The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

The Protests Have Begun

Jan 24, 2011

Two Thursdays in January saw spirited protests at Cadillac Place against privatization.

The protests were against Medicaid transportation being outsourced to the for-profit company “Logisticare” in January. Logisticare did not sign up enough transportation companies to handle all the disabled patients in metro Detroit. Patients were left waiting for rides that never showed, putting some in danger of death.

These small medivan companies and the patients they serve were right to speak out. This will be the first of many attacks this year....