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Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)

Abby Sale 05 Nov 05 - 08:57 AM
Tannywheeler 05 Nov 05 - 09:41 AM
Mark Ross 05 Nov 05 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,Joe_F 05 Nov 05 - 04:06 PM
GUEST 05 Nov 05 - 05:29 PM
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Subject: Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 08:57 AM


Happy Birthday!

Eugene V Debs
(The USian John MacLean, if you will)

was born

11/5/1855
(d.10/20/1926)

Was president of the American Railway Union, ran four times for US President for the Socialist Party.
[Thanx Steve Suffet]

        Goodbye, Gene Debs, I know just where you'll be:
        'While there's a man in prison, my soul cannot be free.'
        Well, Gene you tried to change them, but they beat you in the end,
        Still I'm glad we had you for a friend.

                "Goodbye Joe Hill" by Utah Phillips

ALSO:
Art Garfunkel was born 11/5/1941. (Paul Simon wasn't).
11/5 2005: First Saturday of Nov: Sadie Hawkins Day (in some places the 1st Sat after 11/11 – that's 11/11 for the UK)

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 09:41 AM

My Daddy's Daddy, one-time county attorney for Travis County (here in Texas), John Henry Faulk I (Dad was JHFjr; his youngest is JHF Roman Numeral Three--the way he announced it in the very funny letter about the birth back in 1968 or '69?) was always very proud to call himself a Debs Socialist.
There's a great song--the JOHN MacLEAN MARCH--that Ed Miller(a Scot) does that could make you take on injustice and oppression with fire in your eye. Did anyone ever do a song explaining Debs' philosophy/policies/efforts to bring health and sanity to his world?      Tw


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 11:47 AM

"While there is a lower class, I am of it,
While there is a criminal class, I am in it,
While there is a soul in prison I am not free!"
Eugene Debs



Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 04:06 PM

I have a message for him. In the '70s I was a member of a commune in Virginia, and for some years I helped run the office & answer mail. We used to get occasional letters from prisoners who hoped we could help them go straight when they got out, and one of them was in the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Debs was born. I quoted the above in my reply, ironically, and said I hadn't known they'd built a prison there. The prisoner replied, "You can tell Gene Debs that this prison was built in 1935" (or whenever -- too late for Debs to have heard about it, anyway).

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Love and cars make it safe to be mean. :||


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Nov 5 (Eugene Debs)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 05:29 PM

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