The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Baltimore Population to Mayor:
Do Your Job!

Feb 1, 2016

Three days after the recent blizzard ended, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake threatened to start fining residents $50 who hadn’t cleared snow from the sidewalks in front of their houses.

Most people were outraged, since the city hadn’t cleared any snow from many residential streets and only partially from others, making it impossible for tens of thousands of people to use their cars, and making driving extremely slow and dangerous for those who had managed to get on the road. “When the mayor does her job, then we’ll do ours!” many people said.

The mayor do her job? For the welfare of the population? It’ll be a cold day in hell when that happens!