This diary is about a fascinating critique of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) and its leader, Bob Avakian that has just appeared on the Mike Ely's new blog, Kasama.
Many people here who have been involved in impeachment or anti-war work have become familiar with the RCP in the course of their interactions with World Can't Wait, an organization in which the RCP has played a prominent role. And those familar with the RCP are quite likely to have heard of its Chairman, Bob Avakian.
I have defended the role that the RCP played in building up WCW, and the role of socialists and communists generally in waging important struggles when liberals wouldn't. I have consistently opposed the anti-communism and red-baiting that is often directed at people with revolutionary left politics who have played such a critical role in organizing much of what public protest there is against this war and the other crimes of this government.