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

Long, Hot Summer?

Jun 20, 2011

Last week Washington D.C. had several days of record high temperatures and humidity, with the heat index well over 100 degrees. So what happens?

Several thousand residents lose electricity–no A.C., no refrigerators. Some people were taken to the hospital for heat-related illnesses.

On the one hand, Pepco is not maintaining its infrastructure. And on the other hand, it’s contributing to the area’s unemployment by not hiring the thousands of people needed to help repair and improve its infrastructure. Too many people are right this moment looking for training and decent jobs. Two sides of the same rotten coin!