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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Thursday
Feb232017

When the South Side of Chicago Saw Red

The following is an excerpt from Left Front, a journal put out during the early 1930s by the Chicago John Reed Club, a communist Party-led organization of radical writers and artists.
This article focuses on the CP's milit­ant  opposition  to  evictions, an  opposition  that rapidly gained for the communists  a massive work­ing-class base.
Since May Day, the holiday of the international working class, is less two months away,  readers of CHALLENGE may be interested  in taking a les­son from the boldness of the 1930s conununists in con­fronting (and returning) the violence of the police. Note the multiracial unity of workers, and the dead-end politics of the Black nationalists.

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Friday
Feb102017

No Ban on Muslim Workers—ABOLISH BORDERS

President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, banning travel to the U.S. from seven mainly Muslim countries, has endangered and torn apart thousands of workers’ lives. A four-month-old baby from Iran was denied life-saving heart surgery. A breastfeeding Sudanese mother was separated from her 11-month-old child while both were detained at a Dallas airport. Countless refugees were trapped in life-threatening situations. Entry was denied to an Iraqi translator who’d risked his life for U.S. imperialism in the bosses’ war in Iraq; to an Iranian biologist working on a cure for tuberculosis at Harvard; to countless other scientists, doctors, researchers, and students.

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Friday
Feb102017

U.S. and Chinese Imperialism: Already At War in Africa

Africa is emerging as a massive battlefield between U.S. and Chinese imperialism, who covet total control over the continent’s enormous resources, labor, and emerging markets. The multilingual, multiethnic working class is caught in between this rivalry, having already endured centuries of pillaging and underdevelopment by European imperialism, with nothing but more violence, bloodshed and devastation from either bosses’ side.

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Friday
Feb102017

5 Years Later, No Justice for Stephon Watts under Capitalism

CALUMET CITY, Feb 1—Today’s rally marked another year no justice served for the racist murder of Stephon Watts.
Five years ago, on the morning of February 1, 2012, Calumet City kkkops William Coffey and Robert Hynek forcibly entered the home of 15-year-old Stephon Watts and shot him dead in his basement. The Watts family still struggles with the pain of losing their loved one, and the fact that his racist murderers are still free to terrorize other working-class youth and their families. PLP was active in planning the rally that marked the fifth anniversary of his murder, continuing the fight for justice for Stephon and for all other victims of capitalist state violence.

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Friday
Feb102017

Berkeley No Free Speech for Fascists

BERKELEY, February 1—Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the fascist, racist Milo Yiannopoulos who was supposed to speak at the University of California Berkeley campus. The protest ultimately ended in a direct action that shut him down! Although our communist PLP contingent only included seven, it remains vital that we continue to put the line on the line as these anti-fascist fightbacks continue to pop up. From San Francisco to India to Mexico, the Progressive Labor Party will turn out to ensure that there is no free speech for fascists!

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Friday
Feb102017

Smash Racist Demolitions, State Terrorism

Um al-Hiran, ISRAEL-PALESTINE, January 18— Early in the morning, a large police force arrived at Um al-Hiran, an “unrecognized” Bedouin village in the Negev (southern Israel-Palestine) to demolish the village and evict its residents from the land. They have done this repeatedly over the years to set up a town for rich Jewish people from abroad, which will be named “Hiran.” The cops attacked with brutal violence and massive force. They killed Yaqoub Mousa Abu al-Qia’an, a Bedouin teacher from the village, and wounded many residents and activists, including two members of the Knesset (the legislative body in Israel) from the leftist organization “Joint List.” The cops were armed as if going to war with heavy weapons and body armor. Before the demolitions, the police blocked the roads leading to the village and tried to stop activists from arriving to the aid of the residents.

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Friday
Feb102017

SFO Rally vs. Muslim Ban

SAN FRANCISCO, January 28—The Progressive Labor Party (PLP) and friends joined hundreds of protesters at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Saturday night to demand that all refugees be let in! It is the capitalists who create millions of refugees with their imperialist wars and racist violence. Then they use their borders to divide workers from each other. We need to smash Trump’s racist ban as we fight for a communist revolution that will eliminate all borders and end imperialist wars so that workers can build an egalitarian world without racism and sexism.

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Friday
Feb102017

NJ: Students, Workers Protest Inauguration

NEWARK, NJ, January 20—It rained, and we marched. PLP members worked with a developing Newark-based organization that has sprung up largely in reaction to Donald Trump’s racist immigration policy, to organize a rally, a march, and a general assembly to coincide with now President Trump’s inauguration.

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Friday
Feb102017

Taxi Workers Slam Uber With International Solidarity

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, February 2—While tens of thousands of workers and youth were protesting at JFK and other airports against the racist travel ban on Muslims from seven countries, the NY Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) called a one-hour strike on travel to JFK. This bold act of international, anti-racist solidarity was delivered by an immigrant, mostly Muslim workforce, and enjoyed widespread support.
Uber, on the other hand, tried to make a quick buck by quadrupling their rates on fares to and from JFK. The one-hour strike further exposed Uber as a strike breaker, union buster, and price gouger in the midst of an international crisis. A “Delete Uber” campaign erupted as thousands deleted Uber apps from their smart phones.

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Friday
Feb102017

DC Transit Put the Brakes on Budget Cuts & Fare Hikes

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30—Progressive Labor Party members protested with 25 other workers and riders outside the headquarters of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as the transit bosses held a public hearing began on raising the fare and cutting service.
Over 300 workers and riders attended the hearing. Ninety workers spoke out, condemning the cutbacks in transit service and the proposed increase in fares. The next day, the transit bosses claimed to have found some money to reduce their estimated deficit.

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