Ohio once had socialist mayors!
If you are wondering what happened to all the socialist parties on Ohio?

Well, they were very successful! In 1919, they helped organize a 5-state Steel strike known as "The Great Steal Strike of 1919"

It lasted for 5 months and nearly 350K workers striked!
Well, they can explain what happened... in one of their last newspapers..
Their children were suspended from school...
Mass incarceration on trumped up charges..
Looks like Prisons haven't changed a bit...
"The Tsar is dad, but is spirit lives in America"
They criminalized socialism in 1919...
Amazing.
Many were deported
Jailed and murdered
THEY CALLED FOR ABOLISHING AMERICA!
"Confidence placed any anyone other than workers, is misplaced"
And Anti-imperialistic!
Then, they were mysteriously shutdown. They had to rebrand as "The Toiler."
"Free speech"
That was a very cold insult by the Russian workers!
I am impressed with their energy and fact-checking.
The two Socialists on Cleveland's city council were purged in 1920 ad replaced by one Democrat and One Republican.
They banned socialist congressmen from Congress.

I betcha they never taught you this in "American Democracy" class.
And look at this:
"Rights are merely privileges conferred by capitalism as they are not allowed to be used in the worker's interest"
Vote.. but keep on striking - Ohio Socialists from 1920
"Fighting Extradition from the maw of Illinois capitalism"
I love their straight-forward, no BS, headlines
This one is good too!
Ohio socialists are dissing Emma Goldman for her silly assessment of Soviet Russia.
Hilarious.
In 1919, they were gunned down and violently suppressed.
Destroyed

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