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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Defibrillators Are NOT Wall Decorations

Apr 30, 2012

On April 19th, a 51-year-old man collapsed while riding the D.C. Metro. Several passengers came to his aid. One person started CPR. Another person ran to get a defibrillator from the Metro kiosk when the train stopped. But the device did not have enough charge to deliver the potentially lifesaving jolt of electricity.

The man died.

Everyone with a cell phone knows you have to regularly charge it.

Did Metro skip that part of the instructions?