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THE MASSACRE AT BOLTON. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
THE MASSACRE AT BOLTON. U'''lt Till-: IXTKIINWTIOX.M. SoCl.W.I.NT.l HY DOHA B. MOXTKKIOHK. )-)w w ''', Uwnqjlemhltf Ike. :l, 11)10, stair*: torn 1 1 , ',i r ''''!'''' ''' *'''' 'm ''«« -»?-?? -?'? L ? ''''if™ '?olUm, of Holton, mulbnl } '' -!' ','!'/'« hndjor the »,,mral ,,/„,„, ofl/wm. viol' ''»!'-l-oj .Vawlwter, who hurried to the 1 ''*,'„:„ ? .;'-llm'''l''--'M'''-- ? ? ? Tlmkimitdvqmpluut ?hilZ ! % ''?'', ''' '''?'?''?'?'I- ? ? ? Women, nut S ? i ^ 'J ''lh' ''?'''-l'''''»^ number 1250. . . ami mi I, ''',.' '' ?'?'/'' Hie peril* of umler »«?/ * riHl;. //,„/ ;„ ,,„ agential of liix luilliwj. ' ] Dkatii riots through the darkened pit, And human flesh is rent and torn, w 'He sulphurous flames grip human breath, And brave men's lives ebb out forlorn, unce more the workers writhe and die I To heap the masters profit higher) Jn workshop, factory, field and mine, By poison, torture, fume and fire. But,^ workers, you have 'sympathy' Ol England's king, and bishop's prayer, And platitudes f...
Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Germany. Vorwtrrl* describes it as a great success and encouragement that the eleven meetings recently held in .the. sixth and third elec toral divisions of Berlin were organised en tirely by the women. It was they who dis tributed all the announcements, they were tlie speaKCis — in snort, one wnoie propa ganda was controlled by them. The result was splendid — MX) new members for the or ganisation. The meeting held in Charlottenhof by the Berlin Social- Democrats to protest against the Czar's visit to Potsdam was addressed by Adolf Hoffman. 'who .-warned those present not to let themselves he provoked on leaving the hall, which was guarded by a large num ber of police. The following resolution was passed :— ?' This meetings protests against the visit to Germany of the representative of j.1.~ 'D.ir. .;.i-» .mwrM ill-' +*-v-'nr ? nnfl rnnni-liivt-.OW any connection with it. It further protests against the suppression of the liberty of Fin land, and expresses to the Russian and Fin nis...
Mount Morgan. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
B Mount Morgan, m ? »V I'- .1. 1MI.KV. ^IE,hj?t0fy. of -!*? Morgan reads nibre like fiction than reality... 1^eYio^-?111886 this mountain stood alone in its wild and solitary grandeur, but s,nce then human activity lias been applied to -it 'for flip. n'lirrwu-n «f ?-*—?«.? !,_.??? .. ? „.._ ,„„.,,„„,. „, extracting gold and other ores, and to-day it stands disfigured with great open cuts, smelting plants, elec trical works, etc. Mt. Morgan is connected with the sea board by a railway, one part of which is of such a tortuous nature that it is necessary to have a racked rail to climb it. That is in the centre of the two ordinary rails there is a cogged rail ; an engine is coupled to Jwrfi£S-- etraiV with a coggecl wheel that fits the cogged rail. Thus with two engines, one on the front and one at the rear, loads are hauled to and fro from the Mt to the sea. It is necessary to have a racked engine going down the decline as it is so steep that the ordin; ry braking gear on a train is to...
South West Africa. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
South West Africa. Voi'iavi'ls is now in a Dosition to give de tails regarding the revolt of KalKr workers in German South West Africa, from which it appears that the Kaffirs were simply driven to desperation by the management of the railway -which is under construction. The Kallirs were in the service of the firm Orenstein and Koppel. They would not fii]r-r:i.t.i' lli'rlilftimi.; hnlmr ni.irlo \\w i'll.wr.r. liwiviai'. ? »i miiwi ??'-??_ ' 'Ulll^ ||1( L14\( 1 VI 1111 l\Jt3-? and for the Sundays. Some of them ceased work. In order to combat this, the man agers adopted the method of depriving' the poor creatures of food, and in some cases even of water. What this means can be un derstood if one realises that hundreds of kilometres have to be traversed there in or der to reach the next spring of water. This action infuriated the blacks, and theti the, responsible ollicial sent the (ith Regiment, which was stationed in the. neighborhood, to protect the officials, who were supposed to b...
Adelaide Register: Its Shriek. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Adelaide Register: Its Shriek. Onk issue of the dismal old Adelaide Register resolved itself into a prolonged squeal of 'murder' during the recent carters' strike, with an occasional threat that the capitalists would arm themselves and kill somebody if things didn't alter. The following: extracts are published, not because any one takes the Register seri «..o»j , i^nt in umci wiii people ouisiue oi Adelaide might have something to laugh at in their spare moments : ' Is South Australia a free British com munity, or has it become a dangerous hunting ground of mischievous and un-; scrupulous demagogues who ridicule aud' defy all laws which do not accord with their own perverted ideas?' ' Revolutionary Socialism has been in creasingly atrgressive, and the resistance of the Labor Party to its influence has visibly weakened.' [This is one little flash of truth in a great big flame of idiocy.] 'The industrial troubles now occuring are directly fostered by persons who are, mad enough to bel...
Propaganda Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Propaganda Fixtures. Domain.— Hirst (chair), Mrs. Harris, Hiley, Holland, Wilson. PimnouAw-ukuPaiuc— Cumm (chair) .blade, Kutherford. tloui.iuiKN-sTitmoT.— Harris (chair) , Hirst, Wilson. .Maktin Pi,auk.— Slsule (chair), Feldhuseii, Rutherford.
Spain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Spain. ?l.lie Utalonia.ii strikers who intended to march, to Barcelona on November 5 in a Imnger-procession' were driven back by the regiments of cavalry and infantry which troni the earlieiit hours of the morning, were stationed along the route which the proces sion was to have Uiken. The president of the Labor Federation, Bruno Lado, was ai rested, with Mercot, president of the Metal Workers' Union. The Captain-General of .Madrid, the oiH cial representative of the military oligarchy, has been thrown into great consternation by the success of the anti-militarist agitation, and lu.s requested the President of the Span ish Chamber to give permission thf.tlglesias (Socialist member) should he surrendered and put under arrest on a charge of inciting the soldiers to mutiny.
United States. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
United States. From every quarter of the United States come reports of immense gains. The vote of the Party has been doubled. ^omJM, ?IS:5 in the presidential campaign Dt 1906 the vote has risen to over a million. In California our comrades polled over 150,000 voles! In ll.K)S they only *.r.urul 28,055). , , ..„ r-, Ai;,,,wd,t.i M.is, vear the vote was ov, 000. In WOK it was 1-1, -327. In Arkaisas the Socialist vote has mount ed up from 5,842 to ovur 9,000. In New York the Socialist Party polled 10,000 more votes than Hearst's Indepen dence League. . ?-?,?.. For the. 'first time three Socialists 1m\l been elected to the U.S. I louse ol Iteproson tatives— Victor L. Berger, W. It. Gaylorci, and Otto Bachniann. . . Socialists have been elected lor the hrsst time to the lllinois'and Pennsylvania Slate legislatures. ' . „.,, In 1900 the Socialist Party pulled '?'?.?'?.ll v«JU's; in 1902 it polled 228,-ISM vote.-:; in '*! %\ y£ ' T°-S; IUuU\' I!'0S & P°»«l «»ma?.ni!i^o^??:?hW.i:eI...
Smouldering Fires at Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Smouldering Fires at Broken Hill. IIY A HKVOUTTIOXAHV. Tiik working-class of the Harrier has again been betrayed by the alleged working-class party in the Council known as the Labor Party. A few years ago, this party decided to victimise some of .the militant unionists in the Municipal Employees Union. . The men bad kept this union alive, and thus be csime a menace to the Labor Party in the Council. The La-kr Party being the domin ating factor, then protested against being dictated to by these wage-slaves, so they de cided, not directly, but indirectly, to get rid of the revolutionary wing by means of vic timization. They were too cowardly to do it as a party, but did it through the Labor Mayor, Long, who politely dismissed these wage-slaves one Saturday. The union held a meeting that night, and unanimously decided to call all the employees out on the following Moncky morning. The employees responded splendidly to the call. Even the clerks in the office came out and made common caus...
Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Britain. The S.D.P. .special' effort hind' bad reached £-135 8s 7d on Noy! 19. . H. M. Hyndman sent the following letter '. to the editor of- the Pall Mall Gazette: — 'Sir,— I observe that you make it a very great point against the Irish Nationalists that Mr. Redmond has returned from his tour on the other side ot tne Atlantic witn ?200,000 dollars of American money. Would it not be of interest just now to tell us how many hundred thousand dollars of Ameri can money your proprietor, Mr. William Waldorf Astor, has 'subscribed to the Anti Socialist League and other reactionary or ganisations in order to influence English po litical opinion? In these cases, I take it, American dollars non olent.' Needless to say, the Gazette was silent. Justice prints an article by Ben Tillett on 'The Passing of David Shackelton,' the Labor member who recently accepted a well paid job from the Liberal Government.
The Passing Show. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
The Passing Show. CONDUCTKl) BY OTUS. JIeckntlv the Killingwortli miners' lodge asked the Labor Government to provide re lief works in that district, the mine having onlv worked intermittently for many months and having been dosed down alto gether for two months, while the recent ex plosion there has rendered the resumption of woi-k a very remote possiDihty. The miners have homes in the district, and it is an im possibility for them to leave to seek work in other centres without .involving themselves and their wives and children in want and very great hardships. After having notified the setting apart of an infinitesimal sum for two local works, Labor-member Griffith proceeded to point out 'the anomalous po sition of a Government being asked to provide relief works for able-bodied men. while great public works are being hung up for want of labor, and while an almost univer sal demand is being made from all parts of the State for theimportation of immigrants to enable the industries ...
IN THE FIRING LINE. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
IN THE FIRING LINE. Comb out, my friend, in the tiring line ! There's work for you to do : Come out where the bullets full like hail aim thc,rilnks °f the virile fe-v; And folly ot ignorant hosts ; Where the ela.«h of arm* hath sweeter clmrins Xilctn ftiiM net I* rrirtti 'u I^.ti^K. .* i ? t Tliere is joy at the. front, where we. stand the brunt Of the storm and stress of fight; nith a swelling heart do we take our part Anduarry the banners of Light. In the tiring lino, rich draughts of wine wine of a purpose great— Hear us along, us a ringing song, To Victory's golden gate. ? —A. .Xkkdha.m, in 'The Uadieals. ' '
Sabotage. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Sabotage. 15 V AfSTIX I.KWIS. A -*ew factor is arising to complicate or perhaps to simplify the labor struggle. It has a slang French name, because it arose first in France in a practical form, and because there is at least one French paper, La Gnaw Sociale, devoted to its pro paganda. Sabotage is in brief the destruction of the property of em ployers by employees in pursuance of a definite revolutionary policy. Such property may belong to the Government or to an individual. All capitalistic property is indeed the ob ject against which the French anti militarists under the leadership of Gustav Herve direct their efforts. Soldiers are called upon to destroy the arms and the equipment of the Government, and to render useless the materials of war as far as they can venture to do so. They are di rected to lose necessary mechanical parts of the rifles and guns, and to throw out of gear the myriad me chanical contrivances upon the har monious relations of which the suc cess of any army ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
To our Contributors. ? « — : — ('i).viKinrroi(S to Thk Ixtkiinatioxai. Socialist are ntiniiutud Unit our space is exceedingly limited. The I'fon; short article? and rrisp and snappy p«r asrrajilw will have the best ehaiur of si'iuirmjr puh lication. . ??Writers are asked to note that preterenee will be jriven to articles dealing with eurrent industrial and political events from a Revo rtlonary Socialist viewpoint. Articles must not exceed 1000 words. Open Column contributions exceeding oOO words cannot be printed. Write legibly, on one side of the paper only, and leave good space between the lines. When posting, leave ends open, and mark ' Press Copy Only.' A penny stamp will then be sufficient from any part of Australia. Address to ' The Editor.'-' .??--._-.?- — - Every contribution must bear the writer's name —not necessarily for publication. Friends and Members visiting Thk Intkk xatioxai- Socialist Office are urged to assist in getting business done with expedition. DON'T STAY T...
Italy. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Italy. The Italian Government has prepared a liill extending the franchise to all who can read and write, adding 1,51)0,000 voters to the electorates. This will still leave a great proportion of the people voteless. Capital ism prevents the workers from learning to read and write, and then penalises them be cause they can't read and 'write.
International Notes. France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
j International Notes. France. A mix has been introduced into the French Parliament making a railway strike 'equiv- alent to sal totagc and an encroachment on public rights.' An excited debate has taken place in the French Chamber of Deputies, the Socialists iliuii:iii(lin(r tln- rr'in^hifi'ini'nf - iF (In. i-w.fi--! * ised railway men. The Premier refused to entertain any proposal to give justice to the victimised strikers, and eventually a vote of confidence in the Government 'was carried by 3'vl votes to .100. The Socialist Dumas declares' that the party will oppose such systematic obstruc tion to Briand that the latter will rind him-, self forched to dissolve the Chamber. Ja lire's! also predicts that great dilliculties will be put in the way of the new Cabinet by the Socialists. lniliard, the editor of the paper Anarchic, has been condemned to a year's imprison ment, and a line of ;-UU0 francs, for an anti militarisL article^ ?
Insurrection Rather than War. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
Insurrection Rather than War. I!Y CJUSTAV HEKVE, IN ' MY COUNTRY, IUGHT OH WKONU.' What is a country? For anybody who is not satisfied with words, or anjbody who wants to forget for a moment the fantastic definitions of a Country which have been taught him at school, a Country is a group of men living under the same laws ; because they themselves or their ancestors have been brought willingly or by force, more often by force, to obey the same sovereign, the same government. Patriotism groups men according to their land of origin, as decided by the vicissitudes of history; within every country, thanks to the patriotic link, rich and poor unite against the foreigner. Socialism groups men, poor against rich, class against class, without taking into ac count the differences of race and language, and over and above the frontiers traced by history. * *' * To the poor, to the crowds of lesser civil servants, small traders without credit, peas ants without capital, the propertyless mass and...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 31 December 1910
, The Spanish Chamber of Deputies, by 10S.' votes' to 20, has passed Senor Cadcna's bill limiting religious establishments in Spain. David Storey's party of seven has decided to call itself the Democratic Party. Nego ciations are said to be proceeding for an alliance with Mr. McCrystal. At Goulburn a blind man has been lined for selling soft drinks and fruit on Sundays — a thing the Labor Governenint now per mits every Sydney shopkeeper to do with impunity. The blind man had previously been told he wouldn't be interfered with. .Donald Macdonell was right when, ten years ago, ho said: ' The law's a hass.' So are the people who administer it. ?