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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 January 1916

Printed and Published on behalf of the Industrial Workers of the World, V John Hamilton, Chairman of Pr« Committee, 330 Castlereagh-street, Sydney, N.S.W.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE BOSSES' BLOOD-LUST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

THE BOSSES' BLOOD-LUST. How the bosses see red whenever their sacred property is endangered is well illustrated by the following, culled from a Wagga sheet: — 'AN ODIOUS CRIME. 'Incendiarism by means of phos phorus is an ingenious and diabolical idea quite worthy of modern German methods of applied science. Obvi ously this method of causing a fire adds enormously to the difficulties at tendant upon the task of tracing the be done weeks, or even months, be fore it is discovered and when his tracks have — in all probability — been obliterated. It is scarcely necessary to enlarge upon the enormity of an offence of this character. It should be clear to everyone that there can not very well be a much worse crime in this country than that of wilfully starting a fire in the centre of wheat areas at the most critical period of the year. The man who would do this is as vile a criminal at heart — whatever his motives may be— as it is possible to imagine, since his trea cherous act may involve...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Menace of Conscription. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

The Menace of Conscription. The workers of this country will do well to consider carefully what their attitude is to be in the not an likely event of an attempt shor-:iy being made to fasteu upon th^:i limbs the shackles of Conscript Slavery. The plea of 'military ne cessity,' advanced by the advocates of Conscription, is only too transpar ent: even many of the 'supporters-' of the war admit that the number of men who could possimy oe maue available for replacing the daily 'wastage' could not be increased by the introduction of compulsory ser vice. Tiie sinister design of theCou scriptionists is to take advantage ot the prevalent febrile condition or mind (a condition wh.ich the War Mania unfortunately induces in tuo case of the vast majority) to intro duce a measure which would provide the propertied few with a fresh and terrible .'weapon that could be wield ed against Labor with disastrous ef fect; firstly, during the war, to sub ject all able-bodied workers to mili tary law and i...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BAND FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

BAND FUND. The following additional subscrip tions have been received towards the above fund. Some of the instruments have already been purchased, and the Band Committee hopes to see an I.W.W. band a reality in Sydney with in a few weeks. Contributions to the ? fund should be addressed to J. Smith ers. Baud Secretary, Box 98, Haymar ket, Sydney. T. King 1/, C. Robertson 4/, A. Carl son 2/. C. Gunderson 1/, W.R. 2/6, V. Brophy 1/, A. H. Hunt 2/. P. Wheelan 1/, G. Reid -id. F. Farmer 6d, F. S. ifolstrom 2./, J. Bergstrom 1/, C. 01 sen 1/. H. Anderson 1/, C. Hammer berg 1/, Connelly 2/, E. Hansen 2/6, Mr. Block 2/6, W.W. 2/, E. Elliott 2/, P. P. Buckley 2/, Friend 1/, Rowbot tom 5/. Alec George 5/, E. Burt 2/6. W.R. 1/.— J. Smithers, Band. Sec.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE VALUE OF ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

THE VALUE OF ACTION. It is not generally known, thanks to the rigid censorship of a press subservient to the powers that be. a, a vf-ry successful and whole hearted one-day strike recently oc curred near Glasgow. The factors in the district had attempted to raise the rents of the tenants, the major ity of whom are munition or ship yard workers, and. according to the factors, earning higher wages than ever. Hence the rent-raising. A no rejit campaign was embarked upon, raid so successful was st tha*. .evic tion notices were asked for in the local court. But on the morning that the cases were to be heard, over 10,000 men left their jobs and attend ed the coun. declaring their inten tion of remaining 'out' if. the eviction notice? were served. This, despite the heavy pen alties under the Munitions Act to which they were liable for -?ven leav ing their work. Their action had the desired effect — tho notices were not served. This agitation against rent raising has spread to most of the d...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Worker, The Prostitute, And Conscription. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

The Worker , The Prostitute , And Conscription. (A. MACKJ. AH cities in ail civilised and Christianised countries sport a great but 'necessary'' evil— the army of prostitute women. Few men harbor much respect for any of these: 'daughters of' the de vil,' Most men scorn r the women who have fallen, so Jow that they would rather sell their bodies in the street lor men own Denent tuan Hire themselves out by the day or the week to a factory boss for his enrich ment by producing for him. five or six times as much as he giies them in wages. The very proper working man de 'tusts a woman of the street, for she lias degraded herself beyond redemp tion. But now note the logical reasoning and the extraordinary moral l wist oi Mr. Wage-plug. He is prepared to se'l hims--lf — hR ?mental and physical strength — to a 1)oh;; and swing a pick or a pen at command for a fractional part of the result of his expenditure of strength. in what, then, does the man who sells himself in a mine, a factory or o...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Jolts. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Jolts. Politics is a game of lying accusa tions and impossible promises; the accusations make you angry; the promises make you hopeful. But you get nothing in the long run, and yju never will; because, promise what they may, it is not laws or measures that will improve our lot, it is by our own resolution that it shall be improved. . . . Find out what you want — and have it. Yours, yo:irs yours is the Power — you are tie masters of the world. Leave the humbug of Radicalism and Liberal ism and Toryism. Let dead politics bury their dead. Learn to look after your own interests. You are the Kings and Lords of humanity. — Wal- ter Besant. * ? * The swarms of cringers, dough faces, lice of politics, planners of sly innovations for their own preferment — Walt Whitman, On Politicians. Politicians are a set of people who have interests aside from the inter ests of the people, and who, to say the most of them, are at least on 3 long step removed from honest men. I say this with greater freedo...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
'Foul Parasites.' [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

'Foul Parasites.' -By F. HANLON). Mr. Hughes, premier politician of ''_' Australia, apparently in an brgasu of verbal intoxication, has delivered himself of some heated stuff about 'labor parasites.' Said lie at Mel bourne Town Hall:— 'I appeal to the people of tbis coun try to join the Expeditionary Forces. I don't appeal to those men, .who. posing as lovers of liberty, do what they can to prevent men from join ing. . . . . These men pretend to speak as the mouthpieces of Labor and Unionism, but they have nothing in common with Labor or Unionism. They are foul parasites. They have attached themselves to the vitals of Labor. . . . . There is between Syn dicalism — that is -its ? name— and un ionism as we know it in this country a gulf as wide as hell.' Read that quotation over again. Hughes was trying to indict the In dustrial Unionists (though he calls them 'Syndicalists'). But what does lie mean by 'those who pretend to speak,' etc.? The Industrial Unionists are work : ing men. On...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Propaganda Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Propaganda Notes. Fellow-workers Rose and Napier nave left Melbourne for Boston, in the U.S.A., working on a Yankee ship Melbourne Local loses two of ita most energetic members. 1'ropagauda is at a low ebb in Mel bourne owing to the action of the authorities in stopping the Yarra Bank meetings on Sundays, and the Socialist meetings in the Bijou The atre on the Sunday evenings. The members of the Melbourne local will have to concentrate more on job pro paganda, and push the papers among the slaves. ? * * The new local at Mount Morgan is having a rough time with the oppo sition iu the A.W.U., who have re quested the mine management to dis pense with the services of men who are members of the I.W.W. Those responsible seem to be pleased to advertise the fact that the A.W.U. is a boss's union. ? ♦ ? On Sunday last, 16th instant, at the Natives1 Hall, Mount Morgan, Fellow worker F. Madors delivered an ad dri-sa on Industrial Unionism under the auspices of the I.W.W. Further particulars wi...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

'DIRECT ACTION.' Enclosed please find P.O. for 4s., for ?which please send 'Direct Action' for one year to the following address: — SUBSCRIPTION BLANK For Name ? Address ? Fill it in NOW! A politician — one who would -M'- cumvent God. — Shakespeare (Ham let) .

Publication Title: Direct Action
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

DIRECT ACTION 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. *&» 4p ?&? 4* ?&? ^? ^? ♦&? ^ $? ?&» ?&- *b

Publication Title: Direct Action
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Literature List. 1 Capital: Karl Marx, 3 t ol., 8/- per M volume. * ? Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound ? 6/-. : ' I Value, Price, and Profit : .Marx. 1 Bound, 2/-; paper, 6d. -'? Evolution of Property: Lapargue I Bound, 2/-. ' I The Militant Proletariat: Lewis 1 Bound, 2/-, ' m The New Unionism : T' idon Paper 1 1/8. I Sabotage: Pouget. I.ound, 2/-; 1 paper, 1/-. ' I One Big Union : Trautman, Paper I 6d. .-. ; :. ; 1 Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper ? 3d. - .- , ' ? Sabotage: E. G. FJynn; paper, 3d ? I.W.W. History, Structure, and :m Methods: St. John. Paper, 3d. I Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease ? Paper, 3d. ' ? Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. Wil- ? liams. ? Paper, 3d. : ' :fl Political Socialism, or Capturing I the Government: Nelson. Paper I 3d. .'?-? War : What For ( Cartoon ) . Price I 3d. m Revolutionary Unionism: E. J. B I Allen. Paper, 2d. ' I Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become I an Industrial Union: Ales. I George. Paper, 3d. ? Industrial Efficiency and Its An- I tidote : T. Glynn. Pape...

Publication Title: Direct Action
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Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

SYDNEY LOCAL. MEETINGS, &c. Street Fropogauda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets Every Friday and Saturday Evenings, at 8 p.m. ; also Sun day Evening, at 7. Meetings in Hall: Sunday, S p.m.. Propaganda. Wednesday, 3 p.m.. Economic Class. Thursday. S p.m.. Business Meeting. Also, Public Meeting Every Sunday Every copy of '?Direct Action' sold is a kick at the boss. Get subs.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
WHERE WE ARE ROBBED, HOW WE ARE ROBED, AND HOW TO REMEDY IT. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

WHERE WE ARE ROBBED, HOW * j WE ARE ROBED, AND HOW % I TO REMEDY IT. C j (By W. Hogan). ^ Many workers say we are robbed ^ at the point of consumption. What *^ 1 mean by that is that the grocer, r the baker, the butcher, and landlord rob us. They say if wages go up the f cost of living goes up. They forget * that the cost of living is going up all the time, and that we must get an increase in wages to purchase the same amount of commodities that we did before. If the cost of living ; goes up when we get an increase in ?' wages, kow do you account for the f' price of commodities being so high 4 to-day and wages so low? f The prices of all commodities are very high .and nobody has got an in- * crease in wages. We could not have got an increase of wages if we are getting 9/ti below a living wage. * Where we are robbed, lellowwork ers, is not at the point of consumption but at the point of production, right on the job. Seeing tuaL it every able-bodied man working two hours per day produ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

I. W, W. Preamble. I ? ? -™- — —??; ; ' '_ .- I The working class and the employing class have nothing in I f.omiiion. There can be no peace so long as Hunger and want are ? found among millions of working people, and the few who make I up the employing class have all the good things of life. -'? Between tliese two classes a struggle must go on until the I workers of the world organise as a class, take possession of the:' I earth and the machineiy of production, and abolish the wage I system. ? We find that the centreing of the management of industries into ? fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with ? the ever-growing power of the employing class. The trade unions I foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be I pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby I helping to defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade I unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief I that the working-class h...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Capitalist Hypocrisy. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Capitalist Hypocrisy. ' (By AN-J1E \V-EdTi3ROOX.). 'At the Children's Court, Perth, No vember 15th, a boy was ordered to iceeive six strokes of the birch tor wilfully killing a white swan and.d'j Uroyiug rive swan eggs at Monger's Lake. The chairman hoped ihis ?would be a warning to boys who wantonly' destroyed haimiess birds. Others, it caught, wouid be severely dealt with in future.'— News and Notes, 'West Australian.' Ye hypocrites! Ye canting white washed, sepuicures: now can you condemn a boy of 14 to the birch for killing a swan at. this time of whole sale slaughter of our brothers, fathers and sons? At this time, when every nerve is stiaineu, every inu.scle taut, to manufacture instruments of mur der, net of white swans, but of moih eis' works of art, their life's blood, their children. Condemn a boy of ten der years to that most infamous, de grading, soul-destroying practice of public flogging. That which has be come too infamous to he continued in the army and navy — though...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
No title [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

The difference: Craft Unionism sanctifies and embraces wage-slavery; the I.W.W. execrates and is out to abolish it. # # * All social agitation arises from the persistence of right against the obstinacy of law. — V. Hugo. # # * Individualism is only logically and consistently possible if it starts with the postulate that all men must, to begin with, have fiee and equal ac cess to the common gifts of nature. —Grant Allen. # # # The cry of 'Empire' is the crazy cry of imbecile and tottering author ity, not only in England but in all the government-bestridden nations of the West. The case of India*— the ruin of India, where if ever nation had splendid opportunities England had — proves the falseness, the crazi ness, of the cry.— Edward Carpen ter. # # * I entered Parliament with what I thought to be the lowest possible opinion of the average member, I came out with one still lower.— John Stuart Mill. Photograph of I.W.W. meeting held in the Sydney Domain on Sunday, I6tli inst. in connec...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Broken Hill Fight For Shorter Hours. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Broken Hill Fight For Shorter Hours. The light for the 44-hour week at Broken Hill is one which is deserv ing of the support of all militant \.wil-:'r.s. A shorter work-day, be sii'.r-p being the best means of strik ing a blow at the surplus-value of the capitalist class, has advantages from va.'ious other standpoints. .^r, 1':i r nc flip minino- ;n^nr.i,.l, :.-, I coiHT-med, the most important oi' I these advantages is that of heaitb. I and ii is perhaps regrettable that the I miners at Broken Hill are not wag I inu this light for a more substantial I M.-i!i:i'l.ion than four hours a week. I i-oriyfour hours per week, month at I in- mom'a, and year after year, mean I that the average miner is giving his I life fur the profits of the capitalist I class in early manhood, as the lean I ;iii;:i-s of the Barrier are nothing I more or less than poisonous hell I boles. - I Tiie hypocrisy of the capitalist I pp-..,* which is shrieking at the min ers for their 'lack of patriotism,' etc., sh...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Sydney Propaganda. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

Sydney Propaganda. The demonstration held in the Sydney Domain on Sunday by the I.W.W. in connection with the Bar rier strike turned out a huge success. A collection amounting to £14 18s 6d was taken up in aid of the strikers. Fellow-workers Barker, King, and Grant were the speakers, in that or der, each of whom emphasised the far-reaching importance of every fight for shorter hours. A photograph of the demonstration was taken dur ing the progress of the meeting, which appears in this issue of 'Direct Action.' Notwithstanding the heat, all seating accommodation was occu pied at the meeting in the Hall in the evening; the speaker was Fellow worker Glynn, who spoke on 'The Future of Labor.' Literature and paper sales were up to the average for the week, despite Czar Black's ukase against I.W.W. propaganda. On Thursday, during the meal hour, Fellow-worker King addressed a meeting of over a couple of hundred employees at the Randwick work shops. Meetings held by King there in the past h...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I.W.W. Band. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 January 1916

I.W.W. Band. The next practice of the. above band v. i!i l;e held on Monday, 24th Janu ary, at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Bandmaster Thompson desires all prospective players to come along, so that the band can get right along with a swing. Any information about the band can be obtained by writing to the Secretary, Band, 330 Castle reagh-street, Sydney.

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