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

All “Normal” Here—No Electricity!

Jan 18, 2010

At the beginning of winter, Detroit Edison (DTE) informed its customers they will be eligible for a $25 credit–IF they suffer a power outage of more than 16 hours under “normal conditions.” Or if they have an outage of more than five days, in the event of a storm. Or if they have eight “sustained” outages in a year’s time.

A person could freeze to death in less than five days. Are our relatives supposed to find consolation in the $25 credit DTE will give them for our lives?!