Workers World Party

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The Workers World Party (WWP) is a communist, extreme left-wing political party in the United States. The history of the Workers World Party is they were formed by Sam Marcy and his followers in about 1959 when they left the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). The SWP is Trotskyist, and as the Trotskyists were not friendly to the Stalin-era Soviet Union, the SWP opposed the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary. Sam Marcy and his followers supported the invasion. Marcy led his followers out of the SWP and started their own political party. The Workers World Party has been known to take the most extreme positions that even most other U.S. communist parties will not take: they were the only U.S. communist party to openly defend the Tiananmen Square massacre by the Chinese government, and the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un, and one of the few to openly defend the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in Yugoslavia. The WWP is often characterized as hardline Stalinist, which is ironic given their Trotskyist roots.

According to their website the WWP "promotes international working-class solidarity, the right of every nation to sovereignty and self-determination, and militant resistance at home to imperialist interventions and wars." [1] The ATTAC Terror Report [2] characterizes the WPP as follows:

Founding/Supervisory Organizations

Supporting Organizations

Type of Organization


  • United States

Ideological cover


Riots; prison organizing & riots; political & logistical support for terrorism

Target countries


Confirmed active

Assisted Organizations

Derivative/Controlled Organizations



  1. About Workers World, 22 July 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2007.
  2. ATTAC Terror Report