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American Party of Labor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American Party of Labor
National ChairAlfonso Casal[1]
National SecretaryVictor Vaughn[1]
FoundedDecember 6, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-12-06)
NewspaperThe Red Phoenix[2]
Student wingAll Marxist-Leninist Union
Ideology
Political positionFar-left[4]
International affiliationICMLPO (US) (observer)[5]
Colours  Red
Slogan"All power to the working people!"
Anthem"The Internationale"
Party flag
American Party of Labor flag.svg

[6]
Website
www.americanpartyoflabor.com

The American Party of Labor is an American anti-revisionist Marxist–Leninist communist party founded in 2008.[7] The party aims to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat and a commonly owned publicly planned economy for the future goal of a communist society in the United States.[8]

History

The American Party of Labor traces its origin to the activities of the former leader of the Communist Party USA, William Z. Foster, the American communist Jack Shulman, and the British Marxist–Leninist Bill Bland. Members of the American Party of Labor had previously been active in Alliance Marxist–Leninist and International Struggle Marxist–Leninist, two organizations founded by Shulman and Bland.[9] The party sees itself as continuing the work of Foster, Shulman, and Bland.

The APL maintains friendly relations with many foreign communist parties in the International Conference of Marxist–Leninist Parties and Organizations.[10][11] In November 2018, the XXIV Plenary of the International Conference of Marxist–Leninist Parties and Organizations granted the APL Observer status in that organization.[12]

Activities

The APL's main lines of activity include:

Publications

The current party newspaper, The Red Phoenix, publishes articles concerning contemporary political-economic issues[32][33] alongside theoretical and historical topics.[34][35][36] Sometimes, The Red Phoenix exchanges articles with other fraternal organizations, translating their articles to English and publishing them[37] and having its articles translated and published by them as well.[38]

The Red Phoenix allows workers across the country and across political tendency (including non-party members) to send in article submissions, to report on contemporary issues of the working class.[39]

From 2010–2012, the American Party of Labor published the Revolutionary Spirit,[40] a Marxist-Leninist theoretical journal, which contained writings of Marxist classics, translations of contemporary Marxist-Leninist theory, and original essays.

Political platform

The main points of the American Party of Labor's political platform are:[41]

Economic and social demands

  • Expropriation of all means of production to the working-class through socialist state ownership, with guaranteed worker's rights to organize, benefits, and free speech in the workplace.
  • A universal basic income and an inflation-indexed living wage, with a maximum ratio of 10:1, an increase of pensions to 75% of a person's pay at retirement.
  • Ensuring the right of women and LGBTQ+ people to enter any occupation without discrimination with equal pay for equal work, a 30-hour work week, and at least six weeks of annual paid vacation.
  • Abolishing the pornography industry, sex trafficking, and copyright laws.
  • State funding for construction of public housing, renovations, and remodeling projects while ending home foreclosures, public housing cuts, 'slum-lording'.
  • Full reproductive rights for women, ensuring access to a cost-free, harassment-free, and safe abortion with a minimum of 12 months paid leave for new parents and guardians of infants with access to fully-funded and quality childcare centers.
  • Establishing a national healthcare system that will cover all Americans, emphasizing preventative care and education.
  • Free rehabilitative care for drug addiction through proven medical treatments.
  • Full nationalization of the pharmaceutical industry and government research of currently incurable diseases.
  • Making all educational institutions available as centers for the exhibition of progressive American culture.
  • Ensuring that art reflects the struggles and achievements of the working class.
  • Abolishing private education and guaranteeing equal free education at all levels for all people by transferring all education to the hands of the community and state, with student-parent-teacher controlled committees to handle the development of curricula and the election of school administrators, while enforcing Secular and scientific education and the abolition of school religious institutions, anti-socialist agitation, prayer, creationism, and abstinence-only sex education.

Domestic policy demands

Foreign policy demands

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