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SYDNEY PROPAGANDA. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
SYDNEY PROPAGANDA. I Week-end meetings were'awell main I tained, though sales of literature in I the Domain on Sunday were not up to I the average. Fellow-worker King was I up to his best form on Sunday night, I and spoke for over an hour to a crow I ded audience at the Hall. I A Fund has been inaugurated for I the purpose of getting a band for the I Local., We have the musicians, and I all that is now required are the in I struments. One contribution of £5 I has already been offered. A band will I be of splendid assistance in breaking I new ground at outdoor propaganda I meetings, so all members interested, 1 who can do so, are invited to send I along their mite. I Fellow-worker' G. Washington has I been temporarily appointed secretary I of the Band Committee. All commu I nications on the matter should be ad I dressed to Box 98, Haymarket. ?
Perth Doings [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Perth Doings (By M.M.) s I I trust the enclosed article will be ? useful for your splendid little paper. § ~y\'e are trying to educate the trades I ball unionists of this city. I have been I endeavouring to fix up a debate on I I. WAV. principles between Fellow I Worker Reeves and a trades hall mag I Date, osie Banton, but he didn't catch I on. We can't get them to defend their I piinciples (if any), nor attack ours. 1 The most we could arrange was to I secure a night for Reeves to give a I half hour exposition of I.W.W. me I i hods at a grand meeting of the I A.L.F., a discussion to follow. We are I stipulating for a public meeting. We I think it will come off all right, but I they have an instinctive sense of the I inherent weakness of their position, I and hence are shy of being drawn in 1 to any argumentative skirmish. I We are having splendid Sunday I meetings on the Esplanade, Perth; it I is the equivalent of the Domain in 1 Sydney as the people's forum. Last I Sunday the meet...
FREMANTLE NOTES. "Compayo lavatore de la monde." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
FREMANTLE NOTES. 'Compayo lavatore de la monde.' F. W. Boggis, being in Fremantle for a few days, Local No. 5 took the advantage of the occasion, and held on November 13th a propaganda meet ing for the Italians. F. W.'s Alex Boggis an3 Maggi addressed the meeting first, in the Italian language, followed by a short address by F. W. Reeves. It was an. inspiring meeting. The first working class Meeting of a true international character ever held in Fremantle. The meeting sustained a spirit of intense enthusiasm. The Italian fellow workers, with the usual excitable and enthusiastic tempera ment of the Latin races, punctuated the different speeches with a fund of applause. Boggis, in explaining the uses of 'Sabotage,' related his jail experiences in the strikes and tree speech fights in America. Providing that the I.W.W. can get in enough propaganda, there is going to be 'something doing' in the next big strike in W.A. Prime Minister Hughes has offered another 50,000 men as a fresh sacri...
OUR ARTIST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
? — OUR ARTIST. 'Direct Action' has been fortunate in obtaining/ the services o£ Syd. Nicholls, whose talents as an artist promise to bring him to the top of the tree in the course of time. Al though little more than a boy in jears, nis cartoons are Deing repnut ed from. 'Direct Action' into revolu tionary papers in other parts of the world. The full-page cartoon which appear ed on the back page of the May Day issue, 'War and the Worker,' has been reproduced in the organ of the Swedish Central Organisation of Wor kers, 'Syndikalisten.' A more recent cartoon, entitled 'The Coming Inter national,' fcag been reprinted in the Lithuanian I.W.W. paper, 'Darbinini- ku Balsas.' It is the intention of the I.W.W. Press Committee to print an album of Syd. Nicholls' cartoons ,of which more will be announced later.
ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL No. 6. HALL, LANE ST., BOULDER, W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL No. 6. HALL, LANE ST., BOULDER, W.A. Wednesday Evenings, in Hall— Class Meeting'. Friday Evening, Boulder Post Office Propaganda Meeting. Saturday Evening, Kalgoorlie— Propa- ganda Meeting. Sunday Morning, 10.30 a.m., Hall Business Meeting. -v -oaiernoon, iteane's Goldfields Hotel, Athletic Club, at 2.30— Lec- ture. Sunday Evening, Boulder— Propaganda Meeting. Good Library at HalL All Beds are JJWted to fli& m and make todustrial unloniam the Topic of the Day. P. H. LUNN.
To A Bishop. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
To A Bishop. ? ? ; ? 9 ? R. M. Rose has, a word with a Bishop: — Archbishop Clark says the British Empiah had entered upon the war from a sense of duty and honour. Of course, the British Empiah holds a monopoly of duty and honour. Its only the German capitalists who are in the war for loot and dividends is in this war for principle— the same as she went to South Africa for. The same .principles have made ier the great Empiah she is to-day. Ask the Chinese, the Indians, the Egyptians, and last, but not least, the starring millions in England. They will en dorse your statements, Archie Bishop. Of course, whether the workers pre fer a priest-ridden democracy to a military autocracy is a mere trifle to you, Bishop. You only get a few thousands a year for soul-saving, while a cobbler gets a 'few shillings. He's scabbing on you, Bishop, and he ought to be interned, or something else. I always thought, after hearing Hi shops and others, that the Germans were a lot of barbarians, etc.; its ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
DIRECT ACTION if & 4? ?& * 41 ♦ 4nfr 4? ^ ?& ?sfr 41 ?&? ?& ?&«&? ?&? n$? *fc ?§* «& ?& -4* WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office:— 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney, Australia, Editor: Thos. Glynn. Manager: Tom Barker. Subscriptions: .4/ per year; New Zealand, 6/ per year; Foreign, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS I.W.W. (Australia) 330 CASTLEREAGH ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS: 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A.
ADDRESSES OF I.W.W. LOCALS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
ADDRESSES OF I.W.W. LOCALS. Adelaide Local No. 7 — Secretary-Trea- surer, S. G. Drummond, 43 Charles street, Unley, Adelaide; S.A. Sydney Local No. 2 — Secretary-Trea- surer, F. J. Morgan, 330 Castlereagh street, Sydney, N.S.W. Broken Hill Local No. 3 — Secretary- Treasurer, E. J. Kiely, Palace Build ings, Sulphide-street, Broken Hill, N.S.W. Fremantle Local, No. 5 — C/o. W. John stone, Burlington Hotel, Pakenham street, East Fremantle, W.A. Boulder Local, No. 6 — Secretary-Trea- surer, F. H. Lunn, Lane-street, Boul der, W.A. Brisbane Local, No. 7 — Secretary-Trea- surer, J. J. Burke, 'Mimi,' Cribb street, Milton, Brisbane, Q. Melbourne Local, No. 8= — Secretary- Treasurer, B. Power, 243 William street, Melbourne, V. Tottenham Local, No. 9 — Secretary- Treasurer, A. S. Graham, TJmang street, Tottenham, N.S.W. NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Local, No. 1 — G. Phillips, Secretary-Treasurer, Kings Cham bers, Queen-street, Auckland. Christchurch Local, No. 2 — E. Kear, Secretary-Treasurer, Madras...
More "Freedom." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
More 'Freedom.' A man named Wm. McDermott was fined £10 or 3 months hard labour at Bathurst last week for 'making statements likely to prejudice re cruiting.' The statement made was as follower— lnose men with something to lose ought to go to the front; if any of them asks me why I don't go I say to him, 'I have nothing to lose; why don't you go.' ' The capitalist press heads the report of the case, 'Dis- graceful Utterances.' There could be oothing more disloyal in the eyes of -the capitalists and the paid pat riots who try to urge the other fellow on than to inform them that if they have something to lose they had bet ter get busy and look after it. Topi Barker would at the present moment be behind prison bars for similar heinous disloyalty,' if it were not for workers rallying to his assistance who recognised perhaps the necessity of urging those whose interests are threatened to go and protect them. The War Precautions' Act, by the way, was recently amended to the ef fect that p...
SYDNEY LOCAL. MEETINGS, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
SYDNEY LOCAL. MEETINGS, &c. Street Propoganda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets Every Friday and Saturday Evenings, at 8 p.m.; also Sun day Evening, at 7. Meetings In Hall: Sunday, 8 p.m., Propoganda. Wednesday, 8 p.m., Economic Class. Thursday, 8 p.m., Business Meeting. Also, Public Meeting Every Sunday Afternoon in the Domain:'
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. Local No. 8, 243 William-street — Monday, 8 p.m., Business Meeting. Thursday, Propaganda Committee Meets. Friday, S p.m. — Propaganda Meeting at South Melbourne Market. Saturday, S p.m. — Educational Lecture at Hall. Saturday, 8 p.m. — Propaganda Meeting at Flinders Park (Yarra Bank). Library and Reading Room Open every night. Working-class Papers on file. Industrial Union Literature on sale. All rebels are asked to blow iilong and make themselves known. All slaves will be welcome. J. LAWRENCE, Secretary -Treasurer.
I. W. W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
I. W. W. Preamble. The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are iound among millions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organise as a class; take possession of the eartn and the machinery of production, and abolish the wage system. We find that the centreing of the management of industries into i«wei ana xewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-growing power of the employing class. The trade unions .oster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby Helping to defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working-class have interests in common with their em ployers. These conditions can...
LITERATURE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
LITERATURE LIST. Capital: Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8/- per volume. I Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound, \ 6/-. j Value, Price, and Profit: Marx. Bound, 2/-; paper, 6d. j Evolution of Property:. Lapargue. j Bound, 2/-. . 1 The Militant Proletariat: Lewis, j Bound, 2/-. 1 The New Unionism : Tridon. Paper 1 1/8. . 1 Sabotage: Pouget. Bound. 2/-; 1 paper, 1/-. J One Big Union: Trautman. Paper i 6d. 1 Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper, j 3d. 1 Sabotage : E. G. Flynn ; paper, *. 1 I.W.W. History, Structure, a*J J Methods: St. John. Paper, 3d. 1 Revolution and the l.W.W. : Pease, I Paper, 3d. ^.. 1 Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. wil- I liams. Paper, 3d. . I Political Socialist, or Capturing I the Government: Nelson. Paper, i 3d. I ===== . Printed and Published on behalf of the fl Industrial Workers of the World, V ? John Hamilton, Chairman of ?re*° ? Committee, 330 Castlereagh-s^^. I Sydney, N.S.W. fi
Up-to-date Socialism. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 4 December 1915
Up-to-date Socialism. Says the 'Pall Mall Gazette,' refer ring to the victory ot Stanton in the contest for the late Keir-Hardie's seat at Merthyr-Tydvil: — 'This is the first contest fought in England on the war issues, and is a complete and crushing defeat for the only party which holds a definite anti patriotic policy.' 'Unionist newspapers are delighted with Mr. Stanton's victory,' writes the 'Sydney Herald's' correspondent, an inspired genius, whose pen pens the following gem: — 'Mr. Stanton is an advanced Social ist, but all for the war, and he warm ly supported the coalition Govern ment and conscription, if necessary. He is opposed to syndicalism and peace talk. Thus, he captured most of the Liberal and many Unionist votes.' The editor o£ 'Direct Action' has received quite a number of interest ing side-lights on this advanced So cialism, of which a few are publish ed. A political socialist perpetrates the following: — Advance, advance, ye Socialists, ad vance in all your migh...
Innisfail, Q. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
Innisfail, Q. The propaganda of the one big union has received marked success during the sugar season. In the mills and among the cutters ewlightened slaves have been preacliing the truths of industrial organisation, with the result that the A.W.U. ticket is being replaced by that of the In dustrial Workers of the World. The fallacy and hypocrisy of the old tradi tions! cn'flHs. natinna.?itv. and craft un ionism, are clearly observedd in the barbarous slaughtering of each other by the deluded workers and in the calm ac ceptance of present poverty and degra dation. On Sunday last, by invitation from the workers of Goondi MilL Fellow Workers Jackson and Henry lectured in the dmnig room. Both speakers re ceived a splendid hearing. The words of truth coming from the speakers seem ing like food to a hungry body. Fellow Worker Jackson dealt largely on the fallacy of the A.WU realising the de sired one big union, showing clearly that it will be nothing more than a loose linking of scab uni...
More Trouble [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
More Trouble — ^ — _ Thus 'Otus' in the Maoriland Worker of November the 24th: — In a recent issue of ' ' Direct Action, ' ' Tom Barker rather amusingly cgm plains that, while that paper has been shut out of N.Z.,' The Maori land Worker' is allowed to publish. In the first nla-»p. TS Tom's nanpr shut out? (We rather think that it's anti - Socialist furiousiiess somewhat pleases Fat.) In the second place, does it follow — and it must, if there is logic in Tom's rioiitentioj! — that, because 'Direct Action' has not yet been suppresesd in Australia,the Aus tralian employers favor its propagan da? An angry note is struck because we remarked that the anniversary number of Solidarity was much abo ve the ordinary LW.W. standard of the ordinary I.W.W. standard of journalism. Tom says that journalis tic standards don't count. We differ. Labour' demands cleanliness. Clean uincss in our press is just as desir able as in our persons. Quite recent ly 'Direct Action' devoted a col umn and a half ...
PROPAGANDA AT COOLAMON. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
PROPAGANDA AT COOLAMON. W. Beatty writes from Coolamon under date 6 1/2/15 :— On Saturday night a meeting was held here by six LW.W.rs, with per mit from the heads, at which F. W. Stewart addressed a mixed audience ing the pure I.W.W. gospel to the attentive crowd, and drawing many intelligent questions, also making good paper and literature sales; all the papers and most of the pamphlets were sold. They tell us that work ing conditions have improved a lot here since the strike that was lost two years ago by the A.W.tJ. The improved conditions are: Wages from 8s to 10s per day, more 8s than any thing else; hours from 10 to 11, per day; some farmers and most chaff cutters finish at 4 p.m. Saturday, and some cutters at 1 p.m., so there is still room for improvement. Men are not too plentiful, but not scarce enough to send wages up. An A.W.U. organiser was present at our meeting, and was challenged to debate by Stewart, but did not take up the gauntlet, telling one of our members priva...
The Perils of Philanthropy [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
The Perils of Philanthropy Frank P. Walsh, Chairman of the United States Commission on Indus trial Relations, in a striking article in a San Francisco paper, recently ^dissected Rockefeller's philanthropy and its motives. The following are some extracts: — Mr. Jolra D. Rockefeller recently favoured the people of the United States with his views concerning great philanthropic foundations, not ably his own, and on efficiency in philanthropy. The article was strik * ing, because it expressed the views of the world's richest man, who is also the world's greatest philanthro pist, and because it can be consider ed an adequate statement of ?? the philosophy that seeks to justify our existing economic and industrial re gime, and the relation of the great foundations thereto. The wisdom of permitting a man to accumulate huge fortunes has of ten been challenged. From the know ledge I have gained in my work as chairman of the Federal Commission on Industrial Relations, I go further and challen...
Broken Hill [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
Broken Hill Fellow-worker Rancie, who tu aeut to Broken Hill some weeks ago bf the general organisation, and rrtxo was clapped in gaol by the authorities for a month, almost immediately oa his arrival, writes under dat* !il»t November, 1915; — Fellow Workers, — I was released from His Majesty'* Palace in Brofcen Hill on Friday, 19th November, and am once again at lib- ** erty, but it seems as if it will not oe -^ for long, if I hang around this quar- S ter any longer. jj You no doubt have heard from the Jj Local about my arrest and imprison- 1 ment, but I will give the facts as they 2j actually took place, and the sequel ta i the rumpus. & Myself and three others were wend ing our way homeward on the Satur day evening, after my arrival here, i when a policeman walked over to us, , ' pushed one of the boys, and said: ' i 'Go on, get out of this!' I turned $ round and said, 'What's the trouble?' when one of the police said, 'That's him!' I was immediately arrested, « run down ...