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The Origin of the Red Flag. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

The Origin of the Red Flag. - ? — ♦-- — The Red Flag was not aiways the symbol oi Revolutionary Socialism. It was first intro duced in Paris through the Riot Law of tne 21st of October. 1791. A .National Guard was formed for the purpose of suppressing- any disturbances or rioting that might occur. That Guard had to display at such times a red flay, as a signal that the authorities warned tne rebels to cease rioting, otherwise blood will bt: shed. Only once was the red 11 a g used in such a sense ; on the field oi Mars in Paris. When the 'Sans-Culottes' (who were the revolutionists of that period) became- more powerful, then natundJy the riot kiw with the red ilag was abolished. But the. significance of the red flag has en tirely changed through a little, incident in 1832. Genera.! Lamark, one of the opponents of the kingdom, died, and the. Republicans, who had then a great desire to light, wished to make at his funeral a great demonstration against Monarchy. That was on the 15lh of ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
RUSSIAN PAPER FUND. Per J. Kurzemnek. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

RUSSIAN PAPER FUND. Per T- Kurzenmek. J. Ostashenko £1, M. Hark 4s, G. S. Sophio 2s, W. Christensen 2s, G. Stoorda 5s, W. Pervininsky 5s, S- Yakavleff 2s, F. Razusnoff 2s, W. Smith 2s, Henry Martin 4s 6d, A. Chopaloff 3s, J. Kurzemnek 3s 6d; total £2 15s.— J. FAG AN, Secretary.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Crying Need for Industrial Unionism. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

The Crying Need for Industrial Unionism. The recent strike, of boys at the Randwick workshops is another illustration, of the ab surdity of perpetuating the present ;onn oi org-anisa.tion. One of tin: most pojnilai- .irguntciH:, of tin Craft Unionist is, that despite the tendency of the machine to suppla.ni skilled labor, ihr different groups employed have lmcrest- ?i]-ait from each other which can only be maintained by sectional organisation. This strike, however, lias once more shown how interdependent are the- various branches of modern industry. A few score boys employ ed in a large establishment like !)!?? Rand wick workshops, immediately they cease- work, tie up the whole concern. A group of work ers employed at any other occupation can re peat the operation, irrespective of iho inlen ?-!;?, of the rest of the workers employed, at any mo ment they may have a desire, to do so. This shows dearly ihe. folly of ('raft 1'iiion ism. and the absurdity of different sections in 'an ind...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

DIRECT ACTION WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration) Office: 330 Castlereagii Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Grlynn. 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. r\f\r\r\f\f\r\c\C\ ? t\ ? n. _rt __

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

Our Growing Press 'DIRECT ACTION.' English. Weekly, 4s. per year. Pub- - , lished by the I.W.W., 330 CastlereagV Strret, Sydney, .'V.S..W „ .? 'SOLIDARITY.' English. Weekly, 6s. tid. per year. Pub lished by the I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 112 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, _, p U.S.A. 'A BERMUNKAS.' (The Wage Worker.) Hungarian. Semi-Monthly, 6s. 6d. per year. 350 East 81st St., New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 'ALL ARM.' (The Alarm.) Swodish-Norwegian-Danisli. Monthly. 4s. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, 111., US.A. ' SOLID ARNOSC. (Solidarity.) Polish. Weekly. 6s. 6d. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, 111, U.S.A. -, 'DARBININKU BALSAS.' (The Voice of the Workers.) Lithunanian. Weekly, (is. 6d. per year. S(i!) Rollins St., Blatimorc, U.S.A. 'HET LIGHT.' * Flemish. Monthly, 4s. per year. Fran co-Belgian Hall, 9 Mason St., Lawrence, Mass., U.S.A. 'IL PROLETARIO.' (The Proletariat.) Italian. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. Gen. Del. Hanover Sta Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 'EL REBELDE.' £...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A 'Contented Democracy' [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

A 'Contented Democracy9 Labor Prime Mini's) im- Hughes is appar ently most anxious in assure' -the capi talists -in -.'!iva'1 Britain ol! his. fealty to iheir interests, ami according Io cables, and if one may judge from 1lui amount of slohher . lnuulged iu by rlic capita list press in England, as well as in Australia, ho lias succeedi'd beyond measure.' Billy is -tin'- -liun of tin* hour. The titled xtiobocraev, the .pluies,' ami flu* big gun |M-liticiaiis, are vicing with each other in .-their fulsome adulation ol; his capacities iis a 'statesman.'' — rwhicli means a recog nition of Billy's talents in the direction of keeping the ''unwashed mob' in their accustomed stale of servility. As he left Sydney with a strong recom mendation from the local capitalist press as to his ability in this connection, we need not he surprised. As a token of ap preciation oi' services which he has .ren dered the profli-mongoring crew at home and abroad, Billy will shortly be return - iii«' with a ha...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
STICKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 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 accord ance with the boss's law. We will 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 : Manager, Box 98, Haymarket, N.S.W. ♦ ? « ? 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.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &e. Street Propaganda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets every Friday and Sat urday Evenings, at 8 p.m.; also Sunday Evening, at 7. Meeting's 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 ternoon in the Domain.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"Direct Action" A "DREADFUL PUBLICATION.— THE "PRESSING PROBLEM OF SABOTAGE."—MR. ATKINSON SMELLS OBSCENITY IN REFERENCE TO MENTAL PROSTITUTES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

'Direct Action' * ...... ^ ... A 'DREADFUL PUBLICATION. '— THE 'PRESSING PROBLEM OF SABOTAGE.'— ME. ATKINSON SMELLS OBSCENITY IN REFERENCE TO MEN TAL PROSTITUTES. Mr. Meredith Atkinson, the expert economist of the Workers' Educational Association, who was .specially imported from England ostensibly to educate the workers oi' Australia on economies, is not losing much time in letting us know what his real purpose in Australia is. Following- up a comparatively mild at tack in the 'Sunday Times' oi' a few weeks ago, last Sunday 's issue of the same paper would seem to indicate thai what lie describes as 'this dreadful publica tion, 'Direct Action' ' has got on his nerve. Mr. Atkinson, it appeal's, since the publication of his first article has receiv ed a number of congratulatory letters on his contribution to what he calls 'the pressing problem of Sabotage,' and this lias so apparently encouraged him tliiit he even goes the length of getting1 the. 'Sunday Times' to reproduce a copy of...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. Local No. 8, 243 William Street. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

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, Brunswick, corner Sydney Road and Victoria Street Sunday. — Propaganda Meeting, Yarra Bank. The rooms are open to all workers every night. All working class papers on file. Good Library. A welcome to all the ** disobedient ones.'

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
FREMANTLE ACTIVITIES. Hall, 35 Phillamore Street. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

FKEMANTLE ACTIVITIES. Hall, 35 Phillaniore Street. Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Lecture night. Friday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Economic Class. Saturday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Business Meet ing. Sunday Afternoon, 3 p.m., Esplanade, Perth: Propaganda. Local 5 has now a library of up-to-date revolutionary economic working class literature at the Hall, and all rebels after some mental dynamite are invited to blow in and help swell the ranks of the rebel army.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"Our" Prosperity [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

'Our' Prosperity People sometimes talk as if commercial prosperity and the interests of the com mercial folk represented the life of the whole nation. That is a. way of speaking, and it illus trates certainly a common modern delu sion. But it is far from the truth. The trading' and capitalist folk are only a class and they do not, properly speaking, represent the nation. They do not repre sent the land-owning and the farming in terests, bovh of which detest them; they do not represent the artisans and indus trial workers, who have expressly form ed themselves into unions in order to fight them, and who have only been able to maintain their rights by so doing: they do not represent the laborers and pea sants who are ground under their heel. It would take too long to go into the econ omics of this interesting subject, interest ing though they are. But a very brief sur vey ol: facts shows us that wherever the capitalist and trading classes have trium phed the condition of the' mass of ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MILITARY IMPUDENCE AND BLUFF. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

MILITARY IMPUDENCE AND BLUFF. Although we have been informed over and over again that no compulsion was to be used in the present recruiting cam paign the military authorities and the re cruiting committees are either using some thing very like compulsory methods or playing a huge game of bluff. The following is the opening paragraph of a letter received by a member of the I.W.W. after having sent in his reply to the Prime Minister's appeal: — 'Dear Sir, — The Hurstville Recruit ing Committee wish to notify you that your answer to the Prime Minister's Appeal is, in their opinion, most un satisfactory. A plain straightforward answer was required and yours cannot, under any circumstances, be classed as such. The Committee has decided, however, to give you another oppor tunity to answer the questions plainly ; failure in this instance will lead to more serious steps being taken.' The letter is signed, 'J. A. McLennan, Official Recruiting Sergt., Hurstville War Service Committee. As the...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Giving the Game Away [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

Giving the Game Away The real causes of the war arc now be coming apparent. Columns hi the capi talist press, which in the early days of the war were filled with hypocritical snuffling about the woes of 'poor Bel gium,' 'poor Servia,' etc., are now do voted to suggestions and schemes fo? 'capturing enemy trade.' The disgust ing- leer of capitalist greed, the true cause of all modern Avars, can now be seen in all discussions pertaining to post-war conditions. 'The cancer of Gorman trade must be cut out,' remarked Labor Prime Minis tor Hughes recently, amidst loud ap plause, to a meeting of profit-mongering 'patriots' in London, the British Im perial Council of the Chambers of Com merce. Of course it must. And Hughes will return from London with a mandate for Conscription from these 'fellow- workers' of his to bo placed round the nocks of.- the workers of Australia, so that ultimately they may have the su preme satisfaction of seeing the unpaid product of tb .ir labor going to British...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 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 roust 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 manage ment of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever—growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of af fairs which allow 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
Watson's Wowse [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

Watson's Wowse The '{Sunday Times' lately has been giving prominence to attacks on the I.W.W. A contributor to its columns last week one Jas. Watson, who boasts of his connec tion with unionism in the seventies, and whose logic, like his ideas, shows the ravages of- time — asks a question the meaning of which is rather dubious. He says: 'When this war is over shall we listen to the ravings of men whose in spiration is to destroy and fight, or shall we do as Young Australia has done at Gallipoli — wipe the ravings of Continen tal Socialism, (meaning the I.W.W.) from our midst?' No doubt it will be news to many of the 'Chimes' ' readers that 'Young Australia' wiped out Continental Social ism at Gallipoli! The rest of Mr. Watson's article is on a par with this extract, and were it not for the exigencies of space, and a fear that a too wide publicity of such a 'raving'' effusion might cause its author to be sent to keep company with Chidley, we would publish it in full for the edificati...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NOTES FROM NORTH LYELL (Tas.) [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

NOTES FROM NORTH LYELL (Tas.) A few more notes re situation here may not be amiss. Our union Joss, who is also a politician, eas-ed himself last week of a lot of hot air as to the need, while perfecting' indus trial organisation (he had 'our' F.M.E.A. in his mind, evidently), to also keep abreast by keeping our hold of the 'political' machine, as he called Parliament. The end of the peacfuel arbitration business is not yet in sight. The 'bonus' offered has been accepted, but it will probably be on the old 1912 agreement, which will land the slaves here in the mud as deep as ever, when the im portance of the output for munition work and the present high price of copper ceases to oper ate. There was a little incident took place as a result of the stop-work meetings. At the 'blow' a slave turned up to work — a gent named Sartori, a steward or treasurer of the union. When it was brought up at the last stop-work meeting, the chairman put it off till afterwards and, with the help of the s...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
South Coast Miners. MINERS ON STRIKE AT SCARBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

South Coast Miners. MINERS ON STRIKE AT SCAR BOROUGH. 'Bent Axle' writes under date, 15/3 16:— The, wheels of industry have not been turned here since the 13th hist,, owing to a dispute which has occurred at one of the mines. Previously when a dispute took place, the men affected would strike, and their fellow workers engaged at the other mine would of course keep on. working, the result being that the men were beaten badly on each oc casion, and consequently had to crawl back to work. But recently a vote was taken as to the advisability of joining both local lodges into one, the object in view being to pre vent the manager from playing one set of workers against the other, and 1 am pleas ed to slate that it was carried by a big majority 1o combine and form one lodge. The combination came into operation on 1he (ith instani. The above dispute arose a few days afterwards, and a deputation comprising men from each mine was chos en to interview the manager. The mana ger, of course, know...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Busting Beeby's Bubble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

Busting Beeby's Bubble. The increasing discontent, of the work ers with the Labor Party lias brought another set of politicians to the front who label themselves 'Progressives.' .Mi1. Beeby, the Labor Parly renegade, is the leader of the new bunch, and, if one may judge from Ins speeches, lieeby's desire for progress consists in the advocacy ol: the new-old cry, Industrial klflieiency. 'All ihe energy we possess,' says 3Jr. Beeby, 'should be concentrated on the one idea of the need for increased pro duction. ' To do the advocates of efficiency justice, they have certainly been consistent in 'concentrating their energies on the idea;' they leave it to the workers to 'concent rate their energies' on the job. The platform of the new party also in forms us that 'Australia's. recovery after the war will depend entirely on its ca pacily to increase .production and make its exports largely exceed its imports.' :- We know that, the Beeby 's of Crermany, France, England, Japan, and all other...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BOOK OF POEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 25 March 1916

BOOK OF POEMS. It is the intention, of the Press Com mittee to print a booklet of revolutionary poems within the next few weeks. Most of the poems that have appeared since the inception. of 'Direct Action.' will be included. The contents will include :— ' Man With the Hoe,' 'The Dishwasher,' 'Evolu- tion,' 'The Cry of Toil,' 'Born For What?' 'Might is RigM,' 'Mask of Anarchy, ' ' 'The Way of Kings, Crowned and Uncrowned,' etc. In all probability the booklet will run to 48 pages, and sell at 6d. per copy, with the usual reduction for quantities. Orders will be booked right away. . * ? ? ? Briefly, the reason for unemployment is that there are not enough jobs to go around. What about a shorter work-day and slowing down? '

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