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LITERATURE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 27 November 1915
♦ ? LITERATURE LIST. Capital: Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8/- per volume. Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound, 6/-. Value, Price, and Profit: Marx. Bound, 2/-; paper, 6d. Evolution of Property: Lapargne. Bound, 2/-. The Militant Proletariat: Lewis, Bound, 2/-. The New Unionism -. Tridon. Paper 1/8. Sabotage: Pouget. Bound, 2/-; paper, 1/-. One Big Union: Trautm.au, Paper 6d. Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper, 3d. Sabotage: B. G. Flyim; paper, 3d. I.W.W. History, Structure, and Methods: St. John. Paper, 3d. Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease. Paper, 3d. Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. Wil liams. Paper, 3d. Political Socialism, or Capturing the Government: Nelson. Paper, 3d. War: What For (Cartoon). Price 3d. Revolutionary Unionism: E. J. B. Allen. Paper, 2d. Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become an Industrial Union: Alex. George. Paper, 3d. Industrial Efficiency and Its An tidote: T. Glynn. Paper, 2d. I.W.W. Songs: Paper, 3d. Summary of Marx's Capital: Hazel, 2d. The Diesel Motor: Prankenthal, Paper, Id. Industrial ...
I. W. W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 27 November 1915
I- W. W. Preamble. — ? O ? com Jn,C WS?ing Claf aud the emPloying class have nothing in W.TL There.T?.an be,no P^ce so long as hunger and want are tound among rmlhons of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life. wm-Wcer+i }7° Classes a druggie must go on until the J^fJ6 word ™S™™ as a class, take possession of the system machinery of production, and abolish the wage fow^u^t that *he centreing of the management of industries into the pvp, 1 W'r hands ma,kes the trade ™*™* ™able to cope with oLT '? ^5*°™ Of *e, employing class. The trade unions nittpH «-™i 7 «T Tm allows one set °f workers to be hS ?faT CT S6t °f Workers in the same industry, thereby SS&M tfc ?ne. mother in wage wars. Moreover/the trade ihTfh* the^mVloymg class to mislead the workers into the belief plovers WOrkmg'class have interests in common with their em inir JLh«e, TfltiOn? Cln be Chan^ed and the interests of the work Sft all it? difnly-by an or^ation fo...
A.W.U. OFFICIALDOM. AT INNISFAIL, N. Q. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 27 November 1915
A.W.U. OFFICIALDOM. AT INNISFAIL, N. Q. T. Healy writes: — The outcome of the propaganda dis tributed among the slaves at Goondi Mill, and the patriotism to capitalistic interests displayed by the officials of the A.W.U. in their recent refusal to sanction the intended direct action of the workers to force concessions and create better conditions, has forced a recognition of the fallacy of assisting to perpetuate such an unfruitful or ganisation. When the slaves were preparing tu attack the exploiters, the officials o» the A.W.U. held aloof and refused to unite, but directly they realised the possibility of losing the membership contributions, as numbers of the workers have since joined the I.W.W., they were greatly in evidence, wildly clamouring to the slaves to disbelieve in the I.W.W. and its truths. 'Don't read its literature,' they urged. They apparently fail to realise that the reign of stupidity and supersti tion has ceased to exist, and the era of rationalism has arrived whe...
Craft Union Subtlety. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 27 November 1915
Craft Union Subtlety. In the 'Westralian Worker' of Oc tober 29, appears a report of a lecture delivered before the Leederville bianch of the A.L.F., by A. H. Panton, secretary of the Shop Assistants' Un ion, on the subject of Industrial Un ionism. Panton gives some interesting facts and figures with regard to the state of unionism in the West. He says: — ''As the unions of this State are typical of the best of Australia, l intend to deal with the system as it afl'ects us here in the metropolitan area. There are about 67 unions in the metropolitan area, including Fremantle and Midland Junction, representing about 10,000 unionists. These unions employ 27 permanent secretaries and organisers, whose salaries are approximately £5,880 per annum. Forty partly employed secretaries receive about £9S8 per annum, whilst the rent of offices amounts to £800, malting a total of £7,668 per annum. Add to this the amount expended in books, sta tionery, printing, postage, meeting rooms, travelling e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
WAR! WHAT FOR? We have a limited supply of the above book, printed on superior pa per, and attractively bound, which will be forwarded to any address up on receipt of cash for 4s 6d. In con junction with 'Put Up The Sword,' the two volumes will be forwarded upon receipt of cash for 7s. Address: Box 98, Haymarket P.O., N.S.W.
Future of the Child Eveleigh Engineers [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Future o! the Child Eveleigh Engineers (By Annie Westbrook.) One of Perth's most flamboyant ec clesiastical parasites has made the starling announcement: 'That the new culture has discovered the free-, dom of the child to express its own ideas.' Might as well talk about the glories ol liberty to an Egyptian mummy, bound with its many wrappings, as talk of free thought under capitalism, with its educational institutions. Pre conceived ideas are poured into the cLild's mind before it has time to think and develop any individuality ot its own. The 'culture'' as ye*t giv en to our children is only the old in a new form. All teachings tend to the same end, the buttressing of the capitalistic system. The whip that' drove the children of tender years into the factories and mines of Chris tian England has only altered in Kind. The exploitation of the child is as great' to-day as ever. The factory and mine owners mutilate the flesh and deform the bones of nis wealth producers by excessive to...
National Power. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
National Power. 'No difficulties in the outer roaas travelled by the British peopit can defeat the fact that tne decisive work of the war will ultimately by done in the factories,' remarks Sydney 'Sun' in a leader recently. The article points ouf that the source of National Power is in effer.t. the job, and shows that 'one cor ner of the United States of America possessed the mechanical means to defeat on the field of battle all the other parts of North and South Ame rica combined, though it possessed a population of only ten millions as against 200 millions of its adversar ies.' It might have gone further and said that a small percentage of that ten millions, the owners of the 'me- chanical means' referred to, possess ed the power of life or death over more than 200 million people— which may be the kind of power the 'Sun' aspires to for a nation, but hardly that which the people as a whole would endorse. The point ot our argument is, how ever, that just as a nation is power ful in ...
"PUT UP THE SWORD." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
'PUT UP THE SWORD.' The Literature Secretary of Local No. 2, Sydney, has a stock of Miss Pankhurst's book, 'Put Up the Sword' on hand. Miss Pankhurst has been the object of much hostile criticism from the patriotic reviewers, who have hpfin howlinsr for her internment for her frank and lucid explanation of the causes of war, and her exposure of the inevitable evils that result from militarism. The book is a triumph of compilation, argument, and logic. Every working man and radical should read the book, which has been com piled, and printed entirely in Austra lia. Every one of it's 232 pages are full of information, most of which is sedulously ignored or hushed up by the bought press. The first edition is nearly sold out, therefore an early application is necessary. The Sydney Local sold over 140 copies during the past week, on their terms of 'Take the book for a week, keep it clean, read it, and if you're not satisfied bring back the book and we will re turn your money.' There has n...
Asinine Aspects of Arbitration. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Asinine Aspects of Arbitration. 'Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground. The einptjfness of ages in his face, and on his back the bur den of the world. Who made him thus, dead alike to rapture and de spair? A thing that never grieves, and cannot hope; stolid and /stunned, a brother or the ox. . . . : Thus 'Edwin Markhamj' in his fine poem, 'The Man With 'jL'he Hoe.' And now, after a quarte'r century of craft unionism, and the political device of arbitration, the Utopia or State capitalism is about to dawn for the full redemption of the wage slaves 'Brothers ot the ox,' we are honor ed with the turther and baser desig nation of being first cousins to the ass. Witness the proceedings of the Fed eral Arbitration Court before Judge Higgins, in the case of the wharf lab orers trouble. The Shipowners' As ? sociation, in which two consulting en gineers gave evidence of the working ?capacity of a man, and in which one of these witnesses quoted an auth...
SOMETHING DOING. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
SOMETHING DOING. The following collection was taken up by Fellow Worker W. Tiutene at Rannes, Rockhampton, Queensland, for the I.W.W. Press Fund. Needless to say, the Press Fund Committee deeply appreciate the donations, which have arrived at a moment when we have a big bill to meet for ma chinery and supplies. The following is an acknowledgment: — W. Tiutene 2/6, A. Zemliaoff 2/6, V. Pemonov 1/, A. Ostrin 1/, John Hodasevich 1-, — .Dozenko 1/, M. She choff 1/, V. Savinoff 1/6, A. Gordon 1/, J. W. Coulson 2/, F. Dunne 1/, — . Henderson 1/, S. Olsen 1/, T. Pffieller 1/, F. Teed 1/, C. Wetzger 1/, D. Hef fernan 1/, G. Long 1/, T. Currie 1/, — . Izenbert 1/, J. Jameson 1/, — . Holbi coff 1/, Z. Pomas 1/, — . Moiseeff 1/, — . Karachoff 1/, — . Borovinsky 6d, Tomchick 1/, F. Lonergan 1/, Mac Michel 2/6, W. Booth 1/, S. Booth 1/, Mrs. W. Booth 1/, Mrs. S. Booth 1/. — . Shvetzoff 1/, J. Glover 1/, B. HU manoff 2/, T. Masterton 1/, A. Bush nell 2/, M. Sowremel 1/, J. Nicolin 1/, M. Helenko ...
Boulder News [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Boulder News I am scribbling some notes from the 1 Golden Mile (?) for 'Direct Action.' | If 1 am disjointed in my utterances j and ungranimatical in my speech — j well I can't help it, as I am the Tic- | tim of circumstances, being as the 1 social condition moulded me. I 1 This fragrant Golden Mile is, I sup- jSl|ij pose, one of most go ahead places in 11&*11 Australia just now; everything is lltHS forging ahead except the thinking s|^ffi power of the worker, and consequent- SfSpti ly wages. Here most men find cone- :MP||8 tant employment — that constant that 'fWS they have no time to thinft. They iS|J«fc don't get paid for thinking, they will '$§Mi tell you. Consequently they pay ,Hfjiii other men to do their thinking for psjpll them, with the inevitable result that HUp naturally those men think first of s|:i^lf themselves. 'SMS Like my predecessors here, I have ;lt£ ;Jj vainly tried to ventilate the wrongs of ;ft°» a set of men who worked on a mine ft iS called 'The Chaff...
Fitzgerald's Chicks COME TO SYDNEY TO ROOST AND RIOT. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Fitzgerald's Chicks ? ? ? ♦? ? : ty% COME TO SYDNEY TO ROOST AND -^ RIOT. H will be remembered that some vreeks ago Mr. J. D. Fitzgerald. * - , ,f M.L.C., expressed a wish (.hat 'some of V the soldiers would come down from Liverpool and kick I.W.W. men and Socialists off the streets.' When a - ' % man in Fitzgerald's position deliber- ' #j alely incites soldiers to acts of vio- ' *4' Jence and bloodshed in the public ' \\ streets, one may expect results of a startling nature. Consequently there - ? M need be no cause for surprise in last , *»$'' Saturday night's riots in Sydney. The S * '?ui:u'.' i lines,' whose particular l»:and of 'patriotism' is on a par with ' '- thai oi Fitzgerald's, even went out of its way to excuse the acts of -our ,' , heroes,' and encourage further trou 'ble of the same character, by ex- I , ^ pressing the opinion that 'if a Hun ,' } )j or two had gone amissing there would '' ! * te no mourning.' The 'Times'' definition of a Hun, ' of course, includes all ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
ADELAIDE READERS Can obtain copies of 'Direct Ac tion' and Industrialist Literature from Charlie Russell, bootmaker, Gibson-street, Bowden, Adelaide, S.A. SUBSCEIPTION BLANK For 'DIRECT ACTION.' Enclosed please find P.O. for 4s., for which please send 'Direct Action' for one year to the following address: — Name ? Address ? nil it In NOW! Every copy of 'Direct Action' sold Is a kick at the boss. Get flubs.
The Murder of Joe Hill. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
The Murder of Joe Hill. The following cable appeared in the 'Sun' of November 26:— i.W.W. SONG-WRITER EXECUTED PROTEST AGAINST EVIDENCE. VANCOUVER, Thursday. 'The funeral of Joseph Hillstroni, the writer of the Industrial Workers of the World song, Workers, Awaken —who was convicted on a charge of murder and executed— was the occa sion of a demonstration by organisa tions allied in the cause of social reform. Representations were made before Ihe United States Labor Federation at San Francisco, and an expression of opinion was secured to the effect that he ought to have been reprieved, as the fairness of the evidence which ^ swcured his conviction was open to doubt.' We published the circumstances surrounding this case in last week's issue, but did not think we would so soon have to chronicle the result. The ruling class of the United States has added another coldblood ed horror to its long list of crimes , against the working class. If Hill had been the lowest criminal on. earth, th...
One Year in W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
One Year in W.A. The I.W.W. has been just about a year in Western Australia now. It was an eventlul occasion in the his tory ol the Labor movement in W.A., when MacMillan, Daly, and Chisten sen arrived there from Broken Hill, with the message of industrial union ism. In reviewing our propaganda for the last twelve months, the fei low-workers will understand thai 1 have endeavored to make a scientific resume as 1 possible could; neither to understate nor exaggerate our ac tivities, but to observe them, and then to state them as they really are. After we had formed the Freniantle Local, we decided to concentrate our energies upon the mining industry, hence the Boulder Local. After a few months' activity on the Golden Mile, the bosses victimised our active members, but what do we care, we had got in our propaganda. After the mine bosses had sacked our speak ers, the Kalgoorlie Council passed a by-law forbidding street-speaking. However, when the time is oppor tune for the I.W.W., that ...
War and So-called Christianity. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
War and So-called Christianity. ? _^» ? (By J. H. Beecham.) All nations of the world are to-day either embroiled in the great war or are suffering from the effects of same. What a reflection upon so called Christianity whose teachers have proclaimed with loud voices how the acceptance and universal adoption of same would bring to the world peace. Two thousand years of ?uiuii; iBauuiugs, auu llie result, iniS awful holocaust. Surely this cannot be the result of the humble Nazar ene's teachings; no .rather is it the result of failing to apply the sound ethics, the ideal philosophy as pro pounded by the Christ to our sys tems of government. Humanity has declined to receive His teachings, and to-day is in the coils of unbelief and cruelty and darkness, and in the habit of worshipping those who own many lands and worldly goods. The Nazarene in His day, was re jected by those in authority who led the people, and the same happens to day. His name is but used as a cloak to hide the greed an...
Going Slow. (To the Editor). [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Going Slow. ? » — _ (To the Ed tor). Dear Sir,— Have read 'Rebel's'' re marks in your issue ol November 13, with great interest, and whilst not in any way doubting your correspond ent's sincerity, would like to put this point of view under his notice: Does he know this line is being built with borrowed money? Therefore. the Ion ser he and his pals make the job spin out, the greater will be the cost of this line; therefore, the interest char ges will amount to much more; this will mean everyone travelling or send ing goods over this line will have to pay higher rates to meet the heavy interest bill, and this will go on for all time, or, at least, as long as the line lasts. Through going slow when construct ing the Victorian railways, the inter at the present time out of every pound earned by the Victorian Railways, seven and sixpence has to be put away in interest; that is why, or at least, one of the reasons, why the fares have been raised lately, and this interest all goes out of A...
BROKEN HILL ACTIVITIES. Rooms, Palace Buildings, Sulphide., street. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
BROKEN HILL ACTIVITIES. ..Rooms, Palace Buildings, Sulphide-., street. Wednesday Evening, at 7.30 p.m. — Edu- cational Class. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m. — Business Meeting. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m. — Econo- nomic Class. ^ Sunday, at 7.30 p.m. — Outdoor'*Propa- ganda Meeting, near Post Office, in Argent-street. Good Library. Also good collection of Literature for sale. All live rebels welcome. E. J. KIELY, Secretary, Local No. 3, I.W.W.
SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
SUBSCRIBERS. Subscribers who do not receive their 'Direct Action' regularly and promptly, are requested to write to the Manager, and give particulars, so that he may take steps to get the matter remedied. Make the job last, if you don 't want in ,11'iu tne unemployed. Industrial Efficiency on the job means prolonged holidays at both ends of the social scale. More holiday jaunts for the boss, and compulsory sightgaz ing on the street corner for the work ing stiff.