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
Jan 18, 2010
The U.S. government is approving 100 million dollars to aid Haiti.
Surely there will have to be more to follow. The lives of a third of Haiti’s 9 million people are immediately at stake. How much of that 100 million dollars will actually get to the people?
Thirty-three dollars in aid per person won’t do. Plus, it’s a very tiny amount, when compared to the 136 BILLION dollars that Congress recently approved to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But then, Haiti is not in a region where the world’s major gas and oil powers are competing.