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

Migrants Flee Hell Created by Imperialist Powers

Sep 19, 2016

Since the beginning of 2016, more than 3,000 migrants have disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This is more than in the first half of 2015.

The number of people seeking refuge in the European Union rose from 435,000 in 2013, to 600,000 in 2014, to 1.2 million in 2015. Since the beginning of this year, 250,000 persons have tried to cross the Mediterranean. The agreement between Turkey and the European Union has stopped these migrants from arriving in Europe, but not their need to flee their homelands. And there’s no reason for this to stop, for the simple reason that wars and famine haven’t stopped.

The migrants are fleeing the chaos created by the imperialist countries in big parts of Africa and the Middle East, and the United States has the lion’s share of responsibility for this disaster. While the leaders of the imperialist countries help make these people’s lives a hell, they want to bar migrants access to a dignified existence, under the pretext that Europe and the United States don’t have the means to receive all the misery of the world!

What cynicism on the part of politicians who are extremely generous about giving money to the capitalist class, and who spend billions for military interventions across the planet.