Eugene Debs

Rebellion: Made up of Dreams and Dynamite #1.03

Rebellion: Made up of Dreams and Dynamite #1.03 cover

Rebellion: Made up of Dreams and Dynamite Vol. I No. 3 (May, 1915). New Orleans, LA. Digitized from microfilm. Document has OCR.

Industrial Pioneer (May 1923)

The May 1923 (Vol. 1, No. 1) issue of the Industrial Pioneer, an early publication of the Industrial Workers of the World.

State of the Union: Marx and America’s Unfinished Revolution – Robin Blackburn

Robin Blackburn on the failure of post-Civil War attempts to extend egalitarian impulses across race lines and factory floors, amid the sharpening class struggles of the Gilded Age. From New Left Review #61, January-February 2010.

The SPA: Dashed on the Rocks of Compromise

Socialist Party of America Presidential Candidates - Debs, Thomas, Hoopes

Other than in our Socialist Party, way too much thought on revolutionary socialist organisation gets written advocating Lenin’s way as the one and only way and applying historic conditions under Russian feudalism to Western democracies today, and whose justification amounts to thinly veiled apologetics for ‘history is written by the victors’. The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History by Jack Ross, published last year, joins the comparatively smaller range of literature not from this vanguard perspective, and even opposed to it.

Views and Comments No. 28 (May 1958)

The No. 28 (May 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Debs: the last presidential candidate worth voting for - Anton Johannsen

Bernie Sanders’ attempts to appeal to the legacy of a true class militant like Eugene Debs are laughable and pathetic, writes Anton Johannsen.

The Pullman strike, 1894 - Jeremy Brecher

Striking railway workers confront the National Guard in Chicago, 1894

Jeremy Brecher's excellent history of the massive but ultimately unsuccessful boycott and strike by the American Railway Union led by Eugene Debs against the tyrannical Pullman Palace Car Company.

Industrial Unionism

A speech advocating industrial unionism by frequent Socialist Party of America candidate and one of the IWW founders, Eugene Debs.

The Pullman railway strike, 1894 - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn on the history of the militant struggle of workers at the Pullman railway car company in Chicago against wage cuts and sackings, in which over 30 were killed in savage repression by over 14,000 police, militia and soldiers.