Maoism

Red Evangelicals: Genesis

RCP leader Bob Avakian

First part of a series looking into the history of the RCP (USA) and its relationship with the LGBT community. This one deals with the origins of its policy on homosexuality.

The mythology of the great proletarian cultural revolution and the Chinese ultra-left - Donald Parkinson

Cultural revolution propaganda poster

An account and critique of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which portrays the "revolution" as a factional squabble within the Communist Party bureaucracy which enabled the working class to begin to assert themselves as an independent force for a time before being crushed by the state.

Whither China? - Sheng-wu-lien

The most famous text from 1968 by the Hunan Provincial Proletarian Revolutionary Great Alliance Committee (Sheng-wu-lien), the most influential of the ultra-left currents which developed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. While it is politically problematic in some areas, for example despite being opposed to Mao's policies it does not escape the framework of Maoism, it does put forward a working class perspective.

Peru: The ideology of apocalypse Shining Path to what?

A 1993 article criticising the effect the Maoist Shining Path's decades long conflict has had on Peru and advocating instead a confederation of the Andes.

Why Mao?

Why Mao?

Noel Ignatiev takes a look at the popularity of Mao among revolutionaries in the US.

Notes towards a critique of Maoism

Loren Goldner's 'bare-bones history' of Maoism.

The predictable rise of a red bourgeoisie: the end of a mythical Nepalese Maoist 'revolution'

Reflections on the recent evolution of Maoism in Nepal.

Revolutionary Communist Party at Burning Man

PCWC analyze the Revolutionary Community Party's intervention at Burning Man.

The "Revolution" we really, really DON'T need...

Phoenix Class War Council's article taking on the Revolutionary Communist Party's cultish authoritarianism.

Critique of the Comintern Program - Vladimir Smirnov

Nikolai Bukharin

Part of a letter by the decist Smirnov (addressee unknown). Source used for this translation was Stephen Shenfield's upload: Collection of documents on the Decists