American Party of Labor

American Party of Labor
National Chair Alfonso Casal
National Secretary Victor Vaughn
Founded 2008 (2008)
Newspaper The Red Phoenix
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
Colours      Red
Slogan "All power to the working people!"
Anthem Internationale
Party flag
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]


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).

It also has cordial ties with the Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist).


It has been involved in a number of events, such as a 2013 protest against the Golden Dawn in Chicago,[2] a 2014 meeting on Ukraine,[3] and a protest against Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.[4] 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.[5][6]

Party organ

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


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