League of Revolutionaries for a New America

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League of Revolutionaries for a New America is affiliated with the United for Peace and Justice.[1] The organization morphed out of the old Communist Labor Party. People's Tribune is the newspaper of League of Revolutionaries for a New America


League of Revolutionaries for a New America has its initial roots among individuals who quit or were expelled from the Communist Party USA in the mid-1950s. A group of these individuals involved themselves in the Provisional Organizing Committee to Reconstitute a Marxist-Leninist Party that formed in 1958 with mainly African American and Puerto Rican membership.

This organization gradually disintegrated and in 1968, a small group expelled from the organization went on to found the California Communist League that became the Communist League in 1970. In 1974, the Communist League called for the formation of a Marxist-Leninist party called the Communist Labor Party that officially disbanded in 1993. Out of the disbanding of the Communist Labor Party emerged the National Organizing Committee and then the League of Revolutionaries for a New America in 1995. [2]

Founding conference/Leadership

By Allen Harris CHICAGO– With tremendous enthusiasm, fighting spirit and unity, the League of Revolutionaries for a New America was established during a convention held in Chicago on April 29 and 1995.

Attending were 73 delegates and 67 observers, as well as representatives of 30 areas and the national office. They came from 22 states, the District of Columbia and the Lakota Nation.

The meeting was the second national convention of the organization founded in Chicago in April, 1993 and originally called the National Organizing Committee.

Ranging in age from 17 to 80, the participants were Native American, white, black, Latino, Asian and Arab. They were urban, suburban and rural. They were secular and Christian, Muslim, Jewish and people of other faiths.

The convention elected on April 30 the following leadership: General Baker, Chair; Abdul Alkalimat, International Secretary; Beth Gonzalez, National Secretary; Jo Ann Capalbo, Organizational Secretary and Nacho Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer.

The convention also elected on April 30 a female majority to the Steering Committee and a gender-balanced National Committee.

On the Steering Committee are General Baker, Marian Kramer, Jitu Sadiki, Abdul Alkalimat, Tonny Algood, Ethel Long-Scott, Dottie Stevens, Beth Gonzalez, Jo Ann Capalbo, Nacho Gonzalez, Manuel Torres, Laura Garcia, Stephanie Shanks-Meile, Claire McClinton and Lenny Brody.

On the National Committee are Theresa Allison, Michelle Tingling-Clemmons, Leona Smith, Willie Baptist, Ted Quant, Jerome Scott, Gloria Sandoval, Ronald Casanova, John Slaughter, Timothy Sandoval, Richard Monje, Jackie Gage, Alma Ornelas, Maria Martinez, Larry Regan, Rose Sanders, Nitza Vera and Luis Rodriguez.

The two days of proceedings at the Inn at University Village here included highly political discussion of the draft documents on the League’s name, program, political resolution, organizational resolution and bylaws.

MLK Luncheon Detroit 2019


League comrades

Daymon J. Hartley January 5, 2014 · League of Revolutionaries for a New America leaders.


With Cathy Talbott, David Smokler, General Baker, Darryl Waistline Mitchell, Nelson Peery, Jerome Scott, Dorothy Pinkney, Marian Kramer, Claire McClinton and Sandra Reid. Plus Edward Pinkney.

Solidarity with Sept. 24 FBI Raid Activists

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression lists League of Revolutionaries for a New America as one of the organizations that has issued a statement of solidarity in support of the activists raided in the September 24, 2010 FBI Raids.[3]

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