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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Refugees from Venezuela face racist & sexist misery

COLOMBIA—The capitalists’ strategy, based on sexism, individualism, nationalism, racism —basically everything that can keep us divided and oppressed—is manifested in our daily life. Without realizing it, we fall into this trap by taking positions that delay the revolutionary struggle for a better world. In the case of racism, it manifests itself in many workers from Colombia, who, forgetting their miserable situation, look and speak contemptuously of workers from Venezuela who have immigrated to Colombia these days.
Sexism and racism are manifested in frequent comments to these proletarians, blaming them for the current wave of crime, insecurity, and prostitution, as well as lowering wages and stealing work. In the place where I work, I have discussed issues with my coworkers, making them see that in the past many workers from Colombia immigrated to Venezuela, trying to escape from the bosses’ war and seeking to improve their economic situation and but returning empty-handed, just like that many who have sought the “American dream,” only to suffer from wage slavery and racist oppression. Therefore, capitalism keeps us fleeing and trying to escape from its prison by looking for “better bosses.”There are also conscious comrades who state that nationalism only serves the capitalist politicians, who use it to divide and exploit us, and that only uniting with the working class and promoting proletarian internationalism can help us improve our situation. It is our duty to support ourselves without looking at nationality. But it is essential that this international working-class unity is politically oriented to fight against our class enemies, the capitalists all over the world.
For that, it’s necessary to spread the revolutionary politics of Progressive Labor Party and its newspaper CHALLENGE, as an ideological weapon that allows us to initiate the struggle in an organized way, for the destruction of warmongering, oppression, and unnatural imperialism, and the building of communism. Communism is our most natural way of living in a dignified manner, away from all the capitalist scourges, economic crises, and onslaught against workers. Fights against the bosses by the workers give us great opportunities to unite to defeat nationalism, racism, sexism, and individualism as we build an international working-class base for communist revolution.

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