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Woodrow Wilson & Permanent Counterrevolution as U.S. Global Policy – Tariq Ali

Text from The Dilemmas of Lenin (2017), by Tariq Ali. Chapter 8: October, p 184. Images added. Even as Lenin was presenting the April Theses to the Petrograd Soviet, the war party in Washington was almost ready to move into Europe. Woodrow Wilson was in discussions with close advisors regarding US entry into the First World…

November 2, 1920: Eugene Debs Received Nearly a Million Votes for President While in Jail for Espionage Act Conviction

On November 2, 1920 Eugene V. Debs received nearly a million votes for president in his fifth campaign for that office, despite residing for the entirety of the campaign in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. Debs was serving a ten year sentence for violating the Espionage Act by giving a June 16, 1918 speech the Canton,…