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Joe Hill. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

Jo e Hill, ? .. — _ — _*». — . ? - By Ralph Chaplin. High head and back unbending— rebel 'true-blue,' Into the night unending; why was it you? Heart that was quick with song, torn with their Head; Life that was young and strong, shattered and dead. Singer of manly songs, laughter and tears; „ Singer of Labor's wrongs, joys, hopes and fears. Though you were one of us, what could we do? Joe, there were none of us needed like you. We gave, however small, what life could give; We would have given ail that you might live. . Your ' -death you held as naught, slander and shame; We from the av/ful thought shrank as from flame. ? -. ?? 1 Each of us held his breath, tense with despair, You who were close to death seemed not to care. White-handed loathsome Power, knowing no pause,. Sinking in Labor's flower, murderous ciaws. 1 Boastful, with leering eyes — blood dripping jaws .... Accurst be the cowardice hidden ii- laws! Utah has drained your blood; white hands are wet; We of the 'surging flo...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Broken Hill & Waihi—A Comparison [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

Broken Hill & Waihi--A Comparison j By TOM BARKER. a! though tlie Barrier strike for the | ;i-',iour week has only been in pio CR..: a few weeks, there has already jMrioiH'd leatures that are strongly icini-i^-''1^ of the Waihi strike of l-!li -u N-?w' Zealand. ??,-?? workers of Waihi prior to 1912 I....; |-v using' Industrial Unionist or I ..;,;ii: ;iiion. been able to abolish the I ,,!,; 'onipetirivc contract system and I j!;:liij.ni-ale the co-operative (or allin I tlii.-iub system). Their success was I (me 1.0 the fact that everyone on the I mining field were in the one organi [ Hiiion. ihe Waihi Workers' Union. I Tim oosses were anxious to force I ili: old bad syFtem on to the work I cj;: but could not. prevail against the I n'.i!?!.1!1.'' organisation. So the bosses I v.jih ihrjiv characteristic unscrupul I osirv'us.i, fostered a scab enginedriv I (1|.' rnioii, consisting oi' about twenty I y.iiiv? U'- minority) scabs, and later a [ bL.;i!i miners' union, which were re...

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

TOOLS. Carlyle said that 'without tools man is nothing; with tools be is everything.' Iu the manufacture of pins by hand it takes 140 hours to manufacture twelve packages of lib. each, wlnle the machine does' the same amount of work in one hour and a half. To make 100 pairs of shoes of a certain grade takes 1S00 hours by hand and 200 hours by maehine, and tha cost of the machine-made shoes is one-fifth of the hand-made. When gingham-cloth was made by hand it took 5,800 hours to make 500 yards. It takes 72 hours by ma chine. In agriculture the same thing is true. A good man with a scytue could formerly reap one acre a day. A god reaper and binder can do it m twenty minutes. The increased effectiveness, ac coiding to United Staes reports, 0 man labor when aided by the use -T machinery, as indicated by tnes ^res, varies from 150 per cent. » some cases to 2244 per cent, otters.— 'World's Work.' Every new truth which &a~ ^ been propounded has for a caused mischief.— Buckle.

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

Pleaders and Bleeders. Tlie 'Australian Worker' seems to be -waking up to the idea that the Federal Labor Government differs but little from any other kind of govern ment after all. I A front page article in its issue of last week takes the Federal Ministry to task for its sins of omission and commission, and then pathetically inquires, 'Is it any wonder that La bor papers ere not pleased with La bor politicians? j To have said anything nasty about the Labor Government or Labor poli ticians but a short time ago would ; have been the blackest of crimes J in the 'Worker's' eyes, but events move rapidly in these days, and per il ' haps in another decade or so the 'Worker' will be prepared to admit, after a little more experience with its political pets, that all govern ments are much in the nature of at ;' Punch and Judy affair: the man be I hind the screen pulls the strings. ! The crimes which the Labor Gov p eminent has committed against the 9 workers of this country are not so mucb ...

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

L W= W. Preamble. T'ne -working class and the employing class have nothing iu common. There can bo 210 peace so long as hunger and want are found among1 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 system. We find that the centreing of the management of industries iuto fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to eope with the ever-growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster 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 condition...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Scenes from the Asiatic War Zone. Diliman, Persia, October 25. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

Scenes from the Asiatic War Zone. By FRANK E. DANIELS, in 'Solidarity.' Diliman, Persia, October 25. Let me tell you a Lew 'thingd about conditions as they are in the.se parts of. the globe. V.hen Ileft the United States last yeai. I travelled seventeen days on the ocean and finally reached Arcb aiiSt'L-- Russia. From there I went to Tibis, Caucasus, and now I am in Diliman, Persia. ?The conditions everywhere are ter rible. Small boys and girls of S and 9 years are compelled to work and fill the places of the grown-ups. Every man from 16 to 50 years was called to the army-— to fill the re serve- lines. The children -of Russia v.rrk for a pittance of .25 to 50 ko ptf.kg a day (12 to 25 cents U. S. money). In Persia it is still worse. There fire no wages here at all. Just the I'tlu-i day I met 11 boy of 17 years, vim is working for 12. dollars a year — lcmemher, a year! Every house in this section has been destroyed. Hundreds of thou sands of men, women and children are starving in th...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
To Mildura. WOBBLIES ON TOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 5 February 1916

To MUdura. WOBBLitS ON 'iOUR. 7'Tramp, tramp, tramp, and keep on tramping!' was experienced in all its grim reality by a bunch of wobblies who left Broken Hill lately en route for Mildura. Owing to the many and varied troubles which I.W.W.-ites bump at ,. times in large industrial centres, sev eral militants were forced to leave the Silver ditv fni' the Hmn 1ininp and seek fresh fields and masters new. The fruit cocliies at- Mildura. Vic toria, have been talking of extra heavy crops and extra shortage of labor, so in order to help them out of their trouble, and assist the poor chapfc in their fruit shearing, a band of sturdy diggers from the drought strk-ken desert of Broken Hill armed with all the neeessary ammunition for the industrial battle, have swoop ed down upon the fertile fields of Victoria, and are casting hungry looking eyes at the lusciouslooking fruits. The march, from the Hill, although a bit rough at times on the industrial soldiers, was indeed a great success freni a...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

ADELAIDE EEADERS B Can obtain copies of 'Direct Ac- B tion' and Industrialist, Literature H from Charlie Russell, bootmaker, H Gibson -street, Bowden, Adelaide, H

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"OUR" TRADE AND "OUR" WORKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

'OUR' TRADE AND 'OUR' I * WORKERS. B The trade organ of the Australian fl Traders' Associations, the 'Australian B Traders' Weekly,' had again, in its fl leading article of last week's issue, H some remarks which should be of in- fl terest to workers. B Australia, we are told, can never B become a 'great export country/' nor B supplant German trade to any extent, BJ until the 'industrial conditions pecu- fl liar .to Australia at present shall B change.' One of the 'peculiar con- B ditions' objected to by the journal fl is, apparently, what it calls 'exces- B sive wages.' B The bosses anticipate, however, fl that the war's aftermath will assist fl them out of this difficulty. Sir Rider B Haggard's scheme of immigration, H the paper opines, will cause a great H influx of population, and 'we may B then hope,' it adds, 'the price of H labor will decrease.' B Workers should mark, note, and ? learn the masters' benevolent inten- B turns -and prepare themselves accord- B ingly. B 'When the...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Literature List. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

Literature List Capital: Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8/- Dep I volume. l l m Ancient Society: Morgan, Bound, I Value, Price, 'and Profit: Man 1 Bound, 2/ - ; paper, o'-! * 1 The Militant Proletariat: l,™;e I Bound, 2/-. UWs- I The New Unionism : T- idon. paper I Sabotage: Pouget. Jjonnd 9/ I paper, 1/-. ? -/ . ? One Big Union: Trautmau. Paper I 6d. ' ? Sabotage: W. C. Smith, papei, I Sabotage: E. G. Flynn; paper 3d 1 I.W.W. History, Structure a I Methods: St. John. paper J ? Revolution and the I.W.W ? pL* fl Paper, 3d. Se' fl Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. Wil- fl liains. Paper, 3d. fl Political Socialism, or Capturin? I the Government: Nelson. Paper. I War: What For (Cartoon!, price I 3d. ? Revolutionary Unionism : E. j. 3 ? 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.' Paper H I I.W.W. Songs: Paper, 3d. ' ? Summary of Marx's Capital- I Hazel, 2d. ? The Diesel Motor: Fnmkenthal I Pape...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SYDNEY PROPAGANDA. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

SYDNEY PROPAGANDA. I The meeting held in the Sydney Domain last Sunday in connection . j with the Broken Hill strike, was a ?.] big success. Over £25 was collect- i ed in aid of the strike fund. The ] meeting was addressed by members of the I.W.W. and Socialist Party. Most of the speakers referred in con- : demnatory terms to the attitude ol the Sydney Trades Council toward.. the strike, the remarks being receiv ed with strong approval by the huge audience present. The usual Sunday evening meeting in the Hall was again well attend ed, Fellow-worker Barker being the lecturer for the occasion. ' ; A benevolent Labor Government owing its position to 'good' Trade Unionists shows its gratitude and its ; appreciation of the meaning of un- ] ionism by rewarding scabs with fat bonuses. The 'loyal' porters who re fused to join their mates at Darling Harbour in the strike of last year, ; have been so rewarded, and now the : 'disloyalists' are protesting. Why? \ Have they failed to realise wha...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ECONOMICS FOR THE WAGE-PLUG. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

ECONOMICS FOR THE WAGE PLUG. Fellow Workers— The identity of interest between all workers is some thing hat can be understood and act ed on before the brotherhood of man is established. To understand the re lation of one worker to another in the same industry and also between those of different industries, you must first of all consider what your purpose in life is under the method of production now prevailing. Your purpose in life is to 'get a ibb,' that is, to sell your labor pow er and receive wages, whereby you procure the means of subsistence. To be useful to those that buy your labor power, you have to produce, not only those commodities which you consume, but also commodities that you. do not consume. If this were not so, of what use would you be to the class that employ you. and how comes it that there are commo dities which the workers never con sume as means of subsistence, and are used only to further production, such as machinery, material to work on, ships, steel rails,...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

?U3 l ? DIRECT ACTION ?& «& 41 4* ^ 4» ?*? *fo ?$? 4» ?& ?&? ?$? WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office: —330 Castfereagh St., Sydney, Australia. y Editor: Thos. Qlynn. 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.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE BARRIER MUNITION WORKS AND THE MINERS' HOLIDAY. BROKEN HILL, 4-2-16. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

THE BARRIER MUNITION WORKS AND THE MINERS' HOLI DAY. BROKEN HILL, 4-2-' 16. For the benefit of readers and soap boxers, I.W.W. or otherwise, it is ad visable at the present, juncture to iuention some facts iu connection with the local 'murder factory' and the 4'i-houvs' dispute, seeing the capi tal that is being made out of our ac tion in striking at this 'critical time for our Hoys iu the trenches.' as the capitalist press all over Australia, puts it. As readers are aware, the diggers on the Barrier are on a 'starvation strike' for a 44-hours week and bet ter conditions, and of course, as is usual, the boss has to look out for something or other to scarify the worker with, and at the same time ? make himself look a good fellow. Some .lew months ago, scenting bother, and knowing what bonehead ed fellows the workers as a whole, are, he decided to erect on this field (for purely philanthropic purposes, of course, you bet!) an apology for a munition factory, and while he was about it h...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Cowards and Traitors. LABOR COUNCIL'S DISGRACE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

Cowards and Traitors, LABOR COUNCIL'S DISGRACE. The chorus of abuse showered upon ? the Broken Hill miners by the capi ''' talist press in their fight for the 44 hour week indicates that the master class throughout Australia are alive to the importance of every fight for a shorter working day. The action of the Sydney Labor Council in re fusing to endorse the action of the miners on two successive occasions jj is, therefore, tantamount to declar ': ing that that body is on the side of .! . the masters in this struggle. The form of organisation which Y\&- i\ the Labor Council represents, irres ! pective of the personnel of its offi cials, has always, of course, been a negative factor in assisting in the defeat of strikes; but that two suc 1 : cessive meetings should be held I | weighing the pros and cons o£ 'the ji ? miners' action, and that delegates j supposedly representing working -, ' class interests should be found actu ally ranging themselves on the side 1 of the capit...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Fighting "Instinct." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

The Fighting 'Instinct.' Sonic people 'jeliovu ;Lnt Organi zation is the greatest thing in liae world. They point to the German, military organization to prove their eomomion. They refer to the Ger man. Sucial 'Democracy. But we do not agree with them. Organization, unless it does some thing — unless, it acis, means noth ing. Perhaps man's natural tendency to light is the greatest of ail his heritages. Some of us see this. We know that it io man's natural ten dency to satisfy his hunger' io seek shelter, and Lo perpetuate the spe cies. Hut he has to light for an op portunity to do these things. From .savagery to civilization it ha.s been the tribe's, and later, the na tions, which have known how to light that have survived. The weak and peaceful tribes met the strong and warlike hordes and were anni hilated. And the old law holds good to-day even, as it did a. hundred thousand years ago; the weak man, thu peace ful man, goes down in the struggle and the strong survive. The .strong c...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Lloyd George's Warning. WILL WORKERS BE READY? (A. MACK). [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

Lloyd George's Warning. WILL WORKERS BE READY? (A. MACK). 'A new industrial Britain is being (developed under the great pressure of war. WE are improving our in dustrial resources almost incredibly. WE have introduced SCORES OF MILLIONS WORTH OF AUTOMA TIC MACHINERY which will have an enormous effect on industries WHEN THE WAR IS OVER.' —Lloyd George. The worker,, usually receives with profound respect the opinions of his SUPERIORS— of those in authority. Did some common working man hint at the fact so candidly stated by the GREAT Lloyd George there is good reason to believe his state ment would be lightly yet scornfully dismissed with the scholarly comment — 'Red Ragger2' 'Syndicalist!' 'An- archist!' But since the warning has sprung from 'one in power' Labor's atti tude will be a nxiously watched, for 'surely they will care'; surely the workers who have so long slumber ed in the lap of apathy will heed the words of a wisdoruite and 'get ready' to combat the coming danger — the arr...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"IF—" [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

'IF-' Some prominent 'patriots' are anxious to stop war — no, not In© war in Europe, industrial war. They are so keen on keeping the former going that the workers are to be dis armed on the industrial iield, and Greed, relentless, unscrupulous Gxei-A, given a free hand to iilch and plun der at its own sweet will. Following upon the request made by the Employers' Federation that no Wages Boards should sit to con sider demands for increased wages during the period of the war, we have now a proposal emanating from other disinterested (?) sources that no strikes should be allowed while the war lasts and 'the employer or employee causing them should be interned.' The employer, too, mark you! How impartial! The gent responsible for this suggestion, one Hagelthorn, a member of the Victorian Liberal Cabinet, knows of course, that Hie boss, according to capitalist law und capitalist ethics, never causes a strike. This is a 'crime' the punish ment for which is strictly reserved for the boss's...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
For The People. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

For The People. By James Jeffrey Roche. I We are the hewers and delvers who toil for another's j gain. j The common clod, and the rabble, stunted of brow and j brain. j What do we want, the gleaners, of the harvest we have j reaped? ' ] What do we wan t, the neuters, of the honey we have heaped? We want the drones to be driven away from our golden j hoard, i We want to share in the harvest, we want to sit at the board. ; We want what sword or suffrage has never yet won for ; man — I The fruits of his toil God promised when the curse of toil '''.'? 1 began. _ ? 1 - Ye have tried the sword and sceptre, the ^cross and the sacred word. In all the years, and kingdom is not here yet .of the Lord. We are tired of useless waiting; we are tired of fruitless prayers; -..'-.. Soldier and churchman ''and lawyer — the failure, is it theirs? i What gain is it to the people that a God laid down His' life If twenty ' centuries after His world be a world of strife? If the serried ranks be facing eac...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BOOK OF POEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 12 February 1916

BOOK OF POEMS. It is the intention of the Press Committee to print a booklet of re volutionary poems within the next few weeks. Most of the poems that have appeared since the inception oi 'Direct Action,' will be included. The contents will include:— 'Man With the Hoe,' 'The Dishwasher/' 'Evolution,' 'The Cry of Toil,' 'Born For What?', 'Might is Right, ' 'Mask of Anarchy,' 'The Way of Kings, Crowned and Uncrowned,' etc. In all probability the booklet will run to 32 pages, and sell at 3d. per coi?y, with the usual reduction for quantities. Orders will be bookei right away.

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