July 4th

Tidbits - July 6, 2017 - Reader Comments: Trump Lies; Voting Rights Danger; July 4th; Georgia Special Election; Healthcare; Socialism's Future; Wonder Woman; Massachusetts Attack on BDS; Free Non Violent Resistance Trainings; and more....

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Reader Comments: Trump Lies; Voting Rights in Danger; July 4th; Georgia Special Election - Theft?; Healthcare Fightback; Readers comment on Socialism's Future; Wonder Woman; Massachusetts Legislative Attack on BDS; Free Non Violent Resistance Trainings; and more....

"The Mission of Socialism is Wide as the World"

Eugene V. Debs.
Marxist Internet Archive
On the 4th of July people tend to think back about the history of this country. Here is a little bit of Labor history in the form of a speech by Eugene Debs on July 4, 1901. Debs was a founder of the American Railway Union and the Socialist Party. In 1920, while in prison for opposing World War 1, he received 915,000 votes for President, running as a Socialist.

Rethinking the Fourth of July

Bill Begelow
Huffington Post
Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 said, "What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license..." This July 4, our nation plans the massive deportation of thousands of immigrant children.

Tidbits - July 11, 2013

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Reader Comments: Citizens United; Zimmerman Trial; Egypt; Plane Wreck at Los Gatos("Deportee"); Elizabeth Warren; Capitalism & Austerity; Voting Rights Act; American Left; Progressive Patriotism & July 4th Songs; Fracking and Greens; Announcements - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions - New York - Jul 24 - Jewish Voice for Peace; Left Labor Project - New York - Aug 1; Call for articles on building international labor solidarity - Working USA; Paid Inte