American Party of Labor

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American Party of Labor
National ChairAlfonso Casal
National SecretaryVictor Vaughn
Founded2008; 10 years ago (2008)
NewspaperThe Red Phoenix
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism
Anti-revisionism
Hoxhaism
Stalinism
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationInternational Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle) (ICMLPO)
Colours     Red
Slogan"All power to the working people!"
AnthemInternationale
Party flag
American Party of Labor, Grain and Gears Flag.jpg
Website
Official Website

The American Party of Labor is an American anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist party founded in 2008, which follows the pro-Albanian tradition (Hoxhaism).[1]

History[edit]

The American Party of Labor had its origin in the activities of the American communist Jack Shulman, former secretary of Communist Party USA leader William Z. Foster, and the British Marxist-Leninist Bill Bland. Members of the American Party of Labor had previously been active in Alliance Marxist-Leninist and International Struggle Marxist-Leninist, two organizations founded by Shulman and Bland. The present day APL sees itself as upholding and continuing the work of Shulman and Bland. The APL maintains friendly relations with a number of foreign communist parties in the International Conference of Marxist–Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle), including the Turkish Labour Party (EMEP), the Labour Party of Iran, the Workers' Communist Party (Denmark), and the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE). In November 2018, the XXIVth Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist–Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle) granted the APL Observer status in that organization.[2]

The APL also has cordial ties with the Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action).

Activities[edit]

It has been involved in a number of events, such as a 2013 protest against the Golden Dawn in Chicago,[3] a 2014 meeting on Ukraine,[4] and a protest against Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.[5] In July 2017 and July 2018, the APL participated in the XXI and XXII International Seminar on Problems of the Revolution in Latin America in Quito, Ecuador, hosted by the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador.[6][7]

Party organ[edit]

Its current organ, The Red Phoenix, carries articles concerning contemporary political issues and theoretical and historical questions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Party of Labor (U.S.)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  2. ^ "The American Party of Labor Has Been Granted Observer Status in the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations". The Red Phoenix. 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  3. ^ Struch, Eric (2013-01-25). "Chicago protesters say 'No' to Greek fascists". Workers World. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  4. ^ "Chicago forum on U.S. role in Ukraine: fascists attempt disruption". Fight Back! News. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  5. ^ "Support grows for "Dump Trump" protest planned for day one of Republican National Convention". Fight Back! News. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  6. ^ "Seminario Internacional Problemas de la Revolución en América Latina : [PARTIDO ESTADOUNIDENSE DEL TRABAJO] El ascenso del neofascismo americano: Apuntes sobre la presidencia de Donald Trump". Seminario Internacional Problemas de la Revolución en América Latina. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  7. ^ "Seminario Internacional Problemas de la Revolución en América Latina : [PARTIDO ESTADOUNIDENSE DEL TRABAJO] El legado de Karl Marx en la revitalización del movimiento obrero estadounidense". Seminario Internacional Problemas de la Revolución en América Latina. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2018-08-04.

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