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

Los Angeles:
Homeless out of Sight for Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2022

The Super Bowl is two weeks away, and L.A. officials have a problem: L.A.’s enormous number of homeless. These officials don’t want the sight of homeless people and their encampments to spoil the fun for all the partygoers attending the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl. And they certainly don’t want the aerial shots from the Goodyear blimp revealing all the homeless encampments right near their precious five-billion-dollar SoFi stadium.

So, the police are evicting homeless people left and right, and for the clean-up, the city hired a company called Planet Green, which specializes in emergency disaster cleanup and biohazardous waste cleanup.

Yes, homelessness is a disaster—caused by all the ways the super-rich rob workers through starvation wages and sky-high rents.