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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
Apr232015

KKKops Off Campus!

TEXAS, April 17 — In response to Dallas Police Department’s (DPD) racist recruiting efforts on campus, Progressive Labor Party students and neighborhood fighters demonstrated against police murders of mainly Black and Latin workers!
The DPD posted signs attempting to entice 200 students to join their racist police force. On the surface, DPD was looking for students from 18 to 24 years of age with 60-plus hours of college credits. The real reason they were specifically targeting our campus is because it’s an urban community college. In other words, they are trying to recruit working-class Black, Latin, and immigrant students, the very same students targeted by the cops. A comrade went up to one of the recruiters and asked what they were looking for, and the recruiter replied, “People from tougher neighborhoods.”

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Thursday
Apr232015

Low-Wage Workers: Smash Wage Slavery

New York City, April 15 — In one of the largest labor actions in recent history, tens of thousands of workers in 40 countries around the world went on strike against low wages today.
In New York City, workers and their supporters briefly blocked the Brooklyn Bridge and closed down a McDonald’s. Members of PLP marched and chanted shoulder to shoulder with these workers and over the course of the day we distributed hundreds of CHALLENGEs and 1,000 leaflets inviting workers to march with us on International Workers Day May 2.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Imperialism Is Poison for Workers

Howard French’s new book, China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa (2014) advances the notion that China is building a new empire. This is a country still admired by many workers in smaller capitalist countries for standing up to the old imperialist powers of Europe and North America. The Chinese government describes its activity in Africa as a “win-win” interaction, fraternal solidarity between developing countries.
Communists dismiss this as self-serving capitalist propaganda, based on the analysis of imperialism developed by Russian communist Vladimir Lenin nearly a century ago (see box on page 7). Even some African bosses fear the burgeoning Chinese presence as a form of “soft power” empire building. This would represent a dramatic change from China’s activities in Africa during China’s socialist period under Mao Zedong, a time when “third world solidarity” was more than an anti-colonialist slogan.

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Thursday
Apr232015

March On Dilley,TX To Smash Anti-Immigrant Racism!

TEXAS, April 20 —  In December 2014, the racist Obama government opened a new prison in Dilley, a small southern town in Texas to hold up to 2,400 immigrant women and youth who have been crossing into the U.S. since last summer. The new prison space was justified by Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lawyers because, they claimed, that the women and youth pose a “threat to U.S. national security” by their mass migration. Therefore all are held without bail even if they have a potential claim for asylum for fleeing persecution in their native countries.
The U.S. government has a profound racist fear of Latin and Black workers, who have the potential to lead a new wave of struggle. Almost all of these women and youth are fleeing violence, especially sexist attacks and killings, in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Colombia: Teachers Strike for Students

BOGOTA, April 22 — Teachers of a rural town in Bogota, Colombia, went on strike in response to the Ministry of Education’s racist policies against working-class students.
The school administration maintained overcrowded classrooms by assigning 50 students to a room which can hold a maximum of 30, creating a health hazard, and harassing the students. This abuse, when added to the lack of a budget to respond to students’ needs, motivated the strike.  

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Thursday
Apr232015

Israel/Palestine: One State or Two, Capitalism Rules

Dallas, TX, March 29  — Several PL’ers attended a small conference here of members of the One Democratic State (in Palestine) group.
This group oppose the two-state proposal because of two basic reasons: 1) Given the use of the right-wing settlements by the Israeli government to divide up and take over more and more of the remaining West Bank, any “Palestinian state” will be a collection of geographically separated islands. 2) All residents of, and refugees from, Palestine of all ethnicities should be able to live together in peace, justice and equality. They also want to see the end of both the Zionist government and the Palestinian Authority, which they view as a puppet of the government of Israel.

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Thursday
Apr092015

May Day

Thursday
Apr092015

War in Iran: Sooner or Later

“Peace is an extension of war by other means,” said U.S. strategist Anthony Cordesman, referring to Barack Obama’s shaky nuclear deal with Iran (Center for Strategic and International Studies website, 3/30/15). The agreement, which calls for Iran to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for a relaxation of sanctions, is  a move toward war. While the deal may represent a temporary thaw in hostilities, the fact remains that U.S. bosses remain locked in an increasingly deadly struggle with China and Russia — the main backers of the Iranian regime — for control over the Middle East’s vast energy wealth.

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Thursday
Apr092015

School Community Unites: Fight Police Terror!

Brooklyn, APRIL 1 — Working-class anger raged this week at our school as students, parents and teachers united against an attack on a student by both school “safety” cops and New York City cops.
The incident began last Thursday on March 26, as students were on the line to pass through metal detectors to get to class. One student was wearing a pair of glasses fastened with a straight pin to replace a missing screw, as he’d done for several weeks. The school cops told him the pin was a weapon and made him remove his glasses so they could confiscate it.

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Thursday
Apr092015

Workers, Students Unite in Wage Struggle

HARLEM, April 1 — Twenty-five Columbia University (CU) students, along with some City University students and fighters from the local St. Mary’s church, marched to the McDonald’s on 125th Street and Broadway, and rallied today. Workers there are demanding a wage increase to $15 per hour. By exposing the racist bosses and their drive for profit, there is potential in this struggle to win students and workers to fighting for a communist world.

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