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

Homeless in D.C.

Oct 11, 2021

A bulldozer was used to clear a homeless tent camp in D.C. A man, still inside one of the tents, began screaming. Some people heard the screaming and were able to stop the bulldozer before it completely crushed the man. He was taken to the hospital.

Posting signs is not enough. Someone actually has to check inside each tent. Homeless or not, people are not garbage!

This is all part of Mayor Bowser’s “clean sweep” of the city’s homeless and their over 100 tent encampments with over three hundred tents throughout the city. The city is only hiding the homeless in temporary housing. It is not providing jobs, mental health services, drug rehab, or other services that might actually make it possible for people to permanently improve their situations.