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

The State of Emergency, Ineffective and Harmful

Jul 18, 2016

Hollande’s first act after the killings in Nice was to prolong the state of emergency. In doing this he exploits the very legitimate emotion and fear of the population.

But this attack, committed while the state of emergency was in effect, proves its ineffectiveness in stopping such crazy acts. On the contrary, it allows Hollande to limit the expressions of opposition to his policies and facilitate abusive police actions. It maintains a climate of fear.

We refuse to accept the fear and divisions that the jihadists on one side, and the government and the right on the other, all try to impose.