The Spark

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

Refugees Blood on Britain’s Hands

Nov 14, 2016

Today we are seeing the forced migration of populations on a scale unprecedented in history. As many as 65 million victims of wars are now living as refugees, according to a recent report by the World Bank and the U.N. This is the equivalent of the entire population of California and Texas put together. Last year, wars forced 24 people to flee their homes every minute! And these figures do not even take into account those who are constantly forced to leave because of dire poverty.

The largest number of refugees come from regions ravaged by the wars in which the U.S. has most recently bloodied its hands, like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Others are from countries where local warlords have fought it out for the spoils over the corpses of their local populations, acting as proxies for the interests of one or another imperialist power and its big companies: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, etc.

This is the only future that the U.S. and its imperialist partners in crime have to offer humanity. And this is why their capitalist order must be overthrown!