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REVOLUTION AND THE I.W.W. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

REVOLUTION AND THE I. W.W. (From The Forum) (Continued.) It is only in its conjunction with' their euforceheut of the mechanical shop discipline, and to illustrate the actuality of the industrial State's power, that it is mentioned. This latest mechanical discipline of the rul ing class is perhaps the most catas trophic which has ever afflicted the workers. It is producing that monst rosity — the possibility of whose appear ance has been denied by idealistic schools — the economic man. In turn, out of these facts, there has been c.eatpd a device to off-set and to over throw this latest discipline of overlord. ship. It is known as Industrial Union ism ; that is, union by industries, thence to One Big Union of the work ers. Specifically, it is known as the Industrial Workers of the World. In the struggle between the old political and the new industrial State, the latter had won even before the battle began. It could not help, win ning. Its victory was predestined by the very nature of...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

LOCAL NOTICE. Monday Night — Economic Class. Tuesday Night. — Speakers and Reading Class. Wednesday Night. — Lecture in Hali Thursday Night. — Business Meet ing. Friday Night. — Bathurst Street Meeting. Saturday Night. — Bathurst Street Meeting and Parramatta Meeting. . Sunday Afternoon. — Meeting in Do main. Sunday Night.— Lecture in Hall. Monthly Issue of Direct Action. Up-to-date Library and Reading Room. Stock Literature We have the following literature In stock :— One Big Union, An Outline of a Pos sible Industrial Organisation of the Working Class, with chart. By E. A. Trautman. Price 6d. The Rights to be Lazy, Not the right to work, but more of tho things that work creates with tenure to enjoy them, that is what intelli gent wage workers demand. By Paul Lafargue. Price 6d. On the Firing Line, Report of the Seventh Annual Convention, on the McNamara Case, Ettor and Csou annitti Case, The Lawrance Strike, And what is the I. W.W. Price 3d. The I. W.W Its History, Structure, and ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

ADELAIDE ACTIVITIES. Meets every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, at. Oddfellows' Hall, Mooltan stroot. off Flinders-street. Educational 'classes i\re hold each alternate Wednesday, and all workers iire requested to attend. Tho fee for membership is 2-,/G. Dues. ?/- per month. Slaves interested in bettering their conditions should attend our open-air meetings, which arc held opposite Co wells, Victoria Square, every Saturday night. Any further information desired will bo furnished on request by H. T. KELLY, Secy. 13 Welcox-street, Adelaide.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Born for What? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

Born for What? 'What is the heritage, of such as I? To live to work- to work to lire; , And then to die; to die 'like _ dogs — That is the heritage of such as I. Bhut out from nature's bounteous store By fellowmeu, who own the earth And all therein. .- ? ? 1 beg lor that which nature gives from birth To air brute kind;; and am denied.. . 'Wo cannot earn enough to mine.' I ask the reason why, and mother sobs; 'We cannot earn enough to f-uy. ; Go ask the miller for a job.' I ask, and asking, I become the slave of them Who own the tools wherewith 1 work. 'Work, and we'll give you bread,' they say; And I am willing, for hunge''' presses, And the chill cuts dGep into the bone. So fare I forth to mine or- mill or factory, Where' whir great wheels from daylight unto dark. A child I stand, the dormant intellect, The brotherhood of man within njy soul, Putting on the shackles at. an age When life should be all play — aiid all for bread. Good-bye to childhood, youth and learning — To hope, am...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

The Slaves of Australia Need a WEEKLY PAPER Of Their Own. FELLOW WORKERS if you work you can make a Weekly of Direct Action.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
HOW TO JOIN. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

HOW TO JOIN. Any -wage worker wishing to join the Industrial Workers of the World can obtain information by applying tothe nearest local I.W.W. secretary. If there is no branch of the I.W.W in your district you may beGome a member by making application through the post to any secretary listed in the paper. - - — Do you agree to abide by the constitution Will you diligently study its principles and make yourself acquainted with, its purposes? i Name Occupation i Industry Street Address ; City ; State . | The above applicant, having subscribed to the principles of the pre- j amble, and having answered in the affirmative to the questions, expresses ^ his desire to become a member of the Industrial Workers .of the World, ' and is therefore recommended for membership. To Local Union No. ' By ; Initiation Cut this out, fill in. Post to Sec, Trs., with Initiation Fee. , 1

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Preamble of the I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

The Preamble of the LW.W. The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among mil lions qf -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 earth and the ma chinery of production, and abolish the wage system. We find that the centreing of the management of industries into fewer auu reWBl Uitiius uian.ua me uauc uuiuub uuauie lu vjujjo witu uic cvoi-j;iu-v- ing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of af fairs 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 mis lead the workers into the belief that the working class have interests In common with their employers. T...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ARE YOU ALL ASLEEP? Read About That Diesel Engine and What it Means to You! [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

ARE YOU ALL ASLEEP ? — ? — i.i Read About That Diesel Engine and What it Means fp . to You! f| Possibly the most revolutionary invention, in its effects upon the un employed, and the working class in general, is the Diesel engine, although few realise what Dr. Diesel accomplished when he demonstrated to the world ?at large what his discovery portended. It is now recognised by all indus trial authorities that the Diesel-Internal-Combustion-Self-starting engine is destined to destroy many industries that were generally conceded to be per manently established on a firm basis. With its eventual success the coal-mining industry must be practically wiped out. as the expense of mining will not furnish' the propelling force hitherto considered its greatest asset. Oil is taking the place of coal, more and more. It is infinitely more economical in every way, being more plentiful and much more easily pro duced. As it is an irrefutable fart that the employing class always seek their commodities...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
CONSCRIPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1914

CONSCRIPTION. The following gives the view-point ot a fifteen year old boy on that most im portant subject — compulsory military training— -si boy' who has studied his subject matter thoroughly. Working parents of working sons would do well tn read this article carefullv. also to do a little thinking themselves. Sons of workers might digest it as well. It is peculiarly illustrative of what the mas tor class intends to use your dreams ot empire for— merely for' themselves. — Ed. One of the most insidious laws wliich the capitalists of this or any other country has ever enforced on the work ing-class is that known as the 'Com- pulsory Training Act,' or, as I pre fer to call it 'The Compulsory Traitor Act.' Conceived in the brains of the cun ning capitalists and their political friends this law was passed, in order to enable us to protect 'our' coun try. Oh ! you ignorant workers, whore is your country? You have no coun try, no home, and no freedom! What have you to fight for? Do you l...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
No title [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Sydney Local Notices Monday Night.— Economic Class. H Tuesday Night— Speakers and Resd» ing Class. 9 Wednesday Night. — Lecture in Hs''H Thursday Night.— Business Meeting- «j Friday Night.— Bat-hurst Street MeetJB ing. B Saturday Night.— Bathurst StrtfW Meeting and Parramatta Meeting. B Sunday Afternoon.— Meeting i' D»fl main. fl Sunday Night. — Lecture in Hall- fl Fortnightly Issue of Direct Action. H Up-to-date Library and Reading-K^fl Printed and Published on behalf of JB Industrial Workers of the W'o&m by John Hamilton. Chairman *? IVss Committee. 330 Castk'reaT* street, Syduey, N.S.W. B

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Adelaide Activities. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Adelaide Activities, ft Meets every Wednesday evening flfgjj S oelock. at Oddfellows' Hall, Mooltan-^ street, off Flinders-street. |j§ Educational classes are held eacljjj alternate Wednesday, and all workeiiW ?are requested to attend. ME The fee for membership is 2/6. ^U'^H I/- per month. ifl Slaves interested in bettering ^C'B conditions should attend our open-aijfl meetings, which are held opposite C-jfl tvells. Victoria Square every SaturdiVflj '''ght. ? ? Any further information desirtJd VIM| be furnished on request by SI H. T. KELLY, Secy., ? 13 Wilcox-street. A-lelaid*B

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
New Zealand Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

New Zealand Notes. The Buller seat will create great competition at the next election amongst Labour politicians. A good deal of wire-pulling and intriguing- is jjoing on in official circles. Lawyei O! Regan is the likeliest starter for the .?lunicipal Milkers. The Waihi Mine Company's scab engine-drivers, who forced the great strike mere have received their medais .iftr two years of anxious waiting. Their wages have been reduced fron. 11/- to 9/(5 per day. They are only scabs. Thirty militants have got the sack .it Waihi. Those sabotage stunts are the thing round the Martha mine thest days. Good old Wooden Shoe, Jim Sullivan and Dan CTNeill are ai Waiuta, and arc putting out the reai undiluted gospel, which ought to be in g-ood odour in that out of the way place. The scab unions have received a hearty call to the July Conference. It will be hard work singling- out tht goats. Hand us the microscope, Sweeny. One of the ''greater and grander, and better and nobler, and saner..' ad inf...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
OPERA BOUFFE TO DATE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

OPERA BOUFFE TO DATE. During the past week the 'Daily Telegraph' published the fact that Sir George Reid had addressed a thousand 'Dreadnaught' lads prior to their de parture for Australia. Tbe following is an authentic account j -by wireless telegraphy — of what oc-j ::urred ou that famous occasion, sent j directly to 'Direct Action,' from} 'Onus : ? j (Sir George Reid Addressing, Patriot- ; ically, one thousand Dread-Noth-j ing Boys, en route for Australia.) 1 Sir George l'orgie : I am telling you what I have really. done, I am tolling you what there i& yet to do: «^n My Australia— My Own Australia. Wo know how to handle all this crew. For I grasped tho Golden Apple wlif'U t'was ripe, And now to Europe 1 have brought tho tripe. Chorus of the Droadiiothing Kids: 'Georgie, Porgic, pudden and pie,' Kissed a thousand boys good-bye. Georgie, l'orgiej mostly pudden — Tell us why you speak so sudden? Sir Georgie Porgi« : You may not think this serious, but it is, It is simply jus...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
No title [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

The Commissioner for Income Tax informs us, per medium of the press, hat 'these are exceedingly prosperous times.' You know whom he means, workers. Take the tip, and try and haw &--i:ir A the prosperity come y-mr v.-y. Some people are jubilant just now because a 'Double Dissolution' of Parliament has taken place. If this ?r.eant dial politicians were doubly .-k-ad arid riam:;ed. all intelligent '?.?orki'fri would i'in in t!-'- rh- ???? .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Important. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Important. Fellow workers and locals are in cited to send in reports of activities, news pars, and 'short snappy articles. Above all, don 't send Jong, windy ar ticles about nothing in particular, as the writers are bound to b* disap pointed. Anything of a personal na ture will not be entertained. Although criticism is always welcomed. The first Idea of t lie organisation in to pro pasate the tactics and structure ol tht 1.V7.W., and. therefore, necessarily, this paper will express those ideas primarily. ♦ * * Should any subscribers fa.il to re ceive acknowledgment or tfceir sub scriptions the receipt of 'DIRECT ACTION' will be equivalent to such. fSuould auy subscriber not receive his paper he should Immediately noti fy Manaser, 330 Oastlereagh-ftreet. On the expiration of subs«ripti«ns the number of the last issue due sub scribers will appear ou the wrapper of the paper LIST OF LOCALS. Adelaide Local 1: H. T. Kelly, Sec reiary, Tre. Sydney Local No. 2: C. Keeve, Sec retary and Tre...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

fact Action ORGAN or the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office:— 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney Australia. Editor : Thcs' Glynn. * MANACER— E. A. CIFFNEY. Ma'tcr for public?? on on/y shauid be ao'dresssrl to tha Editcr. Other matter to tha Manager. Subscription, 2- per year. special Terms on Bundle Orders. HEADQUARTERS I.W.W. (Australia): 330 CASTLEREACH ST., SYDNEY, CENERAL HEADQUARTERS— ir,i W. Washington St., Chicago, «-!., U.S.A .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Oh! Those Foreigners. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Oh ! Those Foreigners. ? « ? T/he despised 'foreigner' is certainly showing s«mo points in class fighting to his supercilious brethren in more ''civilised'' countries. In downtrodden Vtussia on May Day, the workers caus ad consternation in the hearts of the jnemy by leaving their jobs in thous .mds boldly telling the master to go to hell. In Italy, too, where the workers are \ho popularly supposed to be under an iron-he-?led despotism, they have so par llysed the power of the bosses, accord ing to the latest news, that even the capitalist press is unable to print its usual vituperation about the strikers. The cables state that in a 'free-for- all' fight between police and strikers, seventeen of the former were injured, and tkre» of the mob (you know whom the mob means, workers!) wft-re killed. The workers did not think tiiis quite squalised matters, so a general strike was called as a protest against the ac tion of the police. If the patriotic British and Australian slave would con ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Coalminers Isolated How "Billy's" One Big Union Fights. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Coalminers Isolated! How' Billy's' One Big Union Fights. Three thousand coal miner? are at present un strike on 'a few collieries i« the Maitland district because they ob ject to working- the afternoon ihiis. The object of a strike, we b-li'-ve,' is to stop the production of ;i certain commodity in order that the bosses may be compelled to gram certain xie m.ind*- r;i'.h.;r th.iu si:li-r .-. Kivat.v: l'-s by the stoppage of pruduc-iion.. In f. -?--.- of this sclf-evid.Tit prnposi !io!i, we find the Uiu'«m !'\*uler- f--?j- fully alarmed lest thr-io -0i»-uUi b-_- any extension of the Mrikc either in the NewcrKile district ur t!u South CoaM. Mr. Willis, sccretsiy -..{ »?!?? Employers' A=*ocintion in tho Ir-tiir district, has trtkert pains to :,k«v.jv th' capitalist press that he feh sure Xhf minor? in th-* South Con?', would follow no such 'inline nnli.-y.'' Mr. D. Waiwv President in the. Xonli. has also given ... ;- ??-? ?' - !'-;d T.ahovr Gov viTirjii-nt t5-.it the strike would be co...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"What are They Saying in England?" [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

'What are They Saying in England ?' ' ? ; ? : ? ♦- ? The cables inform us that the miners of the United Kingdom, the railway men and transport workers, have lined up /ind agreed to take common, action ?n their war against exploitation. Given the necessary education and militancy such an organisation bodes ill for exploiters in the 'Old Dart,' as fcho workers in those industries hold Mm? key to the whole situation in in Justrial warfare. On tho other hand, if militancy is lacking, the abuse, or more correctly, tho non-uso, of such a mighty battalion if labour's forces is potent for as much 3vil as'the old craft divisions. It rests upon the question of whether tin? militant minority is large enough fcb overcome the traditional reactionary tendencies of British Trade Unionism, iud so vitalise tho movement that DIRECT ACTION will be itp one and only watchword. Th© future will de cide. Meanwhile, it in pleasing to note that militants in Great Britain see large potentialities in the new o...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Who said Sabotage? How the Bosses work the Trick. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Who said Sabotage? How the Bosses work the Trick. Mention the little word 'sabotage' to the workers, and how the capital ist press yelps. According to evidence b'.jou: the Interstate Commission thi practice of sabotage has been reduce- to an exact .science by the piano man ufacturers of Australia. One of the methods adopted oi j..botji,g purchasehs has been to sel. Australian manufactured goods la belied with the names of Germai. iinns. Oh, those 'patriotic' bosses . Lhv 'UeraJd ' informs us also tha Liijs iiicihod of saboiagc. (of course, the 'iieraid' does not use a word Oi Mich illrportent) is extensivelv prac tised by other ''business' people. Goods of purely Australian make, we are told, are frequently advertised at the 'best imported.' \ Sabotage is 'good business'1 for the | bosses. When practised by the work I.-.- id an endeavour to better theij [ conditions, it is 'violation of the ! rights of 2-roperty,' 'outlawry,1 ! '.-edition,' or any other name that 1 v.jll be ellicaci...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
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