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

Los Angeles:
Mad Tree Cutters

Oct 1, 2012

To provide a route for the retired space shuttle Endeavor from LAX to the California Science Center, 400 trees were cut down in South Los Angeles, Westchester and Inglewood–all working class neighborhoods.

These neighborhoods have very few very small parks already. So, even more greenery is being destroyed. Officials assure the public that they will replace the trees. But it will take decades for the small trees to grow.

If they were moving the shuttle through Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Pasadena, what would have happened?