The Spark

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

For a Working Class Party

Aug 1, 2016

The working class of this country does not have a party that represents its interests. This lack is glaring – especially this year, when the candidate of one major party carries out such a disgusting, reactionary campaign, and the other major party offers no real way out of it.

A real working class party would be one to represent the interests of the whole working class. It would strive to unite the working class in its struggles on all sorts of levels. And we are nowhere close to having such a possibility. But there are people in different areas who take part in struggles, trying to extend them to other workers. And there are people who have tried to use elections as a platform from which to raise these ideas. Among them are people who this year have worked to put a working class party on the ballot in Michigan.

We reprint below the announcement that appeared on the Working Class Fight website announcing the filing of the petition signatures needed to have the party recognized in the Michigan elections this November. There is more information at hyperlink.