Years Active:19811997
Other Names:Revolutionary Communist Tendency  (19771981) … Precursor
Groups & Sections: InfoIrish Freedom Movement  (1982) … Close Association
  Documents in Archive:4
  Publications:The Next Step
Related Collection:The British Left on Ireland
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The Revolutionary Communist Party began as the Revolutionary Communist Tendency in 1977, changing it’s name in 1981.

After 1991, the party slowly metamorphosed into what might be characterised as a libertarian group rather than a Bolshevik or Trotskyist one as traditionally conceived. The Party was disbanded in 1997, although a number of former members maintain a loose political network which promotes some of its core ideas.


Other names, groups or sections

  • Revolutionary Communist Tendency

    The Revolutionary Communist Tendency (RCT) was formed in 1977 by a group of former members of Revolutionary Communist Group who had been expelled in 1976. In 1981 it changed it’s name to the Revolutionary Communist Party.

  • Irish Freedom Movement

    The Irish Freedom Movement was a campaign set up by the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) in 1982. It succeeded the Smash the Prevention of Terrorism Act Campaign set up by the RCP’s predecessor, the Revolutionary Communist Tendency.


WikipediaRevolutionary Communist Party (UK, 1978) 


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