Saturday, November 03, 2018

Eugene V. Debs Centennial 2018--Part 7: Margaret Kimberley


I was among the speakers at the Eugene V. Debs Centennial program in
Cleveland, Ohio. In 1918 Debs was convicted of sedition for giving an
antiwar speech in Canton, Ohio. The Fifth Annual Cleveland LaborFest
hosted the event. You can see all of the videos here.

Panelists spoke on the following topics:
(1) Eugene Debs & American Socialism
(2) The Espionage Act and its censorship of free speech and the right to dissent
(3) U.S. militarism and the drumbeat for endless war
(4) On the question of a progressive political formation independent of the two-party system.