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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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Thursday
Jul182013

‘WWZ’: U.S. Manual for World War III

A fearless multitude swarms through the streets of New York City. In Washington, they storm the nation’s capital. In Israel, they scale the apartheid walls. This global, multiracial mass of millions grows in strength and number until it confronts the militaries of the world’s imperialist powers.
But this is no revolution — it’s World War Z’s zombie apocalypse.
In other recent apocalyptic films, like “2012” or television’s “Doomsday Prophecy,” the threat to the capitalist order comes from nature. But in World War Z (adapted from the book by Max Brooks), the destruction stems from a nightmare version of the ultimate threat to the bosses: the international working class.

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Sunday
Jul142013

RACISM murdered Trayvon Martin; CAPITALISM let his killer go free!! 

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U.S. racism led to the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin; from the police to the courts, the capitalist system continues to protect racist murders. 

In 2012 George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin because he was a Black youth in Amerikkka.  The capitalist system has protected Zimmerman ever since.  Masses of workers wanting “justice” protested to have Zimmerman tried for the racist murder of Trayvon Martin. 

Neither Trayvon nor any worker will ever get justice through the bosses court system.  Since the beginning of the trial the bosses have made it impossible to talk about the very essence of the case, racism.  At the very beginning the judge ruled that the topic of race would be “severely limited” and discussion of “racial profiling” would not be allowed.  Capitalism can never address the issue of racism.  Racism was created by the capitalist class and is the glue that holds their system together.

Bosses profit from Racism

Since Obama was elected in 2008 he has tried to convince us that Amerikkka has entered a “post racial” society.  The truth is that through Obama’s leadership, the most vicious racist attacks have occurred.  Obama has:

The only solution is Communist Revolution!!!

The working class must take the streets! We cannot allow the murder of another young Black man to go down in silence.  We must fight back against racism and the capitalist system that depends on it.  But “justice” for Trayvon and all the other victims of capitalism will only come with the overthrow of the system that creates these conditions.  Once the bosses’ system is smashed, the need to divide the workings class and super exploit some will no longer exist.  Only then will we be able to smash racism, sexism and all other anti-working class ideas.  This is the fight of the Progressive Labor Party.  Join us!  

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Thursday
Jul042013

Obama Lauds Mandela’s New Apartheid

Barack Obama’s visit to South Africa was a fitting tribute by the top figurehead of U.S. capitalism to the man who helped to end apartheid and create a new “rainbow” alliance of brutal, racist capitalist bosses: Nelson Mandela.
Apartheid was the brutal and legalized segregation enforced by South Africa’s white Afrikaner rulers from 1948 to 1994. The system enabled U.S. corporations like General Motors to pay black workers 56 cents an hour to slave away in its auto factories. It netted British and U.S. mining interests billions in profits. It penned workers and their families into townships that were virtual concentration camps.
Apartheid also sparked a mass, militant, worldwide anti-racist movement.

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Thursday
Jul042013

Syria: Nationalism Masked as Religion Spells Death for Workers

Nationalism is a key weapon that the ruling class uses against the working class in order to keep us divided and fighting each other in the interests of those parasites who rule us. Nationalism is used to create the illusion that there can be all-class unity between local bosses and workers.  This unity is a death sentence for our class. A major tragedy in Syria is the way that nationalism, in the form of religion, is being used to divide the working class and get workers to kill themselves in the interests of the imperialists. The major imperialists are in a proxy conflict: Russia and China, with Iran, against the U.S., U.K., France, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for control of Syria.

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Thursday
Jul042013

Haiti: Students Fight for Working Class

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, June 29 — Led by Progressive Labor Party and friends, more than two hundred State University of Haiti (UEH) students took to the streets yesterday, turning a demonstration against fee hikes into a fight against imperialism and capitalist inequality.
The immediate struggle was sparked on June 24, when the UEH executive counsel announced a 200 percent fee hike for college entrance exams. Students quickly organized.

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Thursday
Jul042013

Pakistan May Day: PL’ers Unmask ‘Nationalist Democracy’ as Capitalist Slavery

The Progressive Labor Party’s growing membership in Pakistan was very active organizing for May Day. We struggled hard to bring all the trade union and student organizations to a single political platform and a large and united demonstration, a goal strongly supported by most workers and students. To some extent, we succeeded.

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Thursday
Jul042013

Legal Services Strike Ends, Militance Signals Future Struggles

NEW YORK CITY, June 24 — Today members of UAW Local 2320 the Legal Services Staff Association voted to end their six-week strike and return to work. With the deck stacked against them, and knowing that this offer was “as good as it’s going to get” for now, the 270 lawyers, para-legals and clericals accepted a concession contract and resumed representing their poor, mostly black, Latino and immigrant clients. During the strike, PLP was welcomed on the picket lines and dozens of workers were introduced to CHALLENGE.
The workers waged a militant fight. All strikers participated on local strike committees, and the local established a Hardship Fund to cover strikers’ rent, utility and other bills in an emergency. Women played a leading role in the strike. T

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Thursday
Jul042013

Communist Ideas Abound at Unitarian Assembly

OUISVILLE, KY, June 20 — The Progressive Labor Party brought ideas of revolutionary change and communism to the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), attended by 3,500 people from across the U.S. The weekend’s highlight was an open Party forum that drew several dozen people who’d received a PL leaflet. Their thoughts on the need for communism and a mass party ranged from hostile to curious and receptive. A few thought that real change could come through the capitalists’ “democratic” process.

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Thursday
Jul042013

‘Smash Racist Deportations, Workers Have No Nations!’

New York City, June 28 — A group of determined protestors, immigrant and citizen workers united and led by PLP, picketed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center today. Chanting “Smash racist deportations, working people have no nations” and “Familias, si, deportaciones, no” we blocked the main entrance and distributed 400 leaflets to supportive passersby. We have recently experienced deportations of our students and friends and we are outraged!

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Thursday
Jul042013

PL’ers Expose Obama’s Racist War Regime

BOSTON, June 12 — President Obama campaigned in Roxbury today for liberal Ed Markey, candidate for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The campaign rally was held in Boston’s main black neighborhood in order to take advantage of Obama’s appeal among black workers. Of the many thousands who lined up to hear Obama speak, more than half were black, Latino and/or immigrant. In a silent vigil, a small group of environmentalists held up signs protesting the Keystone oil pipeline, but it was left to a small but bold group of PL’ ers and friends to directly attack Obama as the manager of racist U.S. capitalism. 

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