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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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Wednesday
Apr112012

Protest Trayvon’s Murder: ‘Tear down whole damn system!’

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9 — “Racist murder — tear it down! The prison system — tear it down! The justice system — tear it down! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM — tear it down!”

These chants echoed from Howard University students marching through the community to join over 300 anti-racist marchers protesting the racist murder of Trayvon Martin. It followed two weeks of organizing that began on March 24 when over 2,000 people mobilized in response to a social networking call for action from three Georgetown University students, assembling in front of the District Building that houses the corrupt City Council.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Worker-Student Alliance Mobilizes vs. Cuts, Union Hacks

Workers and students on our campus had not shared each other’s problems in a long while, but on the Day of Action against cuts to public education this would change. 

“Hi everybody,” began one worker. “My co-workers and I are here to begin organizing with students. We face the same enemies. The university bosses who raise your tuition attack us too. Our contract is almost up and we have zero faith in the union’s leadership. Worker-student organizing has succeeded in the past and it can work again.”

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Wednesday
Apr112012

The Real Scandal: Racist School Bosses’ Cuts Abuse Workers, Students

LOS ANGELES, April 7 —The continuing scandal at Miramonte Elementary School shows the systemic racism within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Two teachers were arrested in late January and early February for child sexual abuse, the district reacted by removing the entire faculty and staff from the campus.

The administration of Miramonte had ignored the complaints of parents and students about the abusive teachers for years. Their refusal to listen to immigrant students and their parents exposes the administration’s gutter racist attitude towards the community.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

France: Election Rivals Agree: Defend Bosses, Attack Workers

PARIS, April 6 — Hunger, poverty and unemployment are the lot of millions in France — and the upcoming presidential elections won’t change a damn thing.

According to an April 3 opinion poll, Socialist candidate François Hollande will beat right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of presidential elections on May 6 by a 54% to 46% vote.

 

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Spain General Strike: Protesters Attack Storm Trooper Cops

BARCELONA, SPAIN, March 31 — This week, thousands of workers and youth squared off against a mass of cops in the center of this city during a nation-wide general strike protesting austerity measures that is impoverishing millions. The general unemployment rate is 25%; for youth it’s 50%.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Afghan War A Grab for Oil and Mineral Wealth  

Imperialist nations — notably the U.S., Russia, China, and members of the European Union — need two things when they go to war: a public pretext and a real reason.  The one is never the same as the other.  When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan shortly after 9/11, the pretext was to chase Al Qaeda out of the country and defeat the U.S.-created Taliban, who were shielding the formerly U.S.-backed Bin Laden and his followers.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Catching Fire: Depicts Oppression but Avoids Solution

Second part of the Hunger Games book review

In Catching Fire, the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins expands her criticism of capitalism and hints at more collective solutions to the problems faced by workers. 

As our heroine, Katniss

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Hunger Games Spawns Racist Reaction

The Hunger Games film not only has been wildly popular but has also caused a racial controversy, possibly related to the casting of a small number of black actors. The main character, Katniss, is described as having dark hair and grey eyes, but was played by blonde, blue-eyed Jennifer Lawrence with her hair dyed brown. However, the few black characters in the movie have been attacked in racist comments that surfaced

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Thursday
Mar292012

MAY DAY 2012

March with PLP

April 28:

Chicago and New York

May 1:

LA: Olympic and Broad at 12 PM

Oakland: Fruitvale Bart Station at 3 PM

Thursday
Mar292012

The Hunger Games Don’t Be A Player in the Bosses’ Games

 The Hunger Games movie, based on Suzanna Collin’s first part of the trilogy, is the most popular film in theatres. When analyzed, there are many scenes that teach lessons about capitalism and the power we workers have.

The movie is set in Panem, what was once North America. Due to the failed revolution, the Capitol uses the annual Hunger Games to maintain fascist control of the masses. A boy and a girl of ages 12-18 are chosen from each of the 12 districts to participate in a nationally televised event in which they fight to the death until one is crowned victor.   

The plot focuses on the life of working-class 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in 12, the coal district. (For a detailed synopsis, see CHALLENGE, 3/28/12.) Almost everyone is utterly dispossessed. What was a crucial part of the protagonist’s actions was reduced to a mere scene: Katniss’s father’s death. He was blown

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