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

Foxes Hired to Tear Down Chicken Coops

Oct 14, 2013

Michigan governor Rick Snyder appointed several people to head up a task force to “address blight” and tear down buildings in the city of Detroit.

And who are these appointees? Heading the task force as “land czar” is Roy Roberts, who as Emergency Manager of the Detroit Public Schools helped hand schools to private charter companies, and even split fifteen schools out into a separate district–also to be picked clean by private interests.

Also on the board is Tom Gilbert, a real estate magnate who has bought more than 30 buildings in Detroit at rock bottom prices over the past three years.

So now the people responsible for clearing abandoned properties will be the ones who have been speculating on them all along! How clear can it be? All the talk about “redevelopment” is so that these speculators can grab up even more properties for a song.