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I.W.W. Men Arrested. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

I.W.W. Men Arrested. As we go to press news has reached us from Melbourne that two members of the. I.W.W. , Fellow-workers Laidler and Wilson, have been arrested. The charge laid gainst them is 'abusive language,' Laidler, it appears, having referred to 'our' scab Prime Minister as 'the black es'. political scoundrel that Labor had ever produced,' and Wilson, it is alleged, used similar complimentary re marks. We say 'complimentary' advis edly, for surelv a mau who has been guilty of the vile treachery to the work ing class movement Avhich Billy Hughes lias, should think himself luck}' in being ' described merely as a 'political scound- ? rel.' Both personally, politically, and ; in all his relations with the workers, who have raised him out of the gutter and , : placed him in a position of affluence, \ Billy Hughes is one of those whom Walt. Whitman aptly describes as 'swarms of 1 wingers, doughfaces, lice of politics, ] planners of sly innovations for their own preferment,' It app...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

SUBSCRIBERS. Subscribers avIio do not receive their 'Direct Action' regularly and promptly are requested to write to the Manage]1, and give particulars, so that he may take steps to get the matter remedied. ADELAIDE READERS. can obtain copies of 'Direct Action' and Industrialist Literature from Charlie Russell, bootmaker, Gibson-street, Bow den, Adelaide. ' MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. Local No. 8, 243 William Street. Monday, 8 p.m. — Business Meeting. Thursday, 8 p.m. — Educational Class. Working Class Economics. — T. Turner, Instructor. Friday, 8.30 p.m. — Propaganda Meeting, ' BrunsAvick, corner Sydney Road and Victoria Street. Sunday.— Propaganda Meeting, Yarra Bank. The rooms are open to all Avorkers every night. All working class papers on file. Good Library. A welcome to all the 'disobedient ones.' I entered Parliament with what I thought to be the lowest possible opinion of the aA^erage member, I came out with one still loAver. — John Stuart Mill. ? ? ? ? There is only one working-...

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 — 19 February 1916

ECONOMICS FOR THE WAGE-PLUG. Fellow-worker, — You ask a question that is pertinent, to our last discussion about the modern wage worker. In that discussion we agreed that the Avage work er is the necessary actor in production of all forms of wealth, whether it be. in the form of means of subsistence, means of production, or that portion of surplus value which is squandered to further pro duction. So far you are on the right way to un derstand your relative position in so ciety ; and now your question as to the form of organisation, necessary for the class struggle. Now that we are the proletarians, that is, without property of any kind, and hardly any semblance of sk;il, the craft union is out of date. To be in keeping with that, form of organisation, workers must have property to sell, namely, their skill in using the hand tools. But in modern machine production machines have the skill, and the workers group around these machines to operate them ; hence the employers buy labor powe...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
STICKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

STICKERS. ( The Press Committee have plenty of | '1 I.W.W. Stickers on hand. They are in large type, smart, and to the point. Each : Sticker has an imprint on it, in accord- ~:- an ce with the boss's law. We Avill send : along 1,000 to any address in Australia for 2/9, 5000 for 12/, and 10,000 for £1/2/6. Please send cash with order. Orders will will be sent to New Zealand, provided 3d extra is enclosed per thousand for ad ditional postage. Address: Manaeer, Box 9S, Kaymarket, N.S.W.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

3 DIRECT ACTION WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration) Office: 330 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Glynn. Manager: J. B. King. 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-Street, Chicago, 111., U.S.A.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BOOK OF POEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

BOOK OF POEMS. 'i i J1 is ilK' intention of ihe Press Com- 1 riiitte.e. to print a booklet of revolutionary poems within the next few weeks. Most of the. jiooins that have appeared since vhe inception of ''Direct Action.' will be. included. j The contents will include. -. — 'Man With ] the Hoe.1' 'The Dishwasher.' 'Kvnln. t lion,' 'The Cry of Toil,' 'Born For What?' 'Might is Right,' 'Mask of Anarchy,' 'The Way of Kings, Crowned and UncroAvned,' etc. In all probability the booklet will run to 48 pages, and sell at Gd. per copy, Avith the usual reduction for quantities. Orders will be booked right away. ? ? ' t

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Literature List. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Literature List. Capital: Karl .Marx, 3 vol.. 8/- per vol. cf^ Ancient Society: .Morgan, Bound, 6/-. ''.. ..-.\i Value, Price and Profit: Marx, Bound 2/-; f '* Paper, tkl. ft: ?- Evolution of Property: Lafargue. Bound ['-.'; */?? L: ; The Militant Proletariat: Lewis. Bound, ^ ^ 2/. !?-?; ;. The New Unionism: Tridon. Paper, 1/8. %? Sabotage: Pouuet. Bound, 2/-; paper, \f'-'\ y- ' ?. -i Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper, 3d. -? , ''- Sabotage: E. -j. Flynn, paper, 3d. I.W,W. History, Structure, and Methods : - ?.' ' ' St. John. Paper, 3d. rt ?; Revolution and the I.W.W.: Pease. Paper, : ''''' 3d. '#/'? Eleven Blind Leaders: B. 11. Williams. ??'.? v Paper, 3d. -\i Political Socialism, or Capturing the Gov- . ' eminent: .N'il.son. Paper, 3d. War— Wh.it For (Cartoon) : Price 3d. Revolutionary Unionism: li. J. B. Allen. ? ':f-- Paper, 2d. ; *' I Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become an In- \? dustriai Union: Alex, (ieorge. Paper 3d. ,; Industrial Efficiency and Its Antidote : T. (.him. Paper, 2d. { - I...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

SYDNEY LOCAL. Meeting's, &e. Street Propaganda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets every Friday and Sat urday Evenings, at 8 p.m.; also Sunday Evening, at 7. j Meetings in Hall: Sunday, 8 p.m.— Propaganda. ' Wednesday, 8 p.m.— Economic Class. Thursday, 8 p.m.— Business Meeting. Saturday Evening.-^Speakers' Class. ! Also Public Meeting every Sunday Af I ternoon in the Domain.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Loafing. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Loafing. Honorary Minister, Mr. Li. Underwood of W.A., in a speech before the Leeder ville A.L.F., gave us another concrete example. ,oii the interests which Labor politicians and Labor governments rep resent. The Minister's speech was reported in tin1 'West' as 'Loafing/' und was given I a prominent place in the nwuev class ? daily. Inter alia, this labor politician I remarked, 'They had developed somo. I thins new in Trades Unionism ? This I system of loafing was un-Australian, and I he believed that those who were leading I the movement were not Australians, but t imported men. They would not have I conscription ; they would not volunteer I (see Underwood in Hell first), they would I not work, etc., e1c, in fact, the Minister's I speech was a long wail, that the workers I (especially the building trades in Perth) I , wove not working hard enough; and that I IT the workers persisted in this 'un-Aus- I tralian' habit, that he, Underwood, I would be likely to leave the Labor I movem...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Sydney Propaganda. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Sydney Propaganda. Week end propaganda in Sydney was highly satisfactory. The meeting in the Domain on .Sunday afternoon was unus ually large, collection, literature and pa per sales being well above the average. in Balhursl Street in the evening, some soldiers, instigated by iwo or three of their Christian comrades, who are mem bers of the Salvation Army, endeavored to .smash up the propaganda meetings. While the. boys were singing, previous to ilie oneninti of the meeting, some thirtv .soldiers appeared, led by the 'Salvics,' and lushed the I.W.W. group. Things looked nasty for a i'ow minutes, but mat ters subsequently quieiened down, the 'victory' achieved by Commissioner Slavery's tools being something in the nature of a Gallipoli affair. The meeting was continued until nearly -S p.m., when an adjournment was made to the Hall, where Fellow-worker King addressed an exceptionally large and at tentive audience, thanks to Friend Slat iery's timely advertisement. In the pursuit of In...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
'Labor' Council UNDER POLICE PROTECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Tabor' Council UNDER POLICE PROTECTION. There is growing evidence that the workers are becoming .ever more dis gusted with theiii; 'representatives' at the Sydney Trades Hall. Following upon the hostile demonstration against the La bor Council, made the. week before last at the meeting of that body when the Broken Hill strike was being' discussed, a large crowd again turned up last week for the purpose of listening to the discus «»«-«. though the announcement that the strikv \vm\ been settled appeared in the morning w^ss of the same date. The Council, evidently not desiring that the workers \At-\ elected it should be privileged to listen io its dialectics on the subject of whether ;i strike is a strike or a seal) is a scab, had issued in structions that only delegates, who were to be provided with special badges for the occasion should be admitted. This course of action very naturally aroused the ire of the workers who were, interested in the matter, and who wished to attend. That T...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

SUBSCRIPTION BLANK i For ... 'DIRECT ACTION.' Enclosed please find P.O. for 4s., for which please send 'Direct Action' for one year to the following address: — Name ? Address- ? BROKEN HILL ACTIVITIES. Rooms, Palace Buildings, Sulphide Street. Wednesday Evening, at 7.30 p.m. — Edu- cational Class. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m.— Business Meeting. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m. — Economic Class. ' I Sunday, at 7.30 p.m.— Outdoor Propa ganda Meeting, near Post Office, in Argent-street. Good Library. Also good collection of Literature for sale. All live rebels welcome. E. J. KIELY.. Secretary, Local No. 3, I.W.W.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SPEAKERS' CLASS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

SPEAKERS' CLASS. ? * ? The Speakers' Class has been restarted at the Sydney Local. There is a pressing need for an ever-increasing supply of able propagandists — fellows who can ex pound and explain the philosophy and methods of the I.W.W. and make more converts, especially on. the job. There are plenty ayIio have a fair understand ing of Industrial Unionism, but fail to make its principles clear to their mates owing to lack of practice in speaking and putting their case logically and concisely. The speakers' class aims at starting fresh ones on the road to effective speaking. It is held every Saturday at 7.15 p.m., at 330 Castlereagh Street.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Direct Action v. Legality [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Direct Action v. Legality During1 the last few weeks some hun tii-ods oi' migratory workers have blown into Mildura to assist in the fruit harvest. From all parts oi' Australia men have, travelled hundreds of miles for a job which will only hist about six weeks at the most. On such a short run, the best methods iirc for the workers to get on the job, .start work, and then 'put in' for more ? wages, shorter hours, and better condi ? lions. Jf ihe boss does not come through I with the goods, a system of irritation ? could be worked throughout the job. if I the boss still remained tight, then Sabot E »iie, which is generally successful in I jiiakinft- him come howling for mercy. I .lob organisation and agitation will ? win the day for the working-class, and I finally defeat the organised efforts of the I master-class. ? But the A.W.U. are in control — at least ? (hey say they are— at Mildura, and, of H coui'se, they do things 'leg-ally.' ? On .Novembor 26th, 3915, an agreement H v.-i.s...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
IMPORTANT NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

IMPORTANT NOTICE. In. future all communications to the Literary Secretary, and Secretary of Sydney Local No. 2, the General Secret ary-Treasurer, the Editor and Manager of 'Direct Action' should be addressed to Box 98. Havmarket P.O. ? * * * Don't forget that all Efficiency and Speeding-up schemes are put forward in the interests of the boss. You and he have nothing in common.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Underlings. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

The Underlings. The masters stand at the head of things; They are lords of work and pay; And we must run till the set of sun, Because the masters say. For we, for we are the underlings, And the lords of bread are they; And \u- must eat though they seivw and cheat, And when they nod, obey. Sometimes there is Avork for every one. And sometimes, barred each gate; And why is it so, the masters know. We only wish and wait. They know when the freights will begin to run, And the factory whistles blow. And the h'res burn and the spindles turn : These things the masters know. / We work and work at things we must. We don't so greatly care, JJ\ the rushing Hume, at the roaring loom. Jn the coal mines' killing air. We fashion gems for a dole of crust, And silks, with a rag for pay; And the things we make, the masters take To make their women gay. There is wit and grace ami courtesy. When the masters meet and dine. Ami the lives of men are ticked on' 1lien, Over the nu1s and Avine: For before Ih...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Current Comment. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Current Comment. The judge sitting in the Arbitration Court in the Tramway Case remarked re the living- wage that 'When the rule of the purchasing power of the sovereign was adopted as a basis on which to lix wages, it had been assumed that only small changes would occur in the prices of com modities, also that the standard of the living of the worker was stable.' is not this tantamount to an admission that ac cording to Arbitration ethics, the worker is only entitled to the necessities of life alter the exigencies of the commodity market and the greed of the bosses has first been considered? Arbitration will o'-the-wisps have certainly landed the workers into deep quagmires. » * i- * Wharf laborers at Melbourne last week refused to handle 1200 tons of flour for export on the ground that bread was al ready too dear in Victoria. A little more direct aeiion of this kind on the part of those engaged in handling foodstuffs would do more to reduce prices than all the tinkering- of econom...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Labor Power Control THE SUPREME FORCE IN WORLD CONQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Labor Power Control THE SUPREME FORCE IN WORLD CONQUEST. The vast European struggle has shown more clench llian e\er before 1hat the deeishe factor in modern world warfare, whether on ihe baLlieficld, on the soa, or m Ihe islrugule bchveen capitalists con 1 eliding /.oi1 world markets, is intensive organisation of the productive power of liie imjiihlri«il workers of a nation. li is ihe splendid industrial organisation of. ( r'cniiiiDy that has enabled the Central Powers of Europe to withstand for eight - eei' molt I hs the onslauuhis of the vast British Empire, ihc hordes of Russia, and Ihe militars powei- of Prance. Hah and -Japan~-\\ liiel) form on paper an almost irresistible coiu;)in-rtion--and to remain, up to the pi'es.-ijt tiiue, victors in 1ho great war. $ The woi Id w.i i' offers a persuasive dem oiisiraiioi] oi'1h- power of industrial organisation highly centralised under a go\en!')H nr partaking in la rue measure of Ilie chamch ristics of th-- medieval feudal stale, to pr...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Our Standpoint. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

Our Standpoint. 'Hie capitalist pross congratulates 'the people of Australia ' on the success of ihe recent \\ ar Loan, over ten millions of Ilic iimounl asked for beiby subscrib ed. A quarter of the total amount was ijj\e,sH'-l by jj\e subscribers, so 'liie peu pje of AuVirulia'' have i\::lly soiiMhiiiy to be proud of in allowing Iheiiisclves to be fco hnnds»i.mn.%l.\ lavced in ilie past. Hence, we presume, ihe co)igr.-;l ulaiion of the press. Otherwise it remain:-, unintelli gible. * *? * » London 'Daily -Mail' ci-iimales iliat the income of the Hriiish Shipping Com panies has im.-n-«'h.d i'roi!i .'J:2:.'.00ii,OOU to C2oU,000,UU0 hhice ihc oinbnak of the war, aii increase of ov1 r .l'00 per cent! Wh ) s.iid 'A r.-ijMialifO.s' War!' # * * i The Uritish Press is howling its rage a1 Germain for import ini- foodsiulfs from. Poland and le,-i\ ini; Ilu Polish peo ple desiituii -ind in j s.ale of siarval ion. 1'iUt Ilie British pr.ss has b( en silent \'--.-v ovei ;i ceninry durinu which ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 19 February 1916

NOTICE, Subscribers and members can now ob tain a complete file of the 2nd volume of 'Direct Action.' The volume contains from number 21 to 55, inclusive, and dates from February 1st, 1915, to the same date in 1916. The complete file will be forwarded to any part of Australia upon receipt of money order for 3s, which includes postage. Prom an historial standpoint, as well as from, an educational standpoint, the volume is essential. All the information re the Newcastle free speech fight, the poster and stickers case, the hundred and one strikes of the year, are contained within the volume. It also includes 'Cresset 's1' satires, Nicholl's cartoons, West's Ballad of Maitbmd Gaol,' 'General Strike,' 'Ar- bitration Court,' and 'The Interrupted Snooze,' as well as dozens of first-class articles and criticisms upon matters in dustrial and political. An early application is necessary, as ? the supply of files are limited. There arc, no files of the first volume left.

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