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

Taking care of the right people first

Dec 12, 2005

Rosemary Barbour is married to a nephew of the Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour. In the first days after Hurricane Katrina, Governor Barbour publicly praised George Bush to the skies for his fine Katrina relief effort – the effort that FEMA in reality never got off the ground.

It just so happens that Rosemary’s company, Alcatec LLC, has been awarded ten Katrina clean-up contracts totaling 6.4 million dollars. The New York Times reported that the most valuable contracts had no competitive bidding.

Hey, nothing but “family values!”