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Lest We Forget: Eugene V. Debs and American Socialism

Originally posted on Southern Nights:
 “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” —Mother Jones Most young people don’t even know who Eugene V. Debs (Socialist Populist, Founder of the IWW) is, much less that he was…

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A brief history of Labor Day

Labor Day was first proposed as a national holiday in 1882, by one of two members of early labor unions (historians are not sure which one).  Some say the idea came from Matthew Maguire, a New York machinist and secretary … Continue reading

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