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

To the Working People of Michigan from the Working Class Party

Aug 24, 2020

The following is the text of a leaflet put out by the Working Class Party of Michigan.

We face the rapid spread of a contagious virus because the government raided public health funds—just like it raided funds for roads, dams, bridges, public transit, and education—in order to hand out tax breaks, subsidies and outright gifts to a greedy capitalist class.

We are living through an economy in collapse because that ruling capitalist class sacrificed the needs of the whole society in its mad dash to accumulate ever more profit. Jobs were slashed, wages cut, employment made temporary or part time or by contract. The extra profits they wrung out flooded into speculation, endangering our lives along with their own economy. When the virus hit, it just compounded all the problems of an economy in crisis.

Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party has an answer to these crises because each in its own way supports the right of the capitalist class to run the economy.

Until working people are ready to fight to take back this wealth stolen from decades of our labor, we won’t begin to resolve the problems we face. Until the working class mobilizes to grab hold of the economy, taking control of it, we will continue to live through one crisis after another.

Facing a society in crisis, the working class needs all its forces to go into battle. But it’s exactly in this current situation that the enemies of the working class seek to inflame differences among us and to divide us. Our only answer must be: NO! We will not allow the cancer of racism to spread in our class.

Working people won’t overcome these crises in the voting booth. We can change our fate only through a determined mobilization of our class against the capitalist class and the government that defends it. But with your vote for the Working Class Party, you can show your support for this perspective.

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Our postal address is: Working Class Party, P.O. Box 2033, Detroit MI 48202

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