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

Power Failure/System Failure

Sep 19, 2011

The power outage of September 8 caused huge disruptions throughout San Diego County of California and adjacent areas.

The power company blamed the blackout on one worker, but even if that’s true, how is it possible that one mistake by one person can bring down the system for millions of people in the U.S. and Mexico? There are no back-ups?

It’s a failure of the whole system, which leaves vital services needed by the population in the hands of private companies, whose bosses cut left and right in order to maximize profit.