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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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Friday
May202016

The Next Imperialist-in-Chief

The remaining U.S. presidential candidates—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—all aspire to be the next master of U.S. imperialism. The next president will be expected to unify the bosses’ ranks while beating discipline into a disaffected working class—all to prepare for an impending global conflict with imperialist rivals like China or Russia or both. All three candidates reflect the movement of the capitalist ruling class toward fascism, the stage of capitalism in crisis and decay, when the bosses’ sham democracy no longer serves their needs (see box).
The good news: These conditions are also ripe for building a communist movement by Progressive Labor Party.

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Friday
May202016

#Frisco500 Rebels Seize City Hall

San Francisco, May 6—Fighting back against a series of racist killings and Mayor Ed Lee’s callous indifference to a 17-day hunger strike, a member of Progressive Labor Party helped to lead 200 workers and students in a seven-hour takeover of San Francisco’s City Hall. Banging on the mayor’s door, protesters chanted, “Mayor Lee, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”

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Friday
May202016

Pakistan May Day: One World, One Fight

PAKISTAN, May 1—“One world, one fight! Workers of the world unite!” Refusing to be silenced by trade union misleaders, members of Progressive Labor Party brought revolutionary communist ideas to marches and other May Day events across Pakistan.

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Friday
May202016

West Wednesdays: Resist Racist Terror on Campus

BALTIMORE, May 4—The cops have yet again exposed themselves as the dogs of the ruling class. Today was the commemoration of four students getting shot to death by National Guard soldiers during a protest at Kent State University in 1970. Today, following in those fascist footsteps, kkkops at Morgan State University (MSU) arrested a protester for leading chants during the 145th West Wednesday rally demanding justice for Tyrone West and for all victims of police terror.

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Friday
May202016

Protesters Shout Down, Force Back KKKops

BROOKLYN, April 21—“How dare you care more about some traffic than my daughter’s life?” screamed Kyam Livingston’s mother Anita Neal in a kkkop’s face as protesters took over an intersection and refused to move, despite the kkkops’ attempts to clear us out. As the rally held its ground, our chants rang out: “if we don’t get it, shut it down! For Kyam, shut it down!” Pedestrians on the sidewalks stood and watched, cheering and applauding the act of standing up to the police.

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Friday
May202016

MAY DAY: Mexico

On May 1, 30 enthusiastic and militant comrades carried red flags, banners with messages related to the International Workers’ Day and communist revolution, and chanted revolutionary PLP slogans, all well-received by workers. We handed out 7,000 flyers denouncing the fascist conditions faced by Mexico’s working class and workers worldwide and offered the Party’s solution. Lastly, we made plans to continue the struggle. Following is the flyer we distributed.
Smash Capitalist Hell with International Working-Class Unity
Under capitalism our minds are chained to the racism, individualism, nationalism and sexism of the system. These ideological chains, in addition to dividing us, weaken our forces as a working class. The May Day celebration is a call for the international unity of the whole working class to shed the nationalist yoke and fight for an egalitarian society: communism

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Friday
May202016

MAY DAY: Israel-Palestin

ISRAEL-PALESTINE, May 1—In opposition to demonstrations organized by anti-communist organizations on May Day, Progressive Labor Party brought revolutionary communist ideas to the masses.
The first rally was in Nazareth, organized by the phony “Communist” Party. Despite being festooned with red flags, the message was one of making “peace.” They never even mentioned communism. A PL’er distributed CHALLENGES and leaflets in the crowd to spread the real message of communist revolution.

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Friday
May202016

MAY DAY: Colombia

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA, May 1—Over 50,000 workers, women and men , marched here on May Day, the International Working-Class Day, including 51 comrades and friends of PLP.
Early in the day we distributed 2,000 flyers and CHALLENGEs and held important ideological debates with trade union and community leaders, explaining our political ideas. They invited us to strengthen their struggles with our participation and we invited them to join our revolutionary Party.  
Afterwards, with our signs, slogans and PLP red flags we marched amongst the crowd chanting: “Peace between classes serves criminal bosses”; “Against the fascist state, communist revolution”; “Long live International Communist May Day”; “Capitalism is the problem, communism is the solution”; “Bring down capitalist nationalism with communist internationalism”; “Bring down capitalist dictatorship with communist revolution”; and 20 others.

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Friday
May202016

Students, Workers Demand End to Exploitation

MARYLAND, May 6—Around 40 students and workers with the help of PLP rallied at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) to demand higher wages for undergraduates who work on campus. UMCP has chosen to pay students the Maryland state minimum wage of $8.25 per hour rather than the $9.55 per hour minimum of the school’s county, Prince George’s. Given the rapid increase of the cost of living, particularly of academic costs such as fees and textbook rentals, student-workers at UMCP have drawn a line in the sand and demanded an end to the exploitation of campus workers.

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Friday
May202016

Solidarity with Verizon Workers— Join the Picket Lines!

NEW YORK CITY, May 14—The strike of almost 40,000 Verizon workers is entering its sixth week. The strikers are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). They install and service Verizon’s wireline telephone and FiOS Internet and television service.

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