe” Prometheus Books (1992) pp.161

[2]  George, John and Laird Wilcox “Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe” Prometheus Books (1992) pp.159

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Communist_Party,_USA