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 Protect Ourselves ...

Sep 1, 2014

Today, the big companies make every decision hidden in secrecy.

  • They hide the actual amount of their profit and then pretend they have no money to raise wages.

  • They pretend they are in trouble and have no choice but to lay off workers and close plants and offices.

  • A small handful of people, hidden away in a few executive suites, decide on the fate of millions of people today.

    The big banks drag us into one crisis after another, hiding behind claims of “commercial privacy.”

  • They set up a financial house of cards; they speculate, inflating financial bubbles—right up to the point they bring us into a new collapse

    Big companies and banks—both drain money out of the public treasury, using it for their own private purposes.

    This can’t continue.

    The workers acting altogether, collectively, can open up all these deals which today are carried out in secret.

  • The bosses cannot do without us—they need production workers, office workers, bank employees, public sector workers.

  • That’s why, taken altogether, we have the way to know what is going on, what is being produced, how much money is coming in, what is going out, the attacks being planned against us: layoffs, wage cuts, speed-up.

  • Taken altogether, we can find out how much real revenue is coming into the cities and states; we can know what is wasted on gifts to the big corporations and the real estate schemers; we see the unmet needs.

  • All of us taken together can find where the money is hidden—money for jobs and wages; money in the public treasury for good schools for our children, money for decent public services.

The Working Class Must Open Up the Bosses’ Accounts!

To Stop the Crisis in Our Schools and Neighborhoods ...

We Need to Fight!