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Laborfest: Eugene Debs & The Socialist Party

Date:
Monday, July 08, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Laborfest
Location Details:
Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco
Civic Center BART, Van Ness Muni Metro

David Walters, co-editor of
The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs V.1,
Building Solidarity on the Tracks, 1877–1892

Book reading by David Walters
Eugene Debs is one of the most important working class leaders in the history of the United States, yet most working people have never heard of him. He was in the 1877 national railway strike and later formed the American Railway Workers Union ARU. He organized the Pullman strike and was charged by the government for defying a court injunction against the strike. He was convicted and served 6 months in prison.

Debs was an IWW member, and while in prison became a socialist, and formed the Socialist Party of America. In 1912, he also went to jail for opposing the First World War, and while in prison ran for president and received 6 % of the vote.
See also:
http://www.thegreenarcade.com/
https://laborfest.net/event/building-solidarity-on-the-tracks-1877-1892/
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 16, 2019 2:03PM
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