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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Colombia: capitalist peace referundum means fascist terror for workers 

COLOMBIA, March 7—The peace referundum deal was that the fake leftist group FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) would surrender their weapons in exchnage for the right to run for office.
More than a year has passed, and none of what was agreed on has happened, generating fierce debate and polarization about the agreements signed by the leadership of the FARC and the Colombian government.
Progressive Labor Party knows that capitalism means unemployment, misery, and the death of workers, and under the current dictatorship of the bosses, nothing else is possible.
Last weekend, five community leaders were assassinated in different parts of the country, and the number of murders of leftist leaders is increasing.  Last year, we saw the assassinations of 194 people dedicated to social causes, communities, and the defense of human rights.
With the support of U.S. imperialism, paramilitary death squads have been killing thousands of Colombian workers over decades. These murders have to be counted on top of the more than five million displaced by a war of imperialist pillage. We workers cannot believe in capitalist peace; all politicians want nothing more than to disarm us, so we can be killed without opposition.  
Capitalism never completes what it promises and signs on to; all it cares about is that we believe in its rotten bourgeois democracy.  The bosses only want to increase their profit margins, and this can be achieved through the misery of millions of proletarians. This is the essence of capitalism. They exploit and deny workers our necessities and do it all through the force of arms and political trickery.
Cops kill & terrorize farmers
In the month of October, members of the repressive police force fired without provocation against groups of workers that were protesting in some mountain towns like the Tumaco municipality, leaving nine dead and 21 wounded.  The farmers were protesting the slow implementation of the program meant to switch out illegal crops, something expected to result from the peace process.
According to the medical examiner, the bodies showed wounds caused from high velocity projectiles, with ballistics experts determining that the shots were fired at close range and by official weapons. Vice president Germán Vargas Lleras has gone on to say that the victims were not from the area.  This official lie spread as a smokescreen to divert attention from the accusations of repressive force and paramilitaries in the state, looking instead to blame guerilla dissidents as the parties responsible for these crimes.
CHALLENGE shows us that there are no good capitalists, and that we cannot ally ourselves with any sector of the bourgeoisie. We reject any goals other than the fight to achieve communism. Only the unity of the working class around the revolutionary politics of the PLP and the fight for communism will free us from capitalist murder and its sexism, racism, nationalism, and wage slavery.
Workers on the farms and in the cities, students, and revolutionary soldiers, everything you do matters!  Join us.

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