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France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 26 November 1910
France. The Socialist Party and the Coop erative Societies of France have issued a poster with the heading: ' La Cherte des Vivres ' (the clearness of food), in which they denounce the capitalist regime and its crises, and point out the enormous rise wlucn has taken place during the last year in the prices of the most necessary articles of food, and also in rent. They point out that the return of such crises can only be prevented by a Socialist state of society — when the people shall possess their own means of production — but, in the meantime, they demand that certain measures should at once lie taken, such as — purchase of. corn organised by the State and municipalities; State monopoly of the mills, refineries of sugar and alcohol, which would be able to regulate the market. They urge the workers to hold meetings everywhere demanding the suspension of duties on corn, wine, etc. ; the application of the laws on forestalling and on speculation; the suspension of taxa tion on the mo...
International Notes. Finland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 26 November 1910
International Notes. ! Finland. A xiTMUEH of ex-police officials, who, under Bobrikoff displayed tlioir talents as spies, have lately returned to Finland in order to claim from the Finnish Senate ' compensa tion ' for the 'losses ' they suffered when driven out of the countrv in mOn. Tin. Senate did actually allow the police-rascal a considerable sum as compensation. It now transpires that this action was initiated by the Czar. As the Senator, General Markow, admitted in a conversation with a journalist, the gracious' Czar has issued an order that all who suffered through the general strike of l!)0o should now receive compensa tion. It is evident that the Czar knows how to make use of situations to the ad vantage of his most faithful allies.
South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 26 November 1910
South Africa. At the funeral of the late comrade Salter, one of the pioneers of the' movement in South Africa, hundreds followed his re mains to their resting place at Braamfonteih, Johannesburg. An address was delivered at the graveside by a member of the South African Rationalist ? Society, and also by. comrade Tom Matthews.
Italy. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 26 November 1910
Italy. The Avnnti reports that a conflict took place on October 4 between a procession of workmen and the police atTorreAnnunciata. The police charged the workers, seized their banner and fired revolver shots, wounding 40 persons. They then invaded the premises of the Chamber of Labor, and took possession of 2,000 francs.
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 26 November 1910
United States. Recently the Socialist streot-corncr orators have had some slight misunderstandings with the police in l'ant- n, Ohio, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Toledo, Ohio. The perse cuted of Salt Lake City have hold a banquet celebrating their victory ; the Canton con troversy is expected to be won by the com rades ; and the Mayor of Toledo has in structed the police that further interference with the Socialist meetings will result h. immediate dismissal from the force of the oltending ollicer. At the same time a letter, of apology was sent from the Mayor's ofhee to the comrade who had been arrested.
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
United States. Three new Socialist pai-ers have made their appearance recently: The Weekly Times at Hibbing, Minn.; Juztim, an eight page monthly published in Bradford, Pa.; and the linrdcr Call at International Falls, Minn. Juliou.s Wezosnl, the Russian revolutionist and editor of the Lettish Socialist paper Prolela reals, has just managed to escape the fangs of the Czar. For some time the. Rus sian Government has been attempting to get him extradited on the trumped-up charge of stealing Russian Government notes. Our American comrades carried on an active campaign all over the United States against his extradition, and the Czar's tools eventually wore forced to abandon their quest. State Secretary Bostroin, of Washington, reports thirteen branches organ iseil witli 149 members during the month of August, and nine locals with 122 members thus far in September. The membership in the State has increased more than 400 in the last six weeks. Karl Liiebkncuht was due to arrive at H--- bo...
Austria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
Austria. Trubenecker was not succcessful in the second ballot for the lloichsrat election in the Gabion/, constituency — he polled 5,0.S5 votes, against (i,l.S(5 given to the German National candidate Glockner. In the Orstrau-Karwin coal district several hundnid workmen who had come from Rus sia have been expelled with their families (mi *l ... ? 1* ? t 1* ' . . P. i ' ,1 iui ju.isous in piionc saiety. An enormous demonstration, at ?????which ?500,000 persons are estimated to have been present, was held in Vienna on October 2 to protest against the meat famine. '????The. de monstrators carried led Hags, ai.d were sing ing the ' Mar.seillei.se, '' and giving vent to hostile utterances against the Minister Weissenkirohcn and the Christian-Social Party. ?
International Notes. S.Y.P.O. Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
\ International Notes. S.Y.P.O. Conference. The second International Conference of the Socialist Young People's Organisations was held on September 4, 11)10, in Copenhagen. There were present 36 delegates from 11 countries, and 16 guests from o countries. j no iiiiiowiiig commies were ici-ieseiueu. Belgium, Gorman-Austria, Bohemia, Nor way, Switzerland, Finland, Bulgaria, England, Holland, Sweden,. Denmark, Germany,. France, Hungary. Servia, Eoumariia. The countries not represented were: Italy, Spain, America , Australia, and the English Youth's Organisation. Chairmen: Karl Licbknecbt and Danne berg. Liebknecbt opened the Conference with a speech, in which he referred to the immense gro-wtb of the youths' movement- since the Stuttgart Conference. Tin; movement, he said, did not wish to In1 regarded as other than ajlink of the great, proletarian move ment. Licbkneclit read the following proposition of the English Sunday School: 'The con ference of the Socialist Youths' Organisations ...
DRUNK. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
DRUNK. Dih'Sk! Well, what of it if I ainV It's got nothing to do u itli you, I mean to get as drunk an r can, For it makes me forgot,, that's true, Yes! forget I was ever a man, if you like, AV lint's manhood to do with me? A. broken wreck, with no friends, no hope, 11 Don't lalk to me of humanity, [I And your God that you say is good. II Don't ;rate of your love for your fellow man II It's n lie! then; ain't no brotherhood. I] You all lie and cheat, and pretend to hi; good I] But your only god is gold; ' '' ' I You live by robbing your fellow man, II And you murder the young and tin) old. |- Oh yes; it's true I wan once a man, I I then had my children and wife, §3 And I tried to be honest in business, Vj And to lead an upright life. ;-) I5ut your thrice-cursed system mined me I And left me to starve on the street, ': And denied me the opportunity 3 To earn what my children could eat. 4 Yes! they're dead, they died on the road My God! Shall I ever forget? ] They were asking for brea...
Invasion and Defence. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
Invasion and Defence. I!V A.IAX. Thk capitalistic press is endeavoring by gross exaggeration lt» inoculate public opinion wifh the necessity of ' defence.' Long columns showing our utter helplessness in the face of the teeming millions of Asiatics a tew days steam trom U UK country (which we long ago pawned to the international capitalists) is their best argument for cultivating an inter national spirit of friendship in Aus tralia. The Christian papers breathe race hatred and all uncharitableness against the foreigners, and tell us it is German}', Japan, or China who will invade Australia. These are the only three possible invaders, so I will briefly deal with them. Before any power can successfully invade this 'great and glorious country, 'England's naval supremacy must be overthrown. As England, both numerically and strategically, holds a commanding position over Germany, and. as England will also have the help of our tinpot destroy ers, wo need not worry on this score. The great,...
£40 an Hour! [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
£40 an Hour! » ? HV HAWUM. Mu. Wakd, more generally known as Lord Dudldy, must be a perfect genius — his intellect must be burst ing with the pressure of ideas. Sure! for are we not told by Telegraph writers that capitalists secure their fabulous incomes by the exercise of their great abilities. Mr. Ward hour, eight hours a day, six days a week, 52 wocksayear! Gee-whizz! what brain power must be at the back of getting all this splosh. It analyzes down to 13s 4d a minute — (is 8d every half minute. Tel] it to the lawyers— tell Hughes, tell Holnian, tell Beeby! Six-and-eightpence per half-minute? Why, the job pay. better than strike-breaking; ? it's a better stunt than all the sixand eightpences Beeby has scooped to gether in the Arbitration Court. The new Minister for Education hi.* commandeered a few sixandeight pences in his time, but — shades of Shylock Skinflint! — never at the rate of one six-and-eightpence every half-minute! Seriously, though, what a lesson is here for the work...
Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
Answers to Correspondents. A.K.W., Lithgow; IM.., it.S.R., J.C. Mel bourne!. — deceived. A.W.C.M., Sydney.— Have forwarded additional papers, and will lodge complaint II.M.A.& Co., Perth.— Papers forwarded. W.S., Lithgow.— Many thanks. A. M.S., Girard, Kan.,' U.S.A.— Writing. Papers not yet to hand. ?lonx Axmcitsox, Sydney.— Nexl week, if possible. W.R.W., Sydney.— Next week. T.B., Auckland, N.Z.— Thanks. Wrilin. M.O'D., Forth. — Letter forwarded as dv sircd. . pV.M., Leichhardl.— Translation of ar ticle licrror's Modern Schools in Mexico '! will be published next week ixwiuKit, Sydney.— Mr. Mdiuwen. »1h/0 pur year; Mr. Holniaii, JEir^O- Mr ^oilsoii, ;tl870; Air. Macdonnell, £ l;}7(-; Mr. Gr.mtl, £i;-!70; Mr. Ueeby, JCl:l70; Mr. litldoii, £1870; Mr. Flowers, £800
The Class War in the Holy City. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
The Class Wannjie Holy City. ? »V ll.s.c. imcHoly CJity still seethes with indiwlriu. unrest 1 ho M.I, Kml, the .Straw Motors, an. the Ironworkers' strikes are still on and present indications are that instead of diminishing the present strikes will multiply in the near future, which is rather an in teresting side-liirht :is t,» «,i,... :.. ... i gained by our psuedo Labor Government I'or eight months the Labor (?) Govern ment has ruled through a session that is now on the eve of finishing, and during the whole of that time there has not been a measure passed in the interests of the work ing-class. Sumo scores of wages boards have been sanctioned during the session, ami yet we have the spectacle of increasing industrial troubles, which makes it appear that the present Government will have to find some fetish to delude the workers with in place of the wages boards which have done duty so long. On Wednesday last the Government called for tenders for portion of the work at Mile End, wh...
University Socialist Club. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
University Socialist Club. Ox Monday. Nov. 14, J. R. Wilson deliv ered an address before the above Club on the aims of the International Socialists. There was a good attendance, and Mr. Hlanskby presided. Wilson spoke for an hour, and after the address fthe text of wmen uti published next week) an interest ing and lively discussion took place. A vole ol thanks to the' speaker was carried on the motion of Mr. Alhnann. A team debate was suggested, and this will probably be arranged after the Christinas holiday-.'
Industrial Rickets at the Barrier. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
Industrial Rickets at the Barrier. — ♦- — I!Y A IIKVOLUTIOXAHV. |iiK Combined Union meeting last Wednes day broke up in disorder. Correspondence from the Sydney LW.W. Club wiis read protesting against the new regulation in the Defence Act, inserted by Senator Pearce, giving the Minister for Defence power to order permanent men to take the place of strikers. 'he Socialists present moved a motion protesting against this regulation, the Laborites bitterly opposing it. Ultimately the motion was defeated by the chairman's casting vote. The next clause, dealing with compulsory military training, was responsible for a heated discussion. One of the AntiMili tarists moved: 'That this Committee emphatically protests against militarism in all its forms.' The Laboritcs strenuously defended militarism. The president became very wrath, and left the chair to speak against the motion, and in a wild and whirling manner, hurled charges against the 'Reds.' Mo shrieked that the Socialists were fanatics...
Christmas Tree and Dance. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
Christmas Tree and Dance. ? — ♦ ? A CintisTMAS Thuk and dance will be held in the Manchester Unity Hall, Sydney, on Friday, Dec. 2?-, to assist in raising a Socialist Party Promises Fund. Donations and presents will U: received by the under signed. Tickets may be purchased from commit leu; children tree. Presents for children. The committee begs to acknow ledge the following gifts: (). W. .forge.nsen. ?2-; C. Whitmorc 2s; F. Anseline, Is; .J. 15. Wilson. 2s (id.— C. Fici.mirsj-:x, lion, treas. [iro Inn.
A Letter from Auckland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 3 December 1910
A Letter from Auckland. ? ¥ ItV T.It. L\ reading the reports which appear from week to week of the activities ol the Social ist Parties in Australia and throughout the world, the thought has occurred to me that New Zealand— the baby nation — should be represented in its columns, lest the idea should grow amongst readers of Tiik Lntkh ?natioxai. bouiAMST outside of New Zealand that Socialism was either unknown here or that it was in a very weak state. T must first tell you how .nueh Tiik Tn tkhxatioxai. Socialist is appreciated here in Auckland. It is liked by all who read it, and its circulation is increasing, and we be lieve will further increase as it becomes bet ter known. Socialism is tiik topic in Auckland at the present time. Wherever one goes one hears it talked of, whether in the workshop or on the train, or amongst those who congregate about the streets or parks. It is talked about at meetings of Masters Federation and at Trade Union Conferences, and it is talked about very...