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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
Jul142016

U.S. Imperialism and ISIS: Big Terror vs. Little Terror

As U.S. bosses use state terror to murder Black workers in cold blood (see page 1) and send drones to massacre workers and children from Pakistan to Yemen, the same capitalists are hypocritically denouncing regional imperialist ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) for its latest wave of slaughters in Turkey, Bangladesh, and Iraq.
The ISIS misleaders are mass-murdering capitalists cloaked as religious fundamentalists, lashing out in a desperate attempt to hang on to the Middle East oilfields they have seized since 2013. Meanwhile, some of the world’s biggest terrorists—U.S. imperialists, their NATO allies, and rival imperialists in Russia—are intensifying their bombing of ISIS-controlled areas to regain control of those same oilfields.
Whoever controls the production and flow of oil in the Middle East, home to the largest reserves of cheaply extractable petroleum in the world, gains a huge advantage over its competition. The region’s workers are caught in the middle of a deadly imperialist chess game.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Rebel Against Racism

The racist police murders of Pedro Villanueva, Delrawn Small, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile—on four consecutive days in July—are not isolated incidents or the work of a few “bad cops.” They are all too typical atrocities that expose the true face of capitalism. And they show the working class a glimpse of the heightened racist violence and bigger imperialist wars coming our way.
Capitalism cannot be reformed, nor can it be stopped by a lone wolf sniper firing into a crowd. The Progressive Labor Party fights to eliminate cops and imperialism for all time by destroying capitalism with mass revolutionary violence—with communist revolution.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Women Lead in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA, JULY 10—After Alton Sterling was murdered by the kkkops, Black workers carried out nightly protests. When the Progressive Labor Party heard this, we mobilized a multiracial group mainly women to go to Baton Rouge. Women, among them mothers who left child-rearing duties with their husbands, led the PLP group. The goal was to learn from our working class sisters and brothers and instill revolutionary communist politics into the fightback.

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Thursday
Jul142016

DNC, AFT, RNC Conventions: Capitalism in Crisis

Over two weeks in July three major U.S. ruling-class organizations are mounting watershed conventions: the American Federation of Teachers, the Republican National Committee, and the Democratic National Committee. Each represents a ruling-class effort to build a nationalist, racist consensus around the attacks in store for workers and their children in the months and years to come.
The rebels of Ferguson and Baltimore, and now Baton Rouge and St. Paul, have shown the international working class that we have better options than voting and passivity. Militant striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, risking their lives to fight for schools their students deserve, point us to another way. Members of Progressive Labor Party are active in these struggles and more, and our call is clear: Workers of the world, unite and fight for communism!

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Thursday
Jul142016

No Trump, No Clinton, The Whole Damn System’s Gotta Go

TEXAS, June 17—Communists led hundreds of workers at an anti-Trump protest outside a country club fundraiser to form a picket line and confront the cops, homeland security, and their liberal racist collaborators.  
PLP took aim to expose both Trump and the Democratic Party as the anti-working class tools of the ruling class that they are. Both had scheduled major events here in the same week, and we kicked off our summer project to take them on.
For Trump’s fundraiser, we wrote a leaflet and members of our base translated it. It called on workers to “Defend Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters” and to fight back against the racist terror of both Trump and Clinton. It connected the role of inter-imperialist rivalries with the bosses’ escalation of racism. We attacked Trump’s overt anti-immigrant racism and Clinton’s record of genocidal war in the Middle East.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Mexico: Teachers Insurgency vs. Fascist Repression

MEXICO, June 13—Hundreds of teachers and other workers carried on the fight as they beat back the fascist attacks of the Mexican ruling class’s armed thugs in Oaxaca. United, workers blocked road access, burned down a police station and hotels used by snipers. The many years of the country’s militarization along with the rulers’ organized political crimes are used to oppress the working class by all three parts of the government. At the same time the electoral parties show a total submissiveness and collaboration with the police state we face. The mass movement led by the CNTE (the national teachers union) is one of the few with the strength needed to face the bosses’ attacks. It is no coincidence that the capitalist class is trying to annihilate this movement so they can advance their multimillion projects.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Pakistan: All Sectors of Workers in Battle

PAKISTAN, July 8—From the steel mills to the hospitals and farms, the Progressive Labor Party is fighting shoulder to shoulder with workers and striving to win them closer to communism.  
The Pakistani ruling class is
assaulting workers on every front. They are raising the prices of basic necessities of life and imposing heavy taxes on poor workers as they give tax breaks to capitalists. They are increasing unemployment by privatizing the big industries as they use terrorism to keep us passive against all these anti-working class attacks.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Expose Israel’s Imperialist Link to Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY, July 7 —PLP and over 100 other demonstrators marched through soaring heat and hilly terrain, right to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s door to protest his support of Israel, a racist and fascist apartheid state. The whole town saw the march, and several Latin workers we met at the train station even joined the march. PLP members made sure there were chants in Spanish. This march was an important step in smashing borders and bringing all workers together: white, Black, Latin, Muslim, Jewish, men, and women.

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Saturday
Jul092016

SMASH RACIST POLICE TERROR WITH COMMUNIST REVOLUTION

Pedro Villanueva, Delrawn Small, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile show us again, the increased racist state terror coming our way. The four latest victims of racist police terror show that we have to go beyond the rebellions in Ferguson and Baltimore. We have to smash this racist capitalist system with communist revolution.

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Friday
Jul012016

Brexit’s No Exit From Capitalism

For workers, the June 23 Brexit referendum—for Great Britain to leave the European Union—was a lose-lose scenario, a fight between two camps of rapacious, racist capitalist bosses. At the same time, the anti-EU vote reflects workers’ disaffection with the decaying profit system, a big setback for U.S. rulers in their inter-imperialist competition with Russia and China—and another step toward global instability and World War III.
Formally established in 1993, the EU grew out of the post-World War II order imposed by U.S. capitalism in its Cold War against the Soviet Union. Alongside institutions like NATO, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, the EU allied with U.S. imperialism and helped project U.S. economic power. More recently, U.S. rulers’ efforts to impose their will on the world—and preserve their control over cheaply extracted oil in the Middle East—have led to grossly mismatched wars against small-power regimes in Iraq and Libya.
In wars hot and cold, Great Britain (also known as the United Kingdom, or UK) has been U.S. imperialism’s most faithful ally. For more than two decades, the UK has played a vital role for the U.S. ruling class in convincing other EU members to support wars in the Middle East and beyond. It has sent troops to support NATO missions in Africa and Eastern Europe (Foreign Policy, 6/16), and is a reliable partner in the U.S. bosses’ intelligence and surveillance operations.

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