The Spark

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

Running on Empty

May 30, 2011

The California Department of Labor estimates that 343,657 people in the state have exhausted all unemployment benefits – and the number continues to grow.

These long-term unemployed are casualties of the war that big business and the wealthy are waging to increase their profits, trying to squeeze ever more work out of fewer workers.