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

How to Support Troops?

Apr 20, 2009

While every politician in the country blabs about support for the troops, what do the troops get if they come back without injury? One in nine of them is unemployed.

Currently there are 170,000 troops in the two wars. And currently there are 170,000 vets who cannot find work. A coincidence of numbers perhaps–but a reminder of what the job situation is that drove so many of the troops to volunteer in the first place.