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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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Friday
Feb052010

Algeria: Pro-Boss Union Hacks Bust Autoworkers’ Wildcat Strike  

ALGIERS, January 18 — The SNVI autoworkers ended their nine-day wildcat and street protests yesterday as the UGTA union misleader, Sidi Saïd, succeeded once again in rapidly stifling worker protests.

The SNVI workers almost walked again when a UGTA communiqué said they’d have to make up the work-time their boss lost in the strike! “How can it be that the union is taking the place of management?,” a group of workers told the press. There should be discussions with the rank and file…before anything is decided.”

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Friday
Feb052010

Seizing Opportunities 2: Mobilizing Hundreds to Link War to Budget Cuts  

NEW YORK CITY, February 6 — After the successful, but small, rally in front of our school (as reported in a February 3rd CHALLENGE article) planning for another rally took place on two levels: the union leadership and the rank and file. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) was fully in support of having the rally, yet they wanted to make sure that the rally was within the narrow confines of their own political demands.

The union is not fighting the budget cuts, but instead pushing the misleadership of “fair budget cuts.” The union’s narrow politics might have dominated the rally, led to a small number of teachers that would have weakened everyone’s confidence, and discouraged a lot of angry students who increasingly are seeing that the school system isn’t working for them. None of this would bother a UFT that does not want to unite parents, teachers, and students in any case.

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Friday
Feb052010

Chicago PL’ers Lead Fight vs. Razing of Healthcare System  

CHICAGO, February 1 — For three years now, the Cook County healthcare system — serving over 80% black, Latino and immigrant workers — is being deliberately dismantled in one of the most heinous racist attacks in recent history. Once a “safety net” for those without the ability to pay, it is becoming increasingly privatized and downsized. Besides hundreds of layoffs, the new governing board aims to shut two of three South Side hospitals which service primarily black workers segregated by the city’s racist gentrification. There are now one million uninsured workers here, more than the entire population of San Francisco!

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Friday
Feb052010

Racist Rulers Distort Black History to Hide Workers’ Rebellions  

As the U.S. government celebrates black history month this February, the bosses’ media are still painting Barack Obama’s presidency as the positive legacy of a pacifist-led civil rights movement. But the real history of the civil rights era is militant black workers rebelling violently against racism.

This is the history of the international working class that the Progressive Labor Party celebrates every day in our fight to smash capitalism — the system that gave birth to racism and continues to profit from it.

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Friday
Feb052010

Black Workers’ Armed Struggle  

In 1964, the Louisiana-based Deacons for Defense emerged as an armed organization to defend non-violent civil rights workers and spread to 23 communities across the South. Their actions helped win integration battles and fight off racist terror from the police, the Ku Klux Klan, and racist white mobs (“The Deacons for Defense” by Lance Hill, 2004).

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Friday
Jan222010

Capitalism+Earthquake=Mass Murder 

U.S. Rulers Enforced Racist Poverty, Magnifying Quake Death Toll


Profit-hungry — mainly U.S. — racist capitalists, having looted Haiti for 100 years, have condemned more than 200,000 of its working class to die in the recent earthquake. Just as disgustingly, these same bosses, led by liberal phony Obama, seek military and political payoffs from the slaughter through media-hyped “relief” efforts that benefit their own class far more than they do workers.

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Thursday
Jan212010

Kapitalis Rasis Se Yon Reyèl Desas en Ayiti  

Genyen yon bagay tou piti se “natirèl” desas ki pase an Ayiti a. Kou wè Katrina, tsunami ak yon santèn lot desas “natirèl” sanble tèt koupe ak enperyalis la – espesyalman US kapitalis la ki mete klas travayè yo an Ayiti anba kalite tèwib lanmò ak destriksyon ke yo resevwa nan tranbleman tè sa a.

 

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Thursday
Jan212010

U.S. and European Imperialists Looted Haiti for 500 Years  

1492 — Columbus lands and claims the whole island for Spain. In the following years the indigenous population was nearly completely wiped out by disease, enslavement and murder.

1606 — British, French and Dutch pirates establish bases to attack Spanish ships.

1664 — France takes control of the western part of the Island; began importing slaves in 1670. Slave insurrections were frequent. Some slaves escaped to the mountains and settled with the few remaining indigenous people.

1791 — A slave revolt begins the Haitian Revolution. Former slaves establish a government.

1796 — The British invade and are defeated.

1802 — Napoleon sends a massive invasion force, including 40,000 troops from other European countries. France gains control of part of Haiti and tries to reestablish slavery, but are defeated after a brutal war that killed tens of thousands of Haitians and ended with over 30,000 French and European troops dead. Poland’s military force refused to fight; about 100 joined the Haitians to fight Napoleon’s forces. Afterwards the Poles were the only whites allowed to remain in the country.

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Thursday
Jan212010

Bosses’ Profit Drive Wrecked Haiti Before the Earthquake

Electric service was working only an hour a day. No potable drinking water. Roads had 10-foot potholes. Totally inadequate sewage systems. Few public services. Unemployment over 60%. Millions with no satisfactory homes, or are homeless.

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Thursday
Jan212010

Rockefellers’ Oily Hands In Haitian ‘Relief’  

The private U.S. relief groups at work in Haiti are channeling sincere compassion towards imperialist goals. The U.S. arm of Doctors Without Borders, which the media keeps trumpeting as a worthy recipient of donations for Haitian aid, is headed by Richard Rockefeller, MD, another crown prince of U.S. imperialism. His father David, heir to the vast Standard Oil fortune (now Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and BP), ran both Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think-tank.

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