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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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May052018

INTERNATIONAL MAY DAY GREETINGS

AFGHANISTAN
Greetings from communist youth of Afghanistan to all PLP everywhere! We take this opportunity to send our greetings and love to all our communist friends in these historical days of May. Our success is our unity. Long life to our all communist friends, long life to our all revolutionary youth of Afghanistan and all over the world!
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NORTHERN INDIA
Comrades! Red Salute to you, one and all, on 132nd International Workers’ Day from northern part of India. The world today feels more affirmatively than ever the need of an international working class organization to convert the bubbles of opportunities into a sustained stream of communist revolution to change the world for once and all. Today, amidst the rising atrocities against ethnic and religious minorities, women, we join hands across the globe to reaffirm the solidarity shown by the Chicago comrades on the first May Day.
Tomorrow is ours. Long live revolution!
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IRAN
Workers of the world UNITE under the triumphant flag of the PLP! One class, one party, one struggle, one world to win. The workers of Iran send our strongest message of solidarity to the workers in the USA and everywhere, for the May Day anniversary. Special salute to the members and supporters of PLP everywhere!
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PAKISTAN​
The working class of Pakistan is struggling against exploitation, poverty and low class consciousness.  ​We ​are striving amid ​the ​vigorous terrorism spread by the bosses to keep the working class passive against their atrocities.  
 The bosses are using the fundamentalism (religious fascism) and nationalism to divide the working class. We in the PLP are struggling to bring unity among the poor workers and peasants. We are organizing the poor masses against the bosses under the red flag of PLP. Workers are being deprived of every right; they are being terrorized at the work places and at the streets. May Day gives us an opportunity to bring working class people closer to our line by organizing rallies and demonstrations.
O​ne day we will win. Long live Communism and the ​PLP.
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SOUTH INDIA

On the occasion of May Day 2018, w​e revolutionaries from India extend the warmest and most sincere greetings to PLP and all working people of the U.S. who are keeping high the banner of May Day.
This day is a symbol of the revolutionary potential of working people, people who make human society with their sweat and intellect, but fruits of whose labors are taken away by exploiting classes.
Recently, India has seen a rising tide of strike struggles and mass protest actions by workers in auto and other manufacturing industries, airlines, railways and road transport, banking and insurance, hospitals and numerous other sectors.
Workers in modern service sectors have started forming unions to resist capitalist super-exploitation. Peasants and tribal peoples are resisting the corporate land grab.
There is widespread discontent and anger against the fascist nature of the present bourgeois rule. The ruling classes of India are able to rule because they succeed in dividing and persecuting working people on the basis of caste, gender, religion, nation and region like racism in ​the U.S., so as to keep the working class and people divided and terrorized into submission.
We are facing the growing menace of religious​ fascism, even graver than the earlier times. ​Communalism (religious nationalism), ethnic nationalism, Casteism in virulent forms are transforming both the physical and mental geography of India. They turned the country in to a slaughter house for the w​​ealth and power of the ruling class and ruling parties.
​It is a special form of class struggle against all divisive fascist tendencies to build class unity and class consciousness to proceed to overcome the exploitation, oppression, discrimination, cruelty, stupidity, and greed that still rule our world.
May Day is a symbol of not just national but international unity of the working class.  We along with working people of the world solemnly salute the memory of workers of Chicago and U.S. who were killed by police and fought for an eight-hour workday. It is ​essential for the working people of the world to keep its spirit alive and hold high the flag.
May the first of May mark the world working class to cherish and stand for a new Spring, a new season in which we working people of the world hold together internationally to fight for a classless society.J

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HAITI

Comrades, comrades, comrades:
In the name of our struggle against the exploitation of the working class, in the name of our struggle for a better world, a world without classes, without racism and sexism, we greet you and wish you a successful May Day, the day of the international working class.
Unfortunately, the struggle is becoming more difficult; workers are becoming more and more alienated in spite of the degradation of their material conditions of existence and the revolting crimes of worldwide imperialism committed against the lives of millions of our sisters and brothers. In Haiti, the PLP is fighting alongside the workers, urban and rural, and students, in for a living wage, against the corruption and militarism of the imperialists and their lackeys, to guarantee that workers, who create all value, have the power to determine our own destiny. It is only our class that can give ourselves all the necessities for a decent life.
It is for this reason that we must today recall what our class has accomplished in the fight for liberty. We must always fight back against the campaigns of the bourgeoisie in all countries that wants to turn this day, a day rich in the lessons of history of the struggles to build revolution, into a day of festivities. May Day is not a festival, but rather a day for reflection and evaluation and consolidation of our willingness to fight together.
Comrades, May Day is the day the working class, the day of those like us, fight for a communist world, an egalitarian and just world.
Vive May Day!
Vive the Progressive Labor Party!
Vive communist revolution!
From the friends and comrades of PLP in Haiti, always ready!

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ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Times are tough for the working class in Israel-Palestine. The horrors of capitalism threaten to destroy us. Fascism is on the march. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) murders Palestinians on the Gaza border in unprecedented numbers (see page 2). The IDF murdered dozens of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza and wounded over a thousand. The snipers on the Gaza border filmed themselves laughing and celebrating the carnage.
But we do not lose hope. We hold on to the dream of revolution and liberation. We are well aware that revolution might take generations to make, but we know that this dark night shall have its end, in a red dawn.
The system is in crisis and the Israeli government is discarding liberalism. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked move to discipline the High Court of Justice. This court is of course racist, authorizing torture and assassinations of Palestinian militants. It, however, did try to maintain a liberal facade, which is no longer seems viable for the Israeli rulers.
The “Im Tirtzu” movement—openly fascist group and connected to the Prime Minister’s Office—scapegoat liberal groups as “traitors”. As Zionism feels the ground crumbling under its feet, it cannot rule through liberalism. Israel is showing its true nature: fascist and genocidal.
But, workers are fighting back. The government tried to deport 38,000 Black migrant workers to their almost-certain death. A mass multiracial movement smashed this attempt, and the mass deportation-or-prison plan is cancelled for now. Their lives remain in limbo. Class struggle at work places continues. The working class still marches, and we are proud to be part of that march.
Long live the Progressive Labor Party and communism!

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