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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
*! DIRECT ACTION WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORflAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office:— 830 Castlercagh St., Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Qlynn. Manager: Tom Barker. Subscriptions: .4/ per year; New Ztaland, 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.
Education [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
Education ? « ? 'That the world exists for the edu cation of man, is the only sane solu tion of the enigma.' — R. W. Emerson. How are you goThg to get all tne workers into one big union? Is a question that is often asked the I.W.W. By education, is our answer. Education is the laws of life that makes for man's improvement and happiness. Education is the knowledge of how to live, of how to act towards our fellow men. How is it that an edu cated man is so mucli a more agree able companion than a boor or a bone head? Because he knows how to act to wards his fellow men, and most of all, he has noble and useful ideas of how we ought to live. We must not confuse education with instruction; a man may be instructed, and yet not educated. A man may be in structed in any branch of science, trade, or business, and yet not know how to use this knowledge in the interest of all men. Many of the men to-day, who are looked upon as edu cated men, such as lawyers, doctors, politicians, and university...
EFFECT OF THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
EFFECT OF THE WAR. Professor Ludwig Schleich, one of Germany's greatest surgeons, has spent some months at the front, and also a considerable time in charge of a military hospital in Berlin (says the London 'Daily Chronicle'). He now publishes some of his impres sions, and his remarks hardly bear out the glowing descriptions of wounds and mutilations bravely borne, and of cheerfulness and care less joy shown by the young German soldier released from the firing line. Professor Schleich speaks of a strange, almost awful, look in the faces of those who come back. They are still willing soldiers, some of them eager to get back to the trenches, but the more highly civil ised a man is, the better educated, the deeper his feelings, the more does he bear that indelible some thing in his face, the sign that he has seen terrible things. Physically these soldiers may be hard as iron, 'physically they are not intact.' The officers nearly al ways develop^ an uncanny, maxble, staring look, as tho...
The New Politics [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
The New Politics ? » ? In discussing industrial unionism, many of the workers (especially the Australian working class, who are so steeped in Parliamentarism) can not understand now the I.W.W. proposes to do without the ballot box. To understand the phychology or that the average worker looks upon ballot box activities as a real gain to his class. He will proudly point to the Chartist and to his fore-fathers, and say, 'See how these men fought for the right to vote'; am I to give up that right? The I.W.W. does not say that the workers must not vote at Parliamen tary elections; but tfiat such voting is of no use to the proletariat in the great class struggle. Moreover, that politics is not con fined to Parliamentarism. If we in dustrailists are to discuss this ques tion with our fellow workers in an intelligent manner, we can only do so by getting down to first principles. AlT questions social or otherwise are a matter of knowledge. Science is classified knowledge. Wherever we discov...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
STICKERS. The Press Committee have plenty of I.W.W. Stickers on hand. They are in large type, smart, and to the point. Each Sticker has an imprint on it, in accordance with the boss's law. We will send along 1,000 to any address in Australia for 2/9, 5,000 for 12/, and 10,000 for £1/2/6. Please send cash with order. Orders will be sent to New Zealand, provided 3d extra is enclosed per thousand for additional postage. Address: Manager, Box 98, Haymarket, N.S.W. MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. Local No. 8, 243 William-street— Monday, 8 p.m., Business Meeting. Thursday, Propaganda Committee Meets. Friday, 8 p.m. — Propaganda Meeting at South Melbourne Market. Saturday, 8 p.m. — Educational Lecture at Hall. Saturday, 8 p.m. — Propaganda Meeting at Flinders Park (Yarra Bank). Library and Beading Room Open every night. Working-class Papers on file. Industrial Union Literature on sale. All rebels are asked to blow along and make themselves known. Ah slaves will be welcome. J. LAWRENCE, Secretary Tre...
Literature List. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
literature List. — — 1 Capital : Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8/- per I volume. J Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound I 43/-. ' 1 Value, Price, and Profit: Man- I Bound, 2/-; paper, 6d. '' 1 Evolution of Property: Lapar-me I Bound, 2/-. * I The Militant Proletariat: Lewis I Bound, 2/-, ' I The New Unionism : Tridon. Paner I 1/8. y I Sabotage: Pouget. Bound, 2/-- 1 paper, 1/-. ' ' 1 One Big Union: Trautman, Paper 1 6d. 1 Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paner 1 3d. 1 Sabotage: E. G. Flynn; paper, 3d I I.W.W. History, Structure, and 1 Methods: St. John. Paper, 3d. I Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease I Paper, 3d. ' I Eleven Blind Leaders : B. H. Wil- 1 liams. Paper, 3d. 1 Political Socialism, or Capturing I the Government: Nelson. Paper I 3d. I War: What For (Cartoon). Price I 3d. I Revolutionary Unionism: E J. B 1 Allen. Paper, 2d. ' I Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become I an Industrial Union: Alex. I George. Paper. 3d. I Industrial Efficiency and Its An- I tidote: T. Glynn. Paper, 2d. I I.W.W. Songs: Paper, 3d. I S...
War and Religion [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 11 December 1915
War and Religion ——o—— &nbsp; &nbsp; By 'Ajax.' The part played by religion or those who profess to speak with Divine Sanc tion in tbe present war is worthy of the notice of thinking people. In the first place if we are honest we must admit that this is not a war of ideals. It is sheer clerical hypocrisy to pretend we are fighting for the ideal of Christian ity as opposed to the materialism of Neitzsche and Haeckel. This upheaval is a war for trade and class domina tion. This Christian church never played au important part in trade, neither did it over succeed in convert ing the ruling class of any country to its mysticism and slavish philosophy. In Feudalism, although, the church's power was very great, military ends or priestly intentions, to a greater degree decaying sacerdotalism, fawns on the capitalists of to-day, even if the ex pansion of trade necessitates a slump in religion. This explains why the world witnesses the extraordinary spec tacle of the clergy of...
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
MELBOUBNE ACTIVITIES. fl Local No. 8, 243 William Street, fl Monday, S p.m.: Business Meeting. H Thursday, 8 p.m.: Educational Class. fl Working Class Economics.— T. Turn- H er, Instructor. H Friday, 8.30 p.m.: Propaganda Meet- fl ing, Brunswick, corner Sydney Boad H and Victoria Street. fl Sunday: Propaganda Meeting, Yarn K Bank. ? The rooms are open to all workers B every night. All working class papers H on file. Good Library. A welcome to B all the 'disobedient ones.' fl
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
t r- i DIRECT ACTION *& ?& ?§? «&? *fc «&? *&? 41 ?& ?&? ?$? 4? ?S? ?& «&- ?& ?& «& I?? ?& 41 4- ?& '& «& WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office:— 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Qlynn. Manager: Tom Barker. Subscriptions: .4/ per year; New Zealand, 6/ per year; Foreign, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS l.W.W. (Australia! 330 CASTLEREAGH ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS: 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
Direct Action has resulted in a Tic- B tory for the members of the Store- B men and Packers' Union (Vic). B An increase of 6d per day has been B granted to permanent hands, and B casual rates ' have - been increased B from 1/3 to 1/5 per hour. The Ar- B bitration Court is to consider the B other matters in dispute. A 'bonzer' B strike-breaking institution is the Ar- B bitration Court B
'Honor' Among [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
^Honor' Among - The Sydney Labor Council is ?M-tainly making1 history in its strike-breaking propensities. At its last, meeting; opinion seemed to be divided on the, question, who ?'i'Mi some of the organisations af filiated should scab outright on 'ho Engineers who were on strike for higher pay at Newcastle, or ; whether the council should con ;. i':nt itself merely with eondemn : i ig the action of the strikers. With the Labor Council, appar j, ently, to scab is not so much a ij matter of the violation of princi ple as a question of the degree to which it should be put into operation. ';-il A motion was moved condemn ing the action of the Engineers in demanding increased wages for munition making. The mover of the motion, one Black, of the ' lectrical trades, seemed to have his patriotic ardour deeply moved by the danger of strikes to the 'national' safety and the nation al honor.' 'There were men,' he said, 'whose desire seemed to be to get hold of the labor movement and drag it ...
Literature List. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
literature List. I « ? 9 Capital: Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8A DP, I volume. , m fl Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound 1 6/-. ; fl Value, Price, and Profit: V.rT 8 Bound, 2'/-; paper, 43d ' 1 El^^Pn)Perty:L^-l The Militant Proletariat: Lewk I liound, 2/,. ? . Uls- I The Hew Unionism i Tridon. Paper I 1/8. ? Sabotage: Pouget. Bound 2/. I paper, 1/-. ' ? One Biff Unioii: Trautman, Paper I fid. ' j^J Sabotaje: W. C Smith, paper I 3d. ?? ' ' S Saboteff* : E. G: Flynn ? paper, 3d. 1 I.W.W. History, Structure, and I UMhodi: St. John. Paper, 3d ? R«Tolution and the I.W.W. : Peaae' ? Paper. 3d. . ' ? Eleren Blind Leaders: B. H. Wil- I liams. Paper, 3d. ? Political Socialism, or Capturis? ? th« Gorernment: Nelson. Paper, 8 3d. H War: What For (Cartoon). Price I 3d. ? Rerolutionary Unionism: E J B I Allen. Paper, 2d. ' ' ? Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become I an Industrial Union: Alex. 8 George. Paper. 3d. ? Industrial Efficiency and Its An- ? tidote: T. Glynn. Paper, 2d. 8 I.W.W. Sonfs: Paper, 3d. ? Summary ...
Our Standpoint [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
Our Standpoint V ?? - ' - .iv.li.' .- - ' -? ? ?. .-? '.-: ^-.Tsr^«a A cable message informs us that Germany has called up old men tor active service 'with one eye, lame, hunchbacks^ sufferers from tubercu losis, and heart disease.' The Allies must be a 'cronk' Jot if they can't beat that bunch. -tt? 4fr «, The minimum adult wage for puD lic school teachers in New South Wales is two guineas per week When a Labor Government permits those who have the training of the workers' children to exist, or rather to starve, on a wage of that kind, the workers themselves and their children need not expect much con sideration. * * * ? Says 'Sydney Herald': 'Forty years ago no country in the world could spend at the rate several are spending to-day without/ immediate and irretrievable bankruptcy. Now capital is accumulating with a rap idity never previously equalled in the world's history. Millions now are no more thap hundreds of thousands were then,' # * * This indicates that for the past forty...
The "Innisfail Democrat" [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
The 'Innisfail Democrat' The above is the title of. a sheet 'Circulating throughout North Queensland, and published every Saturday morning' (as the from page informs us) which has 'just come into our hands. Looking through the same front page, one naturally expects something of a democratic nature. 'Hope springs eternal in the hu man breast,' so we are told, but in this case hopes are doomed to disappointment. The front page of the 'Innisfail Democrat' is devoted entirely to advertising; the goods which the North Queensland 'democrats,' alias wage-slaves, have spent their toil and sweat in producing. We pick at random one of the 'ads.' referred to. It is head ed:— AUSTRALIA. Then comes the following de mocratic advice : — 'In Sad Times, Glad Times, and All Times, Follow the crowd to! Nolan's, Ltd.' 'Nolan's, Ltd., has apparently extracted so much surplus value out of he hides of the Innisfail wage-slaves that it boasts loudly of competing with its competi-l tors ''in sad times, glad...
The New International [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
The New International ? ♦- — - 'Solidarity' in its issue of November 13, says: — The Intcr-state Convention of the Italian l.W.W. Propaganda Leagues of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Ver mont, which met in Boston, Mass., Oct. 24, discussing the cruel con flict which is devastating the fair est lands of Europe, and extermin ating millions of youthful lives, inflicting its heaviest damage up on the members of our class; Holds, that the present tragic conflagration is the logical conse quence of the morality of rapine and plunder which inspires the action of all the belligerent na tions of whatever political super structure, from the constitution al democracy to the absolute, au tocracy, and that to-day as al ways the deadly violence of arm« is called upon to settle the antag onisms of interest which spring inevitable from expansionists ii valries and mirages of commer cial supremacy ; Retains, that the German So cial Democracy and the trades un ? ion under its evil inf...
STICKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
STICKERS. The Press Committee have plenty of I.W.W. Stickers on hand. They are in large type, smart, and to the point. Each Sticker lias an imprint on it, in accordance with the boss's law. We ?will send along 1,000 to any address in Australia for 2/9, 6,000 for 12/, and 10,000 for £1/2/6. Please send cash with order.. Orders will be sent to New Zealand, provided 3d extra is t'nclosed per thousand for addition-.' postage. Address: Manager, Box 98, Haymarket, N.S.W.
Conscription by Starvation. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
Conscription by Starvation. — ~^^ Fiftjr thousand more men are needed fi-oin Australia for the war. Conscription in its most in-, sidious form is to be used for the purpose of raising them. The military authorities are not call ed upon to act and force the un willing worker to the trenches at the point of the bayonet. That might cause workers to think that after all there is not much differ ence between the boasted 'free- dom' of Australian democracy and that which exists in Prussia. Governments that call themselves Labor must do things in a less open manner. Instead of the Iron Heel we are to have the cold whip of want. It is an open secret that governments and other large em ployers of labor are preparing to refuse employment to those men of military age who answer the recruiting committee's questions unsatisfactorily. Who will blame the worker if stranded and penniless, he decides to face the bayonets instead of the infinitely more cruel weapon of starvation? Another satisfac tor...
A BUTTON OF RED. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
I A BUTTON OF RED. me devil sat in hie brimstone room ♦ * cozy corner of hell, and grinned | at the way he'd ran the earth since Adam and Etc both fell. He owned »ae rulers and owned the courts; he owned the churches and schools; he '*ned the scribes and he owned the Press, and an the rest of the tools. e haci Et°ned the prophets and kill e« the Christ, and ha* l,,^,-^ «,» 1 uth tt-* 'id, and had furnished in aead a P°o»y faith and a god that *as built of gold. He had collared '«ry old thing in sight, from who lam-the-chunk to a throne, and was b°ssin' the job in his devilish style and bossin' it all alone. 'It's a cinch i have,' the Devil quoth, as he scratched hjnself on the chin, when i gust of suiphur blew on his tail and * 8c*r*d-lookin' imp stepped In. wiitf* the natter now?' the DeTil croaked, as ae swatted a. monster pn^nd the im? h'dtd orer a BUTTON OF RED. 'Your maJeBtr, °-* at that!' The Deril gared on »? crimson badge and the hands that *«? clasped on it. ana he kn«* in ...
The Law and the Stickers. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 18 December 1915
The Law and the Stickers. ? *— — . I On September 14, Tom Barker was I lined £20 at the Magistrate 'i Court I for publishing a sticker whieh advo I catod sabotage, without the imprint I required by the Printing Act. It was I deeided to appeal against the exces I .live sentence imposed, at the Quarter I Sessions. ? At the Quarter Sessions, however, ? Judge Backhouse said that 'we all ? Know what sabotage is,' and refused B to interfere w-th the magistrate 'e de ? cision. A month was allowed in which ? to pay. ? Tho fine, however, was not paid, al ? Though the caso had been heard over ? ten weeks ago. Neither did the police M call around for Barker. The authori ? tins, after the case came off, held £25 M belonging to P.W. Morgan as a ee ? curity for the fine. ? Os F.W. Morgan trying' to get the ? return of his money, he was told by '? ? the Clerk of the Sessions that he would ? have to apply to the Minister for ? Justice. In reply to the lotter which ? was sent to the Minister for Jus...