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"Direct Action." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

' Direct Action.' ? u ? BY A. NEWEY. 'Direct Action' is a paper issued weekly as you see, As a means of educating blokes the same as you and me, For we're working in the factory, and we ain't got time to read Works of wise an learned authors who point out just what we need. .So we contribute a penny to this fiery little rag, Which the bosses of this country think a rather nasty snag, They have tried to blow its light out, but that only makes it grow, For they forget that it is fiery and will spread the more they blow i. t , ,* ? -. . - i . v ?-»? ' They have barred it in New Zeal and as the spreader of a germ, T'will only advertise this sheet, and make the big guy squirm, For to thrive on persecution and to make a louder cry, Has been its lot all down the line— d 'you know the reason why? The profit system now existing forced this paper to the light, j And the selfsame mighty power makes it grow the more they fight, 1 For it ean only die when they do — should they say that won't he ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The New International. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

The New International. The following article, by 1. H. Sloan, which recently appeared in the 'Labor Leader' (England), has been going the rounds of the labor press in Europe and the United' States:— 'Yesterday, I, an Anglo-Saxon, gave you my hand in friendship, in unity, and in brotherhood. Yesterday yon, a Saxon, toiled the same long hours side by side with me. your comrade. Oft we had a cheering glass together, yet ire grumbled as the weary da/ wore on and we felt the utter tired ness of toil. Oft we stood together for a higher wage, a better chance in Jife, and, in Trafalgar Square do you remember? — we sang the 'Interna- tional' day after day together. You and I — we starved rather than take the blackleg's Judas coin. 'I like you well, aye, better than any man who ever walked a bit along life's grey and rugged way with me; and you liked me. I know it not from any words of yours — for speech was not your forte — but oft I caught your kindly look -and felt the warm, firm clasp of ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I. W. W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

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 found 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 earth and the machinery of production, and abolish the wage svsteni. We find that the centreing of the management or industries into ? fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with B the ever-growing power of the employing class. The trade unions ? foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be fl pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby fl helping to defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade H unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief H ih at the working-class have interests in common with their em- H plovers....

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

SUBSCRIBERS. r Subscribers who do not receive : . their 'Direct Action' regularly and promptly, are requested to write to the Manager, and give particulars, so that he may take steps to get the matter remedied. 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, . i ' Sunday Morning, 10.30 a,m., Hall — \ Busiress Meeting. ? ' 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. ,;

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"RETURN TO WORK AT ONCE." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

'RETURN TO WORK AT ONCE.' The last act of Prime Ministei Hughes, previous to his departure for England, has been consistent with all his past activity in the strike-breaking business. Billy, as president of the Waterside Workers' Federation, has congratu lated the wharfies of Port Pirie on their determination to continue handling scab-produced material. The Port Pirie branch of the A.M.A., which is scabbing on its own mem v.fpr. o4- T3r-nlj-£iTi TTill glen pnmPR in for his warm commendation. After this example of his zeal ^on behalf of unionism and working-class solidarity, he has the effrontery to send a long telegram to the strikers whom he has done his best to de feat, the opening sentence of which reads: 'Before leaving Australia, I desire strongly to urge the Broken Hill men to resume work immediate ly.' At time of writing the reply of the miners has not been made public, but we hope they will express their ap preciation of Hughes' recent action on their behalf in language suit...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Forming The Structure. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

Forming The Strncture. (By P.H.) As there is a highly constructive side to Revolutionary Industrial Un ionism, and since the I.W.W. definite ly focusses its attention and its ef forts on the gradual gaining of Economic Power or Industrial Con trol, it behoves the active member ship to equip themselves with a ihorough understanding of the I \V W constitution »nH nf tim m-n. joe-ted scientific form of organisation laid down therein and set forth in its literature, in order to educate their mates and to play their part in the building up of the One Big Union. The I.W.W. Preamble points out i hat 'It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with Capi talism. The army of production must be organised, not only for the every day struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when Capitalism shall have been over thrown. By organising industrially, we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.' Now, it is just in the carrying on of th...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Broken Hill Strike. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

Broken Hill Strike. The' fight for the 44-hour week still continues at Broken Hill despite the fact that the craft organisations in- : volved refuse to assist the A.M.A. \ Some representatives of these or ganisations are making good use of the columns of the capitalist press in abusing the strikers and seeking to justify their own scabby actions. Mit chell, general secretary of the En Kinedrivers' and Firemen's Associa tion, iiita isouuu rtu rti'iJtiiti iui uuiiui;iai assistance for the would-.be scabs at f the Hill 'who are being prevented ^ ' from earning their living because they \. '% refuse to be dominated by the Barrier 3 ' portion of the Amalgamated Miners' Association, which is being controlled by men who are enemies of the trade union and labor movement.' t- Mitchell is. a typical example of the t kind of labor leader whom the bosses «,' admire, and whose utterances are al- 1, ways given a prominent place in the columns of their press. He concludes his appeal with the remar...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BROKEN HILL STRIKE FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

BROKEN HILL STRIKE FUND. The following letter of acknowledg ment has been received from the se cretary of the A.M.A. at Broken Hill, in connection with donation from Sydney Local to the Strike Fund:— Dear Comrade, — 1 received this morning the sum of £40 from you, being assistance from your organisation to the strikers at Broken* Hill, who are out fighting the master class for a forty-four hour week. l desire on uenaii orpine siriKers, iu sincerely thank you and comrades who have so promptly and benefi cently assisted and can assure you that the men here are determined to fight to the last ditch to procure this much-needed reform. Again thanking you, and wishing you all sorts of good luck. Yours in the fight, W. D. BARZSTGTT, General Sec.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Hughes' Valediction. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

Hughes7 Valediction. Thus 'Ausiraiian Worker' on 'Billy's' recent explosions: — The last words oi the Prime Min ister, on the eve oi his departure for Great Britain, were disappoint ing in the extreme. We expected from him, as the of ficial head of the Labor movement in , ibis country, a message of real in spiration, and a firm assurance that durintr his absence Australia would not be left to the tender mercies oi the traitors who deal foully with her while she struggles with a ruthless ?; enemy. ^ And what did we get? A terrific \ , attack upon a very small section of \ t the community, who do not affect B * the situation to anv extent that '- l marks them out for notice, expressed in language .so nebulous, despite its fierceness, tliat many people did not know to whom he was alluding. Not a single reference to the pow erful organisations of capital that are squeezing the life-blood out of ihe country! Not a syllable of condemnation for those who are striving to fasten the curse of...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Soldier And His 'Friends.' [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

The Soldier And His 'Friends.' 'If they shout their abuse they will mid the Australian uniform not quite so patient under provo cation as the Australian politi cians may have been,' says the 'Sydney Herald' in a leading ar ticle. The 'Herald'' does not say whom it means by 'they,' bui as the article is written round Billy Hughes' 'Appeal to the Xa tion,' ami commends him for hiss denunciation of militant indus trialists, t lie intelligent render may draw his own conclusions. Now, the 'Sydney Herald' knows that l.\V.\V. propaganda is far too important for any of our members lo waste their time in the childish and futile ladies of 'abusing the uniform ;' but like Hughes, the 'Herald' is aware that that propaganda is 11k1 most dangerous menace to whnt 1he capitalist press holds dearer than iill uniforms, flags, or frontiers, and that is PROFITS. Hence, while Hughes urges Ihe necessity of ni lacking the l.W.W. 'with 1he ferocity of ;i P»eng;il tiger,' the 'Herald' is not averse to rousi...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

SUBSCRIPTION BLANK Por 'DIRECT ACTION.' Enclosed please find P.O. for 4s., for which please send 'Direct Action' for one year to the following address: — Name ? Address ? Fill it In NOW!

Publication Title: Direct Action
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A Contrast. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

A Contrast. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' wants the erasure of 'enemy shareholders' from the share reg isters 'of our public companies.' It does not see .why German in vestors, who may be fighting in the trenches against the Allies, should be drawing dividends out of Australia. That is a privilege it wants to reserve for the 'Gor Save' exploiter. The patriotism of the 'Herald,' however, stops at that. What it says to the tier man capitalist is: 'We. gave you the Drotection of niiv laws -mo enabled you to make money in our country, but you have abused our trust, so 'you had better take your capital elsewhere,' and it adds, 'Nobody proposes to con fiscate their property. ' Of course not. Such a thing as confiscation of property, even if it is the property of Germans, outrages all the 'Herald's' sense of justice and fair play. Besides, precedents of that: kind, once es tablished, might prove dangerous. The workers might reasonably argue that if the power to do so, was sufficient justific...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN. In an article on the 'Waste of Luxury, ' ' in last week \s ' ' Na wy , ' ' one Portus, tutor to the Work ers' Education Association, illus trates the prevailing thriftlessness of the worker by the following terrible example : — 'Only recently a case was brought to my notice in which a washerwoman, who asked her employer for an advance on next weeK s wages oecause sne was 'hard up,' was seen at a picture show with her family that same evening.' We do really hope there are not many washerwomen in Aus tralia who are addicted to double dealing and wasteful extrava gance of this kind. If there are, they may soon he demanding such high wages that the Wgh and mighty ladies of society will be compelled to wash their own dir ty linen. Push the sale of 'Direct Action.' The boss loves it.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Time To Catch Them. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

The Time To Catch Them. By A. GRAHAM. Perusing the 'Daiiy Mail' of tlie S/S/'15, my eye i'eil upon the iolicnv mg sample oi British oarbansm: — ??\Vhen you see your children n'giii ing in the nursery,' said Captain sir \v. Wiseman, of toe Duke oi. Corn wall's Light Infantry, at a Savoy Hotel meeting yesterday, 'don't re prove them for it. If you do, you are making a great mistake. If th-y do not learn to light when they are children, 'they will never learn when they are men. In my opinion, the onl;. thing on which our safety rests is the individual fighting qualities or our men.' Apparently this British savage knows the most opportune time to get his murderous doctrines into the b. ads of the working class. He be lieves, like the Pope, that if his dia bolical teaching is crammed into in fants' heads until they are seven, the world may have them afterwards. He believes in getting in for his cut while the brain is plastic, and mould ing it to his own murderous ideas. If you see your c...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
STICKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

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.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Smith And The King. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

The Smith And The King. By EDWARD CARPENTER. A SMITH upon a summer's day Did call upon a King; The King exclaimed, 'The Queen's away, Can I do anything?' 'I pray you can,' the Smith re plied; 'I want a bit of bread.' 'Why?' cried the King. The fellow sighed : 'I'm hungry, sire, ne said. 'Dear me! I'll call my Chancellor, He understands such things; Your claims I cannot cancel, or Deem them fit themes for kings. 'Sir Chancellor, why, here's a wretch 'Starving — like rats or mice!' The Chancellor replied, 'I'll fetch The First Lord in a trice.' The First Lord came, and by his look You might have guessed he'd shirk; Said he, 'Your Majesty's mistook, This is the Chief Clerk's work.' The Chief Clerk said the case was bad, But quite beyond his power, Seeing it was the Steward had The keys of cake and flour. The Steward sobbed: 'The keys I've lost, Alas! but in a span I'll call the Smith. Why. Holy ghost! Here is the very man.' 'Hurrah! hurrah!' they loudly cried, 'How cleverly we've done ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Arbitration And The A.W.U. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

Arbitration And The A.W.U. Tlie registration of the A.W.U. un der the Arbitration Act is in the in terests of the master class. Your employers want peace {not univer sal peace), Industrial Peace. They are getting it, and those in this un ion who favor this type of chloroform ing of unionists are helping the pas toralists to delve still deeper into the pockets of the Australian work er. I You organise and agitate to find I that you are permitted to make rules I only by the kind permission of the capitalistic High Court. The cancel [ lation case was an excellent invest I went for the pastoralist if only from I tup standpoint of indefinitely post I poning the station hands' ca&e. The I only way the station hand will get I better conditions is by direct ac I tion. I The arbitration policy of the I A.W.U. is breeding a new type of I 'man' — a type of jelly-fish unionist I whose solidarity ends when he buys I his union ticket. I The Agreement, 'The Sacred I Cow,' that this arbitra...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ADELAIDE READERS [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 January 1916

ADELAIDE READERS Can obtain copies of 'Direct Ac- ^ tion ' ' and Industrialist Literature j from Charlie Russell, bootmaker, Gibson-street, Bowden, Adelaide, The swarms of cringers, dough faces, lice of politics, planners of stf :] innovations for their own preferment ^ —Walt Whitman, On Politicians. ] ? ? ? ?' Politicians are a set of people wW have interests aside from the inter ests of the people, and who, to sti -] the most' of them, are at least --»' long step removed from honest ©«'. j I say this with greater freedom, _ «*? ing a politician myself.— Abr«-a , Lincoln. j }

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

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

Publication Title: Direct Action
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

Literature List. Capital: Karl Marx, 3 i ol., 8/- per I volume. I Ancient Society: Moi-gau,- 'Bound, I Valua, Price, and Profit: Marx I Bound, 2/-; paper, (Jd. ' 1 Evolution of Properly: 1-apui-gue Bound, 2/-. ' 1 The Militant Proletariat: Lewis 1 iJoujid, 2/-. ' Tiie New Unionism : Tridoji Paper 1/8. Sabotage: Pouget. bound, 2/ paper, 1/-. One Big Union : Trautman, Paper I (3d. Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper I Sabotage: E. G. Flymi; paper. 3d. I I.W.W. History, Structure, and I Methods: St. John. Paper, 3d, I Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease I Paper, 3d. ' I Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. Wil- I . Hams. Paper, 3d. I 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. ] Allen. Paper, 2d. 1 Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become 1 an Industrial Union: Alex. I Gfiorpo. Paper. 3d. I ' Industrial Efficiency and Its An- I fcidote: T. Glynn. Paper, 2d. I I.W.W. Songs: Paper. 3d. I Summary of Marx's Capital: ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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