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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
Jan152015

Car Wash Strikers Defy Bosses’ Scabs

Brooklyn, January 14 — Car wash workers here have been on strike for the past month shutting down the Vegas Auto Spa. The bosses re-opened with scabs recently. But the strikers are undeterred, especially since most motorists are respecting the picket line. This group of young Latin men took a decisive stand after they had enough of the conditions imposed by their racist boss, Marat Leshinsky. For years, they have labored under hazardous working conditions, receiving sub-minimum wages and expected to work long and often unpaid hours (sometimes 90 hours/week!).
These workers have organized themselves and joined a union, which this boss refuses to bargain with or recognize. The perseverance of these workers has inspired many in the surrounding community. Recently, with much support from residents and a community organization, the Washeros staged a march through the neighborhood all the way to Bay Ridge, to deliver their demands at the doorstep of the home of their greedy boss.

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Thursday
Jan152015

No Free Speech for Texas Racist

Texas — The day after the non-indictment for Michael Brown’s racist killer Darren Wilson, we carried out a planned protest on our school campus. Students and friends joined us in passing out flyers and chanting “Racist cops you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide” and “Racist killer cops mean, we’ve got to fight back!” The campus police were on the watch and quickly told us that we couldn’t pass out flyers, but we continued anyway in different parts of the campus.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Fight for Justice, Defy Politicians

Brooklyn, NY, December 21 —Supporters and friends filled the lobby of an apartment building here in Brooklyn to mark the monthly anniversary of Kyam Livingston’s murder caused by the racist denial of treatment by the NYPD cops at the Central Booking holding cell. The Support Committee had planned an indoor event to mark the date with both talk and a meal to share together during the holiday season. The crowd included friends and family of Kyam, unionists, church members, family members of other police murder victims as well as many members of Progressive Labor Party.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Politicians, Courts, Cops, Klan ALL Serve the Bosses

New York City, December 13 — Among the many hundreds of protests worldwide against racist police murder, I joined marches with my co-workers and PLP throughout the city, from Harlem to Foley Square. What does this amazing upsurge of antiracist, anti-police, and at least partly anti-capitalist feeling mean for revolutionary communists today? How can the Party seize this political-economic moment to mobilize more of our class for revolution?
We must be clear about our view of the police and the state. We begin from the vicious global competition among the rival big capitalists, heading towards a worldwide conflict among imperialists.  To prepare for that conflict and to emerge from the economic crisis, they are all cracking down on workers with harsh racist austerity, increasing the rate of exploitation and therefore arousing the anger of workers everywhere who are jobless or underpaid, with terrible schools, housing and healthcare. How does racist capitalism deal with the danger of working-class anger exploding, especially among the most exploited Black, brown, and immigrant workers?  Through the state. Through the police!

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Thursday
Jan152015

Rebel vs. Still Another Racist Murder

Berkeley, Missouri, December 23 — These racist cops kill with impunity! A kkkop murdered 18-year-old Black teen Antonio Martin on the night of December 23. The incident took place here just a few miles from Ferguson, the site of the racist murder of Michael Brown. Over 300 people rallied, setting off fireworks and throwing bricks and rocks at the police.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Racist Profiling For Real

Are cops across the U.S. trained to shoot innocent Black men but not whites who go on a shooting spree? Read the following excerpt from the January 5th New York Times and see if cops’ racist profiling kills Black males for no reason while refusing to arrest a white woman, wearing body armor, who flaunted a gun, shot at people multiple times and at a cop and led police in a chase through the streets.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Buried History: Bosses Massacre; Workers Attack Klan

Much of the class struggle engaged in by workers and much of the deadly injustices U.S. bosses inflict on them is missing from high school and college textbooks. In a communist society, all workers would be taught the real history of this capitalist system.
Recently I was walking through the St. Bridget Cemetery in Lilly, Pa, located in the heart of Western Pennsylvania’s coalfields when I stumbled upon a large monument marking the burial site of 35 immigrant railroad workers from Italy and countless others whose names, according to the stone, “are known only by god.” These workers died in a massacre in 1903.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Communism: Cure for Cancer and Capitalism 

Cancer is epidemic, rapidly gaining on cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S. A United Nations research agency tells us that cancer incidence worldwide is expected to rise by 70 percent over the next twenty years. The disease is growing at “an alarming pace,” according to a 2014 report by the World Health Organization.
Why is this happening?

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Wednesday
Dec242014

KKKop kills again! Only a United Working Class Can End Police Terror

These racist cops kill with impunity! A kkkop murdered 18-year-old Black teen Antonio Martin on the night of December 23. The incident took place at Berkeley, Missouri, just a few miles from Ferguson. Over 300 people rallied, setting off fireworks and throwing bricks and rocks at the police.
Bosses are now spreading their racist slander against this Black teen murdered by cops, but they paint their kkkops as heroes. In New York City, the mayor banned protests in “respect to mourn” the two cops killed. These racist bosses have nothing to offer our class, not even sympathy. That’s because these bankers and politicians make money off the terrorization and genocide of the working class. Capitalism is the real criminal. Cops and bosses can get away with murder while the working class gets terrorized, deported, disappeared, starved, and killed — all legal under capitalism.  
This is war against our class. The bosses preach peace and shoot bullets. Missouri has spent over $12.5 million since Ferguson to quell protests. Missouri will continue to rebel and will have the backing of the international working class.  Justice for Mike and Antonio will come from the working-class burying this murderous system once and for all. This means a violent communist revolution.
The revolutionary communist PLP rejects all acts of individual terror or anarchist street theater. We are organizing on our jobs and in our schools, churches, unions, military and many other places where workers are present. We are building a mass movement to combat police terror, imperialist wars and their root cause, capitalism, with strikes, rebellions and walkouts. In the process, we are winning workers and youth to see that racist terror will end only when the working class takes power with communist revolution. Our strategy is to build a Party of millions leading millions more, across all borders.

Wednesday
Dec242014

Russia-China Rivalry to U.S. Doorstep!  

Far from ushering in a new era of peaceful coexistence, Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba reflects a sharpening
inter-imperialist rivalry. By restoring ties to the Caribbean island, Obama and the U.S. capitalists he serves are seeking to reassert U.S. influence in Latin America at the expense of Russia, China, and Venezuela. While the U.S. bosses’ media focus mainly on economics and politics, the shift also has a significant military dimension. As the Russian and Chinese war machines set their sights on Cuba, it signals a growing probability of global conflict.

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