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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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Saturday
Nov102018

Newark workers show their mettle in fighting lead crisis!

NEWARK, NJ, November 7—Anger is beginning to rising inside the working class in Newark. For the second time in three years, Newark’s students and working class residents are plagued by lead poisoning in their water. As in Flint, Michigan, Cleveland,and other cities with large Black populations, the contamination of drinking water exposes the racist nature of capitalism. And, since high levels of lead in drinking water are a threat to all students and workers, this disgraceful neglect reminds us that racism is poisonous for the entire working class.

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Saturday
Nov102018

Capitalism, a death sentence for mentally ill workers

NEW YORK CITY, November 5—People suffering from mental health need support. Instead, they are being killed by the cops, especially if they are Black or Latin. Communists and friends at a local church have organized a fightback against racist cop killings since the murder of Deborah Danner in the Bronx. On October 18, 2016. The forum “Fight for a Safe Response to People in Mental Crisis” built multiracial unity to fight racism and protect mentally ill workers and youth.

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Saturday
Nov102018

Workers outraged at PetroCaribe and Gov’t robbery

HAITI, October 17—Large cities and small villages alike were quiet today. Nothing moved, except millions of workers and students and their angry shouts against the corruption of the capitalist government in the Petrocaribe scandal (see box).In one small provincial town the leadership of progressove labor party (PLP) organized a mass response of between 1500, and 2000 people.
Today’s demonstrations were held on the anniversary of the assassination of Jean Jacques Dessalines, one of the leaders of the Haitian fight for independence from French colonialism and slavery. Workers and students, young and old, marched resolutely against the outrages of the profit system, which has reduced the working class here and around the world to unrelenting poverty and war.

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Saturday
Nov102018

Mexico: Indigenous workers fight mining bosses

OAXACA, November 6—In response to the inability of the government to comply with its obligations and to provide justice, indigenous workers of Oaxaca submitted the state and mining companies to a popular community trial. The Progressive Labor Party has initiated a participation plan within the movements that convened this trial. We want to show that only through a communist revolution can we end the attacks against the workers, the environment and the indigenous workers here.

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Saturday
Nov102018

Students map global imperialism; rev up transit campaign

BROOKLYN, October 30—At today’s Progressive Labor Party study a group of Kingsborough Community College students and faculty, dozens of sharp questions were raised in this multiracial gathering of women and men, trying understand the world from a communist perspective and to making plans and change it. Our topic today was ‘Imperialism and fascism,’ part of a regular series on different topics, as well as evaluating our progress and giving leadership to the ongoing anti racist struggles at KCC.

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Saturday
Nov102018

Gun forum: Capitalism behind the trigger

BROOKLYN, November 7—“When our public school friends walked out to demonstrate against school gun violence the organizers of the rally we went to did not want to let us speak. We took the mike and spoke anyway.”  This was said by one of the two public high school students who took part in a nation-wide school walkout last spring. They came to take part in a panel at a church forum about gun violence, particularly in schools and affecting youth. Quite by coincidence the date of the forum was the Saturday of the synagogue murders in Pittsburgh. The forum began with a moment of silence for this horror caused by racism and anti-Semitism as well as the shooting of two Black residents of Kentucky earlier in the week.

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Saturday
Nov102018

80th anniversary of the international brigade!

October 28, 2018 is the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest examples of working class internationalism in history—the departure of the International Brigades from the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Civil War lasted from 1936 to 1939. The War was, along with fascist Japan’s invasion of China in 1931, the true beginning of World War II.

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Monday
Nov052018

Don't Vote—Organize!

click image for Election Flyer in doc formThe Republicans and Democrats serve the same class of billionaires. They are fighting over who will steer this sinking ship of US imperialism. They are fighting over how to secure Wall St. profits, US dominance and ultimately, who will lead us to war against Russia and the China.

One of the main lessons of the 2018 election circus is, this system doesn’t work. With an openly racist white Nationalist in the White House, the dogs are off the leash. From Charlottesville to the fascist Proud Boys attacking anti-racists after headlining at the East Side Republican Club in NY, from the crazed MAGA Bomber to random racist terror shootings of black people in Tennessee, Texas and Florida, a mass fascist movement has been energized by the Trump White House. It is another wave on top of the state terror of racist police brutality and immigration round-ups and deportations.

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Sunday
Oct282018

KHASHOGGI CRISIS: CLASH BETWEEN FASCISTS

The apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist critic of the most powerful capitalist boss in Saudi Arabia, highlights the declining imperialist power of the United States and its dependence on a corrupt and brutal Saudi ruling class. The Khashoggi affair also reveals Turkey’s ambitions to be the top Middle East power, in competition with the Saudi bosses—and the growing influence of Russia in the region. Driving all of these developments is the inevitability of inter-imperialist war.

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Sunday
Oct282018

For LaQuan, fight for communism 

CHICAGO, October 24—The Chicago ruling class escaped a potential working-class rebellion by convicting racist killer cop Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery on October 5. But even though Van Dyke pulled the trigger, firing the 16 shots that murdered 17-year-old Black teenager LaQuan McDonald, the entire racist capitalist system bears the chief blame for murdering working-class people all over the world every day.

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