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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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National security law exposes capitalist dictatorship

MEXICO—The approval of the national security law by both chambers of the legislature will enshrine the military’s role in law enforcement. This law, which was promoted by President Peña Nieto along with the consent of the Supreme Court, establishes the ability of the military to take over civilian law enforcement and exposes the power the capitalists have. It clearly shows we live in a dictatorship lead by oppressive billionaires who use democracy or fascism to guarantee the existence of their system of exploitation and profit.  
The law legalizes the military state imposed by Calderon when he was president. Solidifying the Mexican Army’s role as the frontline of fascism. “Since Mexico launched its “war on drugs” in 2006—with major deployments of the armed forces to fight organized crime—more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than 30,000 have gone missing. Homicide rates dropped in 2014 and 2015, but have climbed steadily since, with 2017 on track to be the deadliest year in Mexico in two decades”(Human Rights Watch 12/7/17).
On the imperialists interests in Mexico, Trump’s fuss at the beginning of his presidency about sending troops to Mexico to control the drug cartels and possible terrorist threats shows that the U.S. wants a more fascist control of the population, and to guarantee control of its backyard.  This has become more pressing to the U.S. bosses with the increased presence of is world arch rival China, which has more and more investments in Latin America.  
Even though there were some capitalists and their institutions, intellectuals, artists and human rights organizations, like the useless UN who opposed to the law, the government still approved it. But, the workers know the capitalist class needs its legal system to protect the bosses interests when the workers try to fight its abuses. The history of the military’s attacks on workers is long. For example: the mass murders in Tlatelolco in ’68 and El Halconazo in June 1971. The dirty war of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. The systemic murder of dissident teachers from the CNTE union and militant PRD base members. The repression of the Zapatista communities. The massacres in Aguas Blancas and Acteal. The brutal repression of the Oxaca Comuna. The murders in Tlatlaya and Tanhuato. The Ayotzinapa students disappearance. The criminal repression in Nochixtlan.
Capitalism is a genocidal and murdering system. It is a dictatorship that uses different forms of violence against its workers, the violence mentioned above and the violence of inequality and misery.  The bosses will use their state apparatus, its laws and repressive forces to defend itself.  We can’t make a system like this one fulfill the needs of the working class, that is an illusion. We need a communist revolution to end this capitalist dictatorship of a minority over the whole population.   
One sector of the capitalist class, including many of its intellectuals and artists, believe that capitalism can function democratically, they trust that the system can be more fair, and they have convinced millions of workers. One of the leaders of these ideas is López Obrador.  But it is a scam, capitalist dictatorship has a two face mask, one is fascist, the other democratic, using each one according to its needs and class interests.  Behind the mask are the same class oppressors with their guns to our backs.
All electoral candidates defend capitalists interests; Jose Antonio Meade, Ricardo Anaya, López Obrador, Jaime Rodríguez “El Bronco” and Margarita Zavala.  Not one is going to end the profit system of exploitation, but they want us to believe that we have the power to decide who will govern us. Yet, in a system rigged against us, we are only free to choose the next oppressor.
There is a difference with Mari Chuy, the Indigenous Council’s candidate. Much of the support for her represents resistance of our class to capitalist oppression, but her candidacy is a reflection of the wrong line. Her candidacy represents support for the capitalist framework on elections, autonomy, and nationalism within the leadership of the Zapatista’s Army of National Liberation.  
During the debate on the new security law, many specialists and opposition leaders exposed how it violates the Constitution, but even in this exchange of ideas the fact that the bosses dictate the laws and modify them at will did not come up.  
One example of how laws are used is the energy reform law, approved along with several other reforms, it was the result of the work of the capitalist class since the De la Madrid presidency. The energy law, helped along over the years by even the most liberal administrations increased the ruling class’ control over the energy riches. While workers in Mexico suffered cuts in pay and a lengthening of the work week.
We have to fight against the National Security Law and all the injustices in the capitalist system.  We have to be prepared for what this law has in store for the working class and be prepared to keep fighting and build a communist movement that will end the oppressive and enslaving capitalist system with a communist society of social equality.

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