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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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Colombia May Day: down with capitalist dictatorship

Bogotá, COLOMBIA, May 1—We do not believe in capitalist democracy, we organize for communist revolution! One working class, one communist world, one Progressive Labor Party! Peace between social classes serves criminal bosses!
Revolutionary slogans resonated for more than four hours in Bogotá, Colombia where, once again, the International Workers’ Day, May Day, was commemorated.
PLP was present selling the newspaper Desafió, distributing more than three thousand communist leaflets. We talked to workers and students, letting them know about our revolutionary politics and inviting them to join our study and action groups to stop the continuous capitalist attacks. We explained that capitalism deteriorates our living conditions and fighting to destroy it and replace it with a communist society is the only solution.
Eighty participants which included comrades, sympathizers and readers participated in this march along our banner, enthusiastic young people also raised our red flags and chanted PLP slogans: “Down with capitalist dictatorship, up with communist revolution! The good life of the ruling class, makes the worker destitute!”
 We were advancing our politics among the demonstrators, contrasting with the vast majority of trade union groups, politicians and phony left leaders that make this day an electoral carnival. To their reform messages, we responded, “Down with capitalist nationalism, up with communist internationalism” and “The history of the working class is not a carnival party.”
We received support and admiration for our anti-electoral and anti-capitalist slogans and support for PLP’s communist program as the only solution to the problems of the world’s working class. We emphasized the discipline and vigor of the students, workers, and sympathizers, women and men, that help us and demonstrate that organized workers’ struggles have a future, which makes our commitment even greater.
We sang the Internationale when we arrived at the Bolivar Plaza, the main site of the march and where the big unions had prepared their pro-boss speeches and support for social democratic candidates. There we chanted, “The history of the workers’ struggle is not in the ballot boxes!” Communists do not believe that racist capitalism can be reformed to serve the needs of the proletariat. We participate in these protests and local struggles to build the class consciousness and our social base. It is necessary to help the international working class, transform this outdated society by uniting ourselves in our common interests and against capitalism. PLP fights to win workers to communist revolution as the only way to a better world.

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