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

A Preventable Tragedy

Jan 24, 2011

Two weeks ago there was a fatal car accident on a major commuter route in and out of Washington, D.C. The accident occurred at five o’clock in the morning in the dark when a car skidded on a patch of ice into oncoming traffic. Both people in the car that skidded were killed.

This road has had insufficient drainage for years. And during the winter the large puddles routinely freeze over.

There have been complaints for months about the water running down from nearby hills and refreezing right where the accident happened.

How many more people will die before D.C. authorities come up with the money to fix the problem?

Don’t depend on their sense of responsibility to fix it.