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"LEADERLESS LABOR." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
- --^^^^^^^^^j^^^^^^^^^^^^^ziL-i^l-S1^3I^i^IZSJlZ3*j£fz—..t -.-?*?* *J~ T-- *^^ii'5^'.- »'~— ~-**~-^»^»«ft«aJJ^reg'B8ia«J|faMOBBMBB For many days the Sydney 'Sajfr' jwhJch is as destitute of policy as it is of political principle, and as clever as it is unscrupu lous, has been publishing the alleged opitaibris' o'f professed Labor men on this Labor Movement in this State. Much prominence is given by the 'Sun' (for its own. unworthy ends) to the utter ances of these Individuals who but for these gleams of artificial '.'sun' -light would live and die in the deep shade of their own insignificance. . But the fact that their names are given,' and that they are secretaries of Labor Unions (though small and unprogressive bodies) may give them more importance than they deserve unlesB their statements are disposed of. These men', boomed: by the press as 'Labor Leaders,' are Adler, secretary -of the Blacksmiths' Union; S. Rawlins, of the Gas Employees; Mitchell! of the Hos pitals and Asylums'...
WHY CRAFT UNIONISM FAILS TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
WHY CRAFT UNIONISM FAILS TO-DAY. Old unionism is that kind Of organisa tion by which some workers are brought together as a particular craft or occupa tion for the sole purpose of immediate benefit to those workers, and those work ers alone. They disregard the interests of all others, even those workers who are likewise organised as crafts, with separ ate wage contracts with their employers, each expiring at a different time, making it impossible for the various crafts to co operate in their struggle against the em ployer for more wages and better working conditions. Craft unionism has a tendency to divide workers rather than unite them. Craft unionists disregard the mutual interest of the workers as a class, and ignore the class struggle arisi«g from the conflict ing economic interests of the wage work ers and the masters. Old unionism disre gards causes and tries to change effects. Craft unions are content with the capi talist ownership of the machinery of pro duction, Le., the me...
THE LAND QUESTION FROM A LABOR STANDPOINT. Lecture delivered by Frank Cotton at Trades Hall at request of A.L.P. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
THE LAND QUESTION FROM A | LABOR STANDPOINT. f&r,-.: ? ? ? .- ?.?.:???.?? i/l; \ Leo'-jre delivered by Frank Cotton at Trade* Hall at request of A.L.P/ $%:;- ???-?? .'??.-??.'? i $.:? l&t'the root of every social problem lies cj.il social 'wrong. Our problems are of our ? own making. This may seem a humiliat ing, confession, tout it is the very founda tion of eJI our hopes for a better and hap pj*r future for those who will come after. S^^hi^TPere not bo, ifjour social sufferings P#||re ironght about by the decree of an i|ij)Sffluta:l-Ie power utterly beyond all human s'tefiuerice, our case would be indeed hope ^3^|fc JBut. if our troubles are of our own BmoZdng, and are merely the natural results iWjoianiman ignorance and. human folly, then mSBX^* *s aUmltabIe h°P« in the thought IlllP&at »othing which ought not to be need ?i$b' - . ^pi-v:iH^he solution of social problems and the ||jfefifebting of social wrongs ie essentially the ^^ytitrwbteh devolves 'upon ...
IS ARBITRATION A BOON OR A BANE? To the Editor "The Labor News." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
IS ARBITRATION A BOON OR A BANE? To the Editor 'The Labor News,1' Sir, — What the complete powers of the Federal Arbitration Court are is, at pre sent, bo profound a mystery that any at tempt by the lay mind to define them would be as futile as would an attempt to hit the stars with stones. The writer has not carefully read the Arbitration Act, and is not likely to, do so now, since intellectual giants, erudites in the psychology of law. have failed to arrive at a common understanding in re spect to the powers with which the Court is vested. If the recent ruling rendered by a ma jority of the Judges of the High Court is a correct one, the Federal Arbitration Court is an infinitely more ludicrous farce than some of the Royal Commissions that have provided us with, much mirth and merriment. I shall not, I fear, become' lost in ad miration for Arbitration Courts and ' their Judges while I remember some .of their awards, and my still more vivid recollec tion of Mr. Justice Powers's rece...
THE DEMOCRATISATION OF GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
THE DEMOCRATISATION OF ... ?*? GOVERNMENT. V I The possession of a vote does not en- ? down an unlettered, ignorant mji wihi t-u- I wit to use it to realise his ends; :.,.,: A The diffusion of political power d0^ not, therefore, bring government, at 'line* | under the control of the* broader layers 6t $ the people. .. .: - . '' '».~ But once government responds more tojS the will of the masses rather than to tho^ will of the classes, there are many: thingB|;: it may do t^ aofteh inequWmes? and to I prevent social .advantages from becoming ^ hereditary. ? : ''?'_? '? r!y '^ '?;'?' .0 It may realise the equality of all befora' the law, neither riches nor povertyj nfei^herjw intelligence .nor ignorance, to receive con- d; sideratlon in the courts. i^ Government claims a serious fraction of the people's income, eo that it is no small matter whether' it taps the upper iftf-tti|fca| lower social levels, . : ?'?'?'?' '-''V'-'' --'it '? By heavy taxes on luxuries and tite unft earned increm...
THE SEDITION BILL DEBATE. HOW LABOR FOUGHT. LIBERALS AND REACTIONARY LEGISLATION. A WORD FOR T. R. BAVIN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
[?] 1 how Iabor fimm. ? UBERALS AND REACTIONARY LEGISLATION. ^y :^ * A WORD FOR T. R. BAVIN. r. ?;': Throughout the prolonged course of the .^ eecpnd. reading debate on Holnvan's Sedi . .tlop. Bill, Labor member after Labor mem , tier sought to have embodied in that mea . dire a clear, and precise definition of the . jvord 'sedition.' , a They wanted to know what Holman and , fits Government understood by that tenn- ? Jbxactly what offence he and they, without ;viftnyj^n-late from the electors, proposed j'~to. punish by political penalties cumulative sijupon those of the common law. ; . Moiman, with customary tortuous ln ; senility, tried, vainly, riot only during his . owo main speech, but toy repeated inter sections subsequently, to make it appear ;-. .that there was no difficulty — no obscurity '. -''?— about the matter, and no need whatever .**cwr any doubt in the connection. : V /'*' Reading from the draft' of a British Bill - jprepared by Sir Fitzjanies Stephen, he ?gare a quo...
THE VICTORY THAT LABOR WANTS. REORGANISATION OF THE SOCIAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
? ?' ? - ' -' ? ' l''' ? ?-?£ 2 .- — --,,??- --????-»''..?-'?''--''-?-?- '- ::V'---^-^¥il^pl| - '???y-;''';- - - ? ? ? ? . ':-r?wmM ? ? ? - -C-. '.V.-- ^;--v-;.; ? '_. ???;?? ;-feSSH REORGANISATION OF THE SOCIAL. LIFE. ^?.?C^'fll ? - ? - ?? - ' ?? ? : ' ?..?s*'--~-&~i&ilsm The following is another of a series of most important articles by Mr. ; V-*^.i J^^^B Arthur Henderson, leader of the British Labor Party, dealing with \ K.^:jjM post-war problems. As Mr. Henderson rightly points out, military «UC';.^ *':'jiV^ V^f^B cess is not enough. Unless the whole social system is reorganised-. in .-?,.-; ?JS^.J.?'^^H manner more in keeping with democratic ideals, the present war will:; -,v '^^JJ|« have been fought in vaiii. . - :j ? :: \-r ??'?]- ???: '.iSLfjri m ? ? ? ? ? ? ?-?;'????. ? ? .-icr^;;'&sl For the people of this country the.jdeals With which. we entered the struggle have not be^n lowered. On the contrary, the aims of the people, the ends for . which they ...
NOTICE TO A.L.P. BRANCHES AND UNIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
NOTICE TO A.L.P. BRANCHES AND UNIONS. The continuance and success of 'The Labor News' depends upon the practical support it receives from the people It seeks to serve. . Those Branches .which have not yet appointed their Secretary or come other trusted person as. their Agent -thfe requested to do so promptly. If one cannot do. the work, appoints, small work ing committee,, and get some women workers : on the job. Send word . how many subscription receipt books you want^ and do it promptly. With your 'assistance the weekly 'News' -may grow into the Labor Daily next year.' ': -. c ?;-.. r?r- -ARTHUR ms^rfSeaeral' Qr«aniB«£ v
THE 1919 STATE LABOR CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
THE 1919 STATE LABOR . CONFERENCE. Readers of 'Th'e Labor News' are again reminded that the next Annual Con ference' of the A.li.P, will lie held in Easter week, 1919. *?-??? : All notices of proposed alterations to the Objective, Pledge, Platform and Rules must be iii the hands of the General' Sec- retary not later than Saturday, November Wff--m«;~ ??-;;'.? ?../'? -..?''
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS POLITICAL LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
I RETURNED SOLDIERS AND ||§!iiI#B^ POLITICAL LEAGUE. k..j'm largely attended' meeting of the above l^itrfBague was held at Macdonell House, IpSttUatxeet, Sydney, on Tuesday, October ISfeV ^heu Jt was unanimously decided' to pt*Btr|itt the President, Mr. W. A. Gibbs, Kp^nform :the electors of Monaro aha 'The |||aa-0r News' that the Returned Soldiers P*|a,r Citizens' Political -Federation, who ||Sr0j-68e nominating a candidate for the ^Wo^s^ by-election, have absolutely no ^^S^l^ ;with ' the Returned Soldiers lll&s^ailors' Political League. Further, |||£,t W;:;the opinion of the members of p^-ahoye League «ie best interests of PpUro^f o^rs and sailors reguire that ^^J^fe^IAtor, candidate 'should tie ^^^^rtwV' and Tve earnestly urge upon all ^^^aea;?jhen:'and::titelr friends In the ^M|||t»;-. electorate to do their utmost to ^^&^n|a|ourlngvthiB result The atten ^^p^t?:^l '^turned men is again directed ^®&PI|daieir:: policy of the Australian K^^ioUowing resolutio...
LABOR IN NEW SOUTH WALES. QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE N.S.W. EXECUTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
ir.r'-. ' ????'' / v . ;.?-? ??/???? ^r — ? — ^v-'~ ^ '/?/;;;;''?? , ?? I - QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE N.S.tf EXECUTIVE. * .*' The report of the N.S.W. Executive for ;i;s -ha Australian Labor Party for the guar |j: ter ended .' September 30 is as follows: — | MEETINGS. V. For; the quarter ended September 30 [; \your Executive held a total (including V: specials) of fourteen meetings. if 7 FINANCE. ;V The receipts from all sources, including jr : £1760/16/-, brought forward from June jf- J80, 1318, were £2153/19/9. The disburse £ ? «»*nts for the same period were £1003/7/4, yv leaving a. balance in hand of £13 50/12/5. -.-? Any -doubts that may have existed in ^rth6 aainds of unionists concerning the ip*noUves and the intentions of the Holman ijJvWatiorialist (?) Government are now re £v_;jttov5ed. l£i~''': LAbor's contention that the Beeby In k'; .ftuBtrial Amendment Act was designed for p;1ttiej»rotection Of their party is proved by ^p.'the interpretation placed upon the pro *iX:vlu;O...
CLASS UNIONISM IS NECESSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
CLASS UNIONISM IS NECESSARY, * Modern developments in capitalist pro- ~ ductlon have rendered class unionism im-:. Dcratively necessary, even as they have /.* Btricken craft' unionism with impotencyi:; ; and written the word 'futile' over every.;.? / form of. organisation that has riot em -^X blazoned 'class solidarity' and 'social re^l ^j construction' -upon its banner. For, agjiife a recent writer reminds us, 'The-increasea*^:. mass of profits (accruing to the .capitaUsllijfjj class) is made possible not only by the&vj machinery enabling one man to db^flief|g work of tivo or more, but also by*impil-^ ^|t tying the nature of the work that^cao^gf ^j, carried on without special traiphig; ^gg%- '.''? S chanical .development changes'. tfie'ToUsjEtt-^ '^J button both of capital and labor^n'pro'ddflvf^l' tion, breaks up old, processes and'1 creates.^ 1^* new ones, .-.. .* We can say' that the more:;'' -gj the machine process develops the less doesy ^4 capital depend upon the. cra...
A WAR MEMORY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
A WAR MEMORY. ' : The wind runs bleakly fiom the bittfcjp1 '^| east, ' ''- £ And how, it blows to-night! Against £, 'the pane; ? ? ? ? ? ' --^ *T- It snuffles, nosing like a hungry '=beasi^J^ The little myriad voices of the -ra^X^i!^M Are muffled down with^sleet Within,' ??M*^^ - light,- ? ..:?. ,, ^mm Shaded, -is clear and rubious; the«aBtl:jji^| Leers sleepily, well fed, active? «t.hdb)(igMJfr?|i The fed fire grushes spirit aflame, where-lii M :? ?.'?at-'-- . -':? ??;^.-..:-*|p«l | The shadows tremble. . ? Ail Jthe 'itSp^i^f -V \ aglow^— ? .- ?????.?-. ,-.?? '''C-VrHi^^'-Tj Firelight and lamplight, 4ear^-?^|^ V ' ?' less men! . /???? -.-- U^jjx'rf0^,M And n'e I loved,- who perished '.l«pgi»ew^^;SI,. . Will never laugh within this sr^fia7^^^- '-y$, Kightand CorrupUoh are his.lot- tOr^J^^^ Sis -limbs are ^m^lbig^nto^^il^^^p
SOME DEFINITIONS. "Loyalty" is political orthodoxy. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
SOME DEFINITIONS. 'Loyalty' is political orthodoxy. 'Sedition' is telling the truth about criminals in high places, ^ 'Treason'.' consists in backing the wrongf horse. * . . The 'Right-thinking Person' is the pert son who thinks as I do. A 'Physical Courage' is a state of tem porary insanity, of which suicides are the best examples. 'Cowardice' is the instinct or self preservation operating in right of others j who lack Ihe moral courage to follow J suit; when alone it becomes prudence. ™
"THE THINGS THAT REMAIN." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
'THE THINGS THAT REMAIN.' In an old book, much read, often mis quoted, much misrepresented, and little understood, there is a wonderful prophecy of a time when thrones. shall toe shattered and kingdoms overturned, but amidst all the welter and confusion -we are told that 'the things which cannot be shaken will remain.' Before our eyes, in our own days, that ancient prophecy .is being ful filled to the 'very letter. Dynasties are crumbling, thrones are falling, and ancient institutions built upon caste, class, and special privilege, are collapsing into; ruins. Theories of Government, economic dog mas and ancient superstitions of all kinds, |have been absolutely overthrown, and have fallen so low that none can be found to do them reverence. Humanity is pass ing through a tremendous ordeal, and an economic moral and spiritual test, where in for the most part it is true that 'the wise and prudent have been beguiled and only the babes have stood.' When the betrayed,, misdirected, and dis...
AMERICAN LABOR AND THE WAR GOVERNMENT SAFEGUARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
AMERICAN LABOR AND THE W At1 GOVERNMENT SAFEGUARDS. **'% The following is a summary of General Orders, No. 13, issued by the U.S. Chief, of Ordnance on November 15, 1917; While circumstances' are not such as to render appropriate the issuance of defi n'te orders upon this subject at the pre sent time, the following suggestions are commended to the careful consideration of arsenal commanders and manufacturers executing orders for this department :-^ In view of the urgent necessity^ for a prompt increase in the volume of pro luction of practically every artiele re luired for the conduct pf the waivvigi ance is demanded of all those in any way Lssociated with industry, lest the safe guards with which the people of this jpuntry have sought to protect labor should be unwisely and unnecessarily jroken down. SAFEGUARDS OF EFFICIENCY. It is a- fair assumption that for the most part these safeguards are the mechanisms jf efficiency. Industrial history proves Lhat reasonable hours, fair, work...
HELPING THE DISABLED. BRITISH LABOR PARTY'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
HELPING THE DISABLED. BRITISH LABOR PARTY'S VIEWS. The general attitude of the British Labor Party to the question of the treatment of disablement caused in the war is that every possible opportunity for securing the beat treatment should be afforded, and that every appliance that ingenuity can provide or skill suggest should be de voted to the restoration and aid of those who have become disabled. The British Labor Party welcome the fact that Go vernment is making itself responsible for the provision of artificial limbs, and for their repair and refitment. They are also glad to know that endeavor is being made to bring these facilities within reach in every district. It is most important that treatment , should be available locally for every form of disability, so that men may not have to go long distances for it. As regards pensions, there is now, thanks to the good of f ices of the late Pen sions Minister and those who are work ing with him, no reason to complain of the system th...
WAR-TIME WAGES IN GERMANY. LARGE INCREASES GRANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
[?] LARGE INCREASES GRANTED. In a review of the course of industrial wages in Germany during the war, the U.S.' Bureau -of Labor Statistics states that in September, 1914, nearly all trades experienced a fall in wages as compared with March of that year, but from Sep tember onward a constant increase was recorded. In the case of men- the average earnings ior a day's work in all the trades combined fell by about' l' per cent, between March and September, 1914, but by Sep tember, 1916, it had risen 46 per cent. above the level of March, 1914. The period of greatest increase (14.8 per cent.) was during the first winter of the war. Prom March, 1915, to. September, 1915, there was- a rise of 11.4 per cent., in the next six months a rise of 6.7 per cent., and from March, 1916, to September. 1916, a rise o£ 7.8. per cent. In the case of women workers there was a drop of 15.3 per cent, in daily earn ings between March and September, 1914, but by September, 1916, women's earnings iviCL 'rise...
WHY THE CZAR WAS EXECUTED BLAME LIES. AT DOOR. OF COUNTER-REVOLUTIONISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
[?] KM$t '?'?-?- - jBLAIVJE LIES AT DOOR. OF COUNTER- REVOLUTIONISTS. ?sftif-.^K ??'???.*: ' ?.'?...-.?? ?-???.????? ' ? - pfe^-' r- ...'? ' :-'-.'-*V ??. : -?-'- V ' . ? -- — n ?B^I The writer of this article — M. ;Zipp1n— was the first trained journalist IP^ffS -With ~ the Russian working-das* viewpoint to return to America after Slp'5-fM -*rav*lling all sections of revolutionary Russia. His first-hand : account ?it^ :' - 'reflardinfl what led up to the execution of the late Czar Nicholas ;-[| '??'?'?' ' ' throws a different light on that much-debated matter. I i-'H .'? -. — — — -^— ? ?? — — j| :'y,^irhe -execution of Citizen Nicholas ej Romanoff on July 16 as a possible figure |] beadufor a counter revolution was a great '§. Bur£»rjse to me. During my entire year in % Buasia,, covering ^nearly every section of j| .;igh» ^country from the Pacific coast to the || German trenches, I found no one who |J ^Beribuely considered Nicholas as a candi p| dkteVfbV his old throne. . Toe count...
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY. MEETING OF NEW SOUTH WALES EXECUTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 2 November 1918
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY. MEETING OF NEW SOUTH WALES EXECUTIVE.. ? A meeting of the 'New South Wales Executive of the Australian. Labor Party was held a_t Macdonell House on Friday, October 25'. ' The' ' President ' -Mr. W. H, Lambert) was in the chair, and twenty - eight members, including the General Secretary, were in attendance. A new branch formed at Barellan fMur rumbidgee-Riverina) was endorsed. MUNICIPAL SELECTION BALLOTS. ' Belmore. — After an exhaustive inquiry, it was resolved to endorse the candidates for this ward, namely, Messrs.' R. D. Bramston, J. English, JE. Glasgow, and P- V. Stokes, and a selection ballot will' be- taken on Saturday next, November 2, full particulars of which will be duly ad vertised. - '. ' ' Camperdown. — Messrs. D. A. O'Sullivan aiid J. H. Wynn secured & ma-jority ? of votes, but a protest having been ; lodged regarding the conduct of the ballot, the matter was referred to the Disputes Coni^ mittee for inquiry and report. Cook. — The Dis...