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UNITED STATES GO\'iVMENT

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DIRECTOR, FBI
DATE:

3/Le/7s

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IMERNAL SECTIRITY OO: Baltimore

,TIMORE MARXIST

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group members.
The YSA is the youth group of the Socialis'E Workers Parfy (swP). IL was form6d in Sctober, L957, and is , cuir-enlly headquarLered in Nerv York CiLy. Ii: propagandizes -the sWP -anA the belibfs of amons the youth is ttre- mlin source of recruiLment into the S!ilP; The- Str.ilP is a revolutionary, T_rot,skyist-cofiununist organizatLon, w?rieh has as its purpose the overthrow of the UniLed StaLes Government and the instifuti.on of a'dictaLorship of the workins gLass and the eventual achievement of a eofnmr-rni.sL-so riebvY . - tt hievement a *lstr*itt eN ao-z RFt]=6 s engaeec r-n demonstrations on LL/L 74 B5g:ggling a :pgg-ch bi 3/ Ls /_75, - Ehe ebrrimoiL'M"iiaEEtl6iff tnUel ;;: ;F;'s;""a, wiLh the Youth Against War and Fascism (t'AWg') s & dernbnstratibn at the Balrimore City Council protesLing fhe laek of jobs for the uqemployed anil Ehe rrone| being sfent on the wai etfggpry '.-..4 abroad. - ', .
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OPTIONAL FORM NO. tO JULY t973 EotTtoN GsA FPMR (4t cFRt tor-tt.6

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

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DIRECTOR, FBI

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League(0L)and0LFro@1dinBa1timore,Mary1and on4/3/z,s.0n4/15/lsUadvisedthatanotherBMG.b2 member attended an 0t Transportation Corunitt@ bTD Baltimore, Maryland on 4/L5/75. 0n 6/6/75, | advisedthatgMccorrespondedwithRevo].utioffiadquarters in Chicago, Il-linois on one occasion during the period March , 19 7 5 through NIay, 19 7'5 . on B/s/7s advised that BMG currentLy follows the same Marxist theory as YAWF and some nernbers hold dual membership in BMG and YAIfF. Source further advised that BMG members fancy thernselves as Marxists scholars and devote the najority of their time to discussing Marxist theory. Source added that there is no indi cation BMG has a formal- organi zationaL structure as of no$r inasmuch bs BMG colLects no dues and has no publications associated with it.
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Since March, L975, the Baltimore Marxist Group co-spoosored on 3 /LT /75 with the Youth Against l{ar r and Fascism (YAWF), a demonstration at the Baltirnore City Council protesting unempLo)rynent. 0n 4/3/75, advised that one BMG member attended a meeting of 0ctober
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O4BALTIMORE MARXIST INTERNAL SECURTTY OQ: BAI,TIMOBE

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Since August I L975 | the Baltimore Marxist Group (BMG) has participated in the following

activities:

On 8/23/75 BMG attended a d.emonstration in Baltimore, Maryland to protest crA activities in Angola and Portugal . This d.emonstration was also attended-by members oF Youth $gainst war and Facism (yAwF). on ' 9-/6 /7 5 BMG YAWF , Socialist Workers (SWP ) and rnternational ' Workers Party' (rwp) sponsored a combined demonstration .j in Baltimore to protest crA activj-ties in Ango]a and ,,H Portugal , Qn-9/22175 BMG co-sponsored a mee[,ing in ' Baltimore with the rwp, yAw:F aira october League (of,) . fo{* The purpose of this meeting was to forrn a committee to support the Portuguese revolution, on 9/29/75 BMG and rwP met in Baltimore to discuss the formatibn of a committee to support Lhe portuguese revolution. on LL/6/75 BMG was Ltre main sponsor at a meeting in Baltimore which was also altended by members -of sVfp, fWP and the Communist Party, USA. fhig meeting concerned, support of the portuguese revolution,.
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Baltimore letter to the Bureau, L2/L9/75,
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they are national headquart.ers of RMOC. A11 individuals ment,ioned in this report as members have been the subjects of invest,igations and communications have been sent to Lhe Burealr.
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Synopsis:

The BalLimore Marxist Group (gI'{C) was formed duri-ng July, L974, by a grgup of individuals expelled from the Young 'ii. Socialist Alliance (YSA) because of an ideological dispute between YSA and BMG. This dispute concerned the Int,ernaLionalist, Tendency (ff) of BIvIG members. .-BMG. is paft of Lhe Revolut,ionaty lvlarxist- OrganLzing Committee . (nUOC) which is the IT fact,ion of narxr-sE, urganr-zLng uomm].ttee \Ktvtut .-. the Socialist WorE,ers Party (SWp) . currently the leader of BI"IG. Inbluding there are currenLly five acLive members publication. BMG members conhas no cifficial headquarLers or publica tribut,e $5 monthly Lo RMOC and $3 monthly Lo the Fourth InternaLional. AadiLional revenue is derived from the sale of the revolutionary Marxist publication, "Inprecor, tt From LA/St/l+ until LL/6775 BMG heid at least.five meeLings in Baltimore. These meeLi-ngs were always atLended by members of various Baltimore axea subversive. organizations. As of 2/20/76 BMG was currenLly sponsoring we.ekly Marxist educationals i; nbrt'imore. From 3/L5"/75- unt.il Z/Zt/76 BMG co- sponsored, with Baltimore' area subversive organizat,ions, at least six demonstrat,ions in the BalLimore area . During lt{ay , L97 5 , it was learned that BMG was corresponding with the Revolutionary CommunisL Party. Details set fort'h.

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InformanLs whose ident,ities are concealed herein reliable information in Lhe pasL.
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preliminary investieation has been inslituled concernI-ng the Baltimole MarxisL Group (nUe ), the aetivities

of which i-nvolve or will involve or which involve or will involve for the purpose of substanLially governmenL in order Lo influence policies or deeisions.

the use of force or violence the violat,j-on of federal law, impairing Lhe funqtion of Lhe United SfaLes GovernmenL

0n November 18, L974, BA T-1 advised that, BMG co-sponsored with the Progressive l"abor ?arty (pfp), Revoiutionary CommunisL Party (nCp) and Vj-etman Veterans AgainsL the inlar (WAW) a dembnstration in Baltimore, ldaryland, on November L7, L974. This demonstration was in protest of U. S. Imperialism.
(Charactexi-zations of PLP' RCP and WAW are contained in the Appendix aLtached heret,o)

I.

BACKGROUND DATA

A. Origin
f

.qryL Scopg.

The BMG is a small groirp.of individuals expelled rom the Young Socialist ALl idnce- (VSA) _ in tr'Iashingroir', D, C . , during July, T974, This expulsion resulted from an. ideol,ogical dispute between YSA and BMG concerning the Int,ernational Tendency ( f t) of BMG members.

(na r-2 on L2/L2/74)
Lain'ed
(Chara etrerLzations

in the Appendix attached hereto)

of YSA and IT are cgtl26, L975, the

IT held their National Conference in.BalLimore, l.Iaryland. During this conference the name Revolutionary tlarxi-sL Organi zLng.Conrnit,tee (R!10C) r'ras adopted Fy the delegaLes to-Ehe rneEting and IT-orgairizat,ions- in thil U.S. wer_e encouraged to drop their-own nanes and adopt the name RI'IOC' l"Iost of

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BMG decided to conLinue to use their own names for identifieation. During this conference it was decided that, RMOC vrould have no-national officef,sr but each rnajor chapter rras fo elect a representaLive for aLtendance atr national conferences. The national headquarters for RMOC is to be in Los Angeles. (ee r-3 on IL/3/75)

the loeal groups, including the

*ilns and gbjecg"ives BMG is part of the IT faction of the Socialist Workers Party (SWE'). BMGf s aims and objectives follow those of SWP- inasmueh as they approve of the overthrow of the U.S. Government and the insLiLuLion of a dictaborship of the working class and Lhe evenLual achievement of a Gbmmunist society. BMG does not openly advocate the use of violence at the- present t,ime Lo overthrow the U. S. Govef,rrment; it believes that, evenEual violent revolution in the U. S. is inevitabl,e. BMG, however I disagrees with the SI^IP on Lwo major is_sues which makes it part of the IT. These issue.s are as f ollows: The SI'IP advoeates that maj'ox recruiting br mrlrmbership should occur in educatioiai instiLuti6ns such as collegEs and universities, whereas the IT and BMG professeE the main focus of iecruitment should be coocentrated directly on workers in industry. The SWP refused to support the advocacy of the use of guerrilLa acLivities by ievoluLionaries in Soulh Anerical Central Arnerica and -other areas, whereas the IT
and
BMG

B.

advocates such

activity.

(na
d,tre Appendix

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is. conbained in

(A characterizationd

attached hereto)

SI,ilP

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BMG

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(ea

r-4 on 4/26/76)

Workers League Septernber, L97 4,

During

L97L

pffiicipafed in numerous with the BMG and BMG sponsored demonstrations and meetings. is currenLly organizilng BMG Maixist Bdtrcat,ionals Eo be held in BalLimore.

was a member of the n Baltimore. Since has been affiliated

bc

blc

(BA T-5 frorn L/?/7? through 6/5/tS7 (BA T-4 on 4/26/76) (BA T-5 from 9/Zg/75 rhrough Z/2L/76)

(e charactrerLzaE,ion of WL is confained in the Appendix attached hereto)

D.

4qmbgrship

,s of November 2, L97 5 have been transferred rom Maryland, Lo strengthen the

as

(se T-3 on LL/3/75)
As of December, L975, there were eight dues paying rnernbers of BI{G.

(st T-3 on LZ/L3/75)

(na
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OF SUB]ECT ORGAI.{IZATIOII

Silvei' Spiing, ita_@<i charged with ransackiire LE; oftEF6-i SelecLivE Servic ransacking the office of Select,ive Service Board Nurnber 53 in Silver Spring by destroying large porLions of the offi CF and | was aetive files therein. During L973 | in YSA activifr- in c.oJ lege Park, Maryland. On lwad expelled fi:om YSA in July 5, L974, I Washington, D.C., along with other YSA members for sufpori,ing the IT fact,ion of YSA.
(BA T-7 on L/3L/73) (sa T-8 on 4/2/76)
b6

Lrn r*iay

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arresteri in

member of the YSA l-l -5- was a7972 throuqh 1974.in washington, on July 5, from through l97t*. 0n Julv 5. @972 L974rl lr'nas expelLed from YSA in Washington' D.C.,-Elong r^rith other members fqr supportipg ,-f3e-LT facLion of YSA. Since September, L975, | has been aetive in the BMC: |
(BA (BA

(se T-B

T-1 T-6

on 4/7 /76) on e/2e/7s on 4/2/7 5)

through 2 /2L /7 6)

Durins 197d:::l was a member of the wL in Ba lti rnore . lEril[and. Since June.. L97 5 . Baltimore. Juner. L975, v has I lhas been-affiliated with the BMG and has participated in BMG sponsored meetings and
demonstratioos. (sn T-5 from I/2 /7 ? through 6 /5 /7 3) (sn T-4 on 4/26 /7 6) (BA T-6 from 9 /29 /75 through 2/2L/7 6)

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support of the_ rT fa6,tion of nas been a member of the BI{G sl^lp. l-l sinie#

a member of rhe ysA furSng. rozEs i5r wgshlngr,on;DT, and wasthe Washiigr-oir, D.c:, sllp il "ip"irud-e"Im lgj4-fJi fri; (sa T-9 on L}/L4/7L) (ge r-6 on S /s /16)- '
(BA T'10 on L/Zg /7 6,

E.

Headquarters
BMG was reeeivine fiff'fu"l:l;' Stati.on, Ba1timorE ,rnail at bo Iularyland.

Posr offict"Bsf

(ga T-3 on B /s /7 s7
Post, Office October L6, Lg74, by

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for the
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3, Lg-

earned Uhat

Stly reRIE at BalLimore,

Maryland.

(aa T-6 on 5 /3 /7 6)
headquarters for the BMG. Meerings of meribers or at the Bread and Roses"I3"f;:rt'.lorf,5t*ffi"1' 31st Stfeetr Coffeeflouse , 4ZG naiU Baltimore, Maryland.

F.

(BA T-6 on S /3 /7 6)

Puhligarions

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There is no local publication for BMG in Baltimoxeo Flyers,?Td leaflets are passed out advertising open meetings and rallies as they occur.
(BA T-6 on 5/3/76)
RMOC currently published an internal newsletter f inputs suDm1trtrec xrorrl En which is made up oI r.nputrs submitLed from the various RMOC wn].cn r.s macte chapters throughout the U. S. Since Novernber 11, L975, RMOC has published five issues of the newsleLler. (sa r-3 on 3/23/76)

G.

Finances

As of November, L975, membership dues were seL at $3 per month per member to L,he Fourth InLernational (nf 1 as dues and $S per monLh per member t,o the riational center of RMOC as operb.ting expenses. Additional revenue is derived frorr the sal,e o-f the publicat,ion ttrnprecor, tt which is a revolut,ionary Marxist, publication.
(BA T-3 on LL/3/75)

(a characterization of FI is conLained in the Appendix at,tached hereto)

II.

ACTIVITIES

rra.l \.r\rr,\rlrg! 0n October _31 , L974r,. &r-rv- rr\, .J[,'\J'tar)\rL g\a wiLh the L J t -tL, - t, {!{9.co-sp_onsored M Youth Againsf lfar and Facism (YAI{F) and.Venceremos .Brigade (Vts) a ileet,ing in .Baltimore. . 'The purpose of ttris meeting lsas to honor MIGUEL BNRIQUEZ, the blain leader of the Revolutionary Lef t, l'Iovement in chile. Dur'frng the rneeLing two films concerning the revorution r-n chile-were shown.

(sa T-Lz on IL /7 /7 t+> (CharaeherLzaLion of YAI{F and VB are contained in the Appendix attached hereto)
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0n November 6, L97/+, members of BMG meL in Ba.lLimore with the Revoiutionary Student Brigade (nSn) ' \ RCP and U. S . China Peoples Friendship As sociatio4 (USCPI'A) to dj-sclfss plans for dbmonsLraLing againg! U: Q..Imperj-alism NovemDer L I t +Y | 4t E rallu atr BalLimore area eollege aL a JJaI t]-more aTea eol J.ege on Noverrrber L7 , L974,. Plans were dLSCtlS Sed XOf dIStrLDUE,l-On OI Lhe group S demands via Were discussed for distriEution of trne groupts cLeIIELrrcr:i v leafleL. The planned demonstration.will tt?y" Lhre.e main demands: 1) VicUory to the Palest,inian Liberation Struggle 2) An end i:o U. S . Imperial ism and Zionist Aggres s i.on in the l"liddte EasL 3) Zionism is the enemy and not the Jewish People. Jews and Arabs must unit,e t,o defeaL Zionism. (ea r1

on LL/8/74)

(Chara eLerLzations of RSB and USCPFA are contained in the APPendix attached hereto ) BMG co- sDonsored with the Int,ernational Wo::kers Paruy (fWp) and Woikers World Party. (WWP) a meeLing in Batji-more on Se.'temher 22, T97 5. This meet'ing was lead of Lha BI{G and concerned formatj-on of Uy a' imn to support Ehe revoluLion in PorLugal.

(sa r-6 on 9/22/75) (Characterizations sf IWP and WI{P are eonLained in the Appendix attached hereto) On September 29, L975, _members of BMG and IWP meL in Baltimore to discuss'the fo.rma't,ion of a coalition Lo support Lhe Portuguese Revolu.tion. The meet'ing r^7a's of the BMG. chairbb by (se r- 6 on 9 / 29 /l's) on November 6, L975, in Baltimore, .LhP B]{G and members of the IWP, SWP and Communist' Sarly (CP) USA met bo discuss tt; tett6luLion in Portugal. BMG was the main question tpoo"or of this meetin.g which sonsisted of a qPeltion and ways t'he gro-ups ways- the groups sarl help t'he concerning answer session concernlng Portuguese- left. The maLn r-eply was foi the groups t'o

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demonst,rate against, the U.S. intervention, especially the CIA.

(na T-1 on LL/7/75)
Balt,imore.

is currently sponsoring

0n Februariy 20, L976, it, was learned thaL BMG weekly ldarxist, educat,ionals in
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DEN{ONSTMTIONS AND MISGELI,ANEOUS AFFAIRS

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0n March L7, T975, BMG and YA\,ilF oo-spollsored a demonst,raLi-on in Balt,imore to prot,esE unemployment. The group marchgd on City Hall and'disrupted a' city council meet,ing by demanding the floor. Fbllowing their .march on City Hall the group picketed ouLsi-de and demanded an end

to

U.

S. Imperialism.

(nl r-13 on 3/L7/75) BMG and YAI,IF held a combined demons tration in Baltimore on July 9, L975, Lo protegt scheduled evict,iolts of tenants by th-e Baltimore City Police Department. During ,the demonstration a fight, broke out between. demonst,:iat,ors and police, vrhereupon 15 inaividuals were arres.t,eci. (aa T- 13 on 7 /L0 /l S1
On August 23, L975, BMG and YAI,trF co-sponsored a demonsLrat,ion in Baltimore Lo protest U.S. inLervention in Angola and Porfugal. During lhe demonstr.ation individuals_ with bull horns denounced the U. S. Government, and sLat,ed that,

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and BMG will tt "work her t,o her knees.

to Lurn the

around and bring

(gn r- 15 orl 8/23/75) (sa r- 16 on 8/28/75) 0n september 6, L975, BIVIG part,iclPale$ with the IWp, yAI,,trF, I{!,rp ind sI,rP in a demonstrat,ion in Baltimore to ;;;i";i UiS. intervent,ion in Portugal and Angola. (ne r-6 on 9/9/75)

A demons tration in oPPo s iLion Fg -!he U . S . invo lvement in angofa *ui held on Feblirary ?!,t 1,979t in_B3ltimore. This demoni1raL,ion was sponsored by BMGr Ytrf,LL and WVIP. Du'ring the demonJiration ldarxist, Leninist and oLher Comnnrnist LiteraLure was displayed for sale. (se r- 6 on 2./2L/l07 (ea r- I on 2/23/76) During May, L975, it was learned thaL t'he BI'IG has been corresionding with the RCP in Chicago ' (sa r-L7 on 6/6/75)
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The Progressive l,abor Party (.fff ), which lvas founded in 1965, adopted a const,itut,ion rvhich "resolved Lo build a revolutionary movement" and t'build a socialist, USA with all po\,rer in the- hands of the rvorking people. " PLP f ollowed the bhinese communisL line for sever6l- yeArs buL became criLical of the Chinese leaders for esLablishing a dialogue rviLh t'he U. S. f ollorving Presiclent NIX0N' s visit,-to China- in L972. TheT€after, PLP deilared it,self to be an independenL }rr,arxisL-Leninist organization aimed at seLt,ing up a dictat,orshlp - of the working cldss. Aceording t,o IIILTON IOSEN, Nat,ional Chairman, t'he PLP advocaLes viotenL overthrow of the GovernmenL, buL has set no tir,neLable for its overLhrow. The PLP, rvhich is headquarte-red in New York City, has chapi;ers in more than 15 cities in Lhe Unit,ed SLaLes, i.ia has init,iated efforLs Lo make PLP "an inLernational parLv with Lhe alm of rebuilding a new revolutionary
communist moveiren,L: "

The PLP concenL,raLes iLs efforts in the trade unions Lo attracL workers in attempls Lo esLablish the PLP as t'he vanguard of the working class.

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RE.VOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST PARTY, USA .

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as one of its main objectives, the founding of the RCP, and rvith Lhe announcemenL of the formation of the RCP, the RU, as an organization, dissolved. Membership in the- RCP is composed prtmarily of individuals who had previousJ.y been members of the RU. The RCP has pubLished a bookLet encitled "Programme and Constitution of the Revolutionary Connnunist Party, USA." Ttris booklet states rrThe progralrirne is both a declaration of Var on the ruling class aird i battle plan for the workilg class of this cor:ntry" The cenLral task of the Revol"utionary Cofimunist Party t,oday, as the Party of the U. S. rvorking class, is Eo birild Lhe struggle, ciass consciousness and revolutionary unity of the io6rking class, and develop its leadership oir a brirad united fronE againit the U. s.-irnperiali-sts... Tlris meani the masses of rvorkers rnus E rise in arrns, for6ibty smash and dismant,le the armed forces and political apParatus of the bourgeoisie and create in their place Lhe organs of power of the armed rvorking class." The ConstituLion of the RCP states "The Revol.utionary Commrnist Party takes l4arxism-Leninism, l4A0 Tse-tung thoughL as the theoret-ical basis guiding its thinking. The basic Droqrarnme o fuhe Revolut,ionarv Comrmrnist Party is the compleLe bveithrow of the boureeoisi6. the estabLishmlnt of the dictatorship of the pioletariau in place of the dictatorshlp' of the bourieoisie aird the triumph bf socialism over capitalism. The ultimatE aim of the ParLy is'the reaLization of cominr:ni sm. " Members of the RU. the predecessor and founder of the RCP, have been identifi;d as Lollecting weapons while engagini in firearms and guerriLla rvarfare craining. The RCP is'hEadduartered in l"Iavwo5d. IlLinois, and utiLizes the same mailing'address as was ueilized by the RU.

On Octcber l, 1975, the Revolutionary Union (RU) announced the formation of the Revolutionary eomrmrnilt, Party of USA (RCP). The RU, a militant seiricoverl Marxis t- Leninist revo lutionary organizat,ion ideologically orient,ed towards the People's Repbulic of Ghina ind th-e teachings of Chairrnan I,lAb Tse-tuirg, had

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VIETNA]'I VETERAI..IS AGAINST THE WAR/ w$T.$lr_sgrpryn-..03,g$tu;?.4f Lon_,(w4Eluso)

itte WAI^I, forined in L967 by Vietnam veterans to protest lJnited States invo,lvement in the war in Southeast Asia (changed name to WAWfi{S0 in 1973 to inclutle non-v€Lerans as members ) , has sponsored numerous anti-govenrrment demonstrations, qome resulting in violenee. The WAI^Ifi^ISO Nat,ional Offici (nO) and some-key ehapt,drs are infilfrated and influenced by Ehe militant, Revolutionary Union (RU) organization, and_ WAW/WSO leaders have told members that WAW/WSO is a revolutionary organizat,ion, not "jusi: another group of war veLerans.tl The current I'IarxisL-Leninist-MaoisL oriented N0, which promotes education of the rnembership in Marxist-Leninist-Maois! doctrine and direcLs the organizaEion int,o political growL,h along the sieme lines, has at,-WAW/WSO National Steerinf Cornrnittee-MeeLi-ngs (lqSCU), in-L97t+, portrayed WAI'i4fS0 as a mass anLi-inperialisL organization and a vanguard of the revolut,ion evenLr:ally created by the masses.
WAViIWSO leaders voted at the December, L974 NSCM to align WAWf{SO vrith the RU, which organization follor,rs a strict, l{aoist, f.ine desi$ed Lo being abouL violenL revolution in the

Unit.ed SLaLes.

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SlfP among the y6uth, airO is-the main *ts€otlu,i.,trn6nt, ,i.ni:o .the S[^I]". . The .SI'JP.. ls 'e .revo.trrrbionax7, Tro Lskyis L-cornfrrirnis t, organiza.tion rvhiclr, has as igs . purposbe the .overthfosv of lhe Un.iLed SUates Government boa'Lhe'insti.tution' of a dictatorship qf tile working cla-ss ana Lhe *rtune.iai achievemenL of a comnnunisL Society"'

tol'n of ,f,3"rl3Ht'3 ?"*3li::'ollla;.?u'[Iii) n'":l: srou' Eo"*[a in-Octob€rs J-957, and is curi:enLfy headquarfered in New york CiLy.' It piopagapdlBeg the be liefs of the source of

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The fnternationaList Tenclency, (IT), supports the {najority position of the Fourth Interniiidnai, (fij, a { rvorlclwide Trotskyist-comnunist movement, which advocates -l u-se of curTent guerrilla warfare in Latin Arnerica and else , li where. The IT was_a ninority_ group.within the Socialist -t . Itlorkcrs Party, (SI,iP) , until the sunmer of 1974 when thd SWPexpe11edsonte.fo11owersoftheIT1inec1.aimingthat thpy were attenpting to advance their views in secrecy vrj,thin the SWP and had breeched SIttP cliscipline. The SI{.P allegecl that the IT had becpne a party within a party. Many of those affiLiatetl with the IT have beeu reintegrated $

into .the SrtIP uncler pressure frorn thb'FI conditionall.y on terms agreeabl"e to respective SitrP brancb nerrrberships Thos6 reintegratecl are on a probationary status in the'SlW where they are under the burdens of SfiiP discipline ancl payr.ent of S1VP clues but they Co not have the right to vote or actively participate in SI{P nreetings. Those not ,"i';i reintggrated have either joined other established Trotskyist .groups ox are attenpting to forn a successor to the IT. Those indi.viduals r.rho would forn a successor to the IT cal-L thenselves the Revo lutionary. i'{arxi s t Organizing Coi:nmittee, (Ri'{0C), or the Revol-utionary l,larxist Organizing Group, (R1'{0G). Sesides IT fol-lorvers, they include individuals affiLiated with'the Socialist Uiiot in Los Angeles and the tsaltituore Ij l.{arist Collective in Bal.tirirore. They are affiliated 1 with IT rnenbers ilr other cities bui currently have no central. r I office. They disagree r.rith t5e SltPts enphasis on the I of rrrol'kers and they continue to support the flrecruitnrent l$ajority position of the FI for the advocacy of current jguerriJ.la narfare in Latin Arnerica.

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SOCIATIST WORKERS PARTY

The Socialist.trrlorkers Party (Sl.lp) is a revolutipnary, Trofskyist-communist organization, whieh is headquartered in New Yolk City. ILs purpose! as stated in its Declaration of Principlesr, is the overthrotv of ttre U. S. Government and the inst,itution of a dictatorship of the workirrg class and the eventual achievement of a communist society. It, was for:nded in 1938 and mainLains close association wiLh international Trotskyist organizations as a ttsympathtziogt' group, buL it denies formal membership in any foreign group Eo escape application of Ehe Voorhis Act,, which regulates certain !y!es oi- orgartLzations subject to foieign contiol. trrlhile the SI^IP does not openly advocate the use of violence at the present time to ovbrthi:ow the U. S. Government, it believes Lhat eventual violent revolut,ion in the U. S. is inevitable. Ifs 'object,ion to the currenL use of violence is based on tbp 81_ound Uhat it believes violence is premaLure at Lhj-s time. The SI{P seeks to precipitat,e a revolulion r.rhen condj.Lions.are- rlpg and to seize Lontrbl of the revoluLion and Lo direct it rvhen it occurs.

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The i{orkers League (FIL; vras founcled in Lg64 by lled mernbers of another Trobsl;yis tr*cofiiiflrrnis t, organizat,ion. Orisinal].y called. flre America.n CommitLee foi the Fourl:h lnt6rna.tibnalo it, cllariged its name Lo the WL durin.g Novcrnber r L966 " I Es pbj ectir,'e is Lhe esLablislfonent, of ,an Ame;cica.n lai:oi pa.rbv based on 'doci:rin.: Mar:tis E-Leninis t c"ncl the tbachi'rlg$ of LEON TROTSiry" The. national headquarters ls located in Neirr Yclrk Citl'. I"ihile Lhe [,It does noE openl3' advocate the violent, bver:th.rovr of the Unibed States Government ab Ehis Eime or violations of other FederaL or staLe lals, . the XdL does. believe thaL evenLu.al ,rziolent, revolution Eo overLhro'.v Lhe presenE eapitalis u sys tern of lTovernmenb in the United S tates is inevitable " ttre obj ecilive of ihe Wt is Lo o::ganize & rrrembership Lo ta.ke act,iorr Lo precipitate"such a revolut,ion" vihen corrditions are ripe bncl cb direet, ariA seize control of the revolution whbn

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FI: The d5ninanf fact,ion of the FI, in February, L97Lvc took fhe posieion of favoring the current usg of guerrilla r.larfare anC arrned struggle to aehieve a revolution in Latin Ameri-ca if local-condit,ions indicate Lhat, sueh
violence would enhance the revolution.

The FourLh lnternational. (nf; was fo'.mded in 1938 At, Paris, France, embodying the ideological posit,ion of Leon Trot,sky of "continuing revolution" in Lbu application of- l,{arxism. The F I is the largest Trotskylst gioup with worLdwide represenLaLion' The SoeialisL I'Iorkers ParLy (SWp), a U.S. based TrotskyiqL Bloupr parLicipat,es- in FI acLivities and leads a faction of the itl, ellL,hough it does not maintain formal membership^i+ the

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The venceremos- Brigade (vn; was formed in June in eooperation r,rirh L,h; Cubin Government to,show support for a successfu.l communis L revolution arv ,goyer?meqt and to encourage Anrericdn youth to tlavel. uo cuba in defiance of a ben-on trb-vel to cuba bv-the united s tates DeparLment of s tate . The vB sei,Ls part.i-cipat,ion of subvers_ive peopLe in the United Stateso based on their supporL for the bomniu.nist regj-me and ' desire to aid in hb,rvesr:ing agriculeural prdducts and consLruct,ion of housing in"Cu6a. rvill seelc to educate pdopLe about TEe Vn iras, si"ieA it imperialism and fosiur a revolut,ion against LL.- Individual^members of the VB have made statdment, to the effeeL thaL the qost, significant, effecL of the Brigade rvould be io build a revolutionary movernent, in the-United .States around those who_ go to Cuba, The VB ut,ilizes a quest,ionnaire to screen gpplieanb-s and reeruifment, for member'srrip in recent, Frigades has favored individuals rvith subversj.ve baekgrounds o ' rE is knor.nn that of ficials 'of the cuban Governrnent have played a dominant and decisirre role in Lhe formulat,ion of Vb pbtiey and in seleetion oe Vg- iJaclers and mentbers for relent Vg contingenl:s " VB members are tcnorrn . to have been conLac L,ed by rlarious hos ti le - - ipte.lligence services rvhiie iir'Cubr."nd it is lcnown that Ehe VB is being used by bhese inLelligence services foispot,ting purposes, as i.iell as recruiting intelligence ,?geqts and supporl personnelo The vB i; currentiy headquartered in New york City.
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In November, L975, the RevoluLionary Student, Brigade (nsn) announced it, wai traniforming itslef fr6m an anti-imferialist, gtqganizatrion int,o a revolufionaTy cornmunist organizat,ion. The RSB announced it was to be the ybuth organizat,ion of Lhe Revolut,ionaTy Commr-rnist ParLy (fr,CP) and-as such will help bring people int,o the "sLrugglei' aird help build the revolut,ionary movement. Memberg of - ihe RsB are ro consider Lhernserves as conununisLs. As Lhe official youth group of the RC'P, the RSB adheres t,o the policies and objeetives bf the RCP, wh-ich. i4clude the overthrorv of the U. S. GovernmenL by f orce and violence and the ultimat,e establishment, of a dictaLorbhip of the proletariat based on Marxist,-LeninisL-Maoist principles . As of March I, Lg76, the headquarLers of the RSB in Chicago, Illinois.

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UNITED STATES-CHINA PEOPLES' FRIENDSIIIP ASSOCIATION

Ttre United Stat,es-China Peoples t Friendship Association (USCpf'A), f ormerly known as Ehe l,]niEed SLatesChina Friendship Associat,iorr was founded during L97l at San Francisco, California, piimarily as a front grogP fq, pro-dainese cilmrm:nisL propaganda and a regruitmenL field ior the Revolut,ionary iinibn-(nU) , a basj-c l"farxist-LeninisLlfaoist, revo"lut,ionary organizaLionr.which is now knorsn as the Revolut.ion a'ry Comnruiri-sE*ParEy (nCi') . Ih" USCPFA was previously. . cornprised of- loosely knit autonomous c'haptels and was ifrqLrumental in irrqngipg delegaiions for tra.vel to the PeoPles Republic of

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Ttre emersence of a national USCPFA organization followed a "NationIl f'ounding ConvenLion" held at Lqs Angeleqr Califomria, during the Fa1l 5e L974. A st,aLement g{_ptinciples was adopte8 with Efte pubticly stated goal of fhe USCPIIA "to build active lnd lasting friendshi! based on muLual understanding. betrveen rhe-t;;pffi oi Lhe unit,ed Stafes and ttt" people of ehina." USCPFA has a- l5-member National SLeering Commit,teq, of whom approxi-nrately onu-fraif are also RCP mbmbg1g, which- is responsible fbi' all po1i6y marLers eoneernilg the USCPFA and slt".pub1icaLion of the oigani2arloni u *.gazine "New China. " The chaiiperson and public sp6kurman for USCFTI has been idenfified as a member of Lhe itCp. A iaLionaL of f ice has been esLablisired in Los Angeles t California, and has assumed responsibiliLy for mailLaiqing relationships with appropriaLe PnC agencies regarding__qgl1Te travel delelations tb" thl PRC. Some-ehapters .of Lhe-USCPFA have been icientiii"a as being completely contiotled or dominaLed by the RcP.

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The Vo lume 5 , 0c tober 1I , L97 4 is sue of "Interna.t.ional l{orkqr ntt organ of Lhe InceriaLional htorlcers Party ( tUtf ; , reflecLs that, the II^IP is an organi.za.tion tuhose purpose is ttto lead - th.e working cJ-ass, employed arrb unemployed, Lo

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0n Augus t 29 , Lg74e a firsL source advised Ehat th.e II{P e comprised of f ormer rnembets of the NaLional Caucus of Labor Committees (tqCfC), separated itself from the group i-n August,o L974, bo become Lhe vanguard parEy of the rvorlcing clas s " Tl'ris s ource ftrrther advised L,haL r,rhile sharing nany

of{:hevj-ervsoftheNCLc,LireII\rPhascriticizedt,haLgIopp for being idealis uic and paranoidu and eharges itseJ.f , 'tas class communis ts , rvith Lhe imm.eilia{:e necess ity of leading bhe clas to seize po\,rer ilrorn a ea.pitaList c.Lass Lurr:ed fascist b]t seni.litrt.tt The source sl,aeed LhaL Lhe II'IP. headouarl-ered in senility"" staUed Chat the II'lPo headquarl-ere Nevr. York Citv " has besun es tab lishins eiehL regional cen Cityo bqgun tablishing eighL resional cenbers th::oughouL Lhe Uni Led - S taLes"o
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Tnte l^ll^lP also called for peaceful soLut,ions Eo Sino-SovieL disputes; hor^'everp the I-lFlP.norr generally supports the People's Republie of Cliina in-its i'de6logilal- differenebs rvith i:tre Soviet, Uni-on" The l,rr{dP nacional headquart,ers is located in -does NerE York City" i{hile fhe l^lhrP not openLy advocaLe Lhe violent overthrow of tire Uniced States Goveunment at, this timer or violaLions of o{:her FederaL or gtate Lavrse bhe IWIP does believe thaE eventuaL violent revolulion to overthro\s the present capitalist sysLem of government in the United States is.inevitable" The obj ect,ive 'preeipitate is to organize a membership to take of the I^llArP act,i.on to suc.h a ievolution wlien ccndiLions are ripe and Lo direct and seize control of the revoluLion

party to overthrow eapitalisrno

The lforlcers World Party (I^JI,IP) rvas foundeci in L9.59 by formeE menrbers of ano.ther Trotslryist-communisb organization vrho disag::eed wibh the policies of that organizati-ano The I{l,fP advocaLed uncondit,ional suppori of. fihe Soviet, Union a.nd the building af a revolubionary

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alleged that the IT had become a party within party. Many of those affiliated with the IT have reintegrated into the SIIIP unde5 pressure from the k"" conditionaLly on terrns agreeable to respective SltP brancE--------**-*mernberships. Those reintegrated are on a probationary status in the SII/P rvhere they are under the burdens of SM discipline and payrnent of SYIP dues but they do not have the right to vote or actively participate in SlyP mee$ings, Those not reintegrated have either joined other established irotskyist groups or are attempting to form a successor to the fT, Those individuals who would form a successor to the IT caLI themseLves the RevoLutionary ldarxist Organizing Commi,ttee (nmOC) or the Revolutionary lfarxist Organizing Group. (nmOC) , Besides IT foLlowers, they include individuals affiLiated with the Socialist Union in Los Angeles and the Baltimore MarxJ.st Collective ln Baltimore. They are aff iliated rvith IT members in other cities I but curuently have no central office, They disagree with the SIIP s emphasis on the recruitnent of ontinue to support the maiority position 7-rr..{r't,' the rtA[Edathe a
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Fourrh r,,r]X1"lTJ;lt?Fl Trotskyist-communist movement, which advocates ub of renL guerrilla warfare in Lat,in America and elsewhe The IT was a minority -the group within the rtry-(SIdPF until summer of L97 4 when the SI,ilP led some followers of the IT line claiming that trheyfirer6 \tempting Lo advanee lheir views in secrecy within trk{e str.IP ail{ had bieeched sWP o19-ciPline. T?re discipline. The SI,ilP all/eeed that 8[e IT ha,d become a party al/eged that within a party. wany t'f Ehose affi\ared with the rT havebeen reinlegrbted Ln{o the SI,IP under \ressure from the FI conditionally on rcq4ns agreeable to rllpect,ive SWP branch mgmberships.- Thogd reinEegrated are on\e probationary staLus in- the swf/where thEy are under tk'burdens of' slnlp discipline and gSyment of SIIP dues but, thdsr do not have the di-scj.pll.ne SWP but L. DSyment
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or the Revolutionary Maixist, Organ\zryg Clqgp^ lnUOq). IT followers, they- include individq.lF affiliaLe d with the Socialist Uirion in Los Angeles and the Baltimore y Man<ist Collective Baltimore. I'darrcist Collec,tive in Baltimore. Thev are affiliated with IT members in'other ciLies but-cirrrentlyhave no cenLral of f ice . They disasree with the SlnlP' s ernphas-is on the -cle worEers and they conLinue to support' the ree:ruitmenL majoriLy posit,ion of the FI for the advocacy of current guerrilla- warfare in l"atin America.
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