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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Anti-Racist Rebels Rock St. Louis Bosses

It’s barely three years since racist killer cop Darren Wilson murdered teenager Mike Brown in cold blood, in the streets of Ferguson. Now workers in the St. Louis area, and all over the world, have witnessed kkkop Jason Stockley get acquitted for the racist murder of 24-year-old unarmed Black father Anthony Lamar Smith. The international communist Progressive Labor Party (PLP)stands in working-class solidarity with the anti-racist fighters of St Louis, with the revolutionary message that justice for victims of fascist police terror will only be gained by smashing this racist and sexist capitalist system worldwide.
The Working Class Will Always Fight Back
Prior to announcing the verdict on September 15, that cleared Stockley for the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, the bosses were already preparing for a working-class rebellion. They built barricades around the courthouse and increased their police presence. They were determined not to let workers take the offensive as they had before in cities like Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Minneapolis. The sight of mass multi-racial fightback terrifies the bosses everywhere, and rightfully so. Revolutionary working class unity threatens their very own parasitic existence.
But despite the bosses’ efforts, workers throughout the area have risen in rebellion to honor of their murdered working-class brother. Since Stockley’s acquittal, anti-racist fighters have taken to the streets day and night to condemn and fight back against this racist profit system. At least 100 fighters have been arrested so far, as the bosses’ attack dogs brutalize them with military-grade weapons, tear gas, and pepper spray.
Regardless of the violence that they face, workers in St. Louis continue fighting back, being a beacon of anti-racism for workers everywhere. They provide a glimpse of the potential for revolutionary change possible only when the working masses organize long-term in their class interests to fight for and build a better world.
Destroy Bosses’ Government – Fight For Working Class Power
Make no mistake: the institutions of the police and the courts exist, and have always existed, to protect and enforce the rights of private property of the capitalist class and their ability to continue making profit through the division, terrorization, and exploitation of the working-class. ‘Reform’ makes the kkkops and courts look nicer, but they continue to serve their capitalist masters. A world without racism and sexism means communism, when workers run all aspects of society.
The bosses’ need for increasing police state fascism in the streets is connected to their need to boost their military budget for their imperialist oil wars worldwide. The countless attacks on workers, from deportations to racist police murder, from sex trafficking to mass incarceration, all need to be recognized as problems of capitalism and destroyed through communist revolution.
Organizing the international working class into a mass Progressive Labor Party of millions remains the only way to permanently abolish the cops, courts, jails, or any other oppressive state institution. Only by organizing our class to destroy inequality, racism, and sexism at their capitalist root can we ever hope to achieve justice for Anthony Lamar Smith and countless others. Only by establishing a worker-run egalitarian communist society in which we make all decisions based on our needs not on making profits, can we ever expect racist police murders to be a nightmare of the past. Join the Progressive Labor Party and build this fight now.

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