The Revolutionary Communist Party was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1968 by current RCP-USA chairman Bob Avakian, the son of a retired federal judge, as the Revolutionary Union (RU). In 1975 Avakian expanded the RU into The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP-USA) as a Maoist Communist party. The RCP states that U.S. imperialism will never peacefully end, and that the only way for people to liberate themselves is through revolution. One of the group's most notable actions was raising the Red Flag over the Alamo. A member of the RCP's Youth Organization, the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, burned a United States flag at the Republican National Convention in 1984, which resulted in a Supreme Court ruling permitting flag burning. The RCP is a participant in the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM), which is a grouping of revolutionary Maoist parties and organizations around the world, including the Shining…
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP-USA)
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