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  •  Absolutely agree on the fear (2+ / 0-)
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    corvo, TomP

    and in company towns, where a Ford or a Pullman owned everything including the cops, it was practically illegal.

    But Debs, FWIW, was put in prison by Wilson for fighting against American militarism (which he rightly saw as the bosses' ideology), not for organizing the IWW.  If he'd been some AFL craft union leader running around selling War Bonds, the government wouldn't have bothered him.  His big crime was really Socialism, not just generic unionism.  

    And, as it turned out, American institutional labor has never had a really glowing record in relation to Leftists within its ranks.

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 01:10:59 PM PDT

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