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Modern Strikebreakers. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Modern | Strikebreakers A 1 r ? 4. ? The Labour Government of Xe« South Wales is rapidly breaking- ali records in the gentle art of strike breaking-. 13y this, it is not meant that we expect an opposle tendency from any government under capitalism, m. matter how constituted. The Laboui Government, however, has shown such .?c.pcct for the interests of the employ ms class, and has ser .-d and is con linuing to serve tliose interests st jaithiujiy, that it is worthy of oui -pecial admiration. After McGowen had issued his now amous manifesto to all 'loyal citi zens' to rally to the defence of th-- ^jas Company in Sydney, and to taki .lie place of the gas-workers on strike; after ferrymen, slaughtermen, railway men, ironworkers, etc., hud been fuieo for daring to jeopardise the profits o' their masters; after Labour Ministei Griffiths had locked out workers at u-dfern and ordered railwayman who ?efused to transpon scab material back .o work' under certaiii pains and peml -ies-Oiie would ...

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

Jolts. Statistics show that an army of uvi-i ?Ji'.UiJi) girls are employed in the in.inuf:u:miini-- industries of the coun try at an awr.ijri1 wage of U-js thai', fifteen shilings pur week. Another 3D.000 are. employed at wakcs vary ing from fifteen to twenty-five shil lings. No wonder ''the social evil' is troubling the parsons. Dr. Artlrur, M.L.A.. wants 100.000 »-irl .niigv.'n^ presumably n intensify 'the social evil'' problem. Private properly orginaled in usur pation. — St. Augustine. Privaio property is the first fruit of iniquity. — St. Clement. Opulence is always the result of theft. — St. Jerome. Nature gave all things in eoimnou for tho use of all : usurpation created pri vate right. — St. Ambrose. Archbishop Kelly would doubtless de nounce tho 'Fathers of the Church.'' if thoy lived nowadays, as enemies of society. It has been seen that these minutiae which, with military precision, regulate by stroke of tho clock the times, limit*, pauses of tho work, were not at all the...

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

f J Our Standpoint. 8| '. Speaking to the Society of Artists, IB | Premier Bill Ifolman informed his I i audience that 'Australians had done 3 I well on the material side, and the iS§il Question nmir 11-^c ii-li*3»ln»r t1i*»\* wmilH I |g develop into a race which should pro | |- ducc great works of imagination, or 3j j whether they were to remain hewers of _ r-s wood and drawers of water.' Ijl' Government slaves, under the b :ii« Ijp vulent auspices of Iiolman and lit.., afe. who are receiving- even less than the ip 'living' wage of £:2 Ss. per week, 4§ :':-' ^u~t I1OW n;i'!1£ 'heir imaginations Uj- fully developed in finding- a way to 9g nub- ond« moot. A High School will shortly be built on the site where Darling-hurst Gaol now stands. 'There is a sort of poetic justice,' says the ''Herald.' 'that where once malefactors paid the penalty of their misdeeds, young people will soon be hard at work equipping themselves to play a useful part in the battle of life.' Few of the children o...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MODERN CAPITALISM. How it Battens and Fattens on Child Labor. Workless Adults, Why Your Sweated Children? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

MODERN CAPITALISM. 1 How it Battens and Fattens on Child I Labor. Workless Adults, Why I i Your Sweated Children ? ► i. ? i i : F Oik1 oi the niobi 5eiiuus pruoioms 1 1 that has ever laced the working- class f * is that of the unemployed. It affect? j| the entire class, skilled — bo-called — and b unskilled alike. Jt is a problem that Is must be dealt with in an intelligent jjl manner, or our energy will be wasted. 111 To cope with it we must know how it IB came to be- -its cause. This implies a hr working knowledge of economics. 3B The workers, as a class, have only .gSi one thing1 to sell, that is their power lit u- produce wealth; the capitalists as at IB class would have nothing- to sell if they ||| did not buy the wealth-producing ener W£ gy of the workers and apply it to the 1 Jj| natural resources and machines of jijjj production. They do so, however, un JB dcr three conditions first, that the flR workers reproduce the equivalent of JjR what they receive before they are paid ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
OUR OWN PRESS. We have it Now. Will You Help to Keep it Going? To All Australian Locals and Wage-Workers. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

OUR OWN PRESS. We have it Now. Will Yon Help to Keep it Going ? To Ail Australian Lewis and Wage Workers. Fellow-Workers, Sydney Local has at last succeeded In Its efforts to Instal an j.w.W press for the printing of our paper. Thle was a vital necessity if the move ment in Australia Is going to make good. While our paper was being pnmea Dy outside establishments we were obviously handicapped not alone from the financial point of view, but in the expression of olear-cut revolu tionary principles. A heavy instalment has been paid on the press but we are still In? debt to the extent of about £85. Do not leave this burden on the shoulders of the active members tff the Sydney Local. The press is yours as well as theirs; and the sooner this debt.ls paid, the sooner we will set 'Direct Action' appearing as a weekly. Industrial discontent Is rife through out Australia; strikes are becoming more frequent and more necessary, and an industrial revolt on a large scale may occur at any moment. ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Industrial Arbitration. The Masters' Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Industrial Arbitration. . ????! ? .. y ?? ? . i i- ?? . — The Masters' Scheme. Workers should be cheered to know that Industrial Arbitration will be a world-wide reality in the Jiear future, that is, if the bossos can accomplish it. Their latest effort in that direction wns made a, few days ago in Paris at selecting of the International Clmin l-ors of Commerce hold in that city. A resolution was agreed to urging tho French Government to take the- in itiative and approach the Governments of other capitalist countries for the purpose of introducing the principle of Arbitration in the settlement of indus trial disputes. We do not know whether the Austra lian Chambers of Commerce were re piVM'tited at the mooting, but if so, their representatives must have been able to give first hand evidence of the beauties of arbitration from the boss «V standpoint. Incidentally, they uotild have been able to point out that the election of Labour Governments in tho different countries would facilitat...

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

Broken Hill Activities. broken 11 ill Load is mil '.'-- ???'' front, carrying on .ictive propag^iid.i. ?How -workers Carter and Amhcny every Sunday evening arc t-.ig.igcd ii- spreading the gosj.e] oi Jndusui.il Uiiionis'in, assisted by Fdluw-worker Isiyant. who recently sni\-:ii from tht iiol'y city. Our meetings are being -.veil attended, and results in tin: shape of increased mu-muu-ibinp, vhi.K-ti.ui- during tin- past month, h.ivc b^en particularly gratifying. All of whirh goes to bbuw thai our hh-ssor'c is grad ually getting hold in the Jiarrier as elsewhere. We are, of course, meeting with the usual opposition from Cnut Union officials and would-be politicians, but such opptJMtion is- in ^self. a iutifica ;io:3 for our existence. Literature sales and taiec o'. 'Direct Action' arc ulso making progress. The non-union farce is still being carried un by the Craft Unions. They are enforcing membership without at tempting- to teach what Unionism really means, lor the very guod reason...

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

'Our' Ironworks. Iloskcns and Co., whose ironworks are about to be sold to the. Govern ment, arc most generous people. They do not want cash in payment, but will be content with Government bonds. The slaves employed in 'our'' ironworks will also be expected to be content because they will be deprived of the product of their labour in the shape of interest instead of proms, as hitherto. This is what the sophistry of poli ticians calls going- a 'step at a time.' It is certainly a further step in the direction of securing' the boss's well being'. It relieves him of the neces sity of giving' even that 'directive ability' which is such a vital factor in production if capitalist economists ;irc to be beleved. The 'drective 'ability' of Hoskcns vili henceforth be represented by in : ?? rest bearing bonds upon which Hos kens and- his posterity will live hap pily for ever and — until the workers w.ikc up. Tt was out.-*? proposed that the slaws -t' ,-HK'iiMit Home should be ditstinguish ,^(! ...

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

? S A B 0 T A G E. ? By Walker C. Smith. I Xu theory, no philosophy, no line oi action is so good as claimed I bv its advocates nor so bad as painted by its critics. Sabotage is no ex I ceiii ion l» tni& Y^e-- Sabotage, according to the capitalists and the I ?v.dliliL'iil socialists, is synonymous with murder, rapine, arson, theft; is I ]H,h'h:*1, vile, unethical, reactionary, destructive of society itself. To R iimi'iv ,-ni;irchist theorists it is the main weapon of industrial warfare, If ov»-i-.ii:i«!rAviug mass solidarity, industrial formation, and disciplined I iclion. Home even go so far as to claim that sabotage can usher in the I new .--uciil order. Somewhere between these two extreme views tan be 1 fniiiui il -- truth about sabotage. I Three versions are given of ihe source of the word. Tile one best B known is that a striking French weaver cast his wooden shoe— called a I ^fil-ot--iiiio the delicate niechanisih of the loom upon leaving the mill. I The confusion that...

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

==©=3 jj Stock Literature |, _^ ? |f jjilji We have the following literature In f Sp stocks- ifglfi One Big Union, An Outline of a P«i- J|t|f sible Industrial Organisation ol the !t§i'fi I Working Class, with chart. By E. |||ff A. Trautman. Price 6d. jlli? - ? -tfaii'i j| The Rights to be Lazy. Not the right f!jp| to work, but more of the things |-|| |i| that work creates with leisure to || i ??§, enjoy them, that is what intelli- |p f^ gent wage workers demand. By IfcSi Paul Lafargue. Price 6d. fllll On the Firing Una, Report of ths '.-.»?3Mh': Seventh Annual Convention, on the i1|| rvJ McNamara Case, Ettor and Clov- ii|tl§: annitti Case, The Lawranee Strike, [|| ~t |Jj And what is the i.W.W. Pric« 3d. fill! _ ? ffll'ifi The I.W.W Its History. Structure, *'fw|H and Methods By Vioent St. John. iJtl't'- Prise 3d. 't|i|;-t' The Revolutionary I.W.W. By C. H. ?!ljfS , Perry. Price 3d. ^Ife-IP Eleven Blind Leaders, or Practical Soc- ;llfNS lalism and Revolutionary Taotlcs. -I^Ilj By B. H...

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 — 15 June 1914

The Preamble of the I.W.W. The working claet and the employing class have nothing in common. I There can be uo peace so long as hunger and want are found among mil lions Qf ?working people, aud the few who make up the emplo5'ing class have all the sood things of life. , j Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of 1 the world organise as a class, take possession of the earth and the ma- I chinery of production, and abolish tlie wage system. I We find that the centreing of the management of industries into .fewer I and fewer hands makes the trade uni us unable to cope Tvith the ever-grow- I ing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of ar- 1 fairs which allows one set oif workers to be pitted against another set of I workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defeat one another in 1 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 1 ...

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

?= — ? — - — — ^^^«i» THE ENDLESS CHAIN. ? ? ? ; By Howison E. Hoovor. The masters., us in days of old, The slaves of Toil in bondage hold .| And so they climb an endless hill ; t'jjoii the masters' slave treadmill ; And every bright or cloudy morn, iViien rings the bell or toots the iiorn, The toilers crawl from shacks unu dens, I'o tread the mill iu wage slave pens vnd thus Toil's flesh in constant pain, is racked upon the endless chain Of 'Go to work lo earn tne cash To buy the food. To gain the strength To go to work,' etc. The more one struggles to produce I'he more he will his wage reduce; fill competition of ^the strife \\'ill pit against the man hii wife; Against each other they will speed Until their children pit their need Against :the twain- the game of pelf Aheie Toil's own blood dilutes itself And thus around Toil spins again i-pon the damning-, soulless chain Of 'Go to work,' etc. Fhe faster toil hits up the speed The more he keeps for Shirk ano Greed, fhe more compoun...

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

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

How to Join. I Any wage worker wishing to join-.he Industrial Workers of the World ? tan obtain information by applying toihe nearest local I.W.W. secretary. 9 If there is no branch of the I.W.W in your district you may become a 9 member by making application through the post to any secretary ? Misled in the paper. .„.-, -c 9| Do you agree to abide by the constitution 9 Will you diligently study its principles and B make yourself acquainted with its purposes? B Xame ' 91 Occupation |H industry - |9 Street Address 91 City .... ^ ? ^ 9| State ?— — ' j9 The aW appiw having ,ub,crlbed t0 the piinciples of the pre- ? amble, and having ai«™d in tbe aifirmativc. to the questions. expresses B ms desire to tecoiiw a member oi U,e industrial Workers .of the Werld, B and is tnerefore recommende-l ior membership. B Tc Local Union Xo. * S initiation J9 By B Cut' this out. ii» in. Posi to Sec, Trs., -..ith Initiation Fee. B

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NATIONALISATION. What it Means. What it Leads to. How the Boss Saves his Face. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

NATIONALISATION. What it Means. What it Leads to. How die Boss Saves his Face. The most marked thing, in modern society is the development of scientific labor-saving machinery. Mechanical revolutions are taking place with ever increasing rapidity. The day of handi craft and factory production has gone. and in its place we have machinofac ture, where not only the product itself, but the very machinue which pro duces it, are made by machinery. The modern machine eliminates all forms vf skilled labour, and performs, with little or no supervision, the most elab orate functions. As. forms of production of various kinds become obsolete and outgrown, they .^re cast aside relentlessly as newer and more modern processes take their places. When wireless telegraphy becomes perfected the present tele graphic wires and apparatus will be rendered useless and obsolete; in a few years the world's coal mines will gradually close, as the cheaper and innver motive power, oil, takes the place of the co...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Trades' Unionism. Why it has Proven Useless. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 June 1914

Trades' Unionism. Why it has Proven Useless,     At the beginnitig of the nineteenth   century great skill was necessary to apply the tools to the natural resources   of the earth, and fashion them into useful articles, and long apprenticc   ships were required before proficiency was attained. Upon this skill was based the struc   true of Trade Unionism, which was the only logical form which could arisi   from the craft or skilled form of. pro   duction; consequently Trade Unionism was then most scientific and effective.   With the advent of machinery into   the industrial arena, the days of the   skilled were numbered. Every new   machine which is placed in the mills,   mines, and factories, embodies not   only the labour of the workers, bui   also a certain amount of their skill. &...

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

An Objection and its Answer. (by Dr. Frank Grant). It is usually put forth as a knock down argument that if men did not have to work for bread and butter they would not work at all. It is assumed as a matter of course that money is the representative of the only universal motive of human energy, and that if all were assured of a good living nobody would turn a hand. I do not believe this. I believe that money is not a legitimate motive at all. To illustrate, let us imagine that state of the world, to which we will come some day, where wages exist no more. Let us suppose we have so developed the state that every child is assured of care and due training. No ignorant, unskilled, or criminally defective be ings are brought into the number independent adults. If incapable of decent life on arriving at manhood they are taken care of in proper insti tutions. Let us suppose also that every per son is fed, housed and clothed by the state. No man or woman needs to la bor to make a living. Th...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
GOOD NEWS FROM THE "BIG SMOKE." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914

GOOD NEWS FROM THE ' BIG SMOKE.' Fellow-worker P. Short, wdl known to readers oi ''Industrial Unionist'' (N't'w Zi.'.pl'iii'l), i:i .1 l-'ttor lrom Lon i.bni says, uit'.'r .-ilia : 'Vu:i will ho yk'^s ed to hoar thai the I.W.W. has seven ldiMl* in London. 1 joined Local So. 1, tins Ijci.'ig tin; third local ol that iiii!ii Im'i- 1. hnv«.' had the jiV-HKure of iHtlong iti^; to in diil'civnt countries. There are many strikes on ln.'i'u at yreaeiit, and the slaves are, in my opinion, .very backward. Thoro is a deal of educa tional work to be doue before tliey organise* industrially. The locals here iiiv wry active and jjrowing rapidly.' With tho same mail ai'rivt-d a copy of the 'Industrial AVorker,' organ of tin- I.W.W. in Great Britain. Readers of 'Direct Aetimr' from the 'Old D.-.rt' would do well to subscribe and kocp in tour-h with tho movement thorp. Tho Mihseriptioii is 1.6 per year. Address : 63 Myddleton Buildings, H;gh-str-'ot, Islington, London, E.C.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ADELAIDE DOINGS. ORGANISER REEVE MAKING GOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914

ADELAIDE DOINGS. ORGANISER REEVE MAKING GOOD. The t-tir created by the visit -A Fellow-worker C T. Reeve to this dead-hoie, far surpassed our ex pectations. Realising the apathy of the wage-slaves in Adelaide, v.r reckoned we sei Reeves a most dif ficult ta.sk when we asked him t' make the I.W.W. a live thins here, lie proved equal to the occasion, 'inwever, and in a lnaslerly manner ?lealt with these wonomio problem^ which affect -i lie workers, exposed I lie futility of Parliamentary action, ?md brought b.-foro th^ minds of the ?vage-earnors Hie one and only hope of working-class emancipation^ — In- ?hisi via! Organisation . Fellow-worker Reeves explained l.he position so clearly that the im !Htr.--luij citrtltrtl Vrtuscu riii CAlcnaivr demand for 'Direct Action' and other literature : the sales were enor ?no'is. The most promising outlook is fhat those who are joining up arc real reb^l?. and if it were possible 'o rptain Reevpp here a little longer '-?!!? success v.-ov.ld be all ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
800 SUMMONSES! LABOR GOVERNMENT'S REWARD FOR OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914

800 SUMMONSES! LABOR GOVERNMENT'S RE WAMD FOR OFFICE. At the instance of iiie Minister for Labor. and Industry, '.about 300 sum mons liave been jsEciea against men employed in Uie coal mines in ths tievj. :asl!e district. Tii.y Mere- csiSec upen to shuw cause ?why a psaaity of £50 shotiics not be iaiposed ypon ttesu for taking part in a strike. This is in. connection 'with ijho refusal ? of- ths men to ivcrit tho r.; !.C);i33Fi shift, T-vz suiiinionscB are reiurnab'c on J^:y 2. Xo.is i'ioju. Co:;!iiii'nt nn ;:-e ;;!jovo is almosL -;'.frili.'-j:«. h. spealw so '. ,-.:;]\y J',,r ii:;o!. ♦.hat tin? worker who does not hear it ls mort! doaf 'tiuiu tlio pmverJiial posl . Co.i it o\-or, you coaliuiiie.r.s. Think or ir, and when you havo h'ni.shed' T. !! illii ! i:ir, what i.s to be ™nr renlv '- Will vou jj«) meekly t.o tho courts, like lambs to llie slaughter, and apolo gise for striking; for assorting your own manboiid:- Or will yon --all ujmu your Mlow-nnncrs to roseni, this dain;'.al)l...

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