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

To Stop Poverty and Hunger, We Must Stop Those Who Create It

Oct 28, 2013

On October 17, the U.N. proclaimed “World Day to Eradicate Poverty,” as it has since 1992, when a charity called Fourth World organized it. Their organizers hoped “the voices of those who are confronted by injustice and poverty can be heard ... [leading to] real changes in society.”

Yet at least a billion people are hungry every day in this world.

Some big celebrities actually used the day to denounce the U.N. What hypocrisy to denounce poverty and hunger for one day! The reality is that the U.N. acts to cover-up for whatever the big imperialist powers want to do. Top officials don’t bother to say a word when corporations lay off workers around the world, continuing the economic crisis, adding to human misery. The U.N. has nothing to say the other 364 days of the year while governments everywhere slash social services and cut workers’ wages, benefits and pensions.

Real change will not come about inside a system that lives by exploitation and oppression.