19 Great Quotes By Eugene V. Debs, The Author Of Labor & Freedom
Founder / Co Founder:
American Railway Union, Social Democratic Party of America, Industrial Workers of the World, Socialist Party of America, Socialist Party USA
Eugene Victor Debs was an American socialist, union leader and a co-founder of the ‘Industrial Workers of the World’. In his early days, he was deprived of studies and landed up a job as a fireman for the railways. He joined the ‘Vigo Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF)’ where his active participation made him the Grand Secretary and Treasurer. He went on to form the ‘American Railway Union’ and worked actively for the welfare of the laborers. His rising popularity got him involved in the ‘Pullman Strike’ where the federal government had to intervene to control the situation. He was imprisoned for six months and during this time he got attracted towards socialism. He went on to form the ‘Social Democratic Party’ and contested unsuccessfully for the Office of the US President. He was also against war and his first anti-war speech landed him in the prison. He also co-founded the ‘Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)’ union which was set up on both socialist and anarchist ideologies. A lot of what he has said or written have become quite famous as his quotes and thoughts and is quoted extensively. We have collected his quotes from his speeches and generalobservations. Read on the compilation of some of the most noted sayings and quotes by Eugene V. Debs.