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

Rahm Emanuel and Friends

Nov 26, 2012

Between January and August, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago had 29 meetings with Michael Sacks, the CEO of a Chicago hedge fund and a big campaign contributor. He also had dozens of other meetings with high-flying executives: Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs; Glenn Tilton, the Midwest chairman of JPMorgan Chase; William Brodsky, the CEO of the Chicago Board of Exchange, among others.

And what were they discussing between January and August? Undoubtedly, how to drain more money for the banks from Chicago schools and Chicago teachers. They must have been quite unhappy on September 10 when teachers went on strike and thumbed their noses at both Rahm and his friends!