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

Los Angeles:
By and for the Rich

Dec 5, 2016

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council, with a 12 to 0 vote, approved the plans to build a $1.2-billion massive housing, hotel, and retail project with a skyscraper on a parking lot in South L.A., at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Broadway. The Reef project is just blocks from a Metro Blue Line station. The city has similar projects to develop areas near the rail stations, like the one at the corner near the La Cienega Expo Line station.

The Reef Project could lead to the displacement of 43,000 working class residents.

What the City Council is doing is clear cut: first the city develops rail lines with our taxes like Measure M. Then it helps large businesses develop areas around the rail lines, pushing working class residents out. City Officials are working for the rich.