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

Library Closings—An Attack on Our Kids

May 2, 2011

Detroit’s mayor says there is no money so the Public Library must close branches. In the worst-case scenario, the library would close 18 of the 23 current branches. Even in the best case scenario, 12 branches would be closed. Between 135 and 191 library workers would lose their jobs.

In this capitalist society that uses us up there is no room for workers’ kids to have access to schools, libraries and teachers.

That, plain and simple, is the mayor’s message.