Bishopism (aka Marxism-Leninism-Bishopism or Maurice Bishop Thought) is a communist ideology fusing the principles of Marxism-Leninism and the personal beliefs and policy of Maurice Bishop, leader of the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada and New Jewel Movement from 1979 to 1983.
Bishop prioritized socioeconomic development, opening social programs, and education, as well as fighting for worker's rights, black liberation, ending racism and apartheid, and especially women's rights. Under his administration, the National Women's Organization was formed, which participated in policy making with other groups.
While Bishop was killed in 1983 after a U.S. invasion of Grenada and the overthrow of the New Jewel Movement, modern followers of his thought have fused Bishop's personal beliefs with that of other communist figures like Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Tse-Tung. Certain followers believe in straight State Socialism, typical of other Marxist-Leninist ideologies, while others believe that because of the programs and organizations Bishop founded under his administration, a national organization of labor would be created to work in tandem with the Party.