OUR FIGHT

 

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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Wednesday
Jan202010

Seizing Opportunity to Build PLP in Fight vs. Budget Cuts  

NEW YORK CITY, January 3 — The recent Obama Nobel Peace Prize award and widespread budget cuts have opened the door to build the Party at our school. Our goal as communists in PLP is to link the cuts to the bosses’ massive war budget for Afghanistan and Iraq, to expose the inter-imperialist wars and rivalries dominating the world and to expose the nature of the cuts as racist, an attack on the overwhelmingly black and Latino student population.

A PL teacher had already planned to teach a unit on Afghanistan as part of the World Literature curriculum. As soon as he heard that Obama was sending even more troops, he seized the opportunity to discuss it in the classroom.

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Wednesday
Jan202010

Algeria: Wildcat General Strike Paralyzes Ports, Auto, Steel Plants  

ALGIERS, January 15 — A massive wildcat general strike of nearly 20,000 auto, steel, port and public health workers is in its twelth day and is spreading across Algeria, amid repeated pitched battles with thousands of cops and security forces. Workers are not only striking against their companies but also directly against the government, defying its ban on public rallies and demonstrations, stemming from a “state of emergency” declared in the early 1990s.

Strikers are demanding a wage hike, and in a political challe

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Wednesday
Jan202010

France: Undocumented Strikers March, Call for Greater Unity  

PARIS, January 9 — About 6,000 people marched here today in the cold and snow demanding “across-the-board ‘legalization’ and the abolition of the ministry of shame,” that is, the Ministry of Immigration and National Identity. Simultaneously, there were calls for greater unity among the organizations defending undocumented workers, 6,000 of whom have been on strike since October 12.

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Wednesday
Jan202010

‘Avatar’: Mysticism Masquerades As Militancy  

James Cameron’s new movie Avatar is on its way to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time. In many ways, the content of the movie is secondary. In a capitalist society it is perfectly acceptable for someone to spend $500 million making a movie that will bring in many billions of dollars, while billions of workers suffer every day. The content of the movie is important, however. The movie clearly takes place in an advanced imperialist society. A precious natural resource called unobtanium has been discovered on Pandora where the Na’vi live and the U.S. Marines attack the Na’vi for the profit of a U.S. company. Replace the Na’vi with Iraqi and Afghan workers and unobtanium with oil and the movie would be about contemporary U.S. imperialism.

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Wednesday
Jan202010

Bosses Use Calif. ‘Master Plan’ for Education to Prepare for War  

CALIFORNIA — The fight against racist budget cuts is heating up in schools and colleges.  Students are growing angrier and more committed to standing up to police attacks. They are open to see that its not just bad management. Capitalism and its inevitable imperialist wars are to blame. Many are questioning a system that cuts education, health care and jobs for wider imperialist war and bailing out banks.

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Friday
Jan152010

Don't Blame "Mother Nature"; Capitalism Kills Thousands of Haitians

 

Our class brothers and sisters in Haiti need our help. However possible, workers here must try to send money, rescue and medical people and relief supplies, and anything else we can.

There was nothing natural about this carnage. Like Katrina, the Tsunami and a hundred other “natural” disasters we’ve witnessed, it’s capitalism — especially U.S. capitalism — that set up Haiti’s working class for nearly all the death and destruction accompanying this earthquake.

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Friday
Jan152010

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Thursday
Jan072010

As Oil Wars Spread, Biggest Terrorists: U.S. Rulers

Since Inauguration Day, the Obama regime has ruthlessly enforced working-class “sacrifices” to protect embattled U.S. capitalists. Workers — suffering Depression-level job, wage and service cuts — bear the multi-trillion-dollar costs of Obama & Co.’s bank bailouts and ever-expanding Middle East energy wars. And on these killing fields, working-class soldiers and civilians unwillingly pay with their lives as Team Obama defends the profits of oil giants like Exxon Mobil, as well as U.S. rulers’ attempt to control energy supplies and pipeline routes to maintain their shaky global supremacy.

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Thursday
Jan072010

Fight Racist Unemployment: Bosses Profit on Workers’ Backs

With all the rosy hoopla coming from Wall Street and the Obama administration about the economy “turning around” and unemployment “dipping” to 10% in November, the real picture belies their hot air. As reported by the website which “shadows” government statistics, a “double-dip” recession is in place. “What lies ahead should be a renewed plunge in economic activity.”

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Thursday
Jan072010

Student Rally Links Racist Fare Fraud to War, Bankers’ Bailout

BROOKLYN, NY, December 21 — As soon as students at our school heard about the rally against Metrocard cuts, they got together to figure out plans to mobilize our friends and teachers. We were furious about the MTA’s latest proposal to cut free and reduced-fare student Metrocards for all NYC students in order to balance their budget. This racist attack against the overwhelmingly black and Latino school population would cost families about $1,000 a year for each child when one-in-three black workers and one-in-four Latino workers are unemployed. Half-a-million students use free or half-fare Metrocards to get to school.

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