Progressive Labor Party on Race & Racism



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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Mohamed Bah & Dwayne Jeune No Justice for Mentally Ill Workers under KKKapitalism

New York City, August 22—It could be the open fascist terror of Nazis and Klansmen marching in Charlottesville with the tacit approval of the Racist In Chief.  Or it could be the bosses’  “Klan in Blue” - cops who kill over 1000 working class people a year.  Wherever we are, workers and students must fight back! Recently several Progressive Labor Party (PLP) comrades in a local congregation mobilized a group of protesters to join two anti-racist demonstrations.
Killers of Mohamed Still Off Scot-Free
We joined a multiracial coalition demanding that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York prosecute the cops who murdered Mohamed Bah five years ago.  Mohamed was a college student and cab driver, and had a psychotic episode.  His mother called for an ambulance to take him to a hospital.  Instead of sending medical help, all they sent were cops.  They refused her help in diffusing the situation, broke down the apartment door, and murdered Mohamed.
There is clear evidence of an execution and cover-up by the cops. Depositions have been taken to force prosecution by both the Manhattan District Attorney and the Federal prosecutor. Evidence has been ‘lost’ or contaminated. As we go to press we have just learned that the federal prosecutor refused to press any charges against the executioners of Mohamed Bah. No surprise!  A civil suite still remains.
Dwayne, Murdered by Cops in his Apartment
The previous Saturday, several of us joined a multiracial demonstration of hundreds that gathered in front of the building where Dwayne Jeune, a 32-year-old, mentally ill worker was murdered by cops in his own apartment on July 31. The circumstances virtually identical to Mohamed Bah’s murder five years before. A lawyer representing the Jeune family, other victims’ families, and some community organizers gave speeches.
We need a lifelong commitment to a better world—communism! We then marched many blocks through Brooklyn’s Flatbush community to the precinct that had sent the killer-cops.
The cops are thugs for the racist billionaire bosses and their capitalists. To terrorize workers and stop any fightback, they have developed a particularly vicious pattern. Families seeking assistance for a relative suffering mental distress call for medical help. Instead of an ambulance, armed cops arrive. Without accepting help from the family, they provoke a confrontation “justifying” killing the victim.
As we help organize these anti-racist struggles, we must redouble our efforts to expose the entire capitalist system.  The increasingly fascist criminal “justice” system will very rarely prosecute —and almost never convict—the cops that are actually carrying out the bosses’ plans of repression and terror. We must increase our organizing actions to shut down schools, work places and transportation.  We will push back against fascist terror!  And we will recruit more and more workers and students who understand that destroying this killer capitalist system with communist revolution is the only ultimate solution.

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