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

Tragic Death of a Kaiser Worker

Apr 13, 2015

Chyemil Pierce, a 30-year-old Kaiser worker in Oakland, was killed in a shooting on March 9. Chyemil had just picked up two of her three children from school when she got caught in the middle of a shoot-out. Apparently, she got shot when she rushed to protect her children.

People who knew Chyemil said she was saving money to move out of the dangerous neighborhood where she had grown up.

As companies take advantage of the economic crisis to lower wages, poverty and crime increase in working-class neighborhoods. The price is paid in human lives–lives of working-class people.