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Organise! Sugar Workers! Organise! [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Organise ! Sugar Workers ! Organise ! 1 BV V. .1. IMI.KY. In the post-oiiices of Queensland notices are placarded stilting that the sugar-cane growers require additional labor to work their plantations, and any person desiring work need only apply to the sub-collector of customs at different shipping ports, and arrangements will be made for his engage ment. The conditions of this engagement is sub ject to the Masters and Servants' Act of Queensland. This is a piece of class-legislation that is always administered in the interests of the employers. The hours of labor are from 58 to 60 per week. The wages with rations run from 22s 6d to los per week. Where arrangements can be made with the employer, 10s per week is allowed in stead of a supply of rations. Upon this showing, the wage-rate is ac tually 32s lid per week for 60 hours' work in a cane brake under Queensland climatic conditions, or ns od a day of 10 hours, which equals (i-id per hour. The post and customs offices are under F...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing 1 Read This !— and Get to Work! Knii every TWENTY SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YOU send in for Thk Intbkxationai, Sour.-viJST, the Executive 'will give you ? . : Five Shillings' Worth of Books to be selected from any available list of standard novels and poems, -and .also from the Socialist Literature list of the In-1 ternational Socialist Literature -Department, published in this issue. .* . ' This offer will apply as froni^Augiiht, I.' It is not niadpvwith referen'cevtb| renewed ' subscriptions.' :-- ? ??'?'-?'?. ?' .^5^V'v ' Books containing 20 receipt-lorms will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application.' ' '' Names of new subscribers, together with'', amounts collected, must be handed in, weekly : while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. ? Write at once, for a Receipt BookV The ' best way to do Socialist propaganda is to get ' s...
Open Column. Is the I. W. W. Necessary? [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Open Column. Is the I.W.W. Necessary ? H.-L. DiONKi.ni) writes: Thin question lias arisen many times in the political organisa tions of the Socialists?, .and 'has been freely debated in many eongresses throughout the world. That it has met with strong oppo sition is well known, mainly bemuse it in volves a reconstruction of the present form of economic organisation of the working class, and also on account of it purely eco nomic character. A section of Socialists believe that the working class organised as a political move ment with a revolutionary aim, and the federation of our existing form of economic organisation (trades unionism), is all that is required to bring about better conditions and ultimately the social revolution. To answer these one need only point Ml the many Socialist Parties and the Federa tions of Trades Unions now existing through out the world. In France, Germany, Belgium, and Fin land we find that as soon as the political movement became powerful it grew less ...
THE SOLDIER'S CREED. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
THE SOLDIER'S CREED. ? ? -^ — t ' Captain, what do you think?' I ai-kcd, ' Of the part your soldiers play?' But the captain answered, ' I do not think; L do not think, I oltey 1' ' 'Do you think you should shoot a patriot down, . Or help a tyrant slay?' But the c.iptain answered, ' 1 do not think ; I do not think, 1 obey!' ' Do you think your conscience wa.-- made to die, And your brain to rot away?' But the captain answered, ' I do noKhink; 1 do not think, I obey!' ' Then if this is your .soldier's creed,' ' I cried, 1 ' You're- a mean unmanly crew ; And for all j-our feathers and gilt and braid I am more a man than you!; 'For whatever my place in life may ,1m, And whether I swim or sink, I can say with pride, ' 1 do not obey, I do not obey, I think!' '
Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Answers to Correspondents. Hahky J. Pottkk, Sydney. — Vpur. queries, with Mr. Blumenthal's answers, will be printed in our issue of Dec. 31. No room in this issue,. and next issue will be a special Xmas number. . . Ajax ; O.K., Sydney ; A . \V . , - Goulburn . — Received. . . , J.M., Yerranderie. — Pamplcts forwarded by Literature .Secretary. S.J.B., Childers. — Address forwarded. G.A., Queensland. — -Thanks. :. S.A.C., Ovingliam. —Address changed.
Labor Party will jail the Strikers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Labor Party will jail the Strikers. A Sydx'kv Labor Council deputation ap proached the Minister for Labor on Monday with si request for certain amendments in tie Industrial Disputes Act. Mr. Beeby's reply is worth preserving. He insisted that the unionist.*, the wage- workers, must ' give their loyal adherence to the principle of settlement of industrial disputes by the tribunal established ;' — which tribunal is bossed by the employers' representatives — ' rather than by the strike,' and he pro ceeded to say: ' In the working out of any such scheme there must be penalties provided against those who took part in strikes, and penalties to compel the carrying out of awards. The Government regarded the penalties provided in the 1JI00 Act as, in the main, sufficient, but there would be an additional one. If an organisation was deliberately breaking the law, and if a strike was tak ing place outside the scope of the Act, then any organisation having the benefit of the Act could not suppo...
Propaganda Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Propaganda Fixtures. Domain— Feldhusen (chair), Wilson, Holland. Piiinck Alkkkd Park— Hirst (chair), Shule, Ruth erford. Maiitix Plack— Harris (chair), Sladc, Wilson. Uoi/Miunx-HTKKKT— Hirst, (chair), Rutherford, ? Walsh, Fcldhusen. The Kvenin-; Meeting will commence at 7.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Things are humming in the Holy City, notwith standing that John Verran rules there. Wednes day's daily press telegrams bring word that the baker are out in support of the drivers, the postal workers are intimating that they'll strike sudden if Josh. Thomas doesn't give them what they want, and there is even a probability that John Verran 's irmnM will (?(-.iwi' riiiiniiiL' because of a scarcitv of coal due to the drivers' strike. Chicken-catcher ltoberts, M.H.K., collided witli U.L.U. secretary Dale at a strike meeting, and jjot an awful lam basting. About sixteen other strikes are promised, and when the last mail left, John Verran had chucked saying nis prayers and was heard blas pheming violently in the ear of a piebald cat be hind the back door of the Premier's otiice.
The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
The Press Fund. £ s d Already acknowledged - 5 1 7 4 Per O. Jorgensen (Book 48) — Sheed Is, H.D. Is, Wagner Is J.R.W. Is - - 0 4 0 Billiard Tournament, Club - 0 9 0 Domain Collection - -OS 5$ Per C. Whitmore (Book U)— B. Tracey - - 0 I 0 Per Gaum (Book 45) — H.M. 2s, Germi Is - 0. 3 0 J. Theiss Is, H. Garlisch (3d, A. Theiss 6d, J. Bruchert 2t, C. Jones Is, J. Pohl Is, J. Kah ler Is - - .070 £55 10 iH Advanced as Loans. Already acknowledged -000 Total - 81 19; 9$
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
United States. Sunday's I ndepei .dent Cables' report: ' Tpton Sinclair, the American novelist, whose celebrated book 'The Jungle,' with its revelations concerning the methods ot Chicago packing houses, made such a stir some years ago, is interesting himself in the ease of Mr. Fred. D. Warren, the American journalist, who was sentenced last year to six months' imprisonment. : 'Mr. Wai-reiiis the managing editor ot the Appeal to Reason, America's leading So i&T'V'11! llllrill|! ln-t year he was ? ' y L K;, ' Wluml (t'Jllrl in KilllHil« 'or ? J«l' ?--.. or the postal laws by mailing an H«w«H found guilt* and sentenced by ?Hinge loilock to six months' imprisonment, ^ibscnuently.however, the case was taken on appeal to a higher court. Mr. Sinclair has now made a demand ?'-? .Mr. Warren's release, and has threat ened I resident Taft that if his request is not iiueded there will be a revolution of violence, instead of a political revolution.' As. a matter of fact, it is between th...
An Incident at Sydney U.L.U. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
An Incident at Sydney U.LU. A 'United Lahorkr' writes: Don ald Macdonell spoke for nearly an hour and a half before the U.L.U. on Nov. 28, taking up much time that might have been more profit ably utilised. He was there to talk tne u.L/. u. men into taicingat least one share in the projected Spence Lamond daily paper. Macdonnell's attitude was one of bluster. He said this was a time for straight-talking, and he would hit hard; after which he rambled along to accuse the 70,000 metropolitan unionists of not doing their share in the matter of the new paper, and to tell them of all the money the A.W.U. had spent on po litical organisers, whose work had resulted so gloriously in getting some of said organisers into Parliament, 111 1 '111 1 '¥ T T ¥' T 1 1 ana men, ne saia, tne a. yv.u. inut even voted £1000 to help the New castle miners, who he knew were fight ing a useless fight. Digressing a little, he declared that there had been a conspiracy between the officers ; of the Newcastle mi...
Italy. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Italy. I he eleventh annual con lercnce or the Italian Socialist Party was held at Milan during the last week of October.' The first item of importance was as to whether or not the order of the day f lioiild be reversed. Turati was to open a discussion on 'General guiding principles of politi cal action,' which would include a whole series of questions. The intransi gents moved that Turati's speech bo post poned until after their reckoning with the past actions of the .Parliamentary group. Turati opposed this motion violently,' and it was subsequently lost, the representatives uf ()')!() members of the party voting for, and uf 1 1 ,S&S against. The intransigents did not vote quite solidly for their motion and the so-called discontented Reformists' voted with the other Reformists. Logical and justifiable as the demand for the 're version was, it did not really make much difference' in practice,, as the discussion 'opened 'by Turati was capable' 'of' being widened to every pos...
Socialist Fables. The Wrecked and the Rescuers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Socialist Fables. The Wrecked and the Rescuers. 1!Y W.li.W. A l-'KW years ago there was a terrible wreck oil the coast, and many of the crew and pas sengers, in leaky boats, were struggling to wards the shore. : The boats were woefully overloaded,' and the heavy seas threatened every moment to send them to .the bottom. a life-boat went out to meet them with a big load of life-belts aboard, which the crew of fered for sale. They asked for high prices for the belts, and the poor wretches in the sinking boats clutched their purses and stared aghast at each other. They grumbled at the prices jlemauded, and contended that the crew of the life-boat should be compelled to sell them at a fair price; but the owners of the belts said that would be ' confiscation, robbery, and .Socialism.' The,re was a big crowd on shore, and when they heard the argument between the wrecked people and their rescuers, they be crjuo terribly excited, and waved their arms, and shouted a lot about 'inhumanity,' 'g...
Books, Magazines, and Papers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 17 December 1910
Books, Magazines, and Papers. I in-: Himldnvcr for December prints an ex cellent photo of Miss May Grant Bruce, author (Jf 'A Little Bush Maid,' a work the editor declares to be the best Australian book for some, years. The Booldooer favor ably notices Louis JCsson's now book of verau, Mel Is and Bees.' CllUH. Kni'l' Mlirl f\l ('.lli(..wr/- . inv. i^nliur John Kenneth Turner's ' Barbarous Mexi co, in a book of 8o0 pages. ? .,,AD f«ind edition of 'Poems' by V\.K.\Y. (Mark West, publisher, 8(i0a Pitt street, Sydney) has just been issued. Forty pages are added to the original edition, which was favored with a rapid sale. A typical item in the added poems is that headed Ant and King.' _ Chiis. Kerr and Co, of Chicago, are offer ing -M) copies of 'My Country Kighl or ?Wrong !!—(,ilt! ),()u|. that sent Gustave Herve to a French prison for a term of four years —to each of ')00 people who will send three yearly subscriptions to the' International So cialiH Hc.rjcw. An advance copy of ' The ...
A Column of Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 December 1910
? — ?— ?- — ? o-ictnient or the system. When the workers become agitated, the masters tremble, because thnv im* «*,..«!!„„ »» ««! shoulders of the crowd. ? ' There will be no overwork under Socialism. ?I Here will bj no onforeod idleness when the peo[)le own their own jobs. The right* of man are paramount to the so-called rights of property. . Tuberculosis is a product of poverty, ft is manufactured by capitalism. In New York City they are setting up slot mnchines to take the place of the corner grocery. Clerks are dispensed with. You Urop your money in the trust slot, and take out all you can get and no more. There is no hope for the masses of the people under this system. There will be hope lor everybody under Socialism. Every human being can afford to travel and see the world when the worker is no longer robbed of his product. The high, the successful, have been liv ing off the flesh and blood of the toilers. I hey will have soon to sweat to live. The landlord who rents to the ma...