Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

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Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

ChairmanBob Avakian
NewspaperThe Revolution
Political orientationMarxism-Leninism

The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCPUSA) is a communist party in the United States of America that follows Marxism–Leninism and Maoism.[1] It is widely criticized, largely due to the party's cult of personality around its leader, Bob Avakian.[2] More recently it has shifted towards PatSoc ideology.


Every three years, a national congress of the party is held. The congress elects a Central Committee and the Central Committee elects a chairman. When the congress is not in session, the Central Committee is the highest body of the RCPUSA. Individual branches of the party hold elections once a year.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bob Avakian (1975). Programme and Constitution of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA: 'Constitution of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA' (pp. 167–172). [PDF] [MIA]
  2. Paul Saba (1979). "Bob Avakian: Dangerous, yes, but not to capitalism" Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line. Retrieved 2022-7-3.