On Thursday or Friday of last week I was walking in the north shopping area. There was a man at the bus stop and I chatted with him.
He was wearing a button with a face and a red background. After a minute or two I asked about the button.
I wondered if it was something to do with communism, but did not ask directly.
The guy said that it was some someone who is the head of the American Revolutionary Communist party. He said that the regular Communist party was too mild and that what we needed was the Revolutionary Communist party with the guy, whose name may be Bob Avakian.
This fellow at the bus stop said that the regular or ordinary communist party was merely a tool or outreach of the Democratic party.
Wiki says that there are several chapters of the Revolutionary Communist party and one of them is here in Berkeley!
The others seem to be in New York and in LA and Chicago.