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Progressive Labor Party (PLP) fights to destroy capitalism and the dictatorship of the capitalist class. We organize workers, soldiers and youth into a revolutionary movement for communism.

Only the dictatorship of the working class — communism — can provide a lasting solution to the disaster that is today’s world for billions of people. This cannot be done through electoral politics, but requires a revolutionary movement and a mass Red Army led by PLP.

Worldwide capitalism, in its relentless drive for profit, inevitably leads to war, fascism, poverty, disease, starvation and environmental destruction. The capitalist class, through its state power — governments, armies, police, schools and culture —  maintains a dictatorship over the world’s workers. The capitalist dictatorship supports, and is supported by, the anti-working-class ideologies of racism, sexism, nationalism, individualism and religion.

While the bosses and their mouthpieces claim “communism is dead,” capitalism is the real failure for billions worldwide. Capitalism returned to Russia and China because socialism retained many aspects of the profit system, like wages and privileges. Russia and China did not establish communism.

Communism means working collectively to build a worker-run society. We will abolish work for wages, money and profits. Everyone will share in society’s benefits and burdens. 

Communism means abolishing racism and the concept of “race.” Capitalism uses racism to super-exploit black, Latino, Asian and indigenous workers, and to divide the entire working class.

Communism means abolishing the special oppression of women — sexism — and divisive gender roles created by the class society.

Communism means abolishing nations and nationalism. One international working class, one world, one Party.

Communism means that the minds of millions of workers must become free from religion’s false promises, unscientific thinking and poisonous ideology. Communism will triumph when the masses of workers can use the science of dialectical materialism to understand, analyze and change the world to meet their needs and aspirations.

  Communism means the Party leads every aspect of society. For this to work, millions of workers — eventually everyone — must become communist organizers. Join Us!

 

 

 

 

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Thursday
Oct162014

U.S. Imperialist Problem: Too Many Enemies, Too few Friends

U.S. imperialists have a big problem in the Middle East: too many enemies, too few reliable friends.
As the bosses struggle to contain the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, they find their war plans disrupted by a deepening rift with Turkey, on paper a U.S. ally. Looming in the background is the escalating rivalry between the two major imperialist blocs: the U.S. and the European Union on one side, and China and Russia on the other. At stake is the grand prize of the murderous profit system, the vast oil and natural gas reserves of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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Thursday
Oct162014

PLP Fights and Learns with Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, MO, October 13 — “If we don’t get it, shut it down; killer cops, shut it down; Ferguson, shut it Down!” chanted thousands of youth and workers who flocked to St. Louis for a Weekend of Resistance against racist police murders. A multiracial youth contingent from Progressive Labor Party (PLP) once again gained traction with these workers, making over 25 contacts and distributing more than 1,100 CHALLENGEs. WANTED posters of murderer Darren Wilson, the cop who executed Michael Brown, went like hot cakes.
In addition to leading chants,

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Thursday
Oct162014

Duvalier DEAD: Good Riddance

Port-au-Prince, October 10 — When former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, close adviser to the plundering police state of Haiti President Michel Martelly, died October 4 of a heart attack, the working class had only one regret — that he died of natural causes.

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Thursday
Oct162014

PL College Club Follows Ferguson Lead! Turn up vs. Racism

TEXAS, September 19 — “Racist administration, shut it down!” chanted 15 students marching through the courtyard of our community college here. Led by PLP, we crossed a major street and blocked traffic. We held this protest immediately after a PL-led panel discussion with students titled “Confronting 21st Century Racism” the racist connection between the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the attacks on immigrant workers at the U.S.-Mexico border. This was our college club’s way of bringing the fightback home, and we did just that!

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Thursday
Oct162014

Justice for Kyam —Justice for the Earth

BROOKLYN, September 21 — On the 21st of September between 300,000 and 400,000 people marched from Columbus Circle to 42nd Street in New York City. It was called The Peoples Climate March. Over 100 people from our church congregation took part as a group. Some marchers took leaflets about the Justice for Kyam Livingston demonstration in Brooklyn.  

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Thursday
Oct162014

CUNY Students, Workers rally vs. Murder of Students in Mexico

On October 9 in New York City, I joined a rally at the Mexican consulate with several members of my college faculty and staff union (PSC-CUNY), along with school teachers in the UFT, and many others. We were there to protest the murderous ambush of activist students from the Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

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Thursday
Oct162014

From Mexico to U.S. to Middle East — Youth Are Under Attack

Why are working class youth criminalized? For the last few decades, youth have been the most vulnerable sector of the working class under capitalism. With the current crisis of overproduction, the ruling class has no interest in providing education or future employment for our youth. Instead, they have implemented huge and expensive campaigns to warn us that poor and unemployed youth will be the future hired killers of organized crime. Or that youth who participate in protests are black-clad people bent on destruction and terrorizing the general population, which the system must punish harshly with jail sentences.

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Thursday
Oct162014

Bosses Murder Teachers Fight Capitalist Education Reform

MEXICO, September 27 — The fascist repression against the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teaching College, which took place in Iguala, Guerrero on September 27, is a reflection of the violence that the ruling class has been willing to use to enforce its plans against the working class. Six people, amongst them 3 students, were killed in that police and paramilitary attack, and to this date, 57 youth are still disappeared.
Events like this has become a daily occurrence as the world capitalist crisis deepens and the imperialist rivals, such as the U.S., Russia and China get ready to fight in wider wars.

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Thursday
Oct162014

France: Racist Antiterrorist Law A Cover for Fascism

PARIS, October 10 — The French Senate is considering sharpening a new antiterrorist law passed by the National Assembly which, while ostensibly targeting “suspected terrorists” going abroad, can attack any of the nearly five million Muslims — Arab and black Africans — living in France as well as anyone at all who opposes French ruling-class policies. The measure would also re-establish a level of censorship not seen since the fall of Emperor Napoleon III in 1815.

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Thursday
Oct022014

From Syria to Ferguson — Imperialist Crisis, Communist Opportunity

Three trends in the Middle East are accelerating toward a broader global conflict:
A sharpening imperialist rivalry that is driving Barack Obama’s trillion-dollar revitalization of the U.S. nuclear war machine (New York Times, 9/22/14).
A growing disagreement among U.S. rulers as to how to handle the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) amid a two-front war in Syria, the potential overrunning of a fractured Iraq, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and China’s expanding ties with Iran.

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