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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May Day Greetings from Colombia

Colombia–As we prepare for May Day, the International Worker’s holiday, when millions of workers around the world will march to celebrate the history of struggle against the terrorist capitalist system with its crisis of its over production, competition for maximum profits, and capitalist rivalries, that threaten a new imperialist world war.
 Members of Progressive Labor Party (PLP) in Colombia would like to send all workers, comrades, friends and supporters of PLP around the globe, militant and warm greetings. With each passing May Day it becomes abundantly clear that the boss’ democracy does not work for the benefit of the working class, and it cannot be reformed. Thus the capitalist system and its bankrupt democracy must be destroyed by worker’s power.
 Capitalism creates a world where countless women, men, and children die by the millions because of poverty, incurable illnesses, racist killings at the hands of the bosses police and military, and environmental poisoning. Horrible conditions such as unemployment, wage slavery, sexism and war, do not automatically make workers communists, nor do they breed a revolutionary consciousness. It is only when millions of oppressed workers gain class consciousness, the understanding of the enemy capitalism, and make the decision to fight and unite as a single class. This must be done under the revolutionary leadership of a party. Only then can we overthrow this rotten system.
On this special day we make a call to our comrades, and workers around the world to strengthen  ourselves in the face of adversity. More than ever we need to develop and disseminate the revolutionary line of the PLP. We must always strive to self criticize our mass work, and look for ways  to build a stronger party, using the dialectical principles(the science of class struggle), of quality and quantity. We need to be part of the class struggle even more, be creative, constant and scientific, showing once again that revolution is possible. Unlike the mobster politicians and revisionist crooks who say that these are illusions or things of the past, that revolutionary struggles are obsolete. Nevertheless, we must fight united against  our exploiters, and reject class collaboration.
On this May Day a contingent of the PLP in more than a dozen countries will march along  with workers, students and soldiers showing the revolutionary potential of our class. We march with only one interest, destroying the capitalist system with communist revolution, and building a world where production and distribution will satisfy every workers needs. A world where workers are in charge of their own destinies. Everything we do will be for the communist cause.
Here in Colombia we organize and lead the struggle to defend our class brothers and sisters, to try to build up our ranks with our literature and  win workers to our revolutionary message. We fight to make our presence known in political, worker and student meetings. Comrades of the world lets charge towards international communist revolution, we fight to establish the proletariat dictatorship. Dark night will have its end, with a new and  glorious communist dawn.

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