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

Secrets, Lies, and Secret Lies

Feb 3, 2014

The spy chiefs finally admitted that we are a bigger threat to them than the terrorists are.

The heads of U.S. intelligence appeared before Congress at the end of January, and listed the greatest threats to “national security.” Number one on the list was cyber-attacks on infrastructure. Number three was terrorism. Number two? Leaks to the public about what they’re doing, like the release of information by Edward Snowden.

Snowden revealed that the government is tracking everyone in a hundred ways: recording e-mails and texts, tracking where we are at all times through our cell phones, keeping track of who we talk to, how long, and how often. They claim it’s all to stop terrorism, but they can obviously use this information against anyone they choose to target, as they have done many times in the past. The government has repeatedly targeted people active in the labor movement, communists and socialists, the black and anti-war movements–in other words, people fighting to make the world a better place, against this system of exploitation.

No wonder they’re more afraid of us finding out what they’re doing than almost anything else. But it’s too late: We’re on to them!