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

Poverty in a Rich City

Oct 3, 2011

All over the city at the side entrances of churches, kids aged 6 to 18 come in for a free hot meal. No surprise when statistics show that in 2010, one out of four people and more than one out of every three children in Baltimore are living in poverty. And the same is true in three-fourths of the 100 largest cities.

This is the toll of the current recession and job losses. The lack of social struggles has let the balance of power shift even more to the wealthy.