The Spark

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

Spark Festival

Aug 20, 2012

Spark’s annual summer festival was held in Detroit in early August. Nearly 400 people, workers from the area with their families and friends, attended. They could participate in volleyball or dancing; play bid whist or chess; make a keepsake flower or butterfly; buy some books; laugh at the Spark Sunday night comedy troupe. Everyone enjoyed the full BBQ chicken, Polish sausage and grilled hot dog meal.

What follows are excerpts from three short speeches given during the festival about the current situation facing the working class. A number of other workers took part in the discussion afterwards.