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

Spotlight on the System

Apr 20, 2020

This pandemic has let the cat out of the bag on all of the social issues that plague the system we live in, such as health and economic disparities in areas where there are minorities and/or low income workers, the lack of healthcare workers and supplies, the lack of teachers in the education system—we could go on. Jumping to restart a system that put us in this situation is only going to continue the problem.

There are lessons to be taken from this crisis and the first is that the workers are the ones that stepped up to the plate to care for one another, not Washington or Lansing. The hospital staff, the bus drivers, grocery store workers, etc., stepped up to make sure those in the communities were taken care of. People taking care of people is best in our communities, not politicians dictating policies.