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

The Murderer-in Chief Goes Free

Oct 31, 2011

On October 26, a manager from Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine was convicted of covering up evidence about the 2010 explosion that killed 29 people.

The only other person tried for this disaster is a worker convicted of faking a foreman’s license when he performed internal safety inspections.

What about Massey Energy, which organized production, established policies and rewarded managers who violated safety?

Massey got off scot-free.

Too much to expect that a murderous corporation and its executives would be prosecuted–not in capitalist America, where justice goes to the highest bidder.