Friday, 6 November 2009


National Office of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)

170 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 2LA
Tel: 020 7627 0599

Progressive Books and Periodicals was renamed in the memory of John Buckle after his tragic and untimely death in an aircrash on November 27, 1983. The premises are now the John Buckle centre.

John Buckle came to prominence as a communist and ant-fascist leader in the 1970s when the forerunner organisations of RCPB(ML) had played a prominent role in the defeat by mass action of the bourgeosie's attempt to develop a mainstream fascist party to attack the workers' and progressive movement. He came forward to lead the reorganisation of these forerunner organisations with the founding of RCPB(ML) on March 19, 1979. As RCPB(ML)'s General Secretary he led the work of the Party in this crucial period until his death in 1983.


If the working class is to play its historical role and lead the entire society out of the crisis and open up a path for progress, it must have its own independent programme, that is, it must set its immediate and long-term aims.

The Immediate Programme is summarised by the following principles:

1. Recognition of All Inviolable Rights.

2. More into the Economy than is Taken Out.

3. Democratic Renewal of the Political Process.

4. Recognition of the Inviolable Right of all Peoples to Determine Their Own Affairs Nationally and Internationally.

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