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

Hawaii Lava

Jun 11, 2018

Some workers expressed concerns about the people affected by the devastation caused by the volcanic eruption in Hawaii. It’s a natural human reaction to feel sympathy for those losing their homes.

Some commentators in Hawaii have expressed concern that the state government encouraged building near the Kiluea when it created an association to provide insurance to homeowners who had been denied by regular insurers due to the risks.

The deeper reasons have to do with the land being cheap for people who couldn’t afford to build elsewhere. In a society built on inequality, people sometimes make risky choices.