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

Water for the Rich

Oct 12, 2015

We are supposed to be in the midst of a searing drought requiring water conservation in California. But it is not the same for the rich, according to the news. One home in West Los Angeles’ ultra-rich Bel Air neighborhood used an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water in one year, enough for 90 households. Around 100 other filthy rich people living in this neighborhood used more than four million gallons of water per year on average.

It’s the same story throughout urban California. Rich neighborhoods from the Bay Area to San Diego use incredible amounts of water.

These rich people seem to decorate their houses with water fountains, rivers and lakes. For the commoners, what’s left is bottled water!