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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Don't Vote—Organize!

click image for Election Flyer in doc formThe Republicans and Democrats serve the same class of billionaires. They are fighting over who will steer this sinking ship of US imperialism. They are fighting over how to secure Wall St. profits, US dominance and ultimately, who will lead us to war against Russia and the China.

One of the main lessons of the 2018 election circus is, this system doesn’t work. With an openly racist white Nationalist in the White House, the dogs are off the leash. From Charlottesville to the fascist Proud Boys attacking anti-racists after headlining at the East Side Republican Club in NY, from the crazed MAGA Bomber to random racist terror shootings of black people in Tennessee, Texas and Florida, a mass fascist movement has been energized by the Trump White House. It is another wave on top of the state terror of racist police brutality and immigration round-ups and deportations.

Economically, Wall Street profits are soaring and the gap in wages and wealth between rich and poor, black and white, citizen and immigrant, women and men, continues to grow. How can the rich get richer when more people are working? Because the union leaders and the Democratic politicians they are setting us up to follow, are no match for the bosses. With 40 years of attacks on unions, by Republicans and Democrats alike, wages are down and more than 90% of the workforce is non-union.  The harder and more jobs we work, the poorer we get.

Around the world, neither party has been able to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, war has killed and displaced millions in Syria, Libya and Yemen, where the Saudi Royal Family and the US military are starving and bombing millions.

Hunger and terror have created more refuges around the world than even World War II, and there is no end in sight. Millions have fled Africa for Europe and millions have fled South America for the North. A caravan of thousands of refugees that began in Honduras is headed for the US. Trump has called out the Border Patrol, ICE and the National Guard to round up immigrants, and separate kids from their families at the border. While Obama “quietly” deported more than 400,000 immigrants, more than all previous Presidents combined, Trump enjoys the spectacle, as it helps build a mass fascist army.  

Whether you are voting or not, and most workers and youth will not, we need to defend, protect and welcome the Refugee Caravan. We can organize discussions in our unions and churches, on our campuses and high schools, and inside the army and National Guard. If Trump attacks the refugees that were in large part created by US imperialism in Latin America, workers and students should walk out, soldiers should refuse their orders.

In the end, it’s not about what Party is in power, but which class. Both Parties work for the billionaires. It was Obama who bailed out Wall St. bankers and the auto companies while tens of millions of black families lost their jobs, their homes and their futures. And the racist billionaires will never give up power to a vote. Workers and youth must take power with communist revolution. This Election Day, vote with your feet. Join PLP!

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