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

Hunger inside “Richest Country in the World”

Mar 5, 2012

The non-profit group Food Research and Action Center just reported that almost 20% of people couldn’t always afford to feed everyone in their family during the past year. And according to a recent report from the group Wider Opportunities for Women, about 45% of all the people in a recent survey reported not being able to cover their basic living expenses such as food, shelter and transportation.

This, in the country that has long styled itself as the richest country in the world.

It is–for those very wealthy: the one% or the half of one% or even the tenth of one%!