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REAL PATRIOTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
REAL PATRIOTS. . We talk about patriots in this counfrj^, V.~ but we do not know what patriotism is -', 'Jy until we see In Hussla examplea of ?vrtiat t I should call the patriotism ol mankinfl. ^ . White In Russia I met some realjpatriotfl; S There 1 met men ana women ' TJ^tTto0to&~'p twaneTit of their fellows, Tia.d 'sp^ni'lth^^c ~'~k Quarters of their lives'' in prisojJB^^Bi^^ cham-gangs. There I .aaerithiB ' .^aSf'JSt^i the rev.plutionary groups, whb^Iorfift #a6«^'- '^ ana more, liad^een risld^ itt*^ ^^StS Busslan Trfe6do'm— ^toflanie Breablcb^kV. ;. :^ ^Phaikovsky. and liazaroff. SChJnk; -W:j5;% Breshkovsky, the ', Grandinpther ,^-^h^^ aewjlution, 74 -years old, M,.^i^uuiim^^^, an exile for 34 years, still wjorlcinji^^^p| aha day. /with anieht and 3QO«^3&i6r|^?|,^| benefit of her fellow-Busslans. V» i, Jl^i /^ eaaiLv see iiocw iMorte Spk^oapa:-''-.tiia-i:^feal 1eadtnE -Ugaro -i* 3Biissia«; life, bii1gi«ii^ that freedom is I.nly to 4« r«iiseft*y-p:^ ©ov«aunent of...
COTTON AND FLAX. EFFECT OF ENFORCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
COTTON AND FLAX. EFFECT OF ENFORCEMENT. 5Phe,-Jiuestipn of the, encouragement of cottoB. growing in Australia is likely to be considered in the near future by the Commonwealth Board of Trade. Th« ef fect of encouragement upon a similar in dastry is shown in the case of flax. Last year only-- 30,9 :acres were devoted to flax 111 the ^Commonwealth, but recently the ? i Government, with a view to stimulating the industry, agreed to purchase flax 1 from the farmers at £5 per ton, and to I Mil the finished article at £170 per ton ? to tho British Government, some 20 tons 1 of the mw article going to one ton of the I XtateftaS phJdoet Thtawtt tmmetfetag- like m J§G»?«^-#«* devotea-to flax growing. ?' V ^Sifemuch greater increases «e*«xpee .--I' ^^;'-W5--;1 -1'jr-: ? '?- ' - I ' v As j long as there are men and women ? who ajt^ tirfilesB in their struggles for ,1. |BiHHrtoijj# Jong will life he worth; living. - m I'P* ^f^fh tbe workers alL become slaves m 'fnd..-iie,'arp to accept, their s...
THE REV. TOBIAS GRABGOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
[?] Almighty Jehovah, my patron and friend, Thy work universal this morning sus pend, ? - - Give ear while Thy servant doth praise; Thee 4n -prayer, ; f*or the blessings vouchsafed by Thy pro-: videntcare. ? Tin Thy temple alone floth Thy favor' appear, .' For my stipend is raised by a tenth for the year; | Whereat, Lord, the iieart of Thy -servant! is glad, '; though people are starving and seasons. are had, : 'Forgive us the ein, . if we haply are prone. To -neglect .Thy commands and maks lawa of our wb; '- For Thou knoweet 'tis hard for -the «iah-: who .has pelf . - To love neighbors without it the same aer himself, . . And 'tis hard for me, Father, to tell the; elite, ? ' : By wiiose bounty I live, that they plun der and cheat; Or to dub the Trust magnate a pitiless, beast, At whose tables so often I prattle and feast Let the lenders of gold bleed the toilers in peace, And collect their last farthing of legal increase, And let lawyers and landsharks wax lazy and fat ; In the com...
THE CLASS WAR. AND SOME COMMENT ON GOVERNORS AND OTHER USELESS PERSONS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
li£ iyi§ wM fc Aim SOME COMMENT ON GOVERNORS AND OTHER t:; USELESS PERSONS. a 'Wftere angels fear to tread, State Go - : ? -vegnors^daSh boldly in. '.^'?''?ifir^lpglimeiaf'shaJl^be- the world, - Tha tendency appears to be increasing. V^SoJJt. '«* *« vice-regal representatives at present in Australia have forgotten them _ »el ves of recent times— forgotten that they - are paid to draw their salaries and not to advifie tiie people who, -from a sense of humor, spend considerable money on ;'.; '' them. ' (It MUST be* a sense of humor)i - Sir 'Henry Galway, who graces the K - gubernatorial office in South Australia* ? - ijL isWiiiriiself up to criticise the White Aus ? %. Ttralia. 'policy an* '' act advocate to the i il tilaijns' of' the cotoredf-labor party. \. ??? ^Se- wa« rapped over the ' taiuddes so ^-'SofihiBS that' it was quite a long while be fore he again transgressed. But he did err .again, and is diie to execute another gaucherie at any moment. Victoria's rolled-gold: rubber s...
THE "FLYPLANE" [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
TIffi 'aYFLANE.' Many attempts have been made in the past to equip the human body with wings which would enable flights similar to those of birds to T-e undertaken. Inventors in this field were foredoomed to failure owing to the fact that a man has not enough power to lift his own weight in the air together with that of the necessary apparatus. Moreover, these attempts were based upon the up-and-down motion of the planes, similar to the movement of a bird's wings in. flight. 'Now that me chanical power in a light form Is available, white the gliding motion lias .proved to be the most efficient, the small flying ma chine is a much more 'hopeful proposition, ana what is known as a 'f ly.plane' has re-^ cently been devised by an American in ventor homed Capps. This contrivance* consists of a very small aeroplane in which the flyer is carriea In a, 'fitting up right' position, his legs taking the plane' of the usual wheels for rising and alight-' ing. Aftar3hean0tar'tos*ean.Btai±ed,iiB:...
LIBERIY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
LIBERTY. Let the mind and tongue, and jPj-ees$-» -free. . -iLet free discussion not -only lie : tolerated but encouraged and jasserted^ as indiepensable to the ^t^edpm and t^U^ai; ^ . of mankind. f£ I £tye imy children jftd?;if' other precept— if I leaf* i&tifa tt:#U3i£rc :~ exazople^-it shall p*- .^tearlessi impar^J, ;^ '-'? '''?' thorough inyestigation «* every sttb|t^ct^o ' which their attention may be called, and 1 ' a hearty: adoption of:the principles i^hich . ? . to them may seem true, whe&erthjoso-' ,. principles agree or conflict with niy.-own'--'''' ' . or with those of any other person.- i^ef; ' best protection which I:-can.^i»^'«Maa^i^--i1^ to. secure the unrestricted ejcer^erf&^'c^lX reason and to inspire them with /ifinjpSgj|!£:^;^ reliance. I will not arbitraiily^ -4^0^^ for them what are orthttd^ ;ory^«l;S^* heretical statements. J baV? no ;w|aa^^^l^ right, no authority to do-so/l'^eeiirp'^t§^i0} to 'see, hear, ' and^ weigh both i^l^fl^fe^^j e...
POEM BY KARL MARX. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
POEM BY KARL MARX. Ne'er can I perform in calmness What has soized my soul with might, But must strive and struggle onward In a ceaseless, restless flight. AH divine, enhancing graces Would I make of life a part; Penetrate the realms of science, Grasp the joys of Song and Art. Let us do and dare our utmost, : Never from the strife recede. Never live in dull inertia, So devoid of will and deed, Anything but calm submission To the j'oke of toil and pain! Come TOhat way, then, tope ana longing, Deed and daring still remain. — «arl Marat '? I We don't know where this iaera^rigln ally cane from. We got Itstnnn 'Maori- land Worker1' of 2«/6/*e-JEdjaj
THOSE RESOLUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THOSE RESOLUTIONS. London, June 28, 1916.— 'Mr. HUghea' r said: 'We should, use the Paris resold-! tions to strike a blow at Germany's heart, guaranteeing the Allies a woFld economic' independence.'' Extract' from 'War -and Peace,' a London magazine, .edited by Norman Angell, July/ 191i6: — :'On Juhe - 21 there appeared a document of the most sinister cnaracter, tne report oi xne iiico nomic Conference in Paris. The resolu tions carried amount to a declaration that the Allies propose to carry on an eco nomic war against Germany and Austria, after they have professed to make peace with those countries. There is a sentence, in this sinister document from which we may derive some comfort, *tbe resolutions are to be submitted to the Allied Govern ments for approval.'' This morning we have the comment of Mr. Gompers speak-., ing for American Labor, and he says, the...' same' as President Wilson. Economic ie-r., strictions are denounced. So the sinister, document comes to a sinister end. ...
SAY NOT THE STRUGGLE NOUGHT AVAILETH. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
SAYNOTTHESTfiUGaE NOUGHT AVAtLETH. Say not the struggle nougjit availeth, -'; The labor and the -wounds are vain. The enemy faints *nDt nor talleth, And as tilings have been they remain, K hopes were dupes, feats may be liars; Itaoay be, in you -smoke eooceated. Tour comrades chass jB'«n now the fliers, And, but -tor you, possess the .field. , For while the tired waves, vainly breakinsr, Seem heraTio gainful inch to gain, far back, through ereeks -and inlets 'toakhis, Comes silent, flooding 'to, the main* Ana not by eastein -wiifdows yonly, Wtom daylight jcomes, «MUtt» H *he Ught, In ltjtti^'th«:£utt eh^mite'Stew, lnowHlosrlF,' Sat westward, took, tlie-ianfl is^ifent, ' ~Arthur Hugh Clough,
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
[?] In Hyde Park, in Sydney, ttete^l^li^jjl; ;tV institution which, so popular opinion^^iBi^^P it, is the -only one of Its kind in^j^S^X' world, for. this institution grew naturally; .^ with the big, hustling city of contrasts, '£ :'?£ It is known colloquially as the 'TreeGofi.' . : J: Knowledge/1 and it is a gathering which'; ^t}^ is.to.be seen at any hour of the day^pr ?'??-: ' ? evening under a tree in the upper por~ - u tion of Hyde Park, and almost in the heart. .-' r; of Sydney. To the Tree, in the course of - i1 the day. and evening, drift hundreds; ©fjU-^ interested persons.. And busy people j-ass- '-' ing ? backwards and forwards along rthe avenue see always a group of men, ^old and young, of .divers -types, at the Treet)f Knowledge, -earnestly discussing- *he prob- lems which confront the human race. The discussions are so orderly, so free *tom disturbance, or even -from- displays -©f ^in- tolerance .or anger. *hat the folk who; so . by under the fie trees.are amazed. - . ...
A TRADE WAR. CAPITALISM'S TRIUMPH OVER RELIGION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
A TRADE WAR. CAPITALISM'S TRIUMPH OVER RELIGION. If we ai-e quite honest with, ourselves we shall not be content with the statement that the war is a struggle between Ger man militarism and democratic freedom (says Harold Begbie). It is in truth, -if we go deep enough, a terrific conflict, be tween German and British commerce. German militarism is the sledge-hammer of the German bagman. The . German people are not fighting to rule the world, but to capture markets; ruling the world is only the natural and relatively unim portant consequence of the bagman s vic tory. They want trade^ — they want the world's trade — and they have made them selves a nation of soldiers, not because they love war, but because they are set upon commercial supremacy, . ;Every publicis); in Germany supports the contention of German statesmen that .this war is caused by jealousy of Ger many's commercial greatness. And the German democracy is convinced of it. Now Eeligrion is impotent in this crisis ?because ...
PROFIT-SHARING. SYDNEY PROFESSOR ON PROPOSALS, EFFECT TO DESTROY UNIONISM. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
PROFIT-SHARING. SYDNEY PROFESSOR ON PROPOSALS, EFFECT TO OESTROY UN4UNI8M, : ' Professor Irvine (Professor of Economics at the Sydney University) was Interviewed a few days ago on the subject of profit sharing. He described it as an incom plete system of co-operation. It had no contemplation of an alteration of the wages relationship, though it aimed at tha removal of certain difficulties incidental to the ordinary methods of wages pay ment. He continued: 'I sat on a commission in 1912 on the matter. I remember one instance in which a crew of four men belonging to a fishing craft worked on a profit-sharing scheme. One of the crew owned the boat and gear. The profits were divided into five parts, two of which went to the owner of the gear. It was calculated that he made 150 per cent, profit on his capital. 'Critics point out that profit-sharing is not a partnership. It is one-sided. Tho employer still controls the direct indus try absolutely, and he. controls the book keeping. -1 The...
TO BE RECOMMITTED. TWO NEW CLAUSES. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
TO BE HECOMMtTTEO. TWO NEW CLAUSES. When the btll went into Committee th-9 whole of the clauses were iie.gatived upon the motion of the Premier. It was decided that the bill should be recommitted. The copies of the new clauses were cir culated. One provides that the judge be fore whom any person is conylcted of the offences in the schedule shall issue a cer tificate of the conviction, and cause a copy to be sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, who shall thereupon cause the name of any such person to be struck off atiy roll of electors upon which it ap pears. Another clause states that any person convicted of an offence in the schedule shall be disqualified for a period of five years from appointment .to the L^sisla,tiy« Council: and for nomination for the .As-j serabJy or a municipal of shSre counclj. f, . The objective of all thinking workers is the abolition of the wAges system. Not wages but Ownership is the modern de mand. Exploitation must ceaee.* indus trial privateering must ...
PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
PARS. Surely to be led to slaughter without being consulted is a badge of sla\rery.— John Adams. ' .'?' -; ' ?''?.?? ' ? War is an experiment In the laboratory of CapltaUsnl, in which tod workers are disapived, in order to bring atjout a more efficient form of exploitation. ''??-??? ? Aristotle said that there were only two aorts of governments— oligarchies and dejBocraeleai j3ne of them seems to have: gone out ^fashion under Capitalism. :' ' .??*.-??:#?. «. ? .?; ????? . Bxistencs wmt}d fx- Intoletabie if tee l^'liwiri^fe afe^.-^Anatoli France, -? ?:??-?;.: --a ; ---^? ?-???-„ .1|i. - . ..-#,'.- -? : ?????? ???! .- tia&lnnal '-cnvaatogutton-of lndustrp ift im poWible «iBC6pt «»-«ifl basis of industry ow;nftd,bF.,«b« nati(-n- - '''- -,'.-??- -''?-.?:?? #: ?- ??.-;;.'A. .-.-jpc. ?' - ? ?-'??--' ?? -r ftecigiaJa do. *Qt «j»ect, to «ata!W*«h and. th^ %g|t ttbey »n do is to ttlmulaW tb» growth. Tou can't -force men to be good when ^Sditions^are auct as encoiu^^^ crimin- ality/ ^...
THE SEDITION BILL A CLOSE VOTE. AYES, 34; NOES, 28. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THE SEDITION BILL. A CLOSE VOTE. AYES, 34; NOES, 28. The following is the division list on thq second reading of the Sedition Bill in the House of Assembly: — AYES, 34. Mr. Ashford ? Mr. Jafties Mr. Bagnall Mr. Lane Mr. Ball Mr. Latimer Mr. Bennett Mr. i^evy Mr. Bruntnell Mr. L-ee Mr. Butten.vliav Mr. Manning Mr. Cocks Mr. W. Millard Mr. Colquhoun JL.ieut.-Col. Nicholson Mr. Crane Mr. Oakes Mr. Fallick Colonel Onslow Mr. J. C. li. Fltz- Mr. Robson patriCk Mr. David Storey Mr. Graff Mr.- Thompson Mr. Grahame . Mr. Wearne . Mr. Grimm Mr. Zuill . Mr. D. R. Hall Tellers: Mr. Holman Mr. Ley Mr. Hoskins JSlr. Nesbitt 1 r %t '?' NfeES,rj28. ' ;. li ' \ Mr. Bavin ? Mr. Lang Mr. Brookfield Mr. Lazzarini Mr. Buckley Mr. P. McGirr - Mr. F. I& Burke Mr. McKell Mr. Michael Burke Mr. Mutch, : Mr/Geqi^ge Cann Mr. O'Br.ie.n 3V!fr. CodRran Mr. psborne Mr. Wm. t-avi«ir Mr: Tom 'Smith Mr. Doolay -,'? *.. ??? ' Mr. John Storey ' Mr. Doyle .. Mr. Stuart-Robertson Mr. Edden. .. ? ' Mr. Wright '.....
SHIPS AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
SHIPS AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION jfevOTje world-war touches everything and pllftittects all human relationships, yet there ||||ir« tendency among many .well-meaning g^er^ons to decry any activity which is not rigS^ally and definitely related to war fe^ptfji: 'They say, in effect, that the war fejus^sucb a vast and urgent task that those ^ftn»aered in it have no time and no busi »Pj«Ssss to spend their energies in anything: R'«lise. This idea can be carried too far, te-'fcecauee there are problems affecting the Sj iiyeB and interests of the people in this miy^fks'lh every community, which, if not fore |&#',teeej» and provided for now, may be almost K|J;toajji)BBible of proper solution when the? H§£-.': ' When Mr. Hughes, the Prime Minister, |i| ' was in England some two years ago he llfe-.inade a big shipping deal on behalf of the §||;f-?ommonwealth, running into several mil KS' lions of pounds sterling. The purchase of R^^fbese ships was made for the purpose of Ktfi^SWne: ...
FINANCING THE WAR, AND AFTER THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
FINANCING THE WAR, AND AFTER THE WAR. fl*HE enormous burdens piling up on ? the people of Australia as a result of the war are already being severely felt by the working classes in the shape of enormously high prices, which in effect mean reduced wages. As the wealthy classes — that is, the landowners, financiers, manufac turers and traders — never forego meir pronts in times or national stress, it means that the working classes — that is, all wage-earners and small producers — provide the whole of the additional taxes, including the heavy interest on war debts, by the higher 2-rices they pay for commodi ties and the lower standard of com fort they are forced to endure. This unjust condition of things can only be remedied by making direct levies upon wealth in the shape of rent, in terest, profits and dividends. As Australia has succeeded in raising approximately eighty millions a year in war loans for purely destructive purposes, and could continue to raise an equal amount per annu...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
^fe^v^hen the workers grow restless and ^^^^i^Jferi&ency is towards political action, ^fe^ftaiists institute certain reforms, but PP^'*iho reforms they institute never last or S|||ja!Tien:: benefit; any igreat number of people. ^^^l .capitalist reform sooner or/- later be ^K|comeB Just another method' of extracting |^^^|i-£Its!:fToni the wo'rkefa.
WHAT WE STAND FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
WHAT WE STAND FOR. 'For the cause that lacks assistance, 3QalMSt the wrongs that need resistance, ?iPor the igoal that's in the distance, And the good that we can do.' #*HE LABOR NEWS' stands for j: * the Labor Movement in its Jbtfoadest and deepest significance. It «ceks to bind together in the bonds ?Hit brothethbod and social regenera . ,-.: uuu tuc Buaitcrvu uanaiiuiis in lilt; ' % ?0fte& and 'ever-growing army of I'^^k^or.- By Mvocating the basic ? httmianitarifln and democratic prin-: '- *i£leS of the Movement, and giving £-' S^jfeSsion to its aims and hopes, its \'. . ^toggles, and its achievements, we ;-. ickfe greatly assist m co-ordinating its V, efforts and aid it in winning new and ? ^during triumphs. 'hf : ;*JNo Movement can hope to make «--i^i3ttBnent headway in a large and \ C: . J^Hirsely settled territory like that of ^s;^w South Wales -unless it can reach £ ;tne people wore frequently, rega in; Ijwly and continuously than is pos £v.-fcible by mere platform ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
The man who does productive work ie not the only one who is exploited by Capitalism; the man whom Capitalism denies the opportunity to do productive work ib exploited as well.- Both the man with a Sob and the man without a Job are necessary to the capitalist mode of production