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AMERICAN S.L.P. TENTH ANNUAL CONTENTION. OFFICIAL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — People — 17 August 1901
AMBRienR S.L.P. I TENTH ANNUAL CONVEN TION. OFFICIAL REPORT. I Wi are in receipt of the ' Proceed I ings of the Tenth National Conven tion of the Socialist Labor Party.' I This book is a remarkably interestng and instructive contribution to cur rent literature on the Labor Move ment. The late Popnlist uprising, the more recent ' Debs Movement,' the many Utopian measures that are flaring up, the hopeless grasping after ' something now ' that cha racterizes these efforts— all these features make the present period of the Labor Movement in America a critical one. The Socialist Labor Party does } not waste its energy in the vain straggle after ' something now ' Its mission, ia, rather, to educate the Working Class in the principles of Socialism to the point where thej. will march to the ballot-box as a class, annihilate tbe capitalist sys tem of production, with its useless i capitalist class on the one hand and i its drudging working class on the other, and proclaim the Socialist Repub...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
| S.L.P. STATE » PLBTFORM.^^. I SOCIAL ?' DEMANDS. I L CHILD LABOB.— All Children to attain the age of 15 before being permitted to engage in any wage-earning occupation. M 2. WOMEN'S T. A wmt_TgqTiaH«ft«nTi 0f women's wages with those of men where equal service is performed. No woman to 9 be employed under conditions detrimental to her health or morality. 9 3. iilGHT-HOUR DAY. — Reduction of the hours of labor in accordance with the increase at produotion, immediate lsgisl ation ? of a working day of 8 hours (or less) ; overtime to be a penal offence. 9 4. FACTORIES LEGISLATION.— An efficient and comprehensive Factories Aot to provide for healthy and humane condi- I Hons of employment ; any breach of the Aot to be a penal offence. All Factory Inspectors to be elected by the workers in their ffl respective trades. All State workshops to be under the jurisdiction of the Act. 9 5. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT.— An Employers' Liability Aot to provide for compensation to workers who may be ...
SPANISH ELECTIONS. ASSASSINATION RESORTED TO. BY GOVERNMENT AGAINST SOCIALISTS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
SPANISH ELECTIONS. ASSASSINATION RESORTED TO. BY GOVERNMENT AGAINST . SOCIALISTS. Madrid, Spain, June 3. — By the complete returns of the Senatorial elections of June 2nd the following candidates hare been elected : 117 Liberals, 56 Conservatism, 7 fol lowers of tbe Duke of Tetuan, 4 followers of Gamazo, 2 republicans, 1 follower of Romero Robledo, 1 Independent, 1 Archbishop, and 9 Bishops. x ne senate, including tbe per* manent Senators, will be oompoeed of tbe following members: 163 Liberals, 112 Conservatives, 24 Tetuanists, 10 Independents, 4 Liberal Independents, 7 Gamazists, 9 Democrats, 2 Carlists, 2 Romer igfca, 2 Republicans, 2 National Unionists, 18 belonging to no party, including the bishops ; and 11 aeats are vacant. The elections have proved that our government is far from having Jhe sincere purpose of purifying the ballot and making it truly the ex pression of the will of tbe people, j Is fact the promises of reform have evaporated and the liberal I government has sh...
Kev Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
Kev Note. Ye who iu hells of earth lie aohing, Ye slaves of hunger crouch no more. At last, the world volcano quaking, The flames of red eruption roar. Up, Up,, ye toilers of the nations, To make the wrongs of ages fall. The world ia changing its foundations ; We who were nothing, will be all. 'Tib the great final struggle ; Rally, and mern shall find What was the sore-pressed vanguard Grown to be all mankind. From the French.
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
The Socialist Press As' sistance Fund. August 11th,— J.A.K., Is ; J.C., Is ; H.M., 3d ; D.C., Is ; G., 6s ; W.A., 6s ; J.H., 5s ; J.O.M., 2s ; Miss Y., Is; W.Y., Is ; H.K., 2s ; R.D., Is ; J.S., 6d ; Domain Friend, Is ; Domain Collection, 14s 8£d. August 24th. — H.K., 2s 6d ; H.L., Is 3d ; A.S., Is ; D.A.. Is ; C.C., Is; P.C., Is; M.B., Is ; W.P., Is; F.H.D.. Is; S.C.C., 2s 6d ; A.S., 2s ; J.H., 2s 6d ; N.R., 2s ; J.O.M., 2s ; H.M., 3d ; D.C., 2s; J.M.D.. 2s; A.S.. Is; J.S., 6d ; W.D., 6d ; J.B., Is ; R.D., Is; J.C., Is ; A.G., 15s.
LABOR VOICELESS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
LABOR VOICELESS. We abily enough, the Federal Par liament is dragging oat its sittings ; drearily the State Parliaments are doing likewise. In all the legisla tures — Federal and State — the main characteristic is the almost complete absence of any intelligent attempt to voice the demands of the workers as a class. In the Federal Par liament, important measures have been discussed ; Forrest's Conscrip tion Bill has been before the Lower House, and also the Postal and Customs Bill. A Queenslander made a decent speech on the former measure ; on the latter no expres- j eion of working-class opinion has been given. True, 'Labor' men have spoken, bnt their speaking has been confined to a participation in the wrangle over the fiscal ques tion. And so it haB been with every discussion that has taken place ; speech making haB been lengthy enough, and mnoh time has been frittered away, bat the voice of honest Labor has not been heard within the Federal halls. In the N.S.W State Parliament th...
SWEATING IN THE CLOTHING TRADE. SOME POINTS TO BE NOTED. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
Sweating in the CLOTHING TRADE. SOME POINTS TO BE NOTED. As trade-unionists, railway ser* vice workers must' refuse to wear uniforms made under sweated con ditions. At the taiioresses' meeting last week, Hollis, M.L.A., said he had not previously been aware of the sweating conditions under whioh the women worked. Yet for years Hollis has been secretary of the Railway Union, and the nniforms made for the unionists in the rail way service are made by the sweated labour of these women. Hollis himself has worn the sweated-made clothing, yet believer troubled him self to discover whether the uni forms were made by union labour or not. Since The People made its first exposure of the false evidence given before the Victorian Royal Com mission, and the awful conditions existing in the clothing trade, quite a number of tbe capitalistic papers have taken up the cry, and are now out vigorously hnnting for ' copy.' Mr. Mark Foy has been inter viewed by the ' D T,' and ' ex pressed his sympathy ...
SQUELCHING FREE SPEECH, AT ISLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
S&OBLeillNG FREE SPEECH, AT ISLINGTON. Several correspondents have wrkteu ns, sBkiag for advice con cerning the action of the Wickham Council in preventing public speak ing on the reserve, and one of tbe people concerned announces that they, defeated the Council 'by speaking from pri?a?e property within the park.' Now; the real position is this : — The Wickham Council has said that no public speaking shall take place in the park unless the cranky crowd who represent the 'Wickham property-owners in the Council ap prove. Czar-like, they are to be sole arbiters in the case. That was exactly the attitude the Mayor of Lambton took up some years back, tbe Council being evenly divided over , the matter. At that time the Mayor caused summonses to issue against the writer and another, and the case was heard before Magistrate Pay ten in the Lambton Police ^ourt, which wa- crowded to the doors. Mr. Millard, of tfie firm of Sparke and Millard, appeared for the Council, and we (tbe defen...
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITOL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
AT CAPITAL'S CAPITOL 'Twab an awful climb-down that Barton and Co. had to do over those queer allowances; seems they reck oned that if 'twas right for Cham berlain's Government to loot in South Africa, there should be no very great objection to Barton's patriotic gang securing a little loot from the Federal Treasury bo re compense them for the enormous sacrifices they have been called to make in their brave determina tion to save this bleeding country— for the robber class. Thronghont the whole length of the dreary debate on the Conscrip tion Bill, only one decent protest was made from a working-class standpoint. Needless to say it came from Queenslander Charley McDonald, Incidentally, it might be said here that, if McDonald were not tied to the vacillating, treacher ous crew that calls itself a Federal Labor Party, he would be capable of genuine development as a work ing-class politician. As it is, his com pany damns his chance of useful ness. Watson's speech, previously re ferred ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
' The People ' Sabs. At.t. subscriptions to The People are payable in advance. A blue mark through this paragraph denotes that your subscription has almost expired, and, if not renewed within three weeks from firat marking, the paper will be discontinued. Subscribers wishing to have the paper continued will please note this rule. Subscrip tions should be forwarded to the Managing-Editor, ' The People,' 16, George-street West, Sydney.
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
On the discussion on black labor on mail boats, Bamford, of Queens land, and Ronald, of Victoria, broke from tbe Bogus Labor Party. ' Hansard ' discloses, week by week, the faot that working-elass interests are totally unrepresented in the Federal Parliament. ' Please continue to send me Tbe People, and I will continne to to thank you.' That's ,how an Emmaville subscriber announces his appreciation of the organ of Socialism, in addition to promptly forwarding his sub.
No title [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
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S.D.P. OF GERMANY. (Programme adopted at the Congress of Erfurt, 1891, and reaffirmed at Mainz, September, 1900. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
I S.D.P. ©F GERMANY. [(Programme adopted at the Con gress of Erfurt, 1891, and re affirmed at Mainz, September. 1900. Tbs economic dBrelopment of Cbpitalistic society leads naturally Id the destrnotion of the small in dustries. It severs the worker : fcom the meanB of production, and ffHiVflH him a wage slave, and gives to a comparatively small number of capitalists and ground landlords (monopoly of the means of pro I faction. Hand in nana witn this monopoly goes the oisplacement of tfae workshops by colossal indus trial factories, and a gigantic ex pansion of the productivity of (toman labour But all the bene fit of this expansion goes as profit to the capitalists and the landlords To the wage-slave and the disap pearing middle class, artisan, dealers, farmers, it means degra dation, misery, enslavement, ex ploitation. Greater ana always greater oe oomes the army of the unemployed workers, more pointed the differ ence between the exploiter and the Kploited, more bitter the fight be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
TO SOCIALISTS ONLY. ?The People' Print ery ?will supply : 100 Gents' Visiting Cards ... 3s Od 100 Ladies' „ „ ... 3s 6d (Name and Address.) Send ns yourorder without delay. MANCHESTER UNITY HALL, Castlereagh St., Sydney. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1901 Dramatic and Musical ENTERTAINMENT To Liquidate a League Liability. Every member urged to push the sale of Tickets which will be issued shortly. I HE PEOPLE Weekly Organ of Ana tralian Socialism , Published ever; Sit.rd.y Horning I D M A N'S BUILDINGS, Corner Tork and Markefc-sts., STDNEV, SUBSCRIPTION, New Bonlh Wale*. One Tear (In ?dTmnoe) .. t*. One Qoutor .. .. U. Single Copy .. .. l&i Other Oolonlw— 1» 8d per qoarter, 8« per ;eu Snsland, America, »nd other oonntrlei, 6« per J*r. ___ ADVBBTISBUBNSS. BIngle InBortlon — Pint inch, 3s 8d ; each auhae qnent Inoh, ls6d, Bpeobl uraagementa for itandlng oontraota All communications, literary and buai' ness, to beaddressed, and cheques, P O, Orders, Postal Notes, etc., to be made payab...
Organising Committee. SUNDAY, AUGUST 18. [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
Organising Committee. Sunday, Atjctost 18. I August 25, Domain.— Stump, Pa pers, etc., 2.30. : Carson, Riisfeldt, and Smith. Chair : S. Clarke. Speak ers : Morrish and Moroney. August 25, Bathunt-St. — Chair : Canton. Speaker: Batho. August 25, Martin Place. — Chair : McDermott. Speaker: Isaacs. Members are requested to note above fixtures. ? In the event of any member not being able to attend to the duties assigned to him, he should notify the Secretary in order that a substitute may be provided. G. Isaacs, Sec.
About Switzerland. (FOR THE PEOPLE.) [Newspaper Article] — People — 24 August 1901
About Switzerland. (For Tbk Pioplb.) The Swiss Referendum is a verj old institution. . It was in use under the oligarchic system in the 16th and 17th centuries, but became obsolete because the people declared the; didn't want it. In 1830, modi rn democraoy achieved permanent as cendancy in Switzerland, and sinoe that time almost all States (can tons) have adopted at various times the Referendum, which is, however, a term covering some 15 different legislations, but having almost all essential features in com* mon. The Initiative has a similar history. Both form now two of the most important institutions of Swiss constitutional, law, both federal and cantonal, except in the tmall bigh land cantons, where the citizens &nbsp; unite in open-air once a year in the &nbsp; ' Landsgemende,' and appoint the &nbsp; ' officials and judges, and act as a legislative body. In the other larger States, such a kind of direct democracy has never existed, and would be im possib...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 31 August 1901
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Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 31 August 1901
Manifesto: of the Socialist Labor Party. ZN ORDER to give praotical effect to the principles of Socialism through th« Ballot-box, the members of 4he Australian Socialist League have decided to enter the Political .field, recognising that only by this mean* can the working-class obtain ^f^oontrol of the Governmental machinery, and the alms of Socialism be realised. Hence, a new foroe stakes its advent into vylvl Australian Polities, standing only and uncompromisingly for the working-clssa. That new foroe is | ' TOB SOOIALIST LABOR PARTY. With the establishment of the Attttralhm Commonwealth, new industrial developments will take place— are even now taMng place, and the political and class divisions created by conflicting industrial and class interests will be more rigidly drawn ft»«m hitherto. These new developments will more than ever necessitate the existence of a Sooialist political party— a fighting party —aiming at the complete overthrow of Capitalism— i.e., the private ownershi...
Cardinal Moran's Morality. [Newspaper Article] — People — 31 August 1901
Cardinal Moran's Morality. Cardinal Mob ah, speaking at the, Father Timoney Testimonial If qe ting, said that he had had no sympathy with the v ar from the first, and had tried to prevent nAnnlp vnlnnfMrinff! nf. f.liA namn time, when Mbe Goveanment de cided upon sending the troops to % South Africa, he was bound to oo ' operate.' He opposed the war, apparently, ' because be considered it a war of plunder, but acquiesced in men being sent to participate in the plunder and murder business because the parasitic and unsorupn Ions See Government decided tbey should go. The logic of the Car dinal's morality, then, is that if the Cardinal unsuccessfully at tempted to prevent a number of his friends perpetrating a burglary, when they had . finally decided on the crime, his duty would be *? » co-operate. And, if he should en deavour to reason some others out of the determination to go in for a howling spree, when the spree was ' finally decided upon, the Cardinal would be ' bound to co-oper...