Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Visitors from Another Planet? Comic Relief Column

Published: Newsletter of the Buffalo Workers’ Movement, Fall 1977
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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Recently Unity Books has received a good deal of grief from the police at precinct 5 and some of our own neighbors on Grant Street. The focus of their wrath was the hundreds of posters that have been plastered throughout the City of Buffalo by the Central Organization of United States Marxist-Leninists (COUSML) – a local sect of confused and frustrated petty bourgeois intellectuals. We’re being blamed for the postering. The posters are of Mao and Enver Hoxha, with another “hailing” a report on Albania urging all interested to migrate to Montreal. In their own demented way, the COUSMLites view their “glorious” postering campaigns as a method to bring Marxism-Leninism to the masses. Dogmatism and its sect builders such as the COUSMLites have nothing in common with honest Marxist-Leninists. Their “leftist” phraseology and monkish devotion are no more than a cover for the results of their presence in our movement – anti-communism. They should be exposed as the parasites that they are.


Recently the October League (O.L.) renamed itself. It has proclaimed itself the new Communist Party Marxist-Leninist (CP-ML). A party by declaration was the predictable outcome of the OL’s past party building effort. Proclaiming themselves as the center and leadership of the working class has not changed the sectarianism and isolation of the OL one iota. It is obvious that the recent party declaration by the OL will only serve to enhance and stratify their “development” as a sect in our movement. See you later, OL.