Lets see they supported communes, think that makes them communists.
That is not a big deal to anyone who is not a red baiter.
They were basically back to the land kind of people (granted for the most part not all that good at it). Their politics were , lets not kill people, leave us alone we want to do things our way and we will do it more or less democratically.
Are they left wing or right wing? No they were more up and down and sideways , what is with Americans that they think there are just two points of view? You have a political system that was not supposed to have Parties at all and some how in a single election cycle you tossed that to the wind. There are more than two points of view so grow up and smell the roses, the camellias, the jasmine or what ever fragrance catches your fancy , I just know it should not be smoke stacks and sewers like your are getting now.