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

Public Money, Private Profit

Sep 28, 2015

The new Broad Museum on Grand Avenue was built on a full block of prime, city-owned property. The museum is a vanity project of Eli Broad, who is said to be worth a cool 11 billion dollars. By setting up his own private museum to exhibit his private art collection, Broad increases the value of his collection and personal fortune even more.

L.A. officials provided Broad with the valuable property practically for free. Officials also spent 40 million dollars in public funds on the parking garage for Broad’s museum. How dare city officials turn around and tell us there is no money for our public parks and recreation!

Teachers Picket Museum Opening

Several hundred teachers picketed the opening of the Broad Museum this weekend.

Broad has taken the lead in privatizing the public schools, stealing money from the kids and the teachers. Broad is just a greedy capitalist, trying to trash the schools for his own private profit.