The Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement (RAIM) 101 Study Guide

What is RAIM?

The Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement (RAIM) is a collection of revolutionary communist organizers, activists, artists, technical workers, and sympathizers based in the United States and Canada.

Ideologically, RAIM upholds the revolutionary tradition of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. However, we differ from many modern Maoist and communist organizations in our analysis of global class relations. We understand that a majority proportion of people in core imperialist countries are historically an embourgeoisfied vanguard of the global labor aristocracy, a section which is prone to defending capital. We additionally support the national liberation of oppressed nations in tangent with a global dictatorship of exploited and oppressed nations as a means of politically liquidating settler-imperialist countries like the United States and Canada.

Revolution will come to the US and Canada as part of a general process of global defeat for US-led imperialism. RAIM exists to develop the subjective forces necessary for the eventual seizure of power away from US-led imperialism as part of a world-wide upsurge of proletarian revolutionary struggles.

This study guide is designed to give a basic requisite knowledge for those engaged in RAIM organizing. It is not intended to be a full, in-depth examination of revolutionary politics.


‘Tyranny of Structurelessness’- Jo Freeman
‘Cadres’ – Mao
‘Combat Liberalism’ – Mao
‘What is Class Hegemony’ – Klaas Velija
Excerpt from ‘What is to be done.’ – Lenin

Against Revisionism

‘What Can Patrick Steward as Lenin Tell Us About Revolution’ – Nikolai Brown
‘Anarchy and Scientific Communism’ – Nikolai Bukharin
‘State and Revolution’ (Chapter 1) – Lenin

Revolutionary Theory

‘A Short Primer on Dialectics’ – Morton Esters
Historical Materialism and the Paradox of Revolution’ – Nikolai Brown
Four points on Hugo Chavez, Bourgeois Nationalism, the United Front, Socialism and the Struggle for Communism’ – Nikolai Brown
‘Amilcar Cabral’s Theory of Class Suicide and Revolutionary Socialism’ – Thomas Meisenhelder

Political Economy 1

Karl Marx’s Capital (Part 1) – Otto Rühle

Political Economy 2

Karl Marx’s Capital (Part 2) – Otto Rühle

Class Analysis

‘Imperialism and the Split in Socialism’ – Lenin
The North-South Division’ – Arghiri Emmanuel
‘Surplus in Economic Systems’ – Nikolai Brown
What is Net-Exploitation?’ – Nikolai Brown
Is Tom Cruise Exploited?’ – Nikolai Brown

Class Analysis 2

Imperialism and the Concentration of Capital‘ – Klaas Velija
Toward a Concrete Class Analysis of the United States‘ – Morton Esters
Strategic Confidence in the International Balance of Forces‘ – Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons (MIMP)
Summary and Review: ‘Global Wage Scaling and Left Ideology: A Critique of Charlie Post on the Labor Aristocracy’ Zak Cope‘ – Nikolai Brown

Revolutionary History

What is Marxism?‘ – Nikolai Brown
An Introduction to Stalin’ – Bruce Franklin
Did Mao Really Kill Millions in the Great Leap Forward?‘ – Joseph Ball
The fundamental elements of left wing politics in the Chinese Communist Party prior to the defeat of socialism in China‘ – Nikolai Brown

White History

The North Amerikan Nation: Some Initial Thoughts‘ – Enaemaehkiw Túpac Keshena
‘Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat’ (Chapt1 part 2) – J. Sakai
Settler-Imperialism and Stolen Lands: Radical Interpretations of United States History’ – Nikolai Brown
Fall From Grace: The Euro-Amerikan Struggle Against the Federal Government’ – Prince Kapone

National Liberation

‘The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination’ – Lenin
On Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism‘ – Mao

RAIM Documents

What is Maoism-Third Worldism?’
9 point program
5 Organizing Principles
An Open Letter Against First Worldism in the ICM
On Global People’s War and Global New Democratic Revolution



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