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

Dramatic Increase in Domestic Violence

May 20, 2024

The signs that society is in crisis are all around us. One way we see this is by the dramatic increase in domestic violence. A recent study done by a Chicago-based organization called The Network said that the number of phone calls to their hotline increased by 90% from before the pandemic.

Yet a lack of funding to the few organizations that exist to deal with these calls means that people aren’t able to get the help that they need. In 2023, there were only 97 beds and cribs available for those fleeing abusive situations in the entire city of Chicago! It’s clear that this society does not prioritize the safety of its most vulnerable populations.