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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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Liberal fascists try to smash gutter racist Trump

The opening of the Trump impeachment inquiry by the Nancy Pelosi-led big fascist liberal bosses is a sharpening of the battle between the big and small fascist factions of the U.S. ruling class.  The escalation in this fight between fascists exposes the desperation of the big fascist liberal bosses to take back the White House from their small fascist rivals, even if it means gutting the presidency - one of the ruling class’ key institutions. Since the main wing/big fascist faction of the U.S. ruling class is unsure it can win the 2020 election, they are taking this opportunity to try to smash Trump and his small fascist backers now.
The liberals or the big fascists have never cared about keeping children out of cages or any of Trump’s other atrocities. They pioneered them all. But world events are putting pressure on the big fascists to do something to hold onto their own murderous empire.
The fight among the U.S. bosses competing factions is happening as competition among capitalists around the world is moving towards more fascism and bigger wars. Tensions between Saudi and Iranian ruling class forces threaten to explode at any moment. Coupled with their own fascist crackdowns in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, the Chinese bosses continue to lay the groundwork for wider imperialist expansion by winning a new generation of young people to nationalism like never before (NYT 10/6). The liberal big fascist U.S. bosses want one of their own butchers in the White House, not a president like Trump, tied to the domestically-oriented small fascist bosses like the Koch family who have their own more limitedview of empire.
Reject both sets of bosses
The increasing intensity of this ruling class split means each side of bosses will fight harder to win workers to support their faction.  We must put our confidence in the working class. There is no doubt: Trump is a gutter racist and open fascist who is also exploiting his base for personal gain. But it will take more than understanding how horrible Trump is to liberate our class. Our biggest danger is that too many workers have ceded leadership of our class to the big fascist liberals.  Their movements and politicians are in place to serve the interests of the oldest, most diversified and imperialist wing of the capitalist class whose rule has and will continue to devastate the international working class through racism, growing fascism and widening war. Our future lies in building Progressive Labor Party (PLP) and fighting for communist revolution to build a society led by the working class. Read, distribute and write for Challenge newspaper!  
A volatile situation
It is unclear how the impeachment battle will play out. The big fascists are struggling. Their loss of control of the Republican Party has been brewing since the 1990s impeachment of Bill Clinton and was intensified by the Tea Party’s openly racist anti-Obama movement. Thirty-seven state Republican Party organizations have adopted new rules that will effectively ban anti-Trump speeches at the 2020 Republican National Convention (NYT,10/2/19).  
As this U.S. ruling class split intensifies and the domestic small fascist bosses more completely take control over the Republican Party, the big fascists have been forced to try to create an unwieldy mass movement under the Democratic Party tent.  But the big fascist bosses controlled Democratic Party may be too frgamented by discord to get the White House back for the big fascist liberal bosses. The impeachment push, then, also flows from a lack of confidence that the big fascist liberal bosses can come up with a winning strategy for the 2020 election. Weakening or getting rid of Trump by election time has become an urgent matter for them. Behind all the layers of craven self-serving behavior in the Ukraine episode is the clear-as-day reality that Trump plans to keep his deal with the small fascist domestic bosses going until at least 2024 if re-elected.  
As Richard Haass, head of the blood-soaked, liberal-imperialist Council on Foreign Relations put it, the Trump presidency, at this moment, is the number one threat to the big fascist’s liberal world order (CFR, 3/19). After Trump’s determination to discredit the FBI and CIA it appears unlikely right now that significant portions of the coercive state apparatus will assist him in resisting removal from office.
As they struggle to regain control of the White House, the big fascist liberal bosses remain the greater danger. They control the biggest industries and have the most resources. Over many decades they have themselves carried out a vicious assault on the working class and built up the racism, which Trump has re-fashioned into a tool against the big fascists. Their shiny liberal rhetoric can’t erase their policies which led to the mass incarceration of Black workers carried out by the Clinton’s, and  Joe Biden’s, mass deportations under Obama, and his bailing out the banks at the expense of the working class, nor the stop and frisk policies devastating young Black and Latin men and the slaughter of workers in the Mid-East oil wars over the last 20 years.
The liberal big fascist bosses defend their racist regime through overwhelming control of the media, universities, big-city school systems, think tanks and foundations that work overtime to shape our political views and culture. Most importantly, even accounting for the openly racist supporters following Trump, the big fascist liberal bosses exert tremendous control over the leadership of our class through the unions, politicians, mass organizations, movements and culture they finance. Like a wounded animal they are looking to attack harder.  
During this, volatile period the  liberal fascists calls for unity against Trump will try to mobilize people to support a state that attacks the working class.  Communism not liberalism is our way out of this nightmare.
Shedding the bosses’ leadership is the hard task at hand for the working class.  We can only do this when we join the movements led by liberal fascists and, through class struggle, reveal not just their inability to fulfill our aspirations for the world our class deserves, but their plans to lead us into wider war and more open fascism. Most importantly, through taking control of the class struggle away from the liberal big fascists our class will gain the confidence to fight for a communist working class led society. We must build a communist movement, the Progressive Labor Party. As long as we are trapped by the cynical idea that our class can’t lead society, we will follow the bosses into war and fascism. Breaking free of the bosses’ leadership and building a communist led workers movement will put us on the road to communist revolution, a worker’s led society and liberation for our class. Join PLP!

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