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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
Sep102010

Multi-Racial Strikers Battle Union-busting Nursing Home Bosses

HARTFORD, CT, August 31 — “All the owners care about is money. They don’t care about the patients and they don’t care about the workers!” So declared a nursing home worker on  strike at the Spectrum-owned Park Place Health Center, one of four Spectrum-owned nursing homes in the state that have been struck for four months.

When Spectrum purchased the home following a fire a few years ago, the workers, members of SEIU District 1199, had a union contract. Spectrum has tried mightily to destroy the contract, and, if possible, to bust the union.

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Friday
Sep102010

Communists, Anti-Racists Confront Racist ‘Tea Party’

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28 — PLP boldly confronted tens of thousands of lily-white Tea Partiers streaming into a rally led by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. We challenged the racists, haranguing them on a loud bullhorn for two hours and individually in their faces as they walked by. Speakers exposed the Tea Party as tools of big business, especially Koch Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar energy company that organized and funds the Tea Party with millions of dollars. (Jane Mayer, “Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama,” New Yorker, 8/30).

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Friday
Sep102010

Mosque Frenzy Masks Rulers’ War Aims: PL’ers Lead Intern’l Group vs. Racists at Ground Zero

NEW YORK CITY “The racists are freely demonstrating in front of the mosque right now! And we’re the ones fenced in three blocks away by the NYPD,” a PL’er said to 150 demonstrators. They were assembled to counter-protest 500 racists opposed to the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a mosque that an Islamic association is hoping to expand into a community center.

The mosque has made headlines in the bosses’ press worldwide. Liberals like Obama have questioned the “wisdom” of its location two blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center, and right-wingers have declared it a haven for “terrorism.”

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Friday
Sep102010

Malaysia: Migrant Workers Unite; Rebel vs. Fascist Oppression

JOHAR BARU, MALAYSIA, Aug.16 — Today, more than 5,000 migrant workers tore down a guard tower that monitored the “company-town” housing they were forced to live in, in this industrial city. They rebelled after a worker died because of the bosses’ racist healthcare system. The workers are undocumented migrant workers from all over the world — Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh and India. They united based on their needs as workers and did not let racism defeat their struggle.

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Friday
Sep102010

Yearning for Communism Burns Bright in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 4 — About 17,000 workers in the Mexican Union of Electricians (SME) continue fighting to win back their jobs. Ten months ago President Calderón ordered the police and army onto their worksites to advance the move towards privatization which would leave over 44,000 workers in the street and 22,000 retired workers in poverty.

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Friday
Sep102010

France: 100,000 Anti-Racists March vs. Gov’t Attack on Roma People

PARIS, September 4 — One hundred thousand anti-racists demonstrated in cities across France today condemning the Sarkozy government’s racist attacks on Roma people. But the movement’s leaders — the associations, trade unions and “left” parties — ignored the essential link between racism and capitalism.

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Friday
Sep102010

‘Workers are all just one big family….’ Militancy, Multi-Racial Unity Mark PLP Pre-Convention Events

PLP’s Summer Project started off with teachers and students going to a high school in Washington Heights, an area that used to send thousands to May Day marches. CHALLENGE was distributed to students and to workers at the subway stop.

In the evening, we viewed the film “Sir! NO Sir!,” about resistance by rank-and-file soldiers in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A parent and some students came to the movie showing. It was the parent’s first introduction to the Party, and she was interested. It is important to have parents, students and teachers united, as PL is trying to build a Party that includes all members of the working class.

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Friday
Sep102010

Jerusalem: Workers Rip U.S.-Backed Racist Land-Grab

JERUSALEM, September 1 — Dozens of Palestinian-Arab residents of the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem, supported by more than a hundred anti-racist activists, marched against a phony “scientific convention” serving as a cover for a racist land-grab in the neighborhood by upper-class Jewish settlers.

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Friday
Sep102010

Zionists Aided Hitler, Used Reparations to Fund Israeli Bosses

If Henry Louis Gates had actually wanted to raise legitimate questions about problems of reparations, he could have discussed the case of Israel, which has received reparations, as opposed to African Americans, who have not. If he wanted to raise questions about collaboration and complicity with Western perpetrators of slavery and genocide, he could have discussed Jewish collaboration with the Nazis.

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Thursday
Aug192010

Black and Latino Workers Unite to Defeat Bosses’ Racism  

STATEN ISLAND, NY, August 4 — Hundreds of black, white, Asian and Latino workers, students and their families marched and rallied here against the more than 17 known racist attacks against undocumented workers from Latin America. This multi-racial protest was organized by workers from a group that fights for immigrants’ rights, along with PLP. PL’s years of work in a mostly black church united black workers and Latino workers here, in the face of anti-immigrant racism and police terror.

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