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.
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Revolutionary Communist Party

The above is RąP=u$A chair Bob Avakian pulling the icepick out of Trotsky's head.
Revolutionary Worker
PO Box 3486
Chicago, IL 60654

$40 per year; $1 per issue

Self-Description: Uphold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Support Communist Party of Peru. Bob Avakian, chairman.

Comments: The RCP continues to distribute Trotskyist anti-Stalin and anti-Mao diatribes in "Conquer the World" magazine and Lotta's book America In Decline despite its claim to uphold Maoism. Leader of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (see below). See also some relevant RCP files here:

  • Bob Avakian on united front
  • B.A. on parasitic proletarians
  • B.A. on white proletarians
  • B.A.'s "Conquer the World" article from 1981 Part II Part III Part IV Part V
  • Petty-bourgeois vacillation: The astrological wisdom of the rąp=u$a
  • Having it both ways: Belated admissions of B.A. tacking for MIM positions
  • Revolutionary Worker permission to distribute articles
  • December 2000 update of MIM criticisms of "RCP"-USA & RIM
  • February 2001 reply to Internet defender of "RCP"-USA & RIM
  • July 2002 "What the 'RCP-USA' means when it attacks 'Lin Biaoists'"
  • MIM Congress resolution on RCP-USA draft program

    Buy a useful book of English translations of Cultural Revolution China documents by an RCP-USA author "And Mao Makes Five"

    MIM replies to and other pro-"RCP-USA" critics

    The "RCP-USA" established the website. Although some views spoken there are official "RCP-USA" views, there are also numerous statements on that website that support the "RCP-USA" and which the "RCP-USA" does not rebut. Both official and unrebutted pro-"RCP" comments are quoted and dealt with below. It should be pointed out that no official MIM statements were made at, and in fact, a number of pro-MIM statements by others were repressed by the administrators there. In contrast, MIM does not have a problem with publishing anti-MIM line and then rebutting it. If you would like your criticisms of MIM vis-a-vis the "RCP" posted here with MIM response, just send your criticisms to

  • MIM web policy on the RąP=u$A, posted May 13, 2004
  • What is the difference between MIM and the "RCP-USA"?
  • "RCP" says bulk of surplus-value comes from inside u.$. borders; MIM disagrees
  • "RCP"'s Raymond Lotta mentions super-exploitation issue, then drops it; MIM sums up where the "debate" stands in September, 2002 with the "RCP" & raises Kanada question
  • MIM points out what "RCP" article on Georgia is leaving out
  • "RCP" official on why there is no data backing "RCP" views of class structure
  • "RCP" says not all whites go to the Bahamas; MIM points out that even most u.$. poor do not stay poor, end up going to the Bahamas
  • MIM exposes "RCP" lies about security, their inability to connect/find facts relevant to what they are saying
  • MIM rebuts "MIM sees no revolution here in the future at all."
  • MIM rebuts vague talk of "action"
  • MIM underscores "RCP" sidestepping of German imperialist history
  • How "RCP" abuses Lenin for its own counterrevolutionary attitude or ignorance of class structure
  • "RCP" has no overall grip on the class structure
  • MIM satirizes "RCP-USA"'s "Men in Black" paradigm of class and nation
  • MIM rebuts "RCP-USA" line toward Trotskyists
  • MIM rebuts Avakian's interpretation of Vietnam anti-war movement
  • "RCP" quotes Mao against MIM, MIM rebuts
  • The real lesson of Avakian Crew's "Smash Busing!" slogan in 1974
  • "RCP" says Blacks don't want a separate nation; MIM says revolution necessary to create conditions of national liberation and real choice of integration or nationhood
  • "RCP" defender "Steel" mixes up oppressor and oppressed, exploiter and exploited with reference to Africa and Asia
  • By-stander: if not organize for the Amerikkkan majority's economic demands, what should we do instead?
  • The Monkey, the Grape and the Cucumber: MIM trashes "RCP"=U$A line for the world's elite 10% [added October 9 2003]
  • MIM responds to another example of "RąP=u$A"'s renaming exploiters, "masses"
  • Another Remarkably Clueless Philistine attack on the labor theory of value
  • Humoring some observations of the RąP=u$A on exploitation and seeing where they lead
  • Starting a list of the times RCPers or RCP fans use the theory of productive forces to justify petty-bourgeois class position
  • Preparing for the all-round dictatorship of the proletariat: Combating subjectivism in all arenas, from cigarettes & drugs to sectarianism and white chauvinism
  • Starting a criticism of RąP=u$A on productive versus unproductive labor, plus quotes from Marx
  • Observor writes in about struggle on the "Another World Is Possible" Internet bulletin board
  • Pro-Hoxha English observor of the conflict with RąP=u$A counterrevolutionary line comments
  • The "few bad apples" line takes over in Iraq/Afghanistan crisis
  • An observor comments on unemployment and RąP=u$A discussion of it; MIM talks about lumpen
  • A review of a movie of a talk by RąP=u$A chair Bob A, posted October 21, 2004
  • The science of persynality cults: A proposal to the RąP=u$A, posted November 2 , 2004
  • A review of Avakian on internationalism, posted January 6, 2005
  • A review of Avakian on the philosophy of internationalism, posted January 6, 2005
  • Who would be a better leader than Avakian?, posted February 13, 2005
  • A comment on fascism from below, posted April 13 2005
  • More on the liberal line in art, posted May 5 2005
  • RąP=u$A on uniting with fascists posted June 9 2005
  • What Lenin said about the Bund posted August 11 2005
  • Braverman, Trotsky and RąP=u$A
  • "Set the Record Straight" implies a materialist method in contradiction with B.A.'s approach taking advantage of white worker utopians posted December 1, 2005
  • Hustler magazine and RąP=u$A posted December 1 2005
  • RąP=u$A boosts CIA spy on communists Gloria Steinem 15 times on their website while failing to mention Catharine MacKinnon, posted January 3 2006
  • Third World as the main force: B.A. and Trotsky on socialism in one country, posted January 4, 2006
  • A very short skit, posted January 17, 2006
  • RąP=u$A cribs from CIA on expressionist painting, just another "accident"?, posted January 18, 2006
  • The RąP=u$A is literally an open outlet for the CIA, posted January 18, 2006
  • Replies to Afakean's "The New Synthesis: Not Utopianism, But Dealing With Real-World Contradictions", posted May 23 2007
  • Update on RCP=CIA circles, posted January 13, 2008
  • Again on leading RCP=CIA, posted February 5, 2008
  • A sardonic but 100% true summation of "RCP" history

    Further Info: See critique in "MIM's RCP Study Pack," $15; Review of "America in Decline" in MIM Theory 4, $6; "Unraveling the RCP's Political Economy" and others in MT5, $6; Review of "Democracy: Can't We Do Better Than That?" in MT6, $6; "The RCP and the National Question" and "NAFTA Stand Clarifies RCP Differences with MIM" in MT7, $6; "The RCP & Trotsky" in MT9, $6; "Historical Revisionists, Too" in MT11, $6.


  • RąP=u$A on Democrats before November 2 2004 and after (2005)
  • Revolutionary Union on gays (1975)
  • Quotations opposing quantitative knowledge
  • Karl Marx's mathematical work

    The above review updated October, 2002.
    The above material became dated in April, 2006 with MIM's change of the crypto-Trotskyist page to focus more centrally on state activities of the RąP=u$A.

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