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: One class, one world, one party

BOGOTA,Colombia—Thirty-five-thousand workers once again commemorated May Day, the international working-class holiday, marching in different parts of this city. Their struggles expressed economic and political demands.
Very early on members of Progressive Labor Party (PLP) distributed 80 CHALLENGE’s and other communist literature. We paid close attention to the arrival of different groups like unions, indigenous , farm, and unemployed workers, students, revolutionary parties, and groups of women, among others.
 We engaged in dialogue with some of them and exchanged ideas in such a way that we noticed the fear of some workers to express themselves due to the racism and fascism that has plagued our class with the systematic murder of 600 worker leaders.
We had very good discussions about the electoral circus, capitalist corruption, “the indigenous problem”, our anti-racist line, unemployment, internationalism, wage exploitation, socialism and communism.
“No more sexism, long live communism!” Long live an international communist May Day! These were some of the chants our Party shouted as we gave communist leadership to the working class. The PLP with a large block of 67 people, participated with great enthusiasm, shouting our slogans with vigor, causing admiration and approval among the other protesters and onlookers.
Examples of the more than 30 chants were the following: To defeat the capitalist crisis in Venezuela, we need a workers’ communist revolution! Neither Duque, nor Guaido, nor Maduro, communist leadership is the future! These chants differentiated us from the majority of groups led by the revisionists that blow vuvuzuelas  and perform dances and carnival choreography which only serve to water down May Day’s true significance, with capitalist consumerism. To this we exclaimed that the story of the working class is not a carnival party! Communism and revolutionary politics are the best education!
We continued marching and raising our red flags until we arrived at Bolivar plaza, a landmark  which honors the capitalist and imperialist, and murderous dictatorship that workers have been subjected to for 208 years.
As usual, the trade union confederations, opportunists and social democratic politicians took possession of the platform to give their worn-out speeches imploring the bosses for improvements and greater justice and to achieve a fairer Colombia. They raised bourgeois symbols like the flag, and they played the national anthem.
 In an organized manner, we picked up our banners and revolutionary flags and left the march with optimism agreeing to participate in future struggles and continue organizing for continued growth of our international Party. We ended our May Day energized, as we renewed our committment to build a future communist society without politicians or bosses, without social classes or wage slavery, sexism, racism and all the capitalist scourges. One working class, one communist world and one Progressive Labor Party(PLP)!

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