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

No Lights for Neighborhoods—Only for the World Series

Oct 29, 2012

Businesses in Detroit like General Motors, Blue Cross, Quicken Loans are all gushing with enthusiasm about leaving all the lights in their buildings lit up for the World Series games.

Headlines read “Bathe Downtown Detroit in Light” and “We’ll have the Building Lit from Top to Bottom.” And here’s a great quote: Companies have “no concern about the additional cost for the juice.”

They plunge whole neighborhoods into darkness for months and then turn lights on for a garish use of power! Corporate leaders and their political cronies should be run out of Dodge!