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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on November 7th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a meeting held in honor of Eugene Debs' birthday. The meeting had been advertised to take place in the Arena, but the Arena informed the organizers that the meeting could not be held there, so the gathering was relocated to the I.L.A. hall, which was too small for the crowd in attendance. The meeting was organized by the workers defense committee of the Industrial W... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on November 7th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes a meeting held in honor of Eugene Debs' birthday. The meeting had been advertised to take place in the Arena, but the Arena informed the organizers that the meeting could not be held there, so the gathering was relocated to the I.L.A. hall, which was too small for the crowd in attendance. The meeting was organized by the workers defense committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), whose goal is to raise funds to bail out political and industrial prisoners. The first speaker, Doherty, talks about "industrial peace", and insists that Debs is only in jail for being faithful to his principles, and that only the I.W.W. is working to free him. Doherty is followed by Red Doran, a man recently released from Leavenworth prison. Doran notes that his subject is to be "industrial democracy" but that all he knows is that there is no industrial democracy in the United States. He praises the I.W.W.'s... less
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