In early May, 1980, the 5th Plenum of the First Central Committee of the Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist) was convened. The main attention of the Plenum was focused on a detailed and scientific discussion of the history, tenets and motion of the Carter Doctrine and on the relative position of U.S. imperialism in the world today. Among the other points discussed was the Party’s continuing campaign Defeat the ’Left’ in order to Fight Right Deviations from Marxism-Leninism. This has taken place in the wake of the expulsion of the ’left’ liquidationist faction led by Albert Thrasher of Birmingham and Malcolm Suber of New Orleans.
- One year ago in October 1979, an ultra-left faction emerged in Southern Region of the Party, headed by Albert Thrasher of Birmingham and Malcolm Suber New Orleans. Subsequent events have demonstrated that they were counter-revolutionary infiltrators who entered the Party for the sole purpose of destroying the Marxist-Leninist Party. Unable to successfully accomplish this goal, the Thrasher clique succeeded in accumulating forces and resources and engineered a split in the Party, moving to build a Maoist, ultra-left nationalist party, based mainly in the South, abandoning the majority of the industrial proletariat.
Malcolm X conference
A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.
The "Does the Southern Struggle Still Exist?" panel consisted of;
- Albert Thrasher, Afro-American Liberation League (New Orleans)
On to New Orleans!
On to New Orleans!: Louisiana's heroic 1811 slave revolt Unknown Binding – 1996 by Albert Thrasher.
- [Report from the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party U.S.A. (Marxist-Leninist) First Published: Unite!, Vol. 6, No. 9, May 15, 1980]
- [Report from the 6th Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party U.S.A. (Marxist-Leninist)First Published: In two parts in Unite!, Vol. 6, No. 18, October 1, 1980, and Vol. 6, No. 20, November 1, 1980]