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Eugene V. Debs: The Oppressed Need Justice, Not Charity

Eugene Debs: Today is Giving Tuesday, so here’s a 1913 article by Eugene V. Debs, never before republished, about why the charity balls of the rich will never deliver justice for the poor. As Debs declared, “What the poor need is that the rich shall get off their backs.” … I feel moved to paraphrase Madame Roland: “O, Charity, what crimes are committed in thy name!” [ Visit website ]