Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs

Labor organizers address striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, during the 1913–14 Colorado Coalfield War. (Wikimedia Commons) Originally published in Jacobin, https://jacobin.com/ Eugene Debs was famous for excoriating the barbarities of capitalism, including the right-wing notion of the “unworthy poor.” As Debs writes in the following 1915 article, republished here for the first time, everyContinue reading “Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs”

Eugene V. Debs: Socialist Internationalism Versus Capitalist Nationalism / by Eugene Debs

Socialist leader Eugene Debs delivers a speech in the early 1900s. (Getty Images) This Memorial Day, we should rededicate ourselves to fighting the horrors of war. So here’s a 1916 Eugene Debs piece, never before republished, about why internationalism is at the heart of socialist politics. In 1916, with World War I raging, socialist leader EugeneContinue reading “Eugene V. Debs: Socialist Internationalism Versus Capitalist Nationalism / by Eugene Debs”