Jan 102019
 

Early American socialists like Eugene Debs fought for free speech rights as a bulwark against state tyranny and employer despotism. We should take up their radical struggle for civil liberties today. Eugene V. Debs leaving the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, on Christmas Day 1921 after being imprisoned in 1918 under the Sedition Act. Library of Congress On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs stood up before an audience in Canton, Ohio. Debs, the famed tribune…

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