This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.
Maoist Internationalist Movement

Social Democrats

Updated January, 2002

What unites these parties is that they all currently support electoral struggle and none support Marx's idea of "dictatorship of the proletariat" anymore. In our opinion, they should be united in one electoral reform party. What separates them is not so much their current ideas but their history and social bases.

Of the following social-democrats, the Socialist Labor Party, the CoC and the "Communist Party"-USA are also "revisionists," because they claim to uphold Marx while they do not support the "dictatorship of the proletariat."

Of the organizations below, the "Democratic Socialists of America" (DSA) does not claim to be Marxist and it does the most to openly whitewash the U.$. Government's role in repressing "democracy" around the world. To even call oneself "democratic socialist" in the United $tates is to give credit where credit is not due to the rulers. Our web essay on "democratic socialism" applies to all these organizations below, but especially the DSA.

Committees of Correspondence

Self-Description: Marxist and pluralist. "To advance the true interests of the nation and its people." "Organization of grassroots activism, committed to electoral and non-electoral" activity.

Comments: Split from the Communist Party, USA in 1992. Social Democratic and reformist. Possibly merging with the DSA and Solidarity.

Further Info: "On the Origins of the Democratic Socialists of America," MT10 ($6).
Committees of Correspondence

Communist Party, USA

People's Weekly World
$15 per year

Self-Description: For "bill of rights socialism." Still claims to uphold "Marxism-Leninism," thus constituting the worst of all revisionists.

Comments: Was the vanguard party within U.S. borders until it sided with Soviet social-imperialism in the Sino-Soviet split. Degenerated as a result of its incorrect decision to base itself in the labor aristocracy and to orient itself around the labor aristocracy's demands. Currently tails Democrats and ignores (or slanders) the revolutions in Peru and the Philippines. A dinosaur.

Further Info: "Internal Anarchism in the International Communist Movement," MT8 ($6); "Lessons from the Comintern," MT10 ($6); "Struggle Rages in Imperialist Countries," MT11 ($6). Communist Party, USA

  • Go visit the "CP-USA" to see for yourself: their "constitution," "socialist democracy" and no "dictatorship of the proletariat"
  • MIM condemns CP=U$A backing for its sister party serving as part of the U.$-lackey regime in Iraq


    PO Box 2809
    Oakland, CA 94609

    Self-Description: Published by the "Institute for Social and Economic Studies."

    Comments: Led by Irwin Silber, anti-Maoist publisher of the Guardian. MIM has heard but not confirmed that Crossroads published its last issue in August 1996.

    Further Info: "Guardian bites the dust," MT4 ($6).

    Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

    The Activist

    Self-Description: Work within the Democratic Party. Oppose communism.

    Comments: Pro-imperialist. The furthest right of all groups in this list. DSA formed out of the McGovern campaign in 1972. It never claimed to be "Marxist" and thus cannot be called "revisionist."

    Further Info: See the section on social democracy in MT5 ($6), "On the Origins of the Democratic Socialists of America," MT10 ($6).

    Democratic Socialists of America

    Socialist Labor Party

    The People
    914 Industrial Ave.
    Palo Alto CA 94303

    $4 per year

    Self-Description: Established 1891. Saw ex-USSR as bureaucratic state despotism. Marxist DeLeonist.

    Comments: That's Marxist-DeLeonist, not Marxist-Leninist. Part of Amerikkkan history, but no record of Marxist DeLeonist revolution or change to point to, only criticism of Leninists.

    Visit the SLP: see it talk about democratic elections but not "dictatorship of the proletariat" despite calling itself "Marxist"

    Socialist Party

    The Socialist
    516 W 25th
    New York, NY 10001

    $5 per year, free to prisoners

    Self-Description: Puts feminism, anti-militarism, and the tradition of Eugene Debs right up front. Opposes Democratic Party, but not the electoral strategy.

    Further Info: "On the Origins of the Democratic Socialists of America," MT10 ($6).

    Socialist Party

    Self-description: Originally dedicated as "," is a gathering place for people to debate revolution and capitalism.

    For many years there is an ongoing discussion there on whether and how to ban pro-Stalin and pro-MIM people.

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