The Spark

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

For the Environment ... or for the Automobile Industry?

Oct 29, 2018

Translated from Workers’ Voice (La Voix des Travailleurs), the newspaper of the Belgian revolutionary workers’ group Workers’ Fight.

Older diesel cars were outlawed in June in Belgium. Newer models will be outlawed on a schedule until 2030. There has also been an ad campaign pushing people to exchange their old cars for new, supposedly less polluting ones.

Except that the production of electric car batteries causes a lot of pollution. So does making the power to charge them in Belgium, which imports coal from Germany and has nuclear power plants.

Well-planned public transportation would be better ... but not as profitable for the auto companies!