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

The Killing of Mariam “Shadé” Adebayo

Jun 22, 2015

Mariam “Shadé” Adebayo was murdered on June 1st in front of the Germantown Target, near Washington, D.C. She was killed by her ex-boyfriend, Donald Bricker, who had told her he wanted “closure.” So she agreed to meet him in a public place. But that was not enough to protect her.

Women should be able to end relationships without fear of being shot to death!

But in a society that still presumes women are property, and imbues men with the idea that they own “their woman,” women still have to fear for their lives.