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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Global refugee crisis, a racist result of U.S. imperialism

Thousands of refugees from Central America—notably Honduras and El Salvador—are fleeing poverty and U.S. armed death squads as part of a worldwide workers’ struggle to escape the hell of capitalist exploitation.  In 2017 fifteen million refugees, over half from South Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria, were forced to flee for their lives as U.S. bosses fought to hold on to their declining empire. U.S. Capitalists would rather lock immigrants up for a profit and treat our working class brothers and sisters like animals, than provide jobs, educations or housing.
The U.S. uses Honduras as a military hub for Central America where the police, gangs and drug cartels are indistinguishable and work for the same bosses.  The U.S. supplies the Honduran military with weapons used to kill and intimidate workers from fighting back.
In the U.S. there are currently 100 camps in 17 states jailing 13,000-unaccompanied immigrant youth. While thousands of families are locked up, I.C.E in August increased its factory raids rounding up 1192 undocumented immigrants. These attacks are attacks on all workers and we must stand and fight back!
Politicians are no allies of refugees
The separation of families and camps for children cannot be blamed solely on Trump. They are the product of decades of policies by both Democrats and Republicans. In 1994,  Clinton’s  “Operation Gatekeeper” poured billions into border security including high-tech surveillance systems and an increased border force. Bush II doubled the size of the border force to 20,000 while deporting over two million and building a wall from the Pacific Ocean across California where thousands of migrants died in search for a better life. Deporter-in-chief Obama left office with a record of over 3 million racist deportations. .
Racism and borders divide workers
Capitalists of all nations are trying to blame the global capitalist crisis on the immigrants who are fleeing U.S.-supported terror regimes, gang violence and endless wars. In the aftermath of endless chaos, the bosses use racism against the victims of imperialism by installing concentration camps all over the world.
Mexico’s “populist” president Manuel Obredor has created his own border police to violently repel Honduran refugees..  In 2017, the Mexican government detained 95,000 migrants, most of them children from Central America’s gang-plagued Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
In Greece on Lesbos, camp Moria houses 8,000 Syrian refuges where  police brutality occurs regularly and conditions are unsanitary with sewage running through the camp. Against the current of rising nationalism, the only solution is communist internationalism
As the crisis of refugees worsens and capitalism descends further into chaos, the bosses are pushing more racism and nationalism attempting to keep workers blaming each other instead of capitalism. Italy’s new populist coalition is forcing refugees away, hate crimes have risen 10-fold since 2012 and a tide of neofascism is sweeping the country. France, Austria and Switzerland tightened their borders and increasing anti-immigrant racism has led to violent demonstrations across cities in Germany.  Rising of nationalist politicians and parties in Europe are hoping to manipulate the working class into more racism against migrants to save their rotten system.
Well-intentioned, good people try to help immigrants with donations or lunches. Some argue that the camps should have better conditions, but the issue is not that the camps should be “better”, Yet the real problem is that the camps should not exist in the first place.
Fight for a communist world
A strong communist movement of millions of multi-racial workers is the only way to end these attacks. Workers of the world must reject all nationalism and borders that benefit only the bosses when they need to move money, their businesses’, or fool workers to die in imperialist wars.
No worker benefits from borders that divide the working class by fomenting racism between workers suffering the same capitalist exploitation all over the world. The capitalist bosses are doing their best to scapegoat immigrants for the deepening crisis of U.S. capitalism amid sharpening inter-imperialist rivalry.
Progressive Labor Party has taken up the cause to smash all borders and create one united working class against profits and exploitation. The international working class has no borders! In the face of these attacks by the bosses, we must continue building the revolutionary communist PLP to smash all walls that serve the parasitic capitalists. We must create a new world that honors workers’ labor and serves workers’ needs.

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