Today's Labor Quote: Gene Debs
“The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class had nothing to gain and all to lose – especially their lives.”
Labor leader and Socialist Party founder Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned on this date in 1919 for opposing American entry into World War I. While in jail he ran for president, received 1 million votes.
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