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

Washington, D.C. Tents under the Overpass

Jan 20, 2020

The Washington, D.C. government forced several dozen people to remove their tents from under a railway overpass downtown where they had been living. After three years of disrupting the tent colony every two weeks with the pretext of keeping the area clean, now the city claims it wants to make the sidewalk “safe” for pedestrians.

What about making the city safe for lower-paid workers, the unemployed, and people denied the mental and physical care they need—and affordable housing?

But for the real estate developers, restaurant and bar owners, and other business people who control local government, that’s too much to ask.