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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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Thursday
Jan262017

Class Struggle Rages on in China

Donald Trump, the big-mouthed business tycoon, got elected U.S. president, running on the tide of discontent of the U.S. working class. He claimed during his campaign that the U.S. has been declining because China stole U.S. jobs. He promised that he would force U.S. companies to bring the jobs back. The first day in office, he claimed, he would label China as a manipulator of currency and threaten to put a 45 percent tariff on goods from China. Many workers in the U.S. were led to vote for him because of his tough words on China, trade and job issues.
In response to Donald Trump’s exclamations, David Barboza wrote an article in the New York Times (12/29/16): “How China Built ‘iPhone City’ with Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partner”, accusing China’s government of subsidizing Foxconn to locate its manufacturing facilities in Zhengzhou City, the capital of Henan Province. Journalists like Barboza appear to be preparing public opinion for Trump’s planned policy of getting tough with China.
But, in fact, the Chinese did not steal the jobs from the U.S. It was the U.S. multinational companies that moved jobs to China to avoid paying workers the fair wages and benefits they deserved. Fueled by their racist drive for profit, they came to Chin

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Thursday
Jan262017

Haiti's Solidarity Soup: Celebrating Workers’ Power

Département du Sud, Haiti—January 1 is an important date on the Haitian calendar; it not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also liberation from chattel slavery and the formation of the world’s first Black republic. Traditionally, workers in Haiti mark the day by eating pumpkin soup—soup joumou, a thick stew with meat and lots of vegetables—recalling that under slavery, they were prohibited from enjoying this soup (it was reserved only for the slave masters and other exploiters).
This year, however, because of the ravages of Hurricane Matthew last October, not only did over 1,000 Haitian workers die, but the pumpkin crop was virtually destroyed in the three southern departments affected. Thus pumpkins were rare, expensive, and unaffordable for most workers in the region.
So another tradition was born. In one provincial town, the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) organized a collective “solidarity soup.”

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Thursday
Jan262017

Los Angeles March: Expose Capitalism’s Sexist Nature

LOS ANGELES, January 21—The word went out to all working-class sisters and brothers that Donald Trump was here to stay. Workers are still in shock how a gutter racist is now holding the highest position as president. Progressive Labor Party has been optimistic for our class, as we’ve been engaged in anti-racist and anti-sexist class struggles.
We showed how capitalism must be shut down and how we need multiracial unity, not identity politics, to fight racism. We’ve seen how capitalism treats sexist like rapist Brock Turner who got an early release by only serving three months instead of the bogus six! Racist police murders that have had zero convictions and just recently the cops that murdered Ezell Ford walked. We’ve continued to see how capitalism protects racists like the KKK and other fascist groups. These are all prime examples of the sexist and racist oppression that working class sisters and brothers deal with under capitalism.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Racist Killer Cops and World War III

The following is the text from a speech at a January West Wednesday rally in Baltimore, given by a member of Progressive Labor Party. Tyrone, 44, was murdered by Baltimore kkkops on July 18, 2013. The family and the West Coalition have been protesting every Wednesday since.

Tyrone West was an early casualty of World War III. Now, why do I say that?
Let’s take a human relationship, a loving relationship between two people. There are always difficulties that arise. And if you can put your finger on the main difficulty, and solve that, everything else kind of falls in line.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

Communists at Women's March, DC

Saturday
Jan142017

Obama's Presidential Accomplishments

Saturday
Jan142017

Trump Will Continue Obama’s Racist Legacy

A Donald Trump presidency means a continuation of Barack Obama’s wage-killing exploitation, economic crises, racist and sexist demagoguery, persecution of immigrants, ever-widening inequality, and plans for broader inter-imperialist conflict. It can also be one of mass fightback! Communists have a vital role to play in this volatile period. Multiracial unity is our most powerful weapon. Our job is to organize the international working class to defend itself and fight back.
Trump was clearly not the first choice of the main wing of the U.S. ruling class. The finance capitalists were more comfortable with the racist, sexist Hillary Clinton, a proven general for U.S. imperialism. But the bosses are flexible and resourceful, and they’ll exert all of their power to bend Trump to their will. To maintain their dominance, protect their oil profits, and build support for the next big ground war, the bosses will move to bring workers from across the political spectrum into line. As the Council on Foreign Relations, the leading think tank for U.S. main-wing, finance capitalism

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Saturday
Jan142017

Transit Workers Gearing Up to Strike, Open to Communism

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5—The path to revolution for a communist society includes leading militant battles against racist, capitalist attacks on our class. In the Amalgamated Transportation Union Local 689, Progressive Labor Party members are struggling with their co-workers to intensify the fight against management.
A strong union strike would not only push back against management attacks, but would strengthen the working class for the many battles ahead on the road to a communist revolution. For transit workers this requires exposing how the current union leaders collaborate with management. At Metro, and all around the world, communist leadership is needed for the struggles against the bosses’ attacks today, and for

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Saturday
Jan142017

THE UNTOLD WORKERS’ HISTORY MULTIRACIAL UNITY

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, major capitalist media outlets immediately blamed the working class, particularly white workers, for Donald Trump’s victory. It is a given in the U.S. that many workers—Black, white, Latin and others—are angry. That white workers are somehow responsible for a Nazi like Trump is ruling class nonsense.
The history of white workers is intimately bound in common struggle with Black and immigrant workers since the U.S. was a British colony. The bosses’ lies represent sharpening capitalist efforts to alienate Black, Latin, Muslim and immigrant workers, those hardest hit by racism, from their white working class sisters and brothers. While the bosses write working-class politics out of history, CHALLENGE strives to preserve and commemorate the long tradition of the all-necessary force of multiracial unity of our class.

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Saturday
Jan142017

Creation of Race

How The U.S. Created Race & Racism to Divide the Working Class

“Fork by fork, step by step, option by option, America or, to be more precise, the men who spoke in the name of America decided that it was going to be a white place defined negatively by the bodies and the blood of the reds and the blacks. And that decision, which was made in the 1660s and elaborated over a two-hundred-year period, foreclosed certain possibilities in America—perhaps forever—and set off depth charges that are still echoing and re-echoing in the commonwealth. What makes this all the more mournful is that it didn’t have to happen that way. There was another road -- but that road wasn’t taken. In the beginning, as we have seen, there was no race problem in America. The race problem in America was a deliberate invention of men who systematically separated blacks and whites in order to make money.”
—”The Road Not Taken,” Lerone Bennett (1970)

The Body of Liberties, 1641: Massachusetts becomes the first colony to legalize slavery. This is done through the passage of the Body of Liberties. Under section 91 the article clearly sanctioned slavery - and creates three categories of workers: Native Americans (Reds), white people under the system of indenture, and Blacks.

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