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

Puerto Rico:
The System Is the Disaster

Jun 11, 2018

Due to Hurricane Maria, deaths in Puerto Rico were originally reported as 64. So how is it possible that the death toll from Hurricane Maria reached almost 5,000 and no one noticed for a year?! It’s because the U.S. government didn’t want to intervene to save people from the effects of the storm.

With no electricity and contaminated water, the ill, the old, the very young were especially at risk.

The U.S. government can spend billions to invade and bomb the Middle East region over oil profits, but they let an entire population face a disaster without “sending in the troops.”