First Published: The Call, Vol. 5, No. 18, September 6, 1976.
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On Monday, Aug. 23, a gang of thugs from the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) launched a cowardly sneak attack on some Call sellers at the General Motors plant in Framingham, Mass. As a result of the unprovoked, police-like attack, Boston activist and October League member Jeff Winbourne was hospitalized.
The OL looks upon this act as the work of the bosses carried out by a group who, while calling themselves “the Marxist-Leninist party in the U.S.,” has a long history of opportunism and class collaboration.
The attack, which was not a spontaneous but a premeditated act, reflects the growing desperation of a pack of opportunists who are frightened to death of the growing worldwide trend towards Marxist-Leninist unity. It must be seen mainly as a conscious response on the part of the RCP leadership to the call for communist unity issued recently by the Organizing Committee for a Marxist-Leninist Party.
The OL has always opposed such gangsterism which opens the door for police provocateurs and agents. But, as always, we will defend ourselves if attacked and, most importantly, never let RCP or GM keep The Call out of the hands of the Framingham workers.