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OPTIONAL FORM NO.

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GsA FPMR (4t CFR, tot-rr.6 .a..
UNITED STATES GO\'iVMENT

Memorandum
: DIRECTOR, FBI DATE: 3/Le/7s

AG, BATTIMORE (100-326L3) (P)

,TIMORE MARXIST GROLIP )


IMERNAL SECTIRITY f*l,L lr,m0R t IAT'IOI\T ^
COlUmnEfi-tlfl
OO: Baltimore
({t}7as5) '
Baltimore has initiated an investigaLion regardin
LF. captioned organizatrLan based upon inform5tion Lndieaffi
that' the members-of capLioaed eroui nuleht be ensased Ln/
aetivities which could- involve-a violaEion of title l8i
tin**iea-si"tli-doaI-iudci;'5;;;i6n'i565-(i,eueuion o"-"' /
Insurrection), SecLion 2384 (Seditious Conspiracy), Sect,ioty'_
2385 (Advoeating overthrow of the Goverment), oE'iitfe s0rtpqqf
pSC, Seetions 781-798 '(Intemal Security Act-of 1950). - ,l-ln
I' ;r'
I that {-La
oril.ri.,orl {rlio*
ladvised the above-caotioned
al-n-'a-rranf-.i n*-^l erorfp
r'-r.r{l o,
9onsiscsffiormermembersofLheYor:neSocia}Ise----_
Allianee (vsa; whi, were expelled due to an ideolSgical
dispute oJ/er Lhe internauibnalist tendency of the-Marxist
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 belibfs of -the sWP amons the youth -anA 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
hievement of a
eventual achievement a eofnmr-rni.sL-so riebvY . - tt
a

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demonstrations on LL/L 74
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B5g:ggling a bi
3/ Ls /_75, - Ehe :pgg-ch
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
abroad. - ', -..4
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The YAIilF j.s


Xhe is the youth
vouth group ofof the Workers ?lorld
ParLy (wtW).
). It rras forrne-cl
forme'il in t[e Sirmner of L962 and is
currPngly _headquart_ered in New York City. It propagandizes
the belief s of -the I^]tlp among the youth, - and is- thl ilain
source of reeruitmenL into Ehe I{t#. The I.IFIP is a TrotskvisL-
communist organi zatLan r,those obj ective is the overthrovr 'of
F_hg p{esent capitarist system oi goverrrment in the
United Stafes bnd the in-suitution-of a diecatorship of the
working class,
tEAq:
pAJ-I IM,oRF p.r.vr sJgl

Ifill attempt fo develop furfher information


regardilg captioned lroup to det,ermine its philosophy ard/ or
propensity for violenc€o

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OPTIONAL FORM NO. tO
JULY t973 EotTtoN
GsA FPMR (4t cFRt tor-tt.6
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
oa
Memorand,um .CONF\TDENTIAL

DIRECTOR, FBI B/L3/ts

Since March, L975, the Baltimore Marxist Group


r
(BMG) co-spoosored on 3 /LT /75 with the Youth Against l{ar
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
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].utioffiad-
quarters 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.
.LEAD:

,E4Lr rruo RE: .p.ryr_ql 0N


.BAITI1vIO.RE.
AT },IARYL,A}ID

1. Will attenpt to develop further information regarding


captioned group to determine its i,ttilosophy and/or 3#F,e&FritI***.
for viol-ehce.
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A SOURCE 'JJHO HAS.DROVIDED RELiABLE II,iFORI'IATION IN THI PAST
ADVISED THAT AB0UT vts PERSOr]Se REPRESENTING YA[,,F AND Bt{G, TRIED
TO DISRUPT BALTI MORE CIT.Y COUNCIL iiiEETING, HELD 5Ifrb Pill' I'IAR T7 ,
,\
1975 AT 26 S0UTH CALVERT ST,r BALTIT'I0RE. SOME MEMBERS OCTOBER \
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LEAGUE (OL) ALSO PRESET,iT"

A SPOKES}IA II FOR YAIf F A ND BilG DI SRUPTED COUTICIL |YIEETI NG BY

ASKI iqc FOR FL00R. CITY CoUNCIL REFUSED T0 YIELD FL00R, BUT

SPCKTSiIAN PERSISTED BY DEMANDING COUNCiL PASS FULL Ei'iPLOYI4ENT ACT

TO I$ISURE JOBS OR MONETARY, COIYIPENSATIOii FOR ALL. BALTlI'IORE CITY


COUIICIL THEN ADJ0URNgD I4EETINC AT 5t45 PM BECAUSE 0F UI,IRULY

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BIqG SPOKESMAN DEI{OUNCED -U.S.' II'IPERIALIST{" DURlNG DEtlIONSTRATION.

DEI{0NSTRATION BROKE UP 6:30 PM tlIiTH N0 INCIDENTS 0R ARRESTS'

YOUTH AGAINST I.IAR A ND FACISM (YAWF) IS YOUTH GROUP OF I'IOR-

KERS IIORLD PARTY ('W[.IP}.

I,JI,'P FOUNDE,D I959 GENERALLY SUPPORTS PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF

cHI NA lt,l ITS IDEoLOGICAL DIFFERENCES UirH S0VIET UNIoN. ultP D0ES

NOT OPENLY ADVO.CATE VIOLENT OVERTHROI'' OF U.S. GOVEBNI'IENT, BUT

BELIEVES SUCH VIOLENI OVERTHROI' I NEVi TABLE. OBJECTI VE OF IJIIJIP I S

TO DIRECT AND SEIZE CSIJTROL OF REVOLUTION I'JHEN IT OCCURS.

ON DEC I?,,. Ig7 4, A SOURCE WHO HAS PROVIDED RELIABLE I NFOR-


MATI0N Iil ltt PAST srA?rD BALTIIT0RE r4AR;{ISI GRoUP IS Sl'lALL GR0UP
OF I NDIVIDUALS EXPELLED FROI.l YOUNG SOCIALIST ALLIA l.!Cg (YSA) I N
hlA.SHI NGTCNe DoC.. EXPULSI0N RESULTED FROf'J IDEOL0GIC4L DISPUTE

BETl'IEEI\i YSA AND Bi'lc CONCERi\I]NG INTERNATIONALiST TENDENCY OF BI'lG

ME F1BE RS .
YSAIS YOUTH GROUP OF SOCIALIST I'ICRKERS PARTY ( SIJIP) .
SI{P IS REVOLUTIOI{ARY TNOTSKYlST*CO NIST ORGA NI ZATIO N HEAD-
I4I'1U

QUARTERSD IN NE'J YORK CITY. ITS PUNPOSE IS OVANTHRO}' OF U.SO

c0VERNHENT AltD' 1I\ISTITUTION 0F DIcTATORSHIP 0F l,iORKI NG CLASS' AND

EVENTUAL ACHIEVHENT OF A COMMIJNIST SOCIETY. SI.IP DOES I.IOT OPENLY

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ADVSCATE USE 0F VIoLE NcE T0 0 VERTHRO',d U .S . G0 VERNMENT r BUT FEELS

WOLENT REVoLUTTOp IS INEVITABLE. S'rP SEEKS T0 SEIZE CoNTRoL',AND


DIRECT REVOLUTION hIHEN IT OCCURS'
0gTSBER LEA6UE (0L), F0RtlED 1969, L0s ANGELEST qALIF.r As IN-
FoRi'htl-GRoup 0F fiiARXIsr-LENINisT iNDIvIDUALS ITIITH PURPOSE 0F IN"
STTLLI NG IN WORKING CLASS T4ARXiST-LENI NSIT PHiLOSOPHY' OBGAN'IZED

NATI0 NALLY LATE t9? I T0 F0RN NEI'I l'lA0IST 0RIENTE'D C0 tYllt'lu NI$T PABTY

rN u.s. tjITH puRposE 0F DIREcTING TJoRKINc cLAss AND OPPRESSED'ltll-

I{ORITIES IN }IILiTARY INSURRECTION TO ESTABLlSH NE}j PROLETARIAN


OF
STATE. OL LEADERS AI'ID }IEMBERS HAVE VISITED PEOPLES REPUBLIC
cHINA (pRc), AND HAVE REcEIVED FINANcIAL SUPPORT FROt'l PRc.
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SOURCES ARE AND RESPECTIVELY"

NO LHIYI TO FOLLOi'J I N VI Et,'l O F ABO VE


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fuIemorandum
DTRECTOR, FBr Cl05 -280411) DArE: I2/L9/75
sAc, BALTTMORE (100_32513 ) P

SUBJECT:
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O4BALTIMORE MARXIST GROUP
iilFo tili:f ILTIOi'I COIITAINED

tw INTERNAL SECURTTY .P*LL


OQ: BAI,TIMOBE ffnsDl,rs i:gpurselqmo, -.r'r. r
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Re BA Iet to FBIHQ dated B/I3/75.


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-ofin
Baltimore which was also altended by members sVfp,
fWP and the Communist Party, USA. fhig meeting concerned,
support of the portuguese revolution,.
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BUREAU OF IIIVTSTI GA
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eportlng Offtce Off!.ce of Orlgln 'Investlgctlve Pertod

BALTII{ORE BALTIMORE 3/Ls-s /3/76


Tirle of Coso Report mcrde by

SA :"^,i'
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(hNTTN.,IORE V/U
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MARXIST GROUP

INTERNAL SECURITY

SUMMARY
Non- Pro s ecut ive
\ REFERENCES:

Baltimore letter to the Bureau, L2/L9/75,


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ADUI.NISTBATIVE:

This reporL is classified CqHn-Lirf - Category 2


in order to protect BA T-t through BA T-10 and BA T-LZ through
BA T-L7 .

Information copy furnished Los Angeles inasmuch as


they are national headquart.ers of RMOC.
A11 individuals ment,ioned in this report as
members have been the subjects of invest,igations and com-
munications have been sent to Lhe Burealr.

Approved ffi \- Speclol Agent Do not wrlte ln spqces below


ln Chcnqe

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T-Z and BA T-7
Lo betLer protect the ent Ly souree.
LEADS:

BALTIMORE DIVISION

Ar BAI:IIMo3.E ?_MARY,IAND

l. Will fotlow and reporE significant subvefsive act'ivit,ies


of the Baltimore MarxisL, GrouP.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Copy to: I F U. S. Secret Service, BalLimore, i{aryland (R}4)

Report of; SA office: BALTIT{0RE


Dote: l"Iay
Field Office File #: BA 100- 326L3 Burequ File #: 105- 280/+LL
Title: BALTIMORE MARXIST GROUP

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Chorocter; INTBRNAL SECIJRITY

The BalLimore Marxist Group (gI'{C) was formed duri-ng


July, L974, by a grgup of individuals expelled from the Young 'ii.
Synopsis:

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 uomm].ttee
narxr-sE, urganr-zLng .-. which is the IT fact,ion of
Committee . (nUOC)
\Ktvtut
the Socialist WorE,ers Party (SWp) .
currently the leader of BI"IG. Inbluding
there are currenLly five acLive members
publication. BMG members con-
has 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
have furnished reliable information in Lhe pasL.

ION lil{efinite
fhi! doom.nt containr n.ithlr r.comdcndation. nor condluliort of thc FBI. It i. thc propclty of tlrc FBI Bnd t! loald to vou. agcncvi lt ald lt! contctrtg
arc rot to b. diltribut d outlidc you! agcnclr.
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GONTIKNTIAL

BA 100- s26L3

DETAILS:
preliminary investieation has been inslituled
concernI-ng the Baltimole MarxisL Group (nUe ), the aetivities
of which i-nvolve or will involve the use of force or violence
or which involve or will involve the violat,j-on of federal law,
for the purpose of substanLially impairing Lhe funqtion of Lhe
governmenL in order Lo influence United SfaLes GovernmenL
policies or deeisions.
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 .qryL Scopg.


The BMG is a small groirp.of individuals expelled
from 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)
(Chara etrerLzations of YSA and IT are cgtl-
Lain'ed in the Appendix attached hereto)
On October 25, L975, and October 26, 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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the loeal groups, including the 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 representa-
Live for aLtendance atr national conferences. The national
headquarters for RMOC is to be in Los Angeles.
(ee r-3 on IL/3/75)
B. *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 dictabor-
ship 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,rr-
ment; 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 coo-
centrated directly on workers in industry.
The SWP refused to support the advocacy of the
use of guerrilLa acLivities by ievoluLionaries in Soulh
-other
Anerical Central Arnerica and areas, whereas the IT
and BMG advocates such activity.
(na r-3 on LL/3/IS)
(A characterizationd SI,ilP is. conbained in
d,tre Appendix attached hereto)
C. Irq+deqs\ip.

coNFrs{rrAL
coNFwNrrAL

BA 100 -32:6L3

, n s of Anri 't 1 076 fhf leadership of BMG coo-


sisLs of |tt |

(ea r-4 on 4/26/76)

During L97L was a member of the


Workers League n Baltimore. Since
Septernber, L97 4, has been affiliated
with the BMG and pffiicipafed in numerous
BMG sponsored demonstrations and meetings.
is currenLly organizilng BMG Maixist bc
Bdtrcat,ionals Eo be held in BalLimore. 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 as
Maryland, Lo strengthen the
(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 r-6 on s/3/7G)

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CONFXENTIAL

tsA 100 -326L3

OF SUB]ECT ORGAI.{IZATIOII

Lrn r*iay ?L, rbogrE" arresteri in


Silvei' Spiing, ita_@<i charged with
LE; office
ransackiire the
ransacking oftEF6-i of Select,ive
SelecLivE Service
Servic
Board Nurnber 53 in Silver Spring by des-
troying large porLions of the offi CF and
files therein. During L973 | | was aetive
in YSA activifr- in c.oJ lege Park, Maryland. On
July 5, L974, I lwad expelled fi:om YSA in
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

l-l
-5- was a member of the YSA in washington,
@972from 7972 expelLed
through l97t*. on
throuqh 1974. 0n July
Julv 5.
5,
L974rl lr'nas 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 T-1 on 4/7 /76)


(BA T-6 on e/2e/7s through 2 /2L /7 6)
(se T-B on 4/2/7 5)

Durins 197d:::l was a member of the wL


in Ba lti rnore . lEril[and.
Baltimore. v Since Juner.
June.. L975,
L97 5 .
I has been-affiliated with the BMG and
lhas
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)

coNFrtrrrAt
CONFIXNTIAL

BA 100 -326L3

furSng. rozEs a member of rhe ysA


i5r wgshlngr,on;DT, and was-
the Washiigr-oir, D.c:, sllp il "ip"irud-e"Im
lgj4-fJi fri;
support of the_ rT fa6,tion of sl^lp. l-l
nas been a member of the BI{G sinie#
(sa T-9 on L}/L4/7L)
(BA T'10 on L/Zg /7 6,
(ge r-6 on S /s /16)- '
E. Headquarters

BMG was reeeivine rnail at


Posr offict"Bsf fiff'fu"l:l;' Stati.on, Ba1timorE , Iularyland. bo
(ga T-3 on B /s /7 s7 bl c

Post, Office was rented


October L6, Lg74, by for the

(na r- lt on 4/2G /7 6)
3, Lg- earned Uhat
Stly reRIE at
BalLimore, Maryland.
(aa T-6 on 5 /3 /7 6)

Meerings headquarters for the BMG.


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

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/\
BA 100 -326L3

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
which is macte
wn].cn r.s f r.nputrs
made up oI inputs suDm1trtrec from En
submitLed xrorrl the various RMOC
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
0n October -tL, , L
L974r,. wiLh the
g\a
rra.l \.r\rr,\rlrg! J t
{!{9.co-sp_onsored
&r-rv- rr\, .J[,'\J'tar)\rL M
Youth Againsf lfar and_31Facism (YAI{F)
- t,
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)
7

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CONFIDilITTET
/\
I
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BA 100-32613

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
aL a JJaI
atr BalLimore
t]-more aTea eollege
area eol Noverrrber LL7I ,t L974,.
J.ege on NovemDer +Y | 4t E rallu
Plans
were discussed
Were dLSCtlS distriEution OI
for dIStrLDUE,l-On
Sed XOf Lhe group
of trne groupts demands via
S 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 r- 1 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
Uy of Lha BI{G and concerned formatj-on of
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
chairbb by of the BMG.
(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
tpoo"or of this meetin.g which sonsisted of a qPeltion
question and
concernlng
answer session concerning ways
ways the
t'he groups
gro-ups sarl help t'he
Portuguese- left. The maLn r-eply was foi the groups t'o
-

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BA 100- 326L3

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


CIA.
(na T-1 on LL/7/75)
0n Februariy 20, L976, it, was learned thaL BMG
is currently sponsoring weekly ldarxist, educat,ionals in
Balt,imore.
(na T- 6 on 2/ 20 /7 6)
III. DEN{ONSTMTIONS AND MISGELI,ANEOUS AFFAIRS

t a
d emon s tr ar?3#;"8" I hl? I i"uilf r't$d i ; ffi:fii: ='u
"?E3
(ea T-13 on s /L5 /7 s)
(ee T-L4 on 3 /Ls /7 s)
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,

comrhrrAr,
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and BMG will tt "work


YAI,ilF to Lurn the around and bring
her t,o her knees.
(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 lve-
-
ment 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 Litera-
Lure 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)

10

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I
APFIND[X

PRO€RB S
! r.VE_ LAB 03 3.ARTY

The Progressive l,abor Party (.fff ), which lvas founded


in 1965, adopted a const,itut,ion rvhich "resolved Lo build a
t'build
revolutionary movement" and 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.

ffiffiruWTtfir
AP[}HhI T[X
1t
r
I A PPEFtr D lx $i ffiWlq#f; fff# t

RE.VOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST PARTY, USA .

On Octcber l, 1975, the Revolutionary Union (RU)


publiclv announced the formation of the Revolutionary
eomrmrnilt, Party of USA (RCP). The RU, a militant seiri-
coverl 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
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.

ryWTrmr
APr}ErubX
L2
r APPENDIX trffffiffimff$t

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 demonstra-
tions, 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 revolution-
ary 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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YOUNG SOCIALIST ALLIA}ECI

tol'n
srou' of ,f,3"rl3Ht'3 ?"*3li::'ollla;.?u'[Iii) n'":l:
Eo"*[a in-Octob€rs J-957, and is curi:enLfy headquarfered
in New york CiLy.' It piopagapdlBeg the be liefs of the
SlfP among the y6uth, airO is-the mainsource of
*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"'

wffirsKmTrer
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I
I

i
a \/
CONFryENTIAL

APPENDIX

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
. Itlorkcrs Party, (SI,iP) , until the sunmer of 1974 when thd -t
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
flrecruitnrent of rrrol'kers and they continue to support the
l$ajority position of the FI for the advocacy of current
jguerriJ.la narfare in Latin Arnerica.

APPENDIX

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'15
o APPEIVDIX mtisruWrreL

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.

APPIhINIX

ffiffiffirwt$'5Tfrfi1

L6
I AFfi)ffirNDI)( ffi$ffgnruf'$A,

I^iORI(ERS LEAGUE
,,
The i{orkers League (FIL; vras founcled in Lg64 by
expe 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 pbj ectir,'e is Lhe
" I Eslai:oi
esLablislfonent, of ,an Ame;cica.n
'doci:rin.: pa.rbv based on
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
ig occlt'f$ o

L7

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APPEN DIXffiffiffiFffi*{TfAI

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL

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
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.

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APPINDIX
18
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f\t
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rus-ffi,4s9-JaggJ$g
The Yauth Al:airrsg l,.lar and lraseisin (yil't''lF) is f;ire
ysrrth grouip CIf the l.ia'ilcers llcrl,J Pa:rtp'{tn^lp)" 'It 1\Ii1$
f ctrrneO.''io i;hc Sur,:ner cf i962 erncl :i,s cir::::ei:t 1,1'
hceclquai:Lered j.n Ll'er,,' Yorlt Cit:y".. ].ir Frlp?.9ancli.z.es - Lhe
l>e i i,.e f s cf tl:e i'ii.,Til tril{trt& Ltie }'cr-li:h e !n{ i-s tfte main s surce
qf, t:o.crrjii:r:it*:r-1; {.11:g !-,1::-"i.1-1,?u - "i]l1e ljiiP i..: tt 'frtli:.sJc",.ig{:-
CC",r:1.',.-11:il: l: 1:i.;il:(' rri;i eCt;-vi: t-S tltrt' (/u(:::t,ir::C;i';
$1i;ri"ri?i,'"'..i:,Ttr',*t.
sf i:he pt:6:sciif'capi.taii.sl: svf:i.cih of -,gtf*.'*rnln€nt
-a j-etauorshltp in the
Unl u,*il !;*:lt:es e;srcl Lire iris.i-ttu,i:ioi:r oi cl rtt,
ti"le ,.{osl.r.ing e lesi} "

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VENCBRBMOSEel#BITIGADE

The venceremos- Brigade (vn; was formed in June


1959e in eooperation r,rirh L,h; Cubin Government to,show ro

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. Vn iras, si"ieA it
rvill seelc to educate pdopLe about TEe 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
tcnorrn . to have been conLac L,ed by rlarious
members
hos ti le
- - - are
ipte.lligence services rvhiie iir'Cubr."nd it is lcnown that
Ehe VB is being used by bhese inLelligence services foi-
spot,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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REVOLUTIOT\ARY STTIDENT BRIGADE

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
was locaLed 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 SLates-
China 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-LeninisL-
lfaoist, 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
China (PRC).
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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INTERNATIONAL IIIORI(ERS PARTY


.,
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
ttto ; ,
reflecLs that, the II^IP is an organi.za.tion tuhose purpose is
lead - th.e working cJ-ass, employed arrb unemployed, Lo
international s ocialis t, revolution in Lhis immediaLe
his t,orical period o "
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 'i

communis ts , rvith Lhe imm.eilia{:e necess ity of leading bhe classclas


to seize po\,rer ilrorn a ea.pitaList c.Lass Lurr:ed fascist b]t
seni.litrt.tt
senility"" The source staUed LhaL the
sl,aeed Chat headouarl-ered in
II'IP. headquarl-ere
Lhe II'lPo
Cityo" has bqgun
Nevr. York Citv besun es tab lishins
tablishing eiehL
eighL resional cenbers
regional cen
th::oughouL Lhe Uni Led - S taLes"o
0n OcLober I, L974s a second source advised thac
the Na t.i onal' I{eadqrrar Lers o f Lhe IlfP is located ab L25 lrtres t,
17 Lh S i:ree L, Neiv York Ci by c .

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I^IORIGRS }IORLD PARTY

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
party to overthrow eapitalisrno 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
-does is located in
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
of the I^llArP is to organize a membership to take
obj ect,ive 'preeipitate
act,i.on to suc.h a ievolution wlien ccndiLions
are ripe and Lo direct and seize control of the revoluLion
when it, occurs €

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DTRECTOR, FBI (105-290411)

sAc, BALTn{0RE (100-32613) - Pr

SUBJECT: BALTIMORE MARXTST GROUP (sMc)


IS - SWP

0n LL /2 /7 5 and
/L4/ 7 5 ,1
LL l advised that a b7 D

meeting of the International Tendency (IT) Organizlrlg .


Committee r{asheld in Balti.more, l"traryland on L0/25-26/75.
During this meeting, delegates from IT organizations Lhrough-
ouL the U.S. adgpted the name Revolutionaxy Marxisborganizing
Commit,Lee (RI40C) and encouraged all chapters to drop their
own names and adopt, the name R}4OC. However, most of the local
groups such as the BI,IG, Socialist, Union and Houston IT
decided to cont,inue to use their orrn names for identificat,ion.
During this meeting, Los Angeles was designat,ed as the national
center and it was decided that, a comrade from Los Arrgeles
would handle Ehe finances of RIt{gC.'"," r t #- u,;.-,,.,Irt- {
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iTlcer t972- 455'574
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BA 100-32613

In referenced Los Angeles conmunieation, Los


Angeles advised the Bureau, UACB, that, they felt RMOC
did not reflect exi-sLence of a new organizaLion at. thaL
lime and would continue to report activibies of the IT
(hence RMOC) under the SI{P capti.on.
Since the BMG is in actuality a chapter of the
RMOC and since Los Angeles is reporting the RMOC under the
SI{P, it is felt that, justificatibn, for-continued inves.t,igat,ion
would hinge on justifi.cation of full investigaLion of the
SlfP. Consequently, UACB, Baltimore wiLl noL-prePare a
slilrunary in LHM folm as just,ificafion for fulI inyesLigaLiorr.
Balt,imore will, however, conLi-nue to investigat,e and report
significant, activities of the BMG.

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oF suBuERsrvE oRGANIzArroN
fuIlsffilERlzArroN
BWl,r*s Marxist
TEe -Fe[.timore Group (BMG) , also known
as the Baltimore Marxist CoLlective, vas formed in July,
L974, by a smalL group of individuals expelled from the
Young Socialiet Alliance (YSA) in lYashlngton, D,C., as
a result of an ideo Logical d-i'spute between YSA and gMG
concerning the fnternationalist Tendency (IT) of 'BMG
members. The BMG is aff lliated rvith the IT.
The YSA is the youth group of the Socialist
ITorkers party (SIf,p) . The Slyp is a revol.uti.onary,
Trotskyist-conrmunist organization, headquartered in
.t' -s New York City, rvhich has as lts. purpose the overthrow'
ufq of the U.S. Government and the institution of a distator-
1t?) ship of the rvorking cLass and the eventual achievement of
'j['t a communist society . . . ,'d
/&g *
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gffi Ll I /.iirffie.
iF The IT supports the najority p6sition of the
tql rr
Fourth International (FI),, a worldwide Trotskyist-connunlst
lr,: \
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T **lill *ll*;tiii"affi *.f na;;ii;s*;*tl:"ffi';w'";mm
group withln the SIIP until the of 1974 when th6 tZ
sutnmer 22 JUL 1976
\11 SI{IPexpelLed sone followers of the IT line cI g5ffiH
r; I
they s/ere attemptlng to advanee their viervs iu
rvithin the SIYP and had breeched SIIP discipline.
alleged that the IT had become a party within
The
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SIlrP
party. Many of those affiliated with the IT have
reintegrated into the SIIIP unde5 pressure from the k""
c,qYlw
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$ings, Those
not reintegrated have either joined other established irotskyist
groups or are attempting to form a successor to the fT,
Those individuals who would form a successor to the IT
caLI themseLves the RevoLutionary ldarxist Organizing Commi,ttee
(nmOC) or the Revolutionary lfarxist Organizing Group. (nmOC) ,
Besides IT foLlowers, they include individuals affiLiated
with the Socialist Union in Los Angeles and the Baltimore
MarxJ.st Collective ln Baltimore. They are aff iliated rvith
IT members in other cities I but curuently have no central office,
They disagree with the SIIP s emphasis on the recruitnent of
ontinue to support the maiority position
the rtA[Edathe a 7-rr..{r't,'
La America.
J ilt 1 g 1976 b2
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OT JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Baltimore, I4aryland
t;',!"frI't'uol"$lts
Jr:ne 15, L97 6

G*trMoRE MAruilsr cRouP


CHARACTERIZATION OF
SI.}BIERS IVE ORGAA]IZATION
INTERNAI SECURITY *"
?52.- W

Thre ltirnore ldarxist Group (BMG), also krown


as the Balt,imor .lvtrarxist Col lective , T{as f ormed in July,
L974 by a small oup of individuals expelled from
Young Socialist ce (VSe) in Washington, D.
a result of an i-deo gical dispute ,between YS d BMG
concerning the Inte pionalisl Tendency (tfot BMG
members. The HMG is iliat,ed with the W.
or L position of the
Fourrh r,,r]X1"lTJ;lt?Fl
movement, which advocates ub of
i Trotskyist-communist
renL guerrilla warfare
in Lat,in America and elsewhe o 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
discipline. T?re
o19-ciPline. al/eged that
The SI,ilP all/eeed that 8[e IT ha,d become a party
within a party. wany t'f Ehose affi\ared with the rT have-
been 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
L. discipline
di-scj.pll.ne DSyment of SIIP
and gSyment but thdsr do not have the
SWP dues but,
,,\ right to vote 9L irctivelv participate in SftP meetines. Those
.".{" not reintegza,t/ed have either joinid other e}pabllshEd Trotdlqrisr
groups or ar{ attenpting to forrn a succrbssorvo the IT.
v wl
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j 311""*:9::*/.0::1:,yhs^::y.11,
call
call themspllves *n.1:::9::"R:-k-
Ehemsgllves Lhe Revolutionary :-b:-rl^***
lrfarxist, Orga\zing
l,Iarxist, 0r ** ^ ^
Comnulttee

tI 2 - (r -- lqg-9?q19)
BaLrimore (1 ps t? 1916
JUN
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BALTIMORE }4ARXIST GROUP
CHARACTERIZATION OF
SUBVERS IVE ORGATIIZATION
INTERNAL SECTIRITY I OCTOBER LEAGUE

(nUOC) or the Revolutionary Maixist, Organ\zryg Clqgp^ lnUOq).


BesiA6s IT followers, they- include individq.lF affiliaLe d
with the Socialist Uirion in Los Angeles and the Baltimore
Baltimore. Thev
Collec,tive in Baltimore.
Man<ist Collective
I'darrcist y are affiliated
with IT members in'other ciLies but-cirrrentlyhave no cenLral
-cledisasree with the SlnlP' s ernphas-is
of f ice . They on the
ree:ruitmenL worEers and they conLinue to support' the
majoriLy posit,ion of the FI for the advocacy of current
guerrilla- warfare in l"atin America.
Source: b2
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