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More than 100 years before Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president, the first self-described socialist ran for the highest office in the land. 🔊From @throughlineNPR , the story of Eugene V. Debs and the roots of American socialism⤵️

#TIL Debs Garms, who won a batting title with the #Pirates  in 1940, was named for Eugene Debs.

At Michigan rally, #BernieSanders  revels in his role as political successor to Eugene Debs

Bernie Sanders says he’s another FDR, but a better match is Eugene Debs, the early 20th-century labor leader who ran for the presidency five times as a Socialist, writes @jasonrileywsj 

In Columbia, S.C., on the day before the primary here, Sanders co-chair @ninaturner  declares this a “Eugene Debs moment,” she says. “Right on time.”

18. He started a business making low-budget filmstrips about history to sell to schools. He made a 30-minute documentary on Eugene Debs, the five-time presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America — whom Sanders has cited as a hero.

TIL that in the 1912 presidential election, the Socialist candidate Eugene Debs got more votes than the incumbent Republican president, William Howard Taft

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"The policy of Sanders' campaign, much like the Poor People's Campaign of Dr. King, or Eugene Debs' campaign 100 years ago before him, it is aligned for all people." – @KillerMike 

This is an exceptionally good article by about how - and, more importantly, why - an absolutist defense of free political speech was long a linchpin belief of the American left, going back to Eugene Debs

“I believe in free speech, in war as well as in peace,” Eugene Debs told the jury, during his trial 100 years ago. “If the Espionage Law stands, then the Constitution of the United States is dead.”

1919 - US socialist Eugene Debs imprisoned on this day for speaking against WWI draft "The most heroic word in all languages is revolution"

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“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor, and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.” Eugene V. Debs, in speech in Canton, Ohio (June 16, 1918)

In 1919, the US Supreme Court upheld the espionage conviction of Eugene Debs for opposing the war. Major US newspapers cheered.

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The great American socialist Eugene Debs stating the whole case, then, now, always.

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Eugene Debs led a peaceful revolution of the 99%, even after Democrats had him jailed for sedition. @ChrisLynnHedges 

“I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it, than for what I don’t want and get it.” - Eugene Debs. #indyvote  #election2012  #OWS 

Some words of wisdom for this #MemorialDay2016 , by the U.S. socialist Eugene V. Debs.

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